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I have a Canon MF4880dw that I have hated sine about the day I got it. Terribly non-intuitive interface and uneven printing even after changing cartridges.
I was going to look to buy an official Canon printer cartridge, but they are really proud and I am considering just getting a new printer I won't hate.

Looking for recommendation on a Printer/scanner but I don't need fax capability because, you know, its not 1990.
 

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I've got a Canon all in one..it started out great but I couldn't hang with the ink replacements so now I buy off brand refills. This of course makes the thing useless for photo printing. Still, it prints documents and scans things well enough. Oh, the software bites.

Sorry I know this isn't helpful. Haha
 

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I’ve been through a few consumer all-in-ones over the past decade or so. They all developed problems after what seemed like relatively short times. Leaking ink, all sorts of print problems, auto-feed scan problems. And I hardly print that much, but I scan a lot.

Been through HP, Epson, Canon and currently have a Brother. The Brother was running fine the past year but recently decided it wants to start drinking ink. Seems like the consumer level printers are designed to fall apart quickly. I haven’t found one I would feel comfortable recommending.
 
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I bought the Brother printer.
It was way easier to setup and is way more intuitive than the old Canon.
Now to see if it lasts.
 

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i was gonna say Brother. I had a Canon it was not a great printer too many issues. Bought an HP at Walmart not really a great printer either sometime it will not come out of sleep mode. BTW these are lasers. In house inkjets are Brother a 11x17 printer and an Epson that prints on cd's. hey both work flawlessly. Epson sure stays on top of drivers.
 
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i was gonna say Brother. I had a Canon it was not a great printer too many issues. Bought an HP at Walmart not really a great printer either sometime it will not come out of sleep mode. BTW these are lasers. In house inkjets are Brother a 11x17 printer and an Epson that prints on cd's. hey both work flawlessly. Epson sure stays on top of drivers.

Thought about Epson, but I didn't want to ahve to deal with that salt that they take.
 

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Late, but my brother printers have been great. The scanners? Not so much.

I like brother printers and epson scanners. If you are doing documents, the epson sheet fed scanners are inexpensive, easy, and fast.

(note that all of my stuff is networked, so for direct connection, YMMV).
 

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I bought the Brother printer.
It was way easier to setup and is way more intuitive than the old Canon.
Now to see if it lasts.

I'm late to this, but I bought a Brother Scanner/Printer in 2012 and it is still going strong. Never had a single issue with it.

By the way, if you are looking for good scanner software, I reccomend NAPS2. It's free and stands for Not Another PDF Scanner. It makes it really easy to do a multiple page PDF that is one document.
 

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I've got a Canon multifunction color printer. It's fine but man their software just sucks arse.
 

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my advice, get one of each. printers by themselves are fine. scanners are a different story. not all are equal.

multifunction is not always a good thing.
 
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my advice, get one of each. printers by themselves are fine. scanners are a different story. not all are equal.

multifunction is not always a good thing.

Now you tell me! Where were you on march 2nd? It's like you don't even care...
 
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I had many printers, but the Canon, All-in-one black and white laser printer has been my favorite. It prints and prints and prints. Only changed the toner cartridge once in like 4 years. If I have to print color, I will go the public library or Staples. It's very rare that I need to print color. Maybe once a year.
 
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I had many printers, but the Canon, All-in-one black and white laser printer has been my favorite. It prints and prints and prints. Only changed the toner cartridge once in like 4 years. If I have to print color, I will go the public library or Staples. It's very rare that I need to print color. Maybe once a year.

My favorite printer ever was LaserJet 4 that we had at an old job. Bulletproof printer that did its job well.
 

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