I have an old HP LaserJet 1010 attached to my main PC for occasional printing. It was quite a challenge getting it to work in Windows 10 that I wrote a guide a few months ago for anyone who still has one.
The main household printer is a Canon MX925, which is a multifunctional copier, scanner and printer. My mother still loves looking back at photos in physical photo albums and continuously prints all her photos to keep the photo album collection going. We’ve probably saved a few thousand Euro using compatible inks for it and the previous printers it replaced. She likes things simple and the printer/scanner seems to be just that. For example, when she scans an old yellowed print, the software has a ‘touch-up’ button that does a surprising job at restoring it and also means less work for me helping her scan her old pictures in.
Personally I’m happy at looking back at pictures, documents, etc. on screen, so I only print stuff when I need a physical copy, such as printing a return label to stick on a box, form that needs to be signed and mailed off, etc. As a result, I probably print 5 to 10 pages a month. For this, the old HP laser printer is ideal as the toner does not clog like ink heads do with occasional use.
A little tip I discovered for laser printers, particularly at work - If printed pages regularly curl and the print is not very strong, then check the humidity level of the room. Running a dehumidifier in the damp office at work for a week completely transformed the printer - No more page curling and much stronger print despite using the same paper and toner cartridge.