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I had an HP MultiFunction but had to replace the print head after 16 months and the second one didn't last a year. I switched to Epson and then found out the printhead is not replaceable. Is there a printer that does good quality work and ink doesn't cost more than the machine?

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Was the print head more than a new printer ???

I thought the print head in the HPs I've had ... and have (Envy4500) ...
was in the replaceable cartridge ???

I'm now using an Epson XP640 because I print on CD/DVDs and HP quit making CD/DVD printers .. (and the price was right)
Refilled cartridges are somewhat affordable and it seems to be doing a good job so far.

I had to replace my last Epson when the ink Trash Can filled up and the printer firmware would not let me replace it. I've quit cleaning the print head so often.
 

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We have a HP LJ P1606dn and a Canon IX8000 wide color printer.
They both serve us well.
 
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Kodak started the fight against crazy high cartridge prices almost 10 years ago; but, I haven't seen any new printers now in about 4 years.
Lexmark jumped on the bandwagon, too; though, they sort of cheated in that only their black cartridge was much cheaper to use.
The HP "Pro" series of inkjets use 4 cartridges that are $26.50 each; however, they're good for over 2,000 pages instead of the 500 which is normal. I have a Deskjet 8000 Pro which has held up quite well and recently bought all 4 of the cartridges (Genuine HP XL (double the ink) and in date) from an eBay seller for $57.00.
Watch out for refills. Get the cartridge number and then Google how to refill it. Some are pretty easy; some are a real bear to do properly and the hard ones are most often cheated on which can ruin your printer.
The cheapest printers to use are, by far and away, monochrome laser printers and HP's business class laser printers "take a licking and keep on ticking".
 

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HP DeskJet all-in-one's are the only models that I buy and use.
Besides using only 2 ink cartridges and not having a touchscreen to deal with, they're easy to set up.
I currently have a DeskJet 2549 and 2655 and 3632.

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