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both print cartridges on my old and venerable HP PhotoSmart 7760 finally ran out. A genuine HP replacement 2 pack is about $57...

Should I just throw this printer away and buy a new Canon/Epson/HP printer for around the same price or just buy some cartridges?

Thoughts/suggestions please:
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Any restrictions on paper size or color/black and white only? scan, fax, wireless? They make some awesome entry level laser printers that do black an white for around $100 and off brand toner will give you a lot more pages then an ink cartridge for only about 20 bucks depending on the model.
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I guess i should have been more specific, I want standard 8.5x11 paper and color inkjet capability. Wifi would be nice I suppose.

Good point though, If ability to print color wasnt a requirement the extra $50 or so in budget would have been nice for a B/W laser unit.
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get a Epson r285. there pretty old now. but ive had mine for years. you can buy really cheap ink & refillable ink cartridges aswell. I bought 12 bottles of ink/2 sets & the refillable cartridges & in the years ive had it, I still have nearly 6 half full bottles left.

they go on ebay really cheap as sometimes you have to reset the tray if its stuck in CD/DVD printing mode. there is no wifi or anything but it is a decent printer.

prints on discs, use's 6 inks, they last a good while, photo's are decent, rarely ever have to run head cleaning.

cons are it gets stuck in CD/DVD tray mode sometimes. really simple fix though, just remove the tray/ replace or tell it to print a cd/dvd etc it will reset to normal!

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