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Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby soopytwist » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:01 pm

I've had it with my HP piece of shit. It's an old 6980 that isn't compatible with Windows 7...well, the software isn't so I only have Windows own drivers which are limited.
The main issue pissing me off right now is that I bought black and colour Tesco refills but the printer's telling me they're fucking empty when they're full and I have no way of resetting them because I chucked the empties (there's a way to fool the printer using empties, apparently).

So this dumb piece of shit can go and I want a new one that has the following:

1. A standard deskjet that's also pretty good with photo's (but none of this multiple different cartridges like black matt, black gloss, fucking blacker than black and white etc).
2. To have Ethernet connection.
3. Uses ink cartridges that DO NOT cost more than fucking gold dust.
4. Does not use "chipped" cartridges to tell me when they're empty when they're clearly not.
5. Will fit shelf dimensions of 500mm (L) x 340 (D) x 250 (H).
6. Any make, I don't care as long as it meets the above criteria.

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Sam » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:33 pm

Don't get a Photosmart, that's all I can suggest.
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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby soopytwist » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:54 pm

Er, okay.

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Helios » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:16 pm

Didn't some people on here recommend non-ink printers once?
Do you have to be able to print colour photo quality?
I would rather print photos at a photo place.
All fuck ups become their responsibility that way. :P
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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby soopytwist » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:40 pm

Helios wrote:Do you have to be able to print colour photo quality?

Would be nice, yes. If I wanted to print professional quality photo's I'd use my father's printer with it's multi cartridges and his expensive paper :D

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Mr.Clark » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:48 pm

Depending on how often you use it, a colour laser may not be a completely silly choice. Prices have come down significantly on them in recent years.
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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Savara » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:08 pm

I've been using just a B&W laser for over a year now and have never looked back. Photos can be done through photobox or similar for as cheaply as it'd cost you to print your own.

Sorry, I realise this might not be an entirely helpful answer, but the toner cartridges are about £30 for a 2500 page cartridge, rather than £30-60 for a full refill for maybe 100-200 pages. Printer was only £50 too!

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby RB » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:22 pm

I have a Samsung CLP-325w colour laser which is fucking mint. It sits for months then strikes up and prints without bitching that its ink cartridge is out of date and without pissing half its ink away in a six hour cleaning cycle.
If you use glossy photo laser paper and make sure you set it to high quality then it does really decent photo prints.

The 325 has now been replaced with the 365...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-CLP-365 ... B008BGQNX8
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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Jezreel » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:46 pm

Thass not bad.
I'd spunk a ton on a lazy prnty.

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby RobD » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:44 pm

Exactly what I was thinking!
Woop Woop Woop

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby soopytwist » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:47 pm

Awesome printer RB, thanks for the link. Definitely a strong consideration.

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Helios » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:57 pm

NECRO.


Black and white laser printer sought.
Less than £100 to buy.
Recommendations requested.

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby RB » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:25 pm

A slight majority of a statistically worthless sample size agree.

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Jezreel » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:32 pm

That one (not wireless) that RB linked earlier is cheaper
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-CLP-365 ... s=CLP-365W
Why would you not go colour out of interest? Cost per page?

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Re: Recommend me a printer that doesn't take the piss

Postby Helios » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:26 pm

Because the dude that asked only ever prints B&W.
Thanks for suggestions.
I'll send him those links.
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