Just buy new ink.....

American Zombie

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Still have to screw around with toner cartridges which can sometimes really screw up your print results if something gets on the toner roll or the roll gets damaged.
I have seen times where a toner cartridge has to be replaced when still about 1/2 full as the roll somehow got damaged or toner is on the edge of the roll where it should not be causing steaks on the print.
 

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Alternate solution. I shop for inkjet printers based on having aftermarket ink available. Google the printer you are interested in for refills and cartridge reset hacks.

I have an epson ($5 generic cartridges) and a HP (bulk ink with a known reset method) and another epson in the closet that i could not get generic ink for but can now.

I will never buy another Brother (disabled the entire fax/scanner just because one ink color was empty and used an entire set of cartridges every 3 months just doing auto head cleanings) or Cannon product (replacement head costs 50% more than a new printer, wasted way too much ink in cleaning).
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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I was reinking and resetting my Epson C8x series cartridges with mixed results. In the end each of the three Epson C8x's I owned (C80, C82 - replaced the C80 under warranty, and C84 or 86 - I forget which) would just end up getting so clogged that when I bought new cartridges I'd have to use half the cartridge up in cleaning cycles and it still wouldn't get up to snuff.

My color laser printer is a Brother and was one of the most highly rated color laser printers through NewEgg. I don't do all-in-ones at all, I think they are generally of lesser quality and I believe in separate components getting the best of each one. I love Canon scanners and although I've only owned two by them, the last one was a LiDE-30 and is great because of how thin it is and that it's USB powered, but I wanted a even better/faster one especially for scanning film/slides so I got a Canon 8800F and unfortunately had given my LiDE-30 to my ex-girlfriend (unfortunately).

Again, the Canon scanners were about the highest rated ones available through NewEgg.
 

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I want a Pro 9500, with the ten tanks. 13X19

Bought a T1i and now I need a good printer.

For regualr printers I have been buying Broter pritners as they are reasonably priced, MFC's and the ink is cheap.
 

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