My printer is nearly 20 years old. It cost me $2,000, so I could have the ultra modern 600 dpi output I needed to — get this — print out “high res” galleys to glue onto boards and hand to a professional printer. It. Is. Sloooow. Also, it only prints in black ink and jams frequently.
Our color printer is my mom’s hand-me-down, which, for reasons I don’t understand, must be hooked up to her old computer and works only intermittently and never, ever when my kids need to print out something colorful for their homework.
My fax machine was born during the Clinton administration — the first one. When you fax something, it returns the favor by shooting out a piece of paper to inform you of what you’ve just sent. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with that.
My scanner appears to be unplugged, but I can’t find the end of it.
My copier has been on life support for a year.
So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I was offered an all-in-one Brother printer/fax/scanner/copier, and a wifi one at that. With three laptops and a desktop in this house, well, you can imagine that this new machine was greeted with a Christmas morning kind of feel.
The first time we printed out something — a color flyer for my son’s Scouts Star project — we stood around the machine, marveling at its speed, its color and the fact that it never, ever reported, “paper jam.”
“It’s done already?” my 13-year-old asked. He hadn’t even had a chance to ensconse himself in my home office’s rocking chair to stare out the window while he waited.
Maybe it’s time to send my 20-year-old printer to an assisted living facility.
Lucky for you, the people at Brother are offering up one of these goodies to one lucky winner here at MommaSaid.
The Brother MFC-J825DW compact machine that scans, faxes, copies and prints. The unit offers built-in 2-sided (duplex) printing, easy-to-setup wireless connectivity for simple sharing, a 3.3” TouchScreen Color LCD display for easy navigation. Users can also print directly on to CD/DVD’s/Blu-ray™ discs. The MFC-J825DW allows access to FACEBOOK™, PICASA Web Albums™, FLICKR®, GOOGLE DOCS™ and Evernote® accounts directly from the machine via the Web Connect TouchScreen. Users can also print from a mobile device via: Google Cloud Print™ and Brother™ iPrint&Scan. Retail value: $149.99.
HOW TO ENTER:
Leave a comment below telling us who in your house would likely use this cool machine the most and for what. (Rude, profane and otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted.)
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET. One winner will be selected at random by Random.org.
OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY. ONE ENTRY PER E-MAIL ADDRESS. (MULTIPLES WILL BE DELETED.) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. (COMMENTS ARE MODERATED, SO MOMMA WILL POST IT ASAP!)
WE HAVE A WINNER!
Tracy P, you won!