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r8sso (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 10:00

I very rarely use my printer but when I do 95% of the time it's for a B&W print.  Is it worth me therefore just buying a cheap laser printer?  Do any printers come as B&W only nowadays?!  My last HP died on me when the print head went after just over a year.  I honestly think it was because the ink dried up in the print head due to how little I use it.

I was just going to go out and buy a new £24.99 printer as it's cheaper than getting new colour cartridges but it pains me to be this wasteful!

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 11:17

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"I was just going to go out and buy a new £24.99 printer as it's cheaper than getting new colour cartridges but it pains me to be this wasteful!"

Not sure of laser printer prices but I sympathise with the wasteful problem.
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admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:10

i had a "cheap" Brother lazer printer for years and years, and now have a samsung laser I've had for years, when the toner runs out, cheap refill kill off ebay with a little "cheat" fuse thing

works fine

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:13

A4 laser printers are so cheap now, I'd recommend one if you only ever do B&W documents.


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alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 17:23

Had a large office-type Epson printer (as below) that lasted for about 2yrs and then died. It was likely the inbuilt power unit. After much googling it seemed it would be too costly and time consuming to fix. Far cheaper to buy a new one. Had to bin it. Basically a machine that barely had anything wrong with it. A terrible waste and a big lump of plastic going to landfill.


Maybe worth looking at HP's Instant Ink service. Print up to 15 pages a month for free. You can buy an HP printer bundled with this service or just join up if you already have a compatible HP printer.

https://instantink.hpconnected.com/uk/en/l/

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/printers-scanners-and-ink/printers/hp-deskjet-2620-all-in-one-wireless-inkjet-printer-10166492-pdt.html

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marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Friday, 6th December 2019, 17:11

Have exactly the same issue with a Kodak unit... just will not print, suspect its gunked up somehow, cheaper to throw away and buy new, than mend!

That awful... Greta girl will be spitting at me again, and my wasteful generation!

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 6th December 2019, 17:15

Freecycle the old ones! If it's an easy repair someone might repair and sell it on.
Or find a local repair cafe:
https://repaircafe.org/en/visit/


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