So… printers suck. And there’s a million of them out there. You’ve got all-in-ones, color printers, laser printers… how do you pick a good one? And how can you get one that’ll work when you need it? I don’t know that there’s a good answer for that, but I can tell you of the printers I’ve had, my Brother printer has been the best to me so far. This Brother L2540 printer is a step-up from the one I own. It doesn’t just print and print fast, it also has multiple functions like copying and scanning. It even has an automatic document feeder, which you don’t see on a lot of home printers these days. This price drop to $100 is about $30 off the normal price and even cheaper than the refurbished version. It has briefly gone lower in the past but not by much.
It doesn’t print color but how often are you printing color these days? I use my printer for forms like insurance or taxes and sometimes concert tickets or Jersey Mike’s coupons. Color isn’t a big deal and when you get rid of that, what you have left is a printer that functions better. Plus, when there’s only one color, it’s easier to replace and cheaper, too.
One of the big problems with just about all printers is they have these weird proprietary way of connecting to networks and usually that means your computer is going to hate it. The best thing about Brother printers is they use AirPrint and Google Cloud Print and things like that to make connecting and printing from mobile devices like an Android smartphone or iPad much easier.
This printer also has a neat function you can enable that allows it to detect when the toner is low and automatically order a replacement from Amazon. If you want to increase that functionality, add this Hammermill Dash Button to the side of the printer. For that fateful day when you realize you’ve run out of printer paper, all you need to do is press the button and get some delivered quickly.