Each year as December 31st rolls around, I go crazy trying to figure out last minute supplies to buy to use as business write-offs. Last year was the first year that I really made an income from blogging, and I really did not want to get hit with a huge tax bill!
Now, in a perfect world, I would have the money to go out and buy a new laptop, camera, etc every year-end to reduce my taxable income. But firstly, I don’t really need brand new electronics every year, and second…who has money for that?!
One thing that I really did need was a new printer. My old one was one of those $45 deals that was only a printer, and when the ink cartridge started to jam, I found that the replacement part was more than I paid for the printer!
I did a little research and ended up buying a HP 3050a Wireless All in One Color Photo Printer on Amazon.com for just $79.00 and it does everything I need! You can make money by selling parts of your old printer here in toner buyback and lessen your expenses in buying a new one!
I didn’t just need a printer, I needed a scanner too. Sometimes the blogging gigs I am offered require me to print, sign, and send back a contract. Instead of running to moms house every time I needed to scan something, I wanted to be able to do it all from home.
HP 3050a Wireless All in One Color Photo Printer Features:
- Quick and easy wireless printing and sharing – automatically connect to a network.
- HP ePrint – print documents, photos and more instantly from any mobile device. Just send it to your printer and it prints!
- Save energy with HP Auto-Off Technology – turns your printer off when you don’t need it.
I love everything about this HP 3050A Wireless All in One Color Photo printer, especially that it is energy star rated because it shuts down when not in use. Chris hooked it up so that we can all print documents directly from our laptops without hooking anything up – I love that it has wireless printing! I can even print stuff directly from my iPad and my iPhone!
We are high tech up in here!!
We can also print color photos, but I haven’t tried that feature yet because I have so many Shutterfly credits that I just order prints from them.
One of the biggest selling points – aside from the wireless feature, of course – is that the HP printer ink lasts forever! The standard HP 61 black ink prints up to 190 pages, and the HP 61 color ink prints up to 165 pages. As we don’t print that much, each ink cartridge lasts us almost a year.
Angeline prints the most in our family, being that she is in school and most of her homework is essays and whatnot. It’s so funny to see the difference between her high school homework and mine…when I was her age, my parents saved up and bought me an electronic typewriter with a built in spell check. I would write my essay and think I was using the most advanced piece of electronic equipment in the universe. Poor Angeline probably wouldn’t recognize a typewriter if one was right in front of her!
What kind of printer do you use?