Finding the Perfect Brother Printer at OfficeMax


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My Journey to a New Home Office Workhorse

I’ve been working from home more than ever lately, and my tired old inkjet printer just wasn’t cutting it anymore. As a freelance writer, I rely on my printer every day to produce clean, professional documents. But my old printer was slow, prone to jamming, and kept giving me the low ink warning no matter how often I replaced the cartridges. It was time for an upgrade.

I headed to my local OfficeMax to check out their selection of new printers. I was looking for something affordable but high quality. I’d had great experiences with Brother printers in the past, so I focused my search on their models available at OfficeMax.

The store had a whole section devoted to Brother printers, offering everything from basic inkjets to full-featured laser printers. There were so many options to choose from! Here’s an overview of the types of Brother printers I found at OfficeMax:

  • Inkjet printers – These use ink cartridges to print documents. OfficeMax had entry-level inkjet models like the MFC-J491DW for basic home printing needs all the way up to professional photo printers like the MFC-J6945DW.
  • Laser printers – Using toner instead of ink, laser printers offer sharp, professional-quality text documents. Brother makes black and white lasers like the HL-L2395DW as well as color laser printers like the HL-L3210CW.
  • All-in-one printers – I was interested in the Brother all-in-one models at OfficeMax that can print, scan, copy and fax. Options ranged from the compact MFC-J491DW to the robust MFC-J5945DW.
  • Wide format printers – For printing charts, graphs, or artistic projects, Brother’s wide format inkjet models like the MFC-J870DW let you print documents up to 12″ x 48″.
  • Label printers – Brother also makes specialized label printers like the QL-820NWB, perfect for addressing envelopes and packaging.

With so many Brother printers to choose from, I needed to figure out which model would best suit my home office needs without breaking the bank. I asked an OfficeMax sales associate for advice. They helped me consider the following criteria:

Print speed – I frequently need to print long documents, so I wanted a model with fast print speeds of at least 20 pages per minute.

Print quality – Crisp, professional-looking text was a must for my work documents. The sales associate recommended laser over inkjet.

Paper capacity – I wanted a printer that could hold at least 250 sheets to avoid constantly reloading paper.

Scanning – Being able to scan and digitize documents would be ideal for my virtual office. An all-in-one model with scanning capability was on my wish list.

Wireless connectivity – I requested a printer with built-in WiFi so I can print from anywhere in my home office.

Cost per page – Of course I had to keep operating costs in mind too. Brother laser printers boast ultra low cost per page.

Reviews – I checked for customer reviews on the Brother printers I was considering. Positive feedback gave me confidence I was on the right track.

With all this in mind, I selected the Brother HL-L3210CW compact color laser printer. And with an affordable $199.99 sale price at OfficeMax this week, it fit my budget beautifully!

This versatile wireless printer checks off all my must-have features. The compact and sleek design in white looks great on my desk. It prints crisp pages at up to 19 pages per minute and holds 250 sheets of paper. It has wireless and Ethernet connectivity for printing anywhere in my home. And scanning and copying functions allow me to digitize hard copy documents.

After easily connecting the Brother HL-L3210CW to my home WiFi network, I was up and running in minutes! I put it through its paces with a high page count print job and was thrilled with the quick, top-notch results. The default settings printed great quality right out of the box – no tweaking needed. This printer is a true workhorse!

One of my favorite things about purchasing this Brother printer from OfficeMax was the included 2-year on-site replacement warranty for peace of mind. If anything goes wrong with the printer within 2 years, OfficeMax will send someone to fix or replace it – no trips to the store required!

To keep operating costs low, I chose Brother high yield replacement toner cartridges, available on the OfficeMax website for $74.99 per color. Brother estimates drum yields at 12,000 pages for black and 8,000 pages for each color. Replacement drums cost $72.99. With occasional color printing, I expect I’ll only need to swap the black toner every year or two for incredibly low cost per page.

Down the road when it’s time to replace my Brother HL-L3210CW, I’ll definitely be checking out the latest Brother printers available at OfficeMax again. Their selection of quality Brother printers has the perfect model for every home and office printing need. And OfficeMax makes it easy to find a great deal with regular sales, coupons, rewards programs and closeout deals.

So if you’re on the hunt for a new printer like I was, I highly recommend checking out the versatile lineup of Brother printers at OfficeMax. Let their knowledgeable sales staff help you find the perfect fit. Once you experience the performance and value of Brother printers for yourself, you’ll be as satisfied as I am with my home office upgrade! The Brother HL-L3210CW from OfficeMax was the smartest purchase I’ve made all year. My work is flowing smoothly and efficiently – exactly what every freelancer needs.

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