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[–] Eido 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Best thing I ever did was shell out for a good Brother Laser Toner and ditch the endless buy a new inkjet/ cartridge scam. Toner comes out cheaper, I print infrequently but in quantity when I do and Brother doesn't dick around with toner DRM. I can buy off-brand cartridges or get mine refilled cheaply.

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[–] bilog78 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Interesting, thanks. I'm currently looking for an alternative to replace my old inkject multifunction (printer/scanner), and I was more geared towards HP (generally good experience with them at the office, good Linux support). Does Brother also offer multifunction printer/scanners? How good are they?

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[–] Eido 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have a Brother DCP-7065DN. It's actually a multi-function copier. Scans, lolFaxes, Copies and ofcourse prints via USB, ethernet or WiFi.

I've been VERY happy with it! Scans like a charm to image or pdf. Used it extensively during my mortgage application/house negotiations and divorce. Like I said above, I don't print often but when I do it's usually 60-400 pages. Yeah, most of a ream in one go. Pepakura can be a nightmare.

Easy to configure in Win7, which doesn't help you running Linux I understand but you know... But a quick check on their website lead me here: http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=dcp7065dn_all they offer two linux drivers on for (rpm)?? and one for debian for my model, not massive support but something I guess.

I do like this company as a whole because they are still very much an Enterprise support company and not so much a Private Retail company.

I'm going to stop pushing these guys now because I'm not getting paid. ;)

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[–] Owoc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've been using a Brother DCP-J315W inkjet for several years now. I installed refillable cartridges and replenish them with bottled ink bought from an independent vendor. It's so economical, the standard paper I print on actually costs me more than the ink.

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[–] pangaea 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

look into refilling your own ink if you really want to save money

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[–] bilog78 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

look into refilling your own ink if you really want to save money

Not using inkjets is even cheaper. Most people don't realize that the TCO for laser is actually significantly lower than that of inkjets. Plus you don't have the problem of the cartridges drying up if the go unused for months.