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Windows 7: Any new printers that use 2 ink cartridges?


27 Jul 2010   #1

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Any new printers that use 2 ink cartridges?

Looking for a new printer.

I am seeking a simple basic printer. That uses only 2 ink cartridges - BW and Color.

I used to use all Epson. But now all I see are 4 ink cartridges and printing stops when one ink cartridge is empty.

Any simple printers out there. Inkjet. All-in-One. Anything?

Anyone?


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27 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Inkjet Printers - Best Buy

There are a few listed there.
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27 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have an old HP deskjet 6122 using only 2 cartridges. Color and B&W. This model has been put in mothballs by HP but mine keeps right on printing.
Buy ink online from 101ink.com which will save you bundles
There are many out there so make a wise decision and stay within your budget.
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27 Jul 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In my book, the 2 cartridge printers are an expensive deal when it comes to new cartridges. I have one of those and it costs me thru the nose whilst my other 4 printers that use 4 ot 6 individual cartridges are a lot cheaper to operate. The problem with the single color cartridge is that when that runs out of only 1 color, you have to replace it (which is expensive). The other colors may have lasted for a long time. But that will be wasted.
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27 Jul 2010   #5

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

If I were looking for a new Printer ... I'd be looking at the HP's ..
primarily because I've had good luck with them.

I would investigate which Cartridges they take .. And if the replacement cartiges are available in XL's.
The XL's cartridges print about 3-4 times as much for about twice the price ..
which also saves about 3 trips to get replacements.

Here's One for example .. Click on the Cartridges tab to see the choices...
Not that I'd buy them from HP
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27 Jul 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by songkrai View Post
Looking for a new printer.

I am seeking a simple basic printer. That uses only 2 ink cartridges - BW and Color.

I used to use all Epson. But now all I see are 4 ink cartridges and printing stops when one ink cartridge is empty.

Any simple printers out there. Inkjet. All-in-One. Anything?

Anyone?
Hi songkrai, have you thopught about using the Epson continuos ink system Continuous Ink Systems, CISS for Epson, HP, Cannon, Ink Refills - CISS Solutions
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27 Jul 2010   #7

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
...whilst my other 4 printers that use 4 or 6 individual cartridges are a lot cheaper to operate.
I was talking to a guy at our local Cartridge World and he was recommending the printers with many cartridges ... The refills were really cheap and you only had to refill what was empty.
Not too sure I would want to mess with a bunch of cartridges
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27 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The problem with the ones with multiple cartridges is, once one runs dry, many printers will refuse to print until you get a new one. If you want to swing for a laser printer, my brother has one he uses all the time and has not had to replace the toner after 3-4 years of standard use.
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27 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What about a color laser printer? There toner last a lot longer then those little ink cartridges. While you pay more upfront for a laser printer in the long run it is much cheaper to operate.
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27 Jul 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you buy a laser printer, make sure it can be remotely operated so that you can install it in a dedicated room. The fumes from a laser printer are pure poison.
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