As quarantine continues on, I find myself back in the place where I was at the beginning of all of this. I’m not so sure how much longer I’m going to be working from home and so, I’m trying to transform my home office even more, to make it almost as good as the office I’ve almost forgotten. An office essential, I think, is a printer. But it’s even more essential when you add kids, summer, and heat into the equation. While printers were in high demand during the school year, they are also a great way to keep your kids entertained and out of the scorching heat. We’ve rounded up some great printers for you, and maybe for your kids, and even thrown in some fun activities you can print out to keep the whole family entertained.
FOR MAKE-SHIFT NEEDS
HP Officejet Wireless Printer
This is the best option if you’re in make-shift office mode. It’s compact, relatively cheap, and has a quiet mode to keep printing noise to a minimum. It comes equipped with a scanner and copier, too, which will come in handy.
Epson EcoTank Wireless Printer
This printer uses ink bottles instead of cartridges, which means the ink is cheaper, and you’ll have to replace it less often. It’s all-in-one, meaning you can scan or copy to your heart's desire, and it comes with the bonus feature of voice activated printing.
FOR SIMPLE SET UP
Canon Wireless Printer
A printer has never looked sleeker than this. It’s super simple to set up, and just as easy to use. It allows for borderless printing so you can print photos at home like a pro.
Brother Wireless Laser Printer
If you’re frustrated by having to pay a lot of money for replacement ink cartridges, the Brother Printer is for you. It has a high-yield toner cartridge, so you’ll have to replace it less often. And while it saves you money, it will also save you time, printing at speeds of up to 27 pages per minute.
FOR PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES
Printable Mandala Coloring Pages: Whether you’re using this for yourself or with your children, coloring is a great way to destress.
Printable Mandala Coloring Pages
Keys, Wallet, Phone, Cross Stitch: This printable cross stitch pattern is excellent. You’ll need to get the rest of the materials yourself, though, and maybe you’ll want to add “Mask” at the bottom, too!
Keys, Wallet, Phone, Cross Stitch
Escape Room Game: You can even print out entire games on Etsy. This game will be sure to keep the entire family entertained.
Escape Room Game
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