Hydro77, on 23 July 2013 - 06:39 AM, said:
mjd420nova, on 16 January 2013 - 06:56 PM, said:
Regardless of the cartridge prices, I find HP to have the widest support with drivers for any platform. They make some prety cheap photo printers and some all in one units are pretty attractive. I refill the ink (tri-color and black) but keep a fresh tri-color for the photo prints. My C5500BT is almost three years old and aside from the cleaning needed to keep paper jams from ruining your day. I try to keep the high quality printing for right after a cleaning, it does make a difference. I enjoy the BlueTooth link so my youngest son can use his laptop. Everyone else can access it through the server share on the home network.
I have a HP Printer, works really well even after six years of service. Highly Recommend them to you.
Yes, HP makes some really good units and a huge line of consumer units, priced to sell, and sell they do. Since the first "Thinkjet" printer, a small prtable, battery powered companion to the first HP laptop, HP 110. Laser jets came next and a couple hundred different inkjet designs and platforms. HP units are the only ones I've found that are really worth fixing, the rest, like Lexmark and Brother are cheaper to replace than repair. User maintenence is the key to getting any printer from any mfgr to last beyond a year. Some laserjet units are particular about their environment but HP has had the tried and true method that works. So many different methods of getting three different colors unto a page, many requiring multiple passes by the same page, that leads to dirty and inky paper rollers, skewed pages, even paper jams. Not the easiest user maintenence but neccesary to get good output. Many larger network workhorse printers have maintenence tools like paper trays with cleaning pads to reach those rollers deep inside the unit. HP is among the top mfgrs for both commerical and consumer products but like all, the lower priced units are made in China and will cost more for ink than the unit itself in one year.