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calliopes_pen ([personal profile] calliopes_pen) wrote2017-09-14 08:38 am

No More HP Printers For Me

Thanks to a firmware update from HP that was pushed yesterday, I believe I can safely cross off HP printers from my list of potential printer purchases.

Basically, the update blocks all non-HP ink from functioning correctly. There weren’t that many from HP that I had included on my list just yet, thanks to everybody's recommendations and advice (thank you for it, by the way) along the lines of Canon, Epson, and Brother.

This merely narrows the field a little more for me.
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[personal profile] cloudsinvenice 2017-09-14 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I saw you mentioned Brother - can pass on someone else's rec, for what that's worth: their printers were suggested to me when I was asking what would work well with a Mac...

Our last printer was an HP, and was itself a replacement for R's former one which went pearshaped... I've indeed not had much call to view their stuff with confidence.

I never did get around to buying one back when I was soliciting recs, so I'll have to start that journey soon myself. *pulls out hair*
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[personal profile] cloudsinvenice 2017-09-14 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow. Really shows how built-in obsolescence has become a thing, doesn't it?

The sad part is that I'd done the research, and I suspect the reason I didn't buy the thing was that I had some other expense/hadn't time, and of course now the one I'd bookmarked on Argos to compare with other printers is coming up as "we can't find that page". So that's going to be a return to the drawing board...
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[personal profile] frenchroast 2017-09-14 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I found out which laser printer I have! It's a Brother HL L2340 DW and currently it's $109 on Amazon, but my husband said he's seen it as low as $69.99, and that the price fluctuates a lot, so if you wait, you can probably get it for around $80.

It is awesome, and I seriously recommend it. Even his tech-illiterate parents have had no problems with it, and they have problems with almost anything computer-related (we bought them one last year).