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Oct 24, 2023



I gave up with inkjet in 2011, got a cheap ($170) Brother mono laser as don't print much, never colour, and considered getting a refill to replace the 'dealer part tank' one that came in it. Glad I didn't as that first one is just starting to look a bit washed out. Was amazed to find you can still buy refills for it, they cost about $170 but figure ~$14/year isn't bad for operating expenses...

Ralph Grabowski

This could explain why I could not find any color laser printers in local stores: the cost of toner is tiny compared to the profits on ink cartridges, so stores instead push the seemingly cheap $50 inkjet printers.

John C

I did what you did but went from HP Inkjet printer to HP laser printer/copier/scanner. It was the best $500 I've spent. And yes, the printer complains that the toner cartridges need replacing before they truly start degrading print quality. And based on a horrible experience with an inkjet, I will never buy a Lexmark product again. To each their own.

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