I have that printer as well, but beware that new ink is about 80-120 EUR per cartridge, and you need all 4 for it to function… So far, I have not managed to find cheap third party ones, and only the official HP ones work
In my experience if you are printing 50 ish pages a month, inkjet wouldn’t dry out. I think for the average person, 50 pages is actually quite a bit of usage. I have a Canon inkjet I sometimes go over a month between prints and it’s never dried up
Check replacement ink cartridge prices. Sometimes the ink cost more than the printers, as it did for my Canon Photo 17" wireless printer. I use a Brother wireless laser for everyday printing, but I print a lot. I have no complaint about either brand except that the Canon ink costs a lot, and third party ink in known to cause severe head clogging.
Using a rather old HP8600 at home: color print, scan, duplex - works great for me. I’ve heard the driver support under macOS seems to be crap, but for Linux all works well.
Cartridges cost about 80€ (whole HP set) or 20€ (whole NoName set); I’m testing the latter and atm it works quite well.
I use a Dell 1765 nf color printer scanner.
Cartridges from a good no name source.
Works great since 2 years.
Black Friday kind of price: 120 pounds plus an enormous bag to be able to get it added to my plane luggage.
You could just use the FastScanner app or something similar and get away with a much more compact color laser printer. I personally went this route for my business needs, and ultimately it is actually more convenient and seems that even the overall workflows changed to more digital media. Hope this helps
Unfortunately, I don’t have any printers I’d recommend. (I’ve used Lexmark and HP in the past - both have their issues.)
I will say that if you’re planning on printing ~50 pages per month, you shouldn’t have any problems with ink drying out. My family usually prints 10 pages or less a month, and we’ve gone over a year before ink dried out - and this only happened once. Usually, we get through both of the HP 61 cartridges within a year.
I was informed about both printer versions, both inkjet printers and laser printers. My estimate of 50 pages per month is too high. I also probably print less than 50 pages per month. It will be more or less 10 pages per month. This should prevent drying. And if I know that I will not print for a long time, then you can remove the printer cartridges and store in special cartridges.
In addition, every 2 weeks can make a test print against drying out. The newer models even have a self-cleaning program installed. I heard that HP office pro inkjet printers are very good in this regard.
The main reason AGAINST a laser printer are the harmful fine dust particles. I have two small children and I do not want to unnecessarily expose them to this fine dust particles and I do not want to have the printer in another room either,
What do you think about that? Is that “just” scare tactics?