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If you follow the stock market, you know what is happening to HP. They are locked out of the tablet market and PC sales are fading. So their printer business is being pressed to deliver as much profit as possible.

That means smaller and smaller ink cartridges sold at the same price. And ink cartridges that cannot be refilled.

The industry is changing. Kodak was promoting higher priced printers and lower cost ink cartridges, but that business went away with their bankruptcy. Lexmark, the old IBM electric typewriter business, has announced they are leaving the inkjet business. (I have one of their all in ones. It eats ink cartridges even when you do not print much.)

I switched to laser printers for most purposes. I had a Cannon but it died of the famous "paper jam" disease with the first power failure. I now use a Brother laser I got from Best Buy. It works well, and unlike the Cannon has paper release latches. I still use the Lexmark for scanning and copying (to a memory card). It does that well (as long as it thinks the cartridges have ink in them).
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