We know there have been several conversations, debates, discussions, and desperate pleas surrounding the purchase of individual printers for each classroom. Often, the "cheapest" printers are very simple inkjet printers, which can be purchased for as little as $40-50 on a bottom-barrel sale. One of our technology experts has found an excellent video which probably explains, better than we ever could, much of the information that we WANT to make sure you know. Not just as employees of the school but for your own personal home use and consumer knowledge because, as Austin will explain below... Inkjet printers are a MAJOR scam, all-around:
We all know that we all have experienced most of these frustrations... Let's not pretend that there is any such thing as a "good deal" on an inkjet printer. Thanks!
PS - That said, we will continue to work very hard to decrease any need for printing in the ways that are more convenient for you and your students and increase your ability to create digital versions of hard copy documents (Go GREEN! Yay!).
In fact, please follow this link, if you would like to learn how to use the large Sharp copiers to scan pages directly to your e-mail for creating digital copies of your paper content: