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#16 +warwagon

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 18:02

TBH - I don't have $100 to put toward a Laserjet and won't for a while so until then... :)

Work with them daily at work so know their power and quality for sure. (Laser Printers).


So you buy a $30 ink jnk jet and spend $50 on refills.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 18:07

So you buy a $30 ink jnk jet and spend $50 on refills.


Not as often as you might think. We use our printer maybe once a month or in spurts. Our ink usually dries up before we have to go out and buy ink which is maybe once a year. :)

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 18:10

So you buy a $30 ink jnk jet and spend $50 on refills.

$50 on refills? What?

Costco (as well as other places) do refills for under $10. All you have to do is take your ink cartridge in and wait an hour and they'll give it back to you full of ink. http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com/

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 17:41

This is really sad news as I just bought a Kodak printer not long ago. Once it dies I will be stuck with a more expensive alternative from HP, Canon or even worst, Lexmark. Great. That's just great. If they are no longer making printers and just ink like this article says:

http://www.pcadvisor...lling-printers/

Then we are all basically screwed because printers don't last forever and eventually all Kodak printers will cease to exist so guess what? No more inks. They will have no more reason to make inks for it. Wonderful.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 23:02

What's wrong with HP? I've had good luck out of them.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 23:10

Do inks have an expiry if left sealed? Just bought a Kodak the other month, so might have to stock up.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 23:18

Kodak made printers?????

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 23:33

the problem with laser printers is the low 600x600dpi. The 2400x600dpi ones cost a lot more! You have to spend £80 ish for a printer that can print at that resolution. Inkjets can be had for £25 ish and cheap 3rd party ink cartridges for £3 ish. I realise if you wanted to print thousands of pages a laser printer would be cheaper in the long term but a lot of people don't print much.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 23:39

What's wrong with HP? I've had good luck out of them.


Nothing wrong with HP printers. The problem is the cost of the ink. Kodak inks have always been the cheapest on the market. HP, Lexmark, Canon and Epson are very expensive.



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