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I bought a mono laser printer not long ago, the Brother MFC-L2700DW. I love it so much.

It is amazing to print text, but obviously not very useful when it comes to printing pictures with colors on them. When I say pictures, I don't mean photographs or anything like that, I dont use any premium paper.

Another thing is, I rarely use the printer. Money isn't an issue, so I am still willing to pay a bit for a good quality printer.

Should I go laser or inkjet? With Inkjet, ink will dry, but it probably make better pictures.

Few printers I thought about : Officejet 8620 (on sale right now)/8630, Brother MFC-9130/9330/9340 (LED printer) or Brother MFC-6520/6720/6920.

I used to have a HP Officejet 8500, but I had problems with it ALL the time, even after RMAing. Paper jamming, printhead error message, etc. Seeing as I had a good experience with Brother so far and less so with HP, I tend to go with Brother.

What do you guys recommend?
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As long as you aren't looking for photo print quality, a good laser printer will be much more cost effective in the long run, especially if you only use it occasionally. You never have to clean out clogged print heads with a laser printer.

I have a Samsung color laser printer (which I don't recommend simply because of poor documentation and even poorer customer support) that makes surprisingly good color printouts that are not very far from being photo quality on plain paper. I often go as much as month between printouts and never have a problem. The Brothers get good reviews. HP is notorious for discontinuing support for their products and jacking up the price of consumables after they have been out for a while. If I had to go out and buy a new color laser right now, I would get a Brother.
     
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