FUCK

I am not an easily angered man, but consumer-grade HP Printers are driving me towards fricking domestic terrorism. I fricking hate them so much. I hate HP Smart software, I hate their hardware. I hate how little black ink is in their cartridges. I hate how often I have to align print-heads. I hate everything about these fricking machines. It's almost as if it's a machine designed and programmed to piss me off, I can't believe a name-brand can be this horrible by incompetence.

All I want is to print black and white sheet music. What printer can I buy? Are there ANY okay printers? Or are we all in hell? Is this hell? It feels like hell.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    brother laser

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
      A wired one. WiFi printers are continuous trouble.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just buy a brother and forget about hp forever except for buying cheap optiplexes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can I buy a sister? ':(

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hello i am the third brother shill

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      get back to your own geographic zone, third shill.
      you don't gain any commission from growing this part of the channel.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hello i am the third brother shill
      worst bait on IQfy

      get back to your own geographic zone, third shill.
      you don't gain any commission from growing this part of the channel.

      and you bit it. great, now he's gonna set his python scraper to post the same thing with every HP thread god damnit dawg

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      4th Brother shill reporting in.
      I even managed to hook it up to my network so I can print from my linux laptop wirelessly

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Print your shit at fedex or something

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I suppose you go out to eat every time you're hungry, too?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Inkjets make me long for the days of dot matrix printers. You can still buy a dot matrix for high volume prints such as access control systems but they are way over priced. There again so is ink cartridges

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any printer made after 2008 or so has the chip israelite. IE the shit that is designed to not work and prevent you from refilling it. This has gotten so bad that companies now give away printers for free and basically eat the cost in the hopes that they get you into the ink cycle.

    Inkjet is a complete fricking scam, you have to go laser. The best option is to still look on craigslist/facebook for free printers being thrown away by businesses. I've never paid a single penny to print ever because I did this 15 years ago and I'm still on the toner cart that they threw it away with. Businesses even throw away giant rolling printers, the kind that costs $5,000+.

    If you can't wait and have to buy new now, brother mono laser is a great choice. HP laser, and again, keyword on the laser, is also still good. Anything else that is laser color is an investment brand new but long term over 10 years it is cheaper because the ink won't dry out and you won't be scrambling to find a replacement cart and also you will get such high mileage out of the one toner cart. You can also drill a hole in most toner carts and fill it with your own. Do some research on any exact printer model you want to buy, by googling it.

    No matter what do not go with inkjet ever ever ever ever after 2008 it is a 150% scam to get you to buy overpriced carts do not even accept free inkjet printers companies do this all day at best buy to try to get you hooked into the cartridge cycle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      my canon works with a refillable "cake printer" cartridge off of amazon
      getting those little eye droppers for filling isn't the cleanest sort of refill method but it works
      they still sell the model at bestbuy so IDK if they updated the israeliteery or something, but other than clicking the "low ink" acknowledgement button, it still works

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I always forget that a handful of companies make printers recently with the explicit purpose of refilling them and I still argue that it's annoying since they dry out but 99% of inkjet is gonna be the chip israelite

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm talking about 3rd party solutions
          those refillable ones seem a lot cleaner, but you gotta pay for a far more expensive printer from the start. by that point I'd want to get a laser printer.

          I also mean the "cake" ones because these seem to have some chip inside that can spoof it, there are empty ones but they say "without chip" and IDK how the printer handles them or they expect you to crack open a cartage to re-use an old chip as empty.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anything that has a chip you either need the equipment to reset the chip (not happening) or send empty ones back in and try to get a partial refund on your next cart purchase. Even if you do, all you've done there is offset the cost to a different third party company. And you are still getting a bad solution because you will run out right before you needed to print something, and also carts can still dry out. Don't go with the chip israelite no matter what, spend a few hundred bucks and get a color laser, it hurts now but long term you will save money and also no drama. And again if you need B&W only then mono lasers have fallen in price so hard.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            anon.
            I am talking about refillable cartridges. you put more ink in.
            the chip keeps going on my canon, going on a year now, with the same cart/chip.
            it hasn't stopped, and I have an infinite supply of ink to keep it going.
            16$ cart >>> whole new printer to solve my problems

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I used your method for a few years to great success, but eventually Canon sent through an update last year that killed off my printer from 2013.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            oof, I'll have to keep using it as a network printer that's firewall'd instead of plugging it in and triggering an update

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      winrar. I have an HP 4240n laser printer and it's excellent. 5 fricking dollars at a fire sale. get about a gazillion pages per cart (few thousand, I don't count them) and knockoff carts are like 45 bucks. Network printing still works perfectly. I ONLY wish it was a color model then I would be made in the shade for the rest of my life.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Brother. You didn't even look. KYS.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    should've gotten a brother, bro

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ink
    virgin. sex havers use toner.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >buying HP printers
    >buying HP INK printers
    Shamefur display. If you don't regularly print in color get a b&w laser printer, brother has already been jerked off sufficiently itt, I'll also say that I haven't had any issues with my xerox either (but I use a wired connection and don't use their software, so maybe that helps). If you have to do an occasional color print go to a printer shop.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get a non-wireless Brother Laser.
    Wireless printers get hidden updates that brick your printer after a few years.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >brother shills everywhere
    I was going to suggest getting a Brother because they are the only brand that, while not making meaningful improvements to their products, have not let them go to shit which now puts them miles ahead of all the others.
    But now I have to be contrarian and recommend getting a Sister printer instead.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why do you need a printer in le current year? the rare time i ever have to print some document i just walk down the road and pay like 10 cents to get it printed, if you factor in the price of a printer + ink vs how many documents i will have to print over the rest of my life it doesn't financially make sense

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the rare time i ever have to print some document i just walk down the road and pay like 10 cents to get it printed
      that one time a year i need to print is when i do my taxes. no fricking way am i risking some ten cent a page print shop saving their own copy of that much information.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What printer can I buy?
    Look for people selling older laser printers. They go for fairly cheap and pretty much all machines that are 10+ years old are guaranteed to be app free. Printer tech has not evolved much in the past years so you will be fine even with an older machine
    I have an old Lexmark X264 and it's top kino even though it's like 20 years old. The toner cartridge is frickhueg. I think I refilled it around 7 or 8 years ago and it's still far from empty.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Has no one taken the gamble on an ali express one?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. For the record, I was given this printer for free by my girlfriend's boomer parents. At first I assumed they were just tech-ignorant boomers doing what they do (which is also the case, but forgivably so, they're nice folks), but then I found myself wasting hours over the next six months. Half the time I go to use the thing, there was some sort of horseshit problem, either software or hardware, or both. I now view this "gift" as a curse. I'll never touch another inkjet again, even for free.

    I will look at monochrome brother lasers.

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