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Printers #5434316 05/20/20 03:58 PM
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Just recently my 25 year old printer finally gave up. It was an HP DJ1420.
Amazon and EBAY are selling too many used ones at the price I'm willing to pay. All I need is a plain Jane, no frills, printer ONLY. Best Buy has several in my price range. Any printer gurus out there? I would like your opinion on the printer below.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-off...dy-printer-black/4363407.p?skuId=4363407


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Re: Printers [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434329 05/20/20 04:09 PM
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Ink jets eat you alive in ink costs.

If you can do black and white only a Brother All-in-one laser or laser rocks for around $99. Mine you can even apple(air) print or android print (friend used) without any issues beyond normal PC and MAC printing over the wifi network.

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Agreed with the Brother laser. HP and Epson hardware is junk. They sell the printer at a lower price and gouge in ink costs.

Re: Printers [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434335 05/20/20 04:12 PM
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Go to Tigerdirect.com. You can buy a laser for the same price. A few years ago I bought an HP Color Laser for $150 from them. Never looked back.


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Re: Printers [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434337 05/20/20 04:13 PM
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Probably fine. I generally buy from Costco, as their prices and warranties are good.
I think I bought our last printer, a Cannon Color Laser, from Amazon.

Laser printer are coming way down in price. I got tired of print cartridges drying out.


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Re: Printers [Re: madRiver] #5434338 05/20/20 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by madRiver
Ink jets eat you alive in ink costs.

If you can do black and white only a Brother All-in-one laser or laser rocks for around $99. Mine you can even apple(air) print or android print (friend used) without any issues beyond normal PC and MAC printing over the wifi network.

Like this one?
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/brothe...et-printer-black/6239806.p?skuId=6239806


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Re: Printers [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434357 05/20/20 04:25 PM
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If $100 or so is your price, then how about this?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-laserjet-pro-m15w-laser-printer-white/6199701.p?skuId=6199701

I agree with HP. Those are the only ones that I've ever used; they all last several years; my current HP laser is 6 years old and still going strong.


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Get a Canon Laser B&W, It can use refill toner that only cost around $15-$20 each for 1000 pages or so.


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Re: Printers [Re: Blkstanger] #5434379 05/20/20 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Blkstanger
Go to Tigerdirect.com. You can buy a laser for the same price. A few years ago I bought an HP Color Laser for $150 from them. Never looked back.

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Just a plain Jane printer only. Thanks for the link Blkstanger! thumbsup
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9897441&CatId=242


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Re: Printers [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434382 05/20/20 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted by Blkstanger
Go to Tigerdirect.com. You can buy a laser for the same price. A few years ago I bought an HP Color Laser for $150 from them. Never looked back.

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Just a plain Jane printer only. Thanks for the link Blkstanger! thumbsup
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9897441&CatId=242

That's ink printer. You want laser if you don't want to spend a small fortune on ink cartridges.


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Re: Printers [Re: Quattro Pete] #5434387 05/20/20 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted by Blkstanger
Go to Tigerdirect.com. You can buy a laser for the same price. A few years ago I bought an HP Color Laser for $150 from them. Never looked back.

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Just a plain Jane printer only. Thanks for the link Blkstanger! thumbsup
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9897441&CatId=242

That's ink printer. You want laser if you don't want to spend a small fortune on ink cartridges.

I barely print on average 5-10 pages per month, if that.


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Re: Printers [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434388 05/20/20 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted by Blkstanger
Go to Tigerdirect.com. You can buy a laser for the same price. A few years ago I bought an HP Color Laser for $150 from them. Never looked back.

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Just a plain Jane printer only. Thanks for the link Blkstanger! thumbsup
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9897441&CatId=242

That's ink printer. You want laser if you don't want to spend a small fortune on ink cartridges.

I barely print on average 5-10 pages per month, if that.

I see. I that case ink is fine.


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In my experience, ink jet's don't do well with low usage, they clog and go on a clean cycle every use.
I would look at this.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/brothe...ser-printer-gray/6130042.p?skuId=6130042


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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
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Originally Posted by Blkstanger
Go to Tigerdirect.com. You can buy a laser for the same price. A few years ago I bought an HP Color Laser for $150 from them. Never looked back.

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Just a plain Jane printer only. Thanks for the link Blkstanger! thumbsup
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9897441&CatId=242

That's ink printer. You want laser if you don't want to spend a small fortune on ink cartridges.

I barely print on average 5-10 pages per month, if that.


The problem with ink is that they dry out if you don't use them. At least these days the print head is part of the cartridge so when it dries out, you just get another cartridge. With a laser, even if you don't use it for months, the toner doesn't go bad and you get a lot more pages out of laser. Our office laser printer just died and I was about to get another one, usually when you're in the $100-$300 range, you can get a decent one where the cartridge can be good for 3000-10,000 pages and whereas the factory one might be $200, you can get an aftermarket one good for $50. Much cheaper per page.

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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
I barely print on average 5-10 pages per month, if that.


In my experience that's the worst usage pattern for inkjet printers. I'm like you, I hardly ever use the printer except a few times a month, if that. I found I was getting about 3-6 months out of each expensive inkjet cartridge and I tried a handful of brands over the years and had the same results. If you don't print often the ink will dry and then the cartridge head requires repeat cleanings and primings to output good quality. Each cleaning cycle wastes a ton of ink. If I ever got 150 pages out of an inkjet cartridge (regardless of printer or brand) I considered myself lucky.

I switched to laser a few years ago and never looked back. I picked up a Color Samsung (they've since been bought out by HP) at Newegg on sale for about $150, but that was 4-5 years ago. Know how many toner cartridges I've used in that time? ONE. Used up the starter set (you only get about 100 pages) and I'm still on the first replacement set with approx. 50-75% toner remaining depending on the cartridge.

Toner is a powder not a liquid ink so the shelf life is increased enormously. If you want a simple printer spend the extra $100-200 (depending on if you want B&W or color) on a laser and you won't regret it. It will pay for itself in the first year from the ink you won't be buying smile



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