Between everyday life, being a superhero mom, and working from home, you may be going a little crazy. Not to mention, you’re trying to keep your home office tidy and in working condition. We can’t help you with the going crazy part, but we can give you some guidance with your home office—whether that office is actually an office or the kitchen counter. For instance, you may still need a printer at home, but is your household printer still working? Keep reading for some signs you need a new home printer.
Frequent paper jams
If you find yourself wrestling with paper jams more than actually printing, you probably need a new printer. Something within the printer is broken, but don’t waste your time trying to find a DIY fix to your paper jam problems. Chances are any “quick-and-easy fix” you find on the Internet will actually do more harm than good.
So you just changed the printer cartridges, but the ink on your page isn’t sharp, and there are inconsistencies—some letters are bolder or thinner than others. These are all signs you need a new home printer. You shouldn’t have to look at each and every page to ensure the printer did okay. No one has time for that, and a working mom certainly doesn’t.
You primarily print monochromatic
Some people, such as photographers, really need printers that are great for color printing. However, most people print mainly with black ink or toner and only occasionally use color. If that sounds like you, a laser printer might be worth looking into and if you need cash for toner, you can have it as well.
If that sounds like you, a laser printer might be worth looking into. Many people can’t tell the difference between a laser printer and an inkjet printer until they start printing—laser printers are much faster than inkjet.
Ultimately, if your printer isn’t cooperating or meeting your expectations, or if you can’t find cartridge replacements, you shouldn’t wait any longer to get a new printer. As a hardworking mother, you deserve to spend time with your spouse and kids, not waste time trying to get a printer working.