printers that don't suck
sanchiro at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 10:13:05 MST 2014
I echo the other comments here. I have two trusted HP printers (laserjet
iiip and color laser 2605dn) on my desk. I have had the iiip since 1990. I
have replaced a few parts here and there, from fixyourownprinter.com and
this printer still prints beautifully. My color laser is about 7 years old.
I have replaced a few things on it and it also prints as expected,
brilliantly. I recommend laser versus inkjet for cost benefits. If the
printer ink or toner costs more to replenish than the cost of the printer,
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Joel Finlinson <joel at finlinson.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Chris Wood <chris at tincreek.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM, Michael Lovell <toelovell at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > My printer (a mid-range HP all-in-one) just decided to give up the
> > > after about 5 years and less than a ream of pages printed. Does anyone
> > have
> > > any recommendations for a printer that works easily from Linux,
> > preferably
> > > has a wired network interface, under a couple hundred dollars, and
> > doesn't
> > > completely suck? I don't think there exists a printer that doesn't suck
> > but
> > > hopefully there are some with a minimal amount. I don't do a lot of
> > > printing, usually months between pages, but would like it to last for
> > more
> > > than a couple years. Any recommendations?
> > Unless you buy a bigger HP (business grade), the quality seems to have
> > gone downhill. The last HP color laser I bought for work for about
> > $800 was a disappointment. I have a Brother laser that I have really
> > liked and my parents have a couple of the smaller Brother laser
> > printers and they seem decent.
> +1 on the Brother units. I've got a DC7020 that's about 10 years old.
> Replacement toner (TN350) is about $10. Newer Brother MFC units that I've
> purchased recently work well too.
> I've also purchased a couple of Samsung CLP 325w inexpensive color laser
> units for people I help on occasion. Replace all four color laser toner
> was $100. Works well with Linux via wired or wireless.
> I wish I had picked up a color laser. I thought I would use my
> > inkjet, but as others have mentioned if you don't use them frequently
> > they clog up.
> I wouldn't recommend any inkjet to my ex-mother-in-law (if I had one).
> > --
> > Chris Wood
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