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Posted: 10/26/2016 12:54:56 AM EDT
I have an HP that is about 5 years old. The black ink needed replaced. After doing so it will not print black. I have done and tried everything recommended but nothing seems to help.

I need a dependable all in one ink jet. Recommendations?
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 12:56:40 AM EDT
Don't get an ink jet.

Buy a used lexmark laser printer.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 12:57:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2016 12:58:33 AM EDT by Alien]
Why not get a laser? They aren't that expensive any more. I don't do much printing so I'll never buy another inkjet personally. I need to get my mother a new printer for Christmas though so this thread is relevant to my interests.

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Link Posted: 10/26/2016 12:59:45 AM EDT
Laser, inkjets suck
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 1:00:26 AM EDT
Brother.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 1:17:57 AM EDT
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Laser.

Just B&W, or color?
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 4:57:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rapracing:
I have an HP that is about 5 years old. The black ink needed replaced. After doing so it will not print black. I have done and tried everything recommended but nothing seems to help.

I need a dependable all in one ink jet. Recommendations?
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One that uses the same cartridge you VB just bought
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 5:27:54 AM EDT
Brother laser. Best purchase I've made in a long time.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 5:36:59 AM EDT
Brother laser
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 5:40:03 AM EDT
Brother laser
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 5:45:59 AM EDT
You can pick up a used HP LaserJet 2300 on eBay for under $80 . . . delivered.

Black only, but you'll never wear it out.

Mine is 6 years old and approaching 350K copies.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 5:54:52 AM EDT
Brother laser printer for the win. They are a work horse!
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 6:02:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Thoughtcrime:
Don't get an ink jet.

Buy a used lexmark laser printer.
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Agreed.... but no real need to go used. Laser printers have gotten considerably cheaper.... HP and Brother both make some very affordable home models.

OP... do you use your printer a lot? If not, Laser is really the best way to go. Inkjet's, the ink gums up, etc. It happened to me a few times before I bought a Laserjet. Little more expensive, but it works great.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 6:05:03 AM EDT
I went to HP laserjets some time back, do you really need fax capability?

My cell phone takes better pictures than a scanner did ten years ago.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 6:07:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2016 7:27:30 AM EDT by sorionc]
Fuck laser


Get an epson then buy enough off brand black ink to print nonstop for 10yr straight for Like $7

ETA: ink on Amazon

Link Posted: 10/26/2016 6:31:29 AM EDT
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Brother laser
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Link Posted: 10/26/2016 6:58:12 AM EDT
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One that uses the same cartridge you VB just bought
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Originally Posted By rapracing:
I have an HP that is about 5 years old. The black ink needed replaced. After doing so it will not print black. I have done and tried everything recommended but nothing seems to help.

I need a dependable all in one ink jet. Recommendations?



One that uses the same cartridge you VB just bought


Sadly they don't make one that uses it. I researched that last night right after posting the OP
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:01:36 AM EDT
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Brother laser



All the brother laser stuff here, what model do you all have.

I need the fax to send PO's to a couple distributors. Not sure how that phone fax stuff works. Maybe need to look into that
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:18:20 AM EDT
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All the brother laser stuff here, what model do you all have.

I need the fax to send PO's to a couple distributors. Not sure how that phone fax stuff works. Maybe need to look into that
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Originally Posted By packingXDs:
Originally Posted By MadMonkey:
Brother laser



All the brother laser stuff here, what model do you all have.

I need the fax to send PO's to a couple distributors. Not sure how that phone fax stuff works. Maybe need to look into that

HL-2270DW here. One of their cheapest. I've had it for about 2.5 years with zero issues , I don't print a lot though.

Way better track record than any ink jet I've had.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:24:24 AM EDT
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All the brother laser stuff here, what model do you all have.

I need the fax to send PO's to a couple distributors. Not sure how that phone fax stuff works. Maybe need to look into that
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Originally Posted By packingXDs:
Originally Posted By MadMonkey:
Brother laser



All the brother laser stuff here, what model do you all have.

I need the fax to send PO's to a couple distributors. Not sure how that phone fax stuff works. Maybe need to look into that


A Brother All in One lazer. I've never used the fax on mine but everything else works great. The Brother AIO lazer we had at the office I worked at sent many many faxes, though.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:43:24 AM EDT
Don't get an ink jet if you use it infrequently. If you let those sit, the ink dries up in the printer nozzles.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:48:26 AM EDT
We have a small business that requires an all in one in our office, and in our home. I've been through about 6 printers between the two in the past 10 years.

We used to go with Brother laser printers, but the toner and drum (drums should be changed after every 2nd or 3rd toner changer--name brand drums are $150!!!) cost was just ridiculous, and aftermarket drums and toners may be cheaper, but they quickly destroy the machine.

Last year I grabbed a new model HP all in one laser printer, because the new HP machines don't use drums. So far, it has been ok, but the print time is slower.

Last week, I found a brand new Brother ink jet all in one that promises to be great--very high yield ink cartridges that are less than $20 to replace.

Also, Staples has aN aftermarket warranty program for about $35 for 3 years of coverage. If it breaks during that period (I have yet to own an all in one that gets substantial use that lasts 3 years), you get a gift card in the full amount of what you paid for the printer, no questions asked. I even made sure the coverage works if you use aftermarket ink/toner (it does).

The Brother model is the MFC-J5830DW.
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:55:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:57:26 AM EDT
I bought a Samsung Laser, love it!
this looks similar
B/W only
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SL-M2020W-XAA-Monochrome-Replenishment/dp/B00JCA4GQS
I think mine was $60 from Micro Center
Link Posted: 10/26/2016 7:57:51 AM EDT
Stay from Epson inkjet, the one I got from Costco sucks.
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