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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

Everybody hates their printer, right?

I mean, there isn’t a printer that’s actually good, is there? Because if so, I would like to know about that.

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numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@mdrockwell I've been in computer science for more than 25 years and I have yet to see the perfect printer. There is always issues...

jayeless
jayeless

@mdrockwell We certainly hate ours… it actually worked great for a couple of years and then suddenly it stopped taking requests from our Linux and Mac machines. No updates available because Samsung sold their printer division to HP who immediately dropped support for every model. We've spent years now relying on a USB stick to print or scan anything 😢

jakelacaze
jakelacaze

@mdrockwell Eff printers.

pimoore
pimoore

@mdrockwell I’ve never had a printer I truly liked and had no complaints about since the last dot matrix I ever owned (and even it had its quirks). Apparently the ink tank style printers are better as the nozzles are more resistant to drying out, but that’s just what I’ve heard.

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@mdrockwell Printers come from hell. All.

rishabh
rishabh

@numericcitizen The first printer I ever had was the best one. It was an early HP DeskJet model from 1995.

jaitalking
jaitalking

@ohBananaJoe 😂😂😂😂

jaitalking
jaitalking

@ohBananaJoe if it helps, I have an Epson, it’s been 100% fine for years bar the 8 million £ on ink.

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@jaitalking So. I've had several ink printers so far, one worse than the other. Then I decided to switch to a laser printer. I tested 5 in total and got stuck with that one: Lexmark MC3224adwe. It's really okay. But it doesn't have a consistently clean print image, for example, if you print a whole page in one color, there is a gradient. For whatever reason. But the far bigger problem with the printers is not the quality. It's the software, where it gets stuck again and again. Sometimes this doesn't work, then that doesn't work. And I've had that over and over again for years. And it's never really explainable why something is suddenly not printed or printed incorrectly. As I said, they all come from hell. I would prefer to have no printer at all. But since my wife is a teacher and often has to print something, there's no other way.

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jaitalking
jaitalking

@ohBananaJoe I agree, all printers are now all trying to be too clever. “Just print” please 😀

sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@mdrockwell Brother laser printers are considerably less shitty than everything else on the market.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@mdrockwell I decided to go with this one, as per Wirecutter's recommendation:

store.hp.com/us/en/pdp...

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@sgtstretch “less shitty” is as good as it gets. Yep.

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@rishabh Remember paying for an inkjet printer for 500 CA$ and yes it worked pretty well.

rishabh
rishabh

@numericcitizen Yeah and totally worth it. 😀