Fuck HP

    • @jennwiththesea
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      Yep. We have a black and white Brother laser printer, and it’s lasted* for at least five years now. Toner is so much cheaper than those stupid, tiny cartridges with not-enough-cyan.

      • @Kadaj21
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        56 months ago

        I got mine as a display model when Office Depot/Max were killing off stores that were too close together and I had had no issues in the at least 7 years I’ve had it. Its a black and white printer and have used CVS or where for printing pictures the off chance I need to. I also have only bought toner a time or two over the years. Dual sided scanning and printing? For my occasional use its perfect.

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            Generally no, image quality on color lasers isn’t great but you can print them, just not great. I usually want glossy prints for frames but not often enough for me to print them at home on a consumer quality ink jet printer. I usually go to a print shop or somewhere that has a professional printer.

            Hell, even CVS Walgreens and Walmart have better photo printers than any consumer off the shelf model.

    • WetFerret
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      46 months ago

      I got a b/w Brother laser and have been using it with Windows, Linux and Android devices with no issues. It has lasted me through 6 years of university and I’ve only replaced the toner once. Probably the best technology investment I’ve ever made.

    • Gormadt
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      96 months ago

      It’s the first printer I’ve owned that didn’t make me want to throw it off my balcony

    • @cyberpunk007
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      86 months ago

      Count me in as a happy Brother user. I used to think they were the knock off crappy printer but once I started to see more of them poo up and how much better they worked… I just bought myself an all in one laser one. Couldn’t be happier. It works so well, and no bullshit in Linux either. Works there too. Hp used to be the easy way but they’re not so great anymore.

      • @[email protected]
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        16 months ago

        My previous Brother laser lasted me over 14 years using only the original toner provided inside the box. I merely had to shake it once a year to redistribute the toner inside it.

        Even if I had to buy another genuine cartridge during that 12 year run, it would have been worth it. I had to get another printer simply because that specific model had been discontinued for years, and I couldn’t find a replacement drum.

        Not bad for a $109 printer.

        HP cartridges barely last a month, costs $40 each, and if you don’t use it for a couple of weeks, they no longer work.

        Had to buy an HP inkjet to make custom printed shirts for an event; never again.

        That thing ended costing upwards of $200 for 2 months of use.

        I’ll buy Brother and their genuine laser toner cartridges anytime.

  • @JackDark
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    226 months ago

    I’ve been happy with my Brother printer. If you don’t need an inkjet printer, I highly recommend just getting a toner printer. The toner is significantly cheaper, for a significantly greater volume (at least it was the last time I had to buy some, which was ages ago).

  • @ShortFuse
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    Did well with Brother laser printer. Canon was okay.

    I had setup a friend’s HP printer and noticed he was constantly switching to WiFi Direct in order to print. I did him the favor of connecting it to the AP, so he wouldn’t have to manually switch all the time.

    The moment it got online, the printer locked itself down and refused to continue print until he paid for a subscription service on the ink.

    • @[email protected]
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      46 months ago

      My brother laser printer has been going for like 7 years. I bought a replacement drum head recently but that’s the only thing other than toner that it has needed.

  • @[email protected]
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    176 months ago

    Happy brother user here. We had a hp and the bastard had connection troubles then ended up only printing blank pages. Never again.

    • @Vulwsztyn
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      66 months ago

      I thought you meant happy brother as an euphemism for hp

  • @gibmiser
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    166 months ago

    Joining the brother bandwagon here

  • kickmule
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    166 months ago

    Brother. Strong, reliable, durable, in my own experience.

  • Gormadt
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    156 months ago

    Get a laser printer not an inkjet printer

    Inkjet printers will crap out if not used constantly due to the ink lines getting blocked with dry ink

    I’ve got a brother laser printer and it works great

  • Argyle13
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    136 months ago

    Brother. Mine, a laser monochrome, is 12 years old and works perfectly fine

    • Semi-Hemi-Demigod
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      116 months ago

      Another good thing about the Brother printers is they work on Linux without too much fiddling

  • snooggums
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    126 months ago

    In addition to the Brotherly love, we have multiple Samsung ML-1865W laser printers that have been consistently reliable for years with no janky printing software and I have even used the $6 or whatever bottle of loose powder to refill although the regular cartridges are more convenient.

    Going laser and not HP is the most important parts.

    • @lemmefixdat4u
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      26 months ago

      Samsung’s printer division was acquired by HP. I had a computer drive failure and after reinstalling the Samsung (now HP) driver I had nothing but printer connection issues (printer doesn’t wake up, driver says printer unavailable). Wish I had copied the original driver to a flash drive. Finally gave up and bought a Brother MFD laser. That’s been working flawlessly.

  • @cultsuperstar
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    116 months ago

    I’ve had a Brother MFC-9330CDW for a long time and it’s been great. No driver updates in like 5 years but don’t really need updates when everything works. I moved away from buying official Brother toner several years and buy a budget brand off Amazon. Basically 4 toner carts for less than the price of one official Brother cart.