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Month: June 2018

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

From: Kate Draven <borglabs4@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:07:35 -0400
> On Wednesday 27 June 2018 10:23:02 Dan Youngquist wrote:
> > On 06/27/2018 09:53 AM, William Morder wrote:
> > > I don't have a lot of money to spend (much less to waste) on printer
> > > cartridges, for example. (A couple years ago I bought a 12-pack of HP
> > > cartridges for my old HP 825c, but before I could actually use them, the
> > > ink dried up! I don't want to go through that again.)
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > [* laser toner refills are more expensive than refills for inkjet]
> >
> > My laser printers print for about $0.02 per page, including paper.  What
> > does the cheapest inkjet cost per page?  And what does it cost per page if
> > the ink dries up before you use it?  Toner will still be just fine in 10 
> > 20 years if you haven't used it yet, whether in or out of the printer.
> >
> > If you want to save money on printing, get a laser printer.
> >
> When one has literally no money to spend, one must make do with what is 
> available. I hear what everybody is saying about laser printers, but that is 
> not an option. 
> There are refillable cartridges, and refill bottles. I doubt that they can 
> up. My old HP cartridges dried up because they sat in a storage space for a 
> couple years. These won't dry up (at least, not so fast), because I will use 
> them now. 
> I'm only asking if anybody else has tried these refillables. I don't want 
> advice that I *ought* to buy a laser printer, when I cannot do so. 
> Bill
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Aye, I've refilled cartridges and they worked well, but that was on older 
inkjets. If you have a modern inkjet. You may not be able to do that. The 
sensors in the carrage will see something is off and reject them. You can try 
but there's a good chance you are wasting your money.

Sorry, I wish I had better news.