When you choose to homeschool you don’t have all those normal departments like IT that allow you easier access to support problems. So when it comes to having a printer, you need to make sure you picked the right one that gets the job done and has the least amount of problems.
With your child’s education, you have to think of it more as an investment than just costs that are building up because it is no secret that teaching can be very expensive for the teacher; so it is always good to remember that sometimes the higher costs now will help with fewer purchases down the road.
Your printer doesn’t have to charge an arm and leg but sometimes it’s okay to opt out on the $50 printer sale. Even just adding fifty dollars more and looking for printers in the $100 range opens you up to a variety of suitable options.
You also need to decide if a color printer is necessary for your work, or if you can get everything done with a black and white printer. While color is not a necessity it is nice, but if the costs that come along with a color printer are not in your price range, there are plenty of black and white ones that will get the job done. If you are just trying to print out basic lessons a laser printer is always a smart choice because you never need to think about the cost of printing. They cost less per page than inkjets once the volume is more than 1,000 pages a year which is an easy task to do when homeschooling.
Another tip is buying your printer paper in bulk. One of the easiest ways to save is by buying your paper by the case. It is definitely more cost-effective in the long run, and you can avoid using up your last piece of paper before you are ready to make another trip to the store.
Lastly–if all else fails and you are just having one of those weeks were your printer isn’t working, you ran out of paper, and your ink cartridges are low then stop by Vegas Ink and Toner! Let us help you get everything you need for your next week of school lessons. We can get everything printed for you and keep your child’s classes right on track.