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Title: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: Smartypantz on February 14, 2019, 01:42:32 PM
Would spend up to $200 or so as long as it is efficient with the ink and is decent quality. Any suggestions ?
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: avromie7 on February 14, 2019, 01:51:36 PM
I like the brother MFC series, you can compare them and compare the biggest toner each one supports, and decide which one works best for your needs.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ExGingi on February 14, 2019, 02:06:38 PM
I dislike the Brother printers, as they stop printing when you can still get quite a few pages out of your toner.

I like the OKI MB472. Probably lowest cost per page (only comparing cost using original toner, not refilled).
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: Yikes2179 on February 14, 2019, 02:08:32 PM


I dislike the Brother printers, as they stop printing when you can still get quite a few pages out of your toner.

You just need to change the settings to allow it to continue to print
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: mercaz1 on February 14, 2019, 02:18:38 PM
The Brother line is very affordable and very good. Not sure about color printing though.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ExGingi on February 14, 2019, 02:26:03 PM

You just need to change the settings to allow it to continue to print

And where would that setting be?
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ludmila on February 14, 2019, 02:26:16 PM
I dislike the Brother printers, as they stop printing when you can still get quite a few pages out of your toner.

I like the OKI MB472. Probably lowest cost per page (only comparing cost using original toner, not refilled).
I tried both, can say both are OK, but I prefer the OKI, for the reasons you mentioned.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: dealfinder11 on February 14, 2019, 02:27:07 PM
ink efficiency in inkjet printing is an oxymoron . The scam is well explained in this video



After a few frustrating experiences and alot of research i decided to purchase an ink tank printer, so that i could print freely. This is the one i have and i am mostly happy with .

https://www.amazon.com/Epson-Expression-Wireless-Business-Supertank/dp/B01NA8VVT3/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1550172051&sr=8-3&keywords=ink+tank+printer
 
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: yesitsme on February 14, 2019, 02:27:54 PM
https://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/bypass-brother-replace-toner-message-11675.html
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ushdadude on February 14, 2019, 02:43:13 PM
i bought an HP and subscribe to their instant ink program.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ExGingi on February 14, 2019, 02:52:47 PM
i bought an HP and subscribe to their instant ink program.

And HP loves you.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ushdadude on February 14, 2019, 03:21:14 PM
And HP loves you.
i end up spending less than if i bought ink myself
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ExGingi on February 14, 2019, 03:27:52 PM
i end up spending less than if i bought ink myself

Ink and toner are two totally different animals. I've tried inkjet once, and when it refused to print black when a certain color ran out, the experiment was over.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ludmila on February 14, 2019, 03:38:30 PM
Ink and toner are two totally different animals. I've tried inkjet once, and when it refused to print black when a certain color ran out, the experiment was over.
I wasted so much money on inkjet for my business , at the time used to print hundreds of invoices daily and when a color ran out -----, big waste .
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: yesitsme on February 14, 2019, 04:31:13 PM
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-disadvantages-of-ink-tank-printer
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ushdadude on February 14, 2019, 06:25:29 PM
Ink and toner are two totally different animals. I've tried inkjet once, and when it refused to print black when a certain color ran out, the experiment was over.
Of course. I don't print that much but I often need color. A color laser is cost prohibitive forme.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: ExGingi on February 14, 2019, 06:29:20 PM
Of course. I don't print that much but I often need color. A color laser is cost prohibitive forme.
That changes things.

There are actually advantages to ink over toner. But in an office environment inkjet just doesn’t cut it.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: dovy2 on February 14, 2019, 07:29:53 PM
I'd recommend a brother MFC monochrome laser (generic tonora work just fine) and a also buy a cheap $30 inkjet for the few times u need to print in color.
You then throw it out when it completely runs out, (google the model to find out how to "trick" the machine.. each one is diff) you buy a new one (cheaper than new legit tonor).
I wouldn't go for the generic ink on the cheap inkjets... I've tried it so many times, not worth the hassle.. just buy a new machine
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: dealfinder11 on February 14, 2019, 07:41:11 PM
As i said i did alot of research . Though no printer is perfect, IME the cons are overstated in the Ink tank (though granted i have only owned it for half a year) . I use my printer a few times a week and its works flawlessly . Again not suggesting its a perfect solution, however after much frustration with Inkjets, this experience has been refreshing (and luxurious!). Now i don't think twice about printing anything including color and long documents i want to read (or even ebooks).
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: yesitsme on February 19, 2019, 01:38:50 AM
I followed this instructions to reset the printer
https://www.inksaver.co.za/blog/how-to-reset-the-toner-life-end-message-on-your-brother-toner-printer
*00
and printed a test page, it was as dark as it can be.  >:(
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: joe1234 on February 21, 2019, 01:16:08 AM
I'd recommend a brother MFC monochrome laser (generic tonora work just fine) and a also buy a cheap $30 inkjet for the few times u need to print in color.
You then throw it out when it completely runs out, (google the model to find out how to "trick" the machine.. each one is diff) you buy a new one (cheaper than new legit tonor).
I wouldn't go for the generic ink on the cheap inkjets... I've tried it so many times, not worth the hassle.. just buy a new machine
Are there any other good printers that don't require chips for the toner?
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: myi on February 21, 2019, 01:20:56 AM
Are there any other good printers that don't require chips for the toner?
what's the big deal if it has a chip just remove the old chip and put it on the new cartridge that comes without the chip or buy the toner cartridges that come with a chip, I just bought three cartridges for $28 or something like that.

