The Best Printing Equipment to Use for Homeschooling

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As a homeschooling parent, it’s important to invest in the right equipment to ensure your child’s success. It’s also important to find things, like printers, that fit your budget and work with your lifestyle. And, of course, since you probably don’t have your own IT department down the hall, you also need to find devices that are reliable and easy to use. Unfortunately, finding a printer that is user-friendly and affordable upfront, and which delivers high-quality prints and doesn’t cost a fortune to refill can be a challenge.

Here at Ink Jet Super Store, we decided to do some digging to figure out the best printer for homeschooling. There are a lot of good options out there, but we think we managed to uncover one that is dependable, affordable, versatile, and all-around amazing. And the printer that meets all of these needs is the HP Envy 5055 All-in-One. What makes this simple device the perfect option for homeschoolers? Keep reading to find out!

Affordability

When you homeschool, you need a printer that is affordable to buy and affordable to use. Enter the HP Envy 5055. This device will set you back less than $50 yet has capabilities that rival those of more expensive machines (more on that later).

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The ink is affordable, too. Replacing both the black and tri-color ink cartridges costs around $40. If your family does a lot of printing, you can upgrade to high-yield cartridges with triple the page yield for less than $70 when you choose Ink Jet Super Store.

Wireless Connectivity

No one loves dealing with wires. With this printer, you don’t have to. It connects to your network wirelessly and allows your kids to print from any room in the house. With the HP Smart app, they can even print directly from their smartphones or tablets. It only takes a few minutes to set up, and the process is easy enough for even the least tech-savvy parents. In fact, HP claims this device allows you to connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network in under a minute.

This printer is also compatible with HP Smart, Apple AirPrint, and other mobile printing applications. It supports printing from tablets and smartphones that use iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows 10 operating systems.

Versatility

As an all-in-one device, the HP Envy 5055 allows you to print, scan, and copy. It features an intuitive touchscreen that makes it easy to perform all of these tasks—even when you aren’t using your computer. Whether your child needs to print photos, a full-color presentation, or a basic text document, this device delivers high-quality results.

This printer also supports a wide range of paper sizes. It accepts standard letter and legal sheets, as well as 4×6, 5×7, and 8×10 photo paper, and No. 10 envelopes. It has borderless printing capabilities, too, for those moments when you want to preserve homeschooling memories in lab-quality printed photographs.

Speed

The Envy 5055 is capable of output speeds of up to 10 pages per minute in black and white and 7 pages per minute in color. This means your kids can spend more time focusing on their studies and less time waiting for their projects and assignments to print. It works fast when used as a copier, too. When in draft mode, it’s capable of making up to 20 copies per minute in black and white and up to 14 copies per minute in color.

Compact Design

If you don’t have a lot of room in your home or you travel frequently, you will love that this printer doesn’t take up a lot of space. It is less than 18 inches wide and 15 inches deep. Coming in at just over 5 inches in height, it’s small enough to fit on any shelf. Since it weighs just under 12 pounds, it’s lightweight enough to easily take it with you when you take your studies on the road.

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In Conclusion

If you are looking for the best printer for homeschooling, you can’t go wrong with the HP Envy 5055. It delivers the perfect combination of quality, affordability, and ease of use, and it’s an option that both parents and students will love. At Ink Jet Super Store, we have the replacement ink cartridges you’ll need for a new printer at a price you can afford. We have OEM cartridges for the Envy 5055 and just about any other printer you can think of. Browse our selection today, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions!