About a decade or so ago consumer color laser printers were a mystical device existing only in your imagination. Now there is common as the lowly inkjet. I’ve had an old workhorse in service since 2011 myself. It was a fancy one at the time, but compared to today is rather mundane. It is time for me to decide though. More toner or a new printer. Right now the printer has decided for me.
It is very much alive but refuses to print until I feed it more toner. Color toner. Yellow color toner. How I’ve run out of yellow first is beyond me, I don’t do all that much in color, yet they all run out first even when I primarily just print text. But now the yellow is empty so I get an alert on my device itself asking me what to do. I’ve already set everything to print in greyscale, and so I tell the printer to print black only.
So now the printer feels like a child at the table refusing to eat his dinner. But in this case, it’s an octogenarian refusing to take his medicine, so and I’ll be purchasing a new one. For anyone interested, the rebellious printer is the Samsung CLX-3185FW and it served me faithfully for many years. Ironically it is still selling on Amazon for about the same price I paid for it those long nine years ago.
So watch this space for a printer review. Unless there is a drastic shift, the printer I’ll buy next is the Brother HL-L3230CDW Compact Digital Color Printer.
I’ll keep you posted.