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Does anyone know a semi decent printer available in Germany/Europe, for personal use that doesn't you a kidney and won't break after 7 months??

They're all so god damn awful it makes me want to pull my hair out.

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  • 8
    Being awful is their business model.
  • 2
    I've got a canon pixma all-in-one that isn't bad for a bubblejet. I can't remember the exact model at the moment as it's somehow gotten lost in the shuffle of moving (ikr, no idea how you lose a printer either), but it's the black one with the red ring around it.
  • 1
    I bought the cheapest Samsung laser printer with WiFi a few years ago. It was mostly OK except it disconnected from WiFi once or twice a year. Slightly irritating, but overall I was happy with it.
  • 0
    @gronostaj how bad is the ink price? Dad tried to buy me a samsung like that before I ordered my canon and I made him take it back because I wouldn't have been able to afford keeping it stocked.
  • 0
    Be more specific. Laser... inkjet.... purpose Photographic... Reports...
    colour monochrome. Its the sort of vague shit question i get from clients.
  • 0
    If you gotta but an inkjet, you have to pray to the makers that it will just work like you except them to. Some people are lucky enough that they have one that consistently works, but there is a reason why businesses buy laser printers.

    Inkjets are an amazing and affordable technology in itself just like drip coffee makers, too bad they are (probably) designed to easily break.
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    @helloworld a "normal" consumer printer
    Duplex printing, full colour, with a scanner

    I'd get a laser printer, but they're so stupidly expensive they're not an option
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    @M1sf3t It was a laser model. I was using it with 3rd party toners, they were pretty cheap but it was consuming quite a lot of electricity I suppose. That was my conscious choice though, my experience with ink printers told me that unless you're going to use it regularly the maintenance is a PITA.
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    @gronostaj issue isn't even when using them regularly
    Not touching them for 2-3 weeks? Dried up cartridge is pretty much guaranteed.

    And the fucking software as well, so God damn useless
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    @gronostaj yea this was a laser too. He had done a shit ton of research and had somehow decided that it was the best option instead of the brother. I couldn't get it across to him that I planned on using digital invoices for the most part and mainly just needed a scanner.

    I started to keep it anyway since it was already there but when I Iooked up the ink I found that it was a significantly higher than even all the other laserjets.
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    @LotsOfCaffeine I have that problem even with my fountain pen. Though I still keep it because it rocks if it writes, and cleaning when it doesn't isn't too much work.
  • 0
    @LotsOfCaffeine yea you have to run something thru them fairly often but even if they do dry up, it's maybe twenty bucks to replace them now?
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    @M1sf3t 20 bucks to replace what? The ink cartridges? That's like 50€
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    I meant per, they don't necessarily all dry up at once. It seems like a set for mine was around $40 at walmart, $30 maybe $35 from amazon but getting the actual brand you order with them is like playing roulette.
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    @M1sf3t dunno bout those stores
    There is Amazon in Germany, but they haven't messed up orders for me too much
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    @LotsOfCaffeine Walmart would be whatever cheap, has-everything store complete with both namebrand and storebrand stuff. Basically a brick and mortar version of Amazon. Or rather amazon is an online version of it given it was around a lot longer.
  • 5
    I honestly thought this was about 3D printers, until somebody mentioned ink.
  • 1
    @Maer So you didn't have the least inkling. ^^
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    HP Desktjet randomChar()+=random(0,1000)+=randomChar()+=random(0,9999)+=randomChar();
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    Didn't you Germans invent printing? How the tables have turned eh.
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    Get a used professional (they understand postscript and are full duplex) bw laser printer.
    You may have to replace some wear parts and add fresh toner.
    But then you have a real printer wich will last you a lot of years.
  • 1
    Printers are born to die. That's the business model.
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