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I have a photosmart 7150 from HP, and the ink cartridge said that it was empty after like 2 months. It lasted for about 14 months. that's printing over 200 pictures in one day once, too...

They last a long time past when they say.
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post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Laserjet for the win?
Are there any affordable, photo-quality laser printers out there? Half of what I print is photos (well, that's what my wife prints, actually).
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The word "fraud" come to mind
    
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Don't just sit there and complain, do something!

Next time you run outta ink, don't throw them away. It's the little chip on the cartridge that tells your printer it's out, and those chips are designed for one-time usage. Go on eBay and you can find some unlocked chips you can replace those filthy ones with, so you can refill the cartridges without having to throw them away and spend money on new ones. I believe Staples or Office Depot sell refilling kits. That's what I do and they work perfectly. Saves your pocket from having a hole while being environment-friendly.
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post #45 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Are there any affordable, photo-quality laser printers out there? Half of what I print is photos (well, that's what my wife prints, actually).
Professional photo quality? Probably not. I use a black and white one since I'm just printing out papers and reports, and mapquest. Color laser printers are down to around $250-400 now, and thats with the three colors and black, and the drums. HP makes very good printers and usually prices them very well.

With a full toner brick, you can get anywhere from 3,000 to 8,000 pages printed. Since the toner does cost more than the printer, you can use the printer untill it is out of ink, then either buy the cheap Rosewill ink on newegg, or sell the printer on ebay and buy a newer model.
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