the chip just tells the machine how much ink is left, either way when you use the fake cartridges you're going to reset the toner life and it won't be accurate so you use your toner cartridges until you have no more ink printing on your papers, and make sure you have backups for scenarios when you run out of ink unexpectedly.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: joe1234 on February 21, 2019, 01:24:55 AM
what's the big deal if it has a chip just remove the old chip and put it on the new cartridge that comes without the chip or buy the toner cartridges that come with a chip, I just bought three cartridges for $28 or something like that.

the chip just tells the machine how much ink is left, either way when you use the fake cartridges you're going to reset the toner life and it won't be accurate so you use your toner cartridges until you have no more ink printing on your papers, and make sure you have backups for scenarios when you run out of ink unexpectedly.
Without the original chip the latest brother printers don't work...
It can be a hassle to deal with moving over the chip to the generic toner and after a while you may need a new chip and have to pay full price for an original toner...
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: myi on February 21, 2019, 01:26:59 AM
It can be a hassle to deal with moving over the chip to the generic toner and after a while you may need a new chip and have to pay full price for an original toner...
What's wrong with the off-brand ones that come with a chip they seem to do a fine job
or if you're a bit handy and you don't care to make a little mess you can buy the powder rather the ink and refill the toner yourself after watching a YouTube video or two.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: myi on February 21, 2019, 01:29:55 AM
Without the original chip the latest brother printers don't work...
It can be a hassle to deal with moving over the chip to the generic toner and after a while you may need a new chip and have to pay full price for an original toner...
information about needing the original chip with the latest brother printers is false, I just bought a brand new one from Costco this past month and it requires a chip, so I did a little research on what the chip is and how it works, as I wanted to know if I can buy a toner cartridge that has no chip or do I need to buy a one with the chip. I ended up buying ones that come with a chip only because whoever's at home to replace the toner I don't want to make it hassle for them to change and take out and remove the old chip.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: myi on February 21, 2019, 01:36:33 AM
Without the original chip the latest brother printers don't work...
It can be a hassle to deal with moving over the chip to the generic toner and after a while you may need a new chip and have to pay full price for an original toner...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DRTLLNC/

these are the toner cartridges I purchased you can see, this is for the newer brother machines.
 I paid $23.95 for a pack of two, bought a few packs.
and if you look in the comments they come with a trip and yes I have the myself they come with a chip, they work great.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: joe1234 on February 21, 2019, 06:40:48 PM
information about needing the original chip with the latest brother printers is false, I just bought a brand new one from Costco this past month and it requires a chip, so I did a little research on what the chip is and how it works, as I wanted to know if I can buy a toner cartridge that has no chip or do I need to buy a one with the chip. I ended up buying ones that come with a chip only because whoever's at home to replace the toner I don't want to make it hassle for them to change and take out and remove the old chip.
i just bought a new brother printer last week and bought 2 seperate generic toners. they both didnt work... can be it depends when the printer was made, the later printers are updated not to work with the generic chips...
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: myi on April 09, 2019, 09:33:43 PM
i just bought a new brother printer last week and bought 2 seperate generic toners. they both didnt work... can be it depends when the printer was made, the later printers are updated not to work with the generic chips...
Did You try the ink from amazon above?
 I have that one now and works fine.
Title: Re: Bed copier/scanner/printer for home use that doesn’t eat ink
Post by: Petar on April 10, 2019, 02:07:13 AM
In some printers... Just taping over chip works.