N231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 929 times:
My fairly new Hewlett Packard multifunction machine (all-in-one printer, scanner, copier, and fax) died, ironically just past the warranty period, and this is the third HP multifunction in three years. Their support sucks just as much as their products, and its about time that I've said, screw HP.
I need some advice on a new multifunction machine. Does anybody have a brand of printer (or multifunction, scanner, copier, etc) that they have had exceptionally good service and reliability with, and would recommend?
Keep in mind this has to be a multifunction machine, that can cope with heavy use.
RichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 921 times:
I like Canon, but mainly because Ink is pretty cheap and generally they work well with any print server. Unfortunately Ive only had three Canon printers none of which has given me any grief, but not enough to say they are a godsend.
MaidensGator From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 910 times:
Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 1): I like Canon, but mainly because Ink is pretty cheap and generally they work well with any print server. Unfortunately Ive only had three Canon printers none of which has given me any grief, but not enough to say they are a godsend.
I have a Canon all-in-one laser that I got on sale at Staples for about $200; I think the regular price is around $300. I''ve had no problem in about a year. The cartridges aren't that bad in price. I use it alot, but not excessively. It's a flatbed type. The fax works fine on my VOIP line, as well as my regular line. I've heard some don't work right on VOIP. I like that, because I have two numbers on one line for VOIP and I can set the distinctive ring for the fax. For the price, I think I got a great deal. $200 is less than an extended warranty on some models....
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Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 892 times:
Google everything. I recently was given a Brother all in one because one function didn't work. When I tried to fix it, the google results backed my experience, their products are crappy. Research is the key.
DAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 881 times:
Canon, Brother or Epson are your best choices. Avoid Lexmark and HP at all costs. Lexmark is exorbitantly expensive as is, and HP tends to have the cartridges with the fewest ink of all manufacturers (lowpoint: 3.5ml for 363 Magenta).
Epson usually is the cheapest option, as they are the ones for which there are the most alternative cartridges out there. With Brother, unlike Avt007 I've made the experience that they are both reliable and cheap to maintain. I've had many customers whom I told to get a Brother, and so far they all have been very satisfied with them. Canon used to have the cheapest cartridges by far, but that has stopped with the IP4200 family. But if you don't mind switching contact parts from cartridge to cartridge, they are still a good option.