printers that don't suck

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at
Fri Mar 7 09:47:24 MST 2014

Honestly the least expensive option for me when you factor in replacement
costs and consumables has tended to be print to pdf and take it to fedex,
officemax, office depot or staples.
But then again I print things off like maybe once a month.

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Chris Wood <chris at> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM, Michael Lovell <toelovell at>
> wrote:
> > My printer (a mid-range HP all-in-one) just decided to give up the ghost
> > 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.
> 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.
> --
> Chris Wood
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