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hello, do you know any computer printer (color) that can still be used months after the last time we used it ?

I cannot stand anymore the $hite HP inkjet printers that always have a problem when not regularly used.

Any idea ?

 Thank you.

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4 hours ago, Crossy said:

As noted above, lasers print first time, every time.

 

The cost of colour lasers for low usage has reduced significantly and although the cost of consumables is higher than an inkjet an infrequent user isn't really going to notice.

 

Otherwise do you have a local photo or print shop that can do your occasional colour print?

For all the times i need to print documents that's what i do, go to the nearest print shop, there's normally heaps of them near schools or amphurs.

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9 hours ago, thepdru said:

Any idea ?

I had HP before and thought they were a rip off. Replaced with a Canon Pixma 2010 with built in ink tanks. After 2 years tanks still 60% full. Sometimes after several months of non use the tubes from tanks loose the ink, so the built in app to recharge the device has it reworking in no time. The cost of printer and ink was same as than replacement cartridges of my old HP.

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9 hours ago, thepdru said:

hello, do you know any computer printer (color) that can still be used months after the last time we used it ?

I cannot stand anymore the $hite HP inkjet printers that always have a problem when not regularly used.

Any idea ?

 Thank you.

Get a color laser.

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I had the same problem when I was returning to the UK for 3 months. On my return my printer was fit for the bin. I have replaced them with Dell Laser printers, not particularly expensive and I have no problems after a few months of no use.

 

The cartridges I  get from cartridgessave.co.uk at half the price of Dell manufactured.  I have seen printer shops here re-fill certain cartridges.

 

I once took a memory stick with some documents I wanted printing to a print shop.  All fine and cheap (ish), however the stick was returned to me with a virus on it.  I print all my visa requirement documents myself so they are easy for IO to read. I believe they appreciate this as I can understand trying to read a foreign language in some peoples hand written scribble would be a test for me.  

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Wasted a lot of time & money trying to nurse an HP ink jet.....

We went to an Epson with the 4 refillable tanks & it's been problem free....It can scan + make b/w or color copies + wifi.....

It does sit for months, but then be used heavily - then sit again.....

Occasionally, I have to run through the head cleaning cycle when going to start using; and it always does well...

We've had it about 4 years trouble free....

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I have a Brother DCP-T500W which is a Color ink jet, this is my 2nd one because the head on the first one died from clogged up ink because I didn't use it that much. So I bought another one and by accident (or RTFM) I found out that if you leave the printer on (all the time in standby) it at regular intervals does the cleaning / maintenance automatically.

 

It's now over 2 years old and prints/scans/copies as good as when I got it.

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26 minutes ago, MJCM said:

I have a Brother DCP-T500W which is a Color ink jet, this is my 2nd one because the head on the first one died from clogged up ink because I didn't use it that much. So I bought another one and by accident (or RTFM) I found out that if you leave the printer on (all the time in standby) it at regular intervals does the cleaning / maintenance automatically.

 

It's now over 2 years old and prints/scans/copies as good as when I got it.

Why didn't you tell me 4 years ago when I bought my second Brother? 

I got rid of it after 2 years because clogging had made it unusable. 

And yes, it did this cleaning,  but I never realized there was a reason for this,  and you didn't tell me 😞

So had it switched off for months at a time...

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