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Month: June 2018

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

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:34:42 -0700

On Wednesday 27 June 2018 12:42:12 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 27. Juni 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > [...]
> > 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.
> I have a Brother MFC which works to my satisfaction with non-Brother-refill
> and a chip reseter (from amazon - 1/2 liter ink + reseter for the price of
> one original cardridge). That keeps the operation cost quite low. I would
> not bet that it's as cheep as a laser, but on the other hand it stinks 
> less :-)
> Nik
> > 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.
> >
> > Bill
> >
> >

By the way, thanks to Nik for answering my actual question. I used the same HP 
825c printer for almost 20 years now, and have refilled cartridges before. I 
just haven't tried it with the newer Brother inkjet printers. When I changed 
from a Windoze system to Linux, I had no problems in finding drivers for my 
old printer, and it was easy enough to find deb packages for the Brother. I 
was just wavering on the point about whether to try refillable cartridges 
with the Brother, as I've heard that the newer, "smarter" printers can tell 
when users are not using "genuine Brother products", and reject them. But 
then I found out about resetting the chips, and good stuff like that, so I 
have a glimmer of hope that there is a way forward.