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Printers, I need your help.

Post by runeight » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:25 am

OK, it’s time for a printer upgrade. It’s been years. Since I find computer stuff annoying (actually use to build them) I need to find a new one.

Here are my needs.

1) works with PC and Apple. I use my iPad 98% of the time.

2) easy on ink with cartridge availability.

3) home use, don’t need an office model.

4) keep it simple but dependable.

Throw me your thoughts. Now would be the time to shop.

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Post by TL1000RSquid » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:31 am

My advice is get a laser printer, toner lasts a long time, and in many cases it can be same price or cheaper then ink jet cartridges. I have a color all in one from Samsung, had it for 3 years with no issues. I've also bought the cheaper reman toner cartridges and unlike the cheapo inkjet carts they work great. Besides Samsung, I know the Brothers are real good as well.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:40 am

I have a HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 all-in-one. Works like a champ! Got it on sale at Sam's for <$100.

Easy on ink to.
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Post by Tejas Products » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:43 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
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I have a HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 all-in-one. Works like a champ! Got it on sale at Sam's for <$100.

Easy on ink to.
I'm running the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710... Like LT, both are an excellent choice.... I have mine setup on my wireless network... We print from Windows, Apple, iPad, iPhone, etc... No problems and it has all the functions, scan/fax/copy and print.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:58 am

Perfect timing, an HP cyber sale.

HP 8710 for <$100

https://store.hp.com/app/slp/cyber-sale ... ilid=90100
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:59 am

HP 8710 is the one that is on my desk at work.
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Post by runeight » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:06 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:58 am
Perfect timing, an HP cyber sale.

HP 8710 for <$100

https://store.hp.com/app/slp/cyber-sale ... ilid=90100
So this does it all? Is it wireless?

I’m on the page, still looking.
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Post by runeight » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:15 am

Gee..that was easy!

Ordered the 8710.

Thanks to everyone! Ho..ho..ho..
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:39 am

runeight wrote:
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Gee..that was easy!

Ordered the 8710.
Didn't I see you post on some tread about spending somebody else's money? b-)

Glad to help.
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Post by runeight » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:44 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
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runeight wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:15 am
Gee..that was easy!

Ordered the 8710.
Didn't I see you post on some tread about spending somebody else's money? b-)

Glad to help.
As in the movie “Witness for the prosecution” (1957) Marlene Dietrich says “damn you..damn you!” :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the help and yes, your one up. :-BD
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:14 pm

Hope you have better luck then me I'll never buy another HP product in my life, last 2 hp's I had met their end by 20rd 12 gauge drum.
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Post by runeight » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:25 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Hope you have better luck then me I'll never buy another HP product in my life, last 2 hp's I had met their end by 20rd 12 gauge drum.
I hope so too!

Been good in the past but that was long ago.
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:47 pm

runeight wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:25 pm
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Hope you have better luck then me I'll never buy another HP product in my life, last 2 hp's I had met their end by 20rd 12 gauge drum.
I hope so too!

Been good in the past but that was long ago.
They've probably gotten better, my last one was several years ago actually, when windows 7 came out, the printer which I had only bought a couple months prior stopped working vista driver didnt work with win 7 then I contacted HP and was told the printers being discontinued and no new drivers will come out.
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Post by runeight » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:54 pm

The desk jet I’m using now is 15+ years old.

We don’t use it much but it always works.
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Post by runeight » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:08 am

Printer arrived, easy setup and working very well. Thank you to all for your help. Great price too!

Very satisfied.
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Post by GlennSFX » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 am

:-? In late, but here's my 2 cents...

For general home use, the laser is the way to go. Ink cartridges are a ripoff! 99% of what you print can be printed on a black and white laser. Haven't had the need for color since the kids were in school and needed it for their school projects. The main problems with the inkjet printers are the inks cost more than the damn printer, and the nozzles dry up if they're not used very much. The last memories of owning an inkjet was throwing away a "like new" printer because it was cheaper to buy a new one, than buy a set of inks!!! Again needed for one of the kids school papers. :evil:

I've had two of this class Brother printers in the last 12-15 years! They are reliable and the toner is inexpensive online. The 2nd one is wireless which is really nice. Both my son and daughter had one in college and are still using them. Can't be the price too. And the best part is "2 sided" printing!!! :-BD

https://www.brother-usa.com/products/HLL2315DW
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