r/WhitePeopleTwitter Sep 24 '22

How has no one invented this yet?

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4.4k Upvotes

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u/Vincesteeples Sep 24 '22

Get a Brother laser printer that uses toner cartridges and only prints in black and white. My wife is a teacher and bought one to print her customary hundreds of yearly handouts about ten years ago. It’s still going strong and rarely needs new toner.

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u/jninethousand Sep 24 '22

Seriously. I bought a $200 Canon laser printer/copier in December 2019 and I'm still using the same cartridge it came with. Inkjet is garbage technology and HP Hates People

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u/drkidkill Sep 24 '22

Idk, my gf got an old hp laser from work, it was old years before she got it but we pull it off the shelf and it just works. Ink jets are garbage.

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u/jninethousand Sep 24 '22

I think it's fair to say that not everything from HP is trash, but they are certainly the champions of disposable printers

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u/bobert680 Sep 24 '22

most printer problems people have are from stupid things that are added to make them easier to use for people scared of computers, let them do things like print directly from phones with apps, DRM, or shitty paper trays. business printers dont have those things so they work better. printers are still a curse on all IT departments though, fuck printers

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u/MisterHonkeySkateets Sep 25 '22

I recall when i was working corporate that i wanted to use the central, massive, expensive printer to scan something, maybe make an edit, print it back out.

Instead of just provisioning this specialty machine 10 meters away, they offered to get me a “personal” scanner and printer. I said: is that what everyone else does? Yes. Whut?

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u/amynias Sep 25 '22

Every HP computer I've owned has one or more critical design flaw. I recently spent a ridiculous sum of money on an HP Elite Dragonfly G2 and the keyboard is unreliable on my original unit AND the replacement because all units have flawed firmware with some kind of input bug. $2500 absolute waste of money. Can't even trust it to not type random characters sometimes. USB Audio was broken on an HP desktop I tried because of a firmware flaw. Another HP laptop I tried had keyboard issues and overheated a lot due to firmware issues. Yet another HP laptop I tried had a different keyboard flaw. HP quality control is dogshit. I'm never buying their crap again.

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u/Adventurous-Event722 Sep 25 '22

Yea sometimes it's better buying a new one rather than buying cartridges, lol.

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u/TrailbyDesign Sep 24 '22

The older HP Laserjets were beasts. I still have a few locations that run a ton of 4250s. Newer stuff is not as reliable.

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u/HonorableMetal Sep 25 '22

4200 series are tanks, the toner cartridge last for years for a single user, and their internals are machined from unobtanium

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u/modsuperstar Sep 25 '22

I had one what was from the early 90s that I was given for free. Used it for probably a decade before I passed it onto someone else. I only passed it on because my sister gave me a newer Brother HL-4200. Have only ever paid for paper to put in them over the last 15 years.

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u/Jaska-87 Sep 24 '22

This. In my previous job as it guy we had 10-15 of those b&w laser printer scanner combo machines and yeah they had issues every now and then. Usually related to poor Linux drivers and the problem was on the computer side not the printer. But those were under very heavy use and problems with the printer itself was not very common.

Those had only one bigger issue and after they got older few rollers on top of the case got too slippery and there was lots of paper jams after. That can be fixed with a knife or piece of sandpaper to make the rollers coarse again so that paper goes through smoothly.

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u/sparrownetwork Sep 24 '22

You can usually replace old rollers as well.

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u/Jaska-87 Sep 24 '22

Most likely, we just were running shop very cheap at that time so with few minutes of roughening the rollers we got at least half a year or more of use without any more of the same problem

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u/sparrownetwork Sep 24 '22

LOL, I'm sure I've done something similar to get an old laser printer going.

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u/nyrb001 Sep 24 '22

For next time, some 99% isopropyl alcohol probably would have done the trick.

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u/Jaska-87 Sep 25 '22

Oh i tried that first, did not help.

And I'm currently working in different field so hopefully i don't have to Google how to fix certain printers anymore :D

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u/Elder_Hoid Sep 24 '22

I wonder if it would've been as effective to use WD-40 on right spots so the rollers tuned easier.

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u/Jaska-87 Sep 25 '22

Problem is not the roller not turning. Problem was that when paper reached thos rollers and paper was supposed to go through set of them and the rollers were too slippery and did not catch the paper and paper got crumbled behind the rollers instead of coming through.

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u/salmonlikethephish Sep 24 '22

This!

I bought a black and white Brother laser printer in 2005. I've refilled the toner once and it's still going strong.

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u/WeedstocksAlt Sep 24 '22

Yep, black and white brother laser printer here also. Been using it for years, never had any problem with it.

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u/mrbuh Sep 25 '22

The Brother color laser printers work great too.

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u/Advance-Puzzleheaded Sep 24 '22

Toner? I'd hardly bone her!

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u/MissingLavender Sep 25 '22

Fuck brother

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u/RevolutionaryArt3026 Sep 25 '22

I came in here to say this!

Brother just works. I got a brother HL-1218w at my office. It just works.

Back home my parents got a HL something from the 1990s that thing has been going for 25 years.

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u/cheapcoffeesucks Sep 24 '22

Printer manufacturing companies:

No.

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u/DownvoteDaemon Sep 24 '22

Your profile picture disturbs me lol..had to get a closer look.

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u/MangledSunFish Sep 25 '22

"Damn, that shit looks disturbing. Let me take a closer look at it."

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u/TrailbyDesign Sep 24 '22

If I had a dollar for every copier or printer engineer I wanted to ask WHY? I'd be able to manufacture my own printers and copiers.

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u/College-Lumpy Sep 24 '22

Brother laser jets. Cheap. Reliable.

