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Month: June 2018

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

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:16:06 -0700

On Wednesday 27 June 2018 11:57:36 Dan Youngquist wrote:
> On 06/27/2018 11:46 AM, William Morder wrote:
> > On Wednesday 27 June 2018 11:43:09 Mike Bird wrote:
> >> Caveat:  I have not researched this model for Linux compatibility.
> All Dell printers I've seen are Windoze-only.  For Linux, HP or Brother is
> the best bet, and even then I'd check compatibility just to be sure.  I've
> only ever run into one HP that's flaky with Linux; unfortunately it belongs
> to a friend so I get to keep it running for free. :)
> >  Thanks, I will do a little more research. (Just when I've already spent
> > most of the past couple weeks doing research...!) I don't suppose there
> > are third-party toner cartridges out there? cheaper than $100?
> Best deal for toners is usually on Ebay.  For older model printers, there's
> always someone(s) clearing out old slow-moving stock for cheap.  Even new
> genuine OEM toners can usually be had pretty cheap.  No worries about age,
> as you have with inkjet ink.  If you buy refills, stick to major names, not
> no-name stuff.

I will plan to buy a laser printer somehow in the future. For the present, my 
options are limited (and I haven't explained EVERYTHING, as I doubt everybody 
wants to read my life story here). I will try to make do with my Brother 
inkjet printer (which at least *looks* shiny and brand-new), and figure out 
how to make do with refills. Over the years I have got pretty inventive about 
making stuff work that really should not work at all, and this is another one 
of those moments. 

Thanks for the comments & offers of help. Even if I cannot take the advice, I 
still got some useful information about what might be my next move for 
getting a better printer.