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Re: [trinity-users] Brother printer - comments?

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:51:36 -0400
Kate Draven composed on 2018-06-27 13:20 (UTC-0400):

> William Morder composed on 2018-06-27 09:53 (UTC-0700):

>> Just got a Brother printer-scanner-copier-fax combo, model is MFC-495CW,
>> Everything seems to work fine, except for no ink. 
> My experience with brother is they are well supported under linux and 
> print/scan well. HOWEVER (insert shocking and dramatic music here), they go 
> through inkjet cartridges like mad. 

> A laser printer is always better because, whilst the cartridges are more 
> expensive, they last longer and print more. I have an HP 1320N printer. I 
> bought 2 ink cartridges 7 years ago. The first one lasted 5 years. The second 
> one is on it's 2nd year. I print at least every other day. 

> I also have a Brother mfc-j615w. Another network printer. It's great, HOWEVER 
> (insert even more shocking and dramatic music here) the new ink carts only 
> lasted a week. They sell them cheap in bulk but I would have to buy about 
> about $100 worth to last a few months. 

> I will never buy an inkjet (most inkjets I have were $1 purchased at yard 
> sales or were given to me). I would rather save up and get a laser jet. 
> Better overall investment.

My Brother network laser HP5470DL is 3years+1week old. It hasn't needed a
cartridge yet.

My Brother network inkjet MFC-420CN empties its itty bitty ink cartridges
self-testing when kept plugged in, dries the ink up and won't print if unplugged
when not needed, and won't print color if the black cartridge is "empty" (dried
up), besides the cartridge troubleshoot & replace process being horribly messy.
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