As teacher, we rely on printers to help us do our job. However, when districts limit the amount of paper we can use or we don’t want to wait in a long line to print one paper, it’s very helpful to have a printer of our own. Here are some of the best printers for teachers.
The Best Printers for Teachers
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Two years ago, administrators in my district decided to limit the number of copies teachers could make. Our copiers are also our printers, so we had to start watching carefully how many pages we printed. Every time we use the copier, we have to put in our pin number and it deducts the number of pages we print or copy.
We also used to be able to print in color. However, they decided that cost too much money, so now we’re limited to black and white. Some things just look better in color!
The other problem with the copier also being the printer is that you have to wait in the huge copy line if you want to print 1 page. When the teacher in front of you has 100 pages to copy, you end up waiting 10 minutes for that one paper.
And then there are the days when not a single printer in the entire building is working. You just need that one paper, and there’s no way to get it – so frustrating!
These are just a few reasons why a printer is a good investment. Here are three of the best printers for teachers.
#1 – Epson Expression ET-2150 EcoTank Wireless Color Printer
There are a lot of great things about the Epson Expression Color Printer! First of all, it comes with up to 2 years of ink. You can print 4,000 black and white copies and 6,500 color copies without changing the ink!
This printer is also wireless, so you can print from any device. I love being able to open my email on my phone and print directly from it. That is such a huge time-saver!
In addition to being a printer, it is also a scanner and copier. Since I have this printer at home, I only use it as a copier when I ablsolutely have to – like a day when there’s a faculty meeting at 7:30 and I need a set of math papers as soon as it’s over at 8:30. I don’t like to waste my ink on copies, but it’s nice to have the option when I need it.
#2 – HP OfficeJet 3830
The HP OfficeJet 3830 is the perfect size for your desk at school. My district no longer allows us to have printers in our classrooms. They like to have complete control over how much we print at school. However, if you’re allowed to have a printer in your classroom, this one is perfect!
I loved having a printer in my room because if I forgot something and class had already started, I could just send it to my printer. That saved me so many times! I was very sad to say good-bye to it!
One of the best things about this printer is that it comes with 4 free months of ink. It also qualifies for HP Instant Ink. That means the printer keeps track of how much ink is left and automatically orders more when it’s getting low. How convenient!
Like the Epson, this printer is also wireless and serves as a fax machine and copier. It also has a touchscreen, and you can put it in “Quiet Mode” so it doesn’t distract your students while they’re working.
#3 – Canon imageCLASS LBP6230dw Wireless Laser Printer
If you don’t need to print in color, the Canon Laser Printer is perfect! It only prints in black and white. It’s also really fast and can print up to 26 pages in a minute.
Benefits of a Printer
Even with the push to make everything digital, you still need papers sometimes. That’s why it’s nice to have a printer nearby.
All three of these printers will last a long time, and you won’t spend a lot of money on ink. They are also all wireless, so you can print from your computer, phone, or iPad.
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