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Recommend a printer/cartridge system?

We're trying to optimize our home printing. We don't print an enormous amount, but we want to print in color and to be able to print in moderately high quality. You've already solved this problem and put some thought into minimizing cartridge expense: what printer do you use? how often do you replace the ink? do you refill the cartridges at a store or buy new ones from the OEM? (Bonus points if you've solved this problem for the HP 8600.) [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Please recommend a good, cheap printer

I need a cheap, reliable printer with cheap(ish) replacement ink that can print in black even if other colors are out. Mac, if it matters. [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Aug 23, 2013 - 26 answers

When using the cleaning cycle on an inkjet printer, where does the ink go?

When using the cleaning cycle on an inkjet printer, where does the ink go? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Sep 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Can't clear ink cartridge jam

How can I clear a recalcitrant cartridge jam on an HP C4580 printer? I've gone through the steps on the printer and the further support on the HP website to no avail. I still have the error message flashing on the printer, and it will not print anything, not even the self-test report. I need a working printer, and this is driving me crazy! Any suggestions? Help?
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Very CHEAP Mac printer with CHEAP ink?

What is the cheapest color printer that will work with a Mac and, most important, has cheap ink? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 19, 2010 - 17 answers

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox?

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox, easily and with as few clicks as possible? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

I don't need Magenta to print black text!

My HP deskjet 8000's printer drivers won't allow me to print at all when 1 color of ink is out. Yes, even if I only want to print in black and white. Aside from going back and time and telling me not to buy this POS, can you help me? Are there hacked drivers? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Oct 13, 2010 - 14 answers

I can has printing?

Out of toner and out of cash. What's the cheapest way to get my laser printer (Lexmark E232) printing again? This is in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Nov 26, 2009 - 4 answers

It wastes too much ink!

Is there any way to tinker with this Brother printer/fax to disable the ink head auto-clean function? It wastes too much ink! [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Tired of being dictated to by printers

Inkjet Printer filter: My wife and I both have HP All in One Inkjet devices, me the 3310, her the 7280. Ink is a PITA. I'm looking to upgrade anyway, what should I get? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Buying ink and toner - best place?

What is your favorite place to buy toner and ink cartridges either online or in person? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Aug 27, 2007 - 11 answers

How to turn off "low ink" warning ?

I have a Dell Photo All-In-One Printer 924, and I can't get the "low ink" warning to go off. I did install a new black ink cartridge (not a DELL product), and it works fine, but the warning still won't go off. What can I do ?
posted by therealshell on Jan 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Time to get chippy with my ink cartridges?

Have you replaced your inkjet print cartridges with a generic by physically moving the cartridge chip? This site gives instructions, but I can't tell if this will screw up my printer's ability to detect low ink levels or not. Does this work?
posted by noahv on Jan 16, 2007 - 2 answers

duplex color printing

Looking for 11x17 color printer that would do precise front and back printing [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Nov 9, 2005 - 5 answers

Fix a dried out printer cartidge head, when there's lots of ink inside?

How do I fix my dried out print cartridge, when "clean cartridge" won't do it and I know there's plenty of ink in there? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Aug 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Sourcing Printer Cartridges

Does anyone know of any (genuine?) alternatives to the Dell printer cartridges required for their A940 multifunction printer? I would like to be able to get cartridges at my convenience, without having to wait for them to be shipped directly from Dell. I've heard (here) that although the printer is just a rebranded Lexmark X5150 MFP, there is something about how they "key" the cartridges that makes the Lexmark ones unusable. Any ideas? Should I refill?
posted by mrgavins on Mar 3, 2004 - 0 answers

Can you recommend a color printer to replace my EpsonStylus Photo 895 printer

My Epson Printer is bleeding me dry and I won't take it anymore. [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 8, 2004 - 21 answers

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