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I always print until there is no more to be done, but I wish I could stop the annoying Lexmark thing from telling me to buy more. No matter how much I tell it that I have enough supply it thinks I'm going to run out- and then the world will end I suppose....
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Next printer is espon. Never did like Kodak.


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post #23 of 45
Ah, I love my laserjet.
post #24 of 45
I remember reading something like this at the end of last summer about how users thought HP software was giving them the out of toner signal long before the cartridge was empty (for color). The reality of this was that the HP printers were just ineffecient in their color usage and ran out of a certain color (yellow i believe?) long before the other two did, but it still rendered the cartridge unusable.
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post #25 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
Well consitering now a days you might as well just buy a new printer each time...It comes with new ink and you get a new printer out of the deal..
A while back Canon iP 1600's were available for $25 at NCIX - Colour ink replacements cost $3.50 for them, and black ink is $2.50.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
The HPs we use at work are notorious for this problem. My Lexmarks at home seem to be to most accurate.
I've found that Lexmark printers have other problems.
-Epson: Runs out of ink too fast; doesn't work well with ink refills. Noisy.
-HP: Good print quality; doesn't work well with ink refills. Quiet.
-Canon: Good print quality; works well with ink refills - drill hole in top of cartridge. Fairly Quiet.
-Lexmark: Older lexmark printers that I've tried had poor print quality. Fairly Noisy.

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Originally Posted by liermam View Post
The reality of this was that the HP printers were just ineffecient in their color usage and ran out of a certain color (yellow i believe?) long before the other two did, but it still rendered the cartridge unusable.
The official word from a few manufacturers:
Quote:
Originally Posted by On TV - CBC
Draining a cartridge completely can cause damage to the print heads. While getting extra ink is more economical for the consumer, it is less economical for us. With more broken printers and returns, we'd have to decrease the length and coverage of our warranties.

We don't charge for the wastage ink. If you find a way to use it, then good job getting more for your money! This really is the best and mosy economical way to do things.
I wonder how much the ink really costs. If you believe them, then replacing $100 printers is more expensive than 40% of the ink in however many cartridges you buy in your printer's lifetime. Those ink cartidges probably cost $2 to make, fill, and ship. Maybe less...
     
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post #26 of 45
Ink is one of the top reasons I went with a Canon printer last time. Six individual ink cartidges, so I'm only replacing the one color that runs out. No wasted ink by throwing out a cartridge that contains three colors, only one of which is actually gone.

And the Canon ink cartridges are clear too, so I can visually see that, yes, the ink is actually gone.

Screw HP and Lexmark. Canon FTW, I'm definitely a fan.
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post #27 of 45
I have an Epson CX4200. It's a great all in one. It does use ink up a bit fast, but I think it's because I always print out color webpages and stuff. I should learn to change it to draft or something.

But yeah, good quality and you have 4 colors to put in. Works great.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
I wonder how much the ink really costs. If you believe them, then replacing $100 printers is more expensive than 40% of the ink in however many cartridges you buy in your printer's lifetime. Those ink cartidges probably cost $2 to make, fill, and ship. Maybe less...
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post #29 of 45
I received an HP Printer for my Birthday a couple of years ago. I'm telling you, that thing is trouble. Not recommended.
    
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Ive got an Epson CX3200..i only buy the compatible ink cartridges...from the advertisement banner here at OCN...pcfuel.co.uk i think it is...black cartridge is like £1.04 and colour is like £1.23..thats soo dam cheap...but i KNOW when the printer says one ink is finished..i KNOW it is NOT..even if i just leave the printer on for a long time...over time it goes low..like one time it wasnt printing properly so i done head cleaning like 8 times while the ink was at 80%, after the head cleaning it went down to 30%!!!....when the printer says ink is finishd..it refuses to print..anyway to make it print or trick the software.??
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