A Printer Reborn…later

Old printers must die so that new printers can get stronger … or something like that.

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.

I’ll keep you posted.

Author: Phillip

Phillip is a dad of three boys and married to a beautiful dedicated woman. An aspiring artist and science fiction author. He has been an IT professional for the past 20+ years. He is currently working on a full-length sci-fi novel, but he also makes small drawings/watercolors for his school-age son's lunchbox and occasionally pretends to be a comedian. He also still struggles with putting two spaces at the end of sentences.

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