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u/PercussiveRussel Sep 24 '22

Forreal, my HL-110 is dirt cheap, the toner is dirt cheap, and it runs without fail. Not the highest resolution, but it's more than enough for B&W documents

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u/BernieTheDachshund Sep 24 '22

This past year I started getting messages that my ink was not genuine HP ink and I can't print Tide coupons. Of course they only give you one chance to print and the coupon is gone. It's all an ink scam, I feel betrayed that the ink I paid for on Amazon is being 'reported' to HP.

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u/bjanas Sep 24 '22

I've looked into the "why are printers so terrible" thing before. First off, they are apparently a lot more complex than we give them credit for. Fine, ok.

BUT, the ink monopolies stem from that. A lot of printers are actually sold at a loss, and then subsidized by the ink sales. Apparently.

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u/Milk_Mindless Sep 24 '22

White people twitter

Sung-Won poc voice actor

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u/ghrayfahx Sep 25 '22

Hey. He’s also an awesome member of the College Humor team. He’s great on the various shows on Dropout.

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u/Zer0guy56 Sep 24 '22

Uh, had anyone told this guy laser printers exist? More specifically, a brother printer? You measure the usefulness in decades not years.

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u/ncgrits01 Sep 24 '22

Also, pay-at-the-pump receipt printers that actually print receipts.

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u/WhyWontThisWork Sep 25 '22

Isn't that called savings on ink and possibility of people buying extra candy sales?

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u/Clean-Hat2517 Sep 25 '22

Thermal paper so no ink for most. Still could save on paper.

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u/WhyWontThisWork Sep 25 '22

You know what I meant. Cost savings and sales opportunity by having people inside

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u/Shinfekta Sep 24 '22

Why make millions with functional printers if I can make billions with non functional ones? /s

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u/normal_reddit_man Sep 24 '22

Ironically, people would actually think about paying some kind of exorbitant-ass subscription fee for that printer, just to have the convenience of it actually being reliable.

Instead, the shitty printers we have already (ya know, the ones that don't work) are being turned into printing-as-a-service subscription wallet violation systems.

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u/ImpureThoughts59 Sep 24 '22

Why with all the technology we have don't we have good printers though 😭

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u/DD-ynamite Sep 24 '22

Probably broke it with all the fucking commas

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u/InflamedLiver Sep 24 '22

Might as well ask for a genie’s lamp and philosophers stone as well, lol

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u/earthman34 Sep 24 '22

That will happen right after pocket-sized cold fusion reactors.

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u/ironraiden Sep 24 '22

They exist, just not the cheap ones.

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u/MisterFantastic5 Sep 24 '22

I think what you want is a ditto machine. Bonus for getting high off the ink.

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u/wuanson Sep 24 '22

Get a laser printer and you are set!

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u/KlulessAl Sep 24 '22

Love sungwon

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u/comrade-marlo Sep 24 '22

"cApiTAliSm BrEEdS iNOvaTTiOn" lol

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u/Wrong_Ad_3355 Sep 24 '22

Sorry, the money’s in the treatment, not the cure.

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u/Pyroguy096 Sep 24 '22

I have fewer problems out of my various 3D printers than I have out of regular printers.

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u/Tigergfm56 Sep 24 '22

How about ink that doesn't cost $100 an ounce?

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u/sonicking12 Sep 24 '22

You can get generic ones on amazon

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u/Ok_Entertainment328 Sep 24 '22

My Epson MX-80 still works

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u/Catacomb82 Sep 24 '22

He’s not white

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u/Jim6231 Sep 24 '22

My Brother laser on my network has never failed. I've had it for ten years printed a zillion pages with zero problems.

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u/cunt_isnt_sexist Sep 24 '22

Every printer I've ever had works. Then again, I'm in IT.

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u/DrMcJedi Sep 24 '22

Yeah, if I had network admin powers…most of my printer issues would go away too. I am on a partitioned network inside of another partitioned network…and thus, I have to connect through 2 separate firewalls to the printer in my office. I have to call 2 separate network help desks to listen to some chucklehead ask if everything is on…almost weekly, twice.

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u/SidewaysFancyPrance Sep 24 '22

Everyone in IT hates printers and printing and, by extension, people who need to print. The systems never work well and every 2-3 years we have to replace the printing system with some other crappy enterprise printing product that also doesn't work.

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u/cunt_isnt_sexist Sep 24 '22

Yeah, that would be because of how they configured your network. They suck, not the printer itself.

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u/DrMcJedi Sep 24 '22

The joys of academic networks when you’re only “sort of” employed by the university…via a tax sheltered foundation…inside a separate department with their own intranet…inside a third entity’s network…and your printer lives on another network.

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u/B33Kat Sep 24 '22

I’ve had good luck with canons- all varieties

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u/Pepineros Sep 24 '22

Agree! Cannons are great for blowing up printers.

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u/B33Kat Sep 24 '22

Haha. I’m serious though. Way better than Hps & Laniers

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u/Yosho2k Sep 24 '22

You're describing Brother laser printers.

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u/samuraishogun1 Sep 24 '22

The solution (at least for me) is to just plug it in with a USB cable.

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u/sparrownetwork Sep 24 '22

While the HP drivers suck the printer itself works amazingly. Laserjet 1006 series.

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u/HolyC4bbage Sep 24 '22

About 7 years ago I bought an HP Envy series printer for 80 bucks. I print maybe three things a year and it's worked every time. I changed the black toner exactly once.

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u/MustangMimi Sep 24 '22

Amen 🙌🏼

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u/Pissed_Off_Pacifist Sep 24 '22

The process of printing is a lot more complicated than people realize.

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u/marasydnyjade Sep 24 '22

Just buy a laser printer

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u/Broad_Respond_2205 Sep 24 '22

Because it's impossible. Like time travel.

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u/Disastrous_Ad_5574 Sep 24 '22

But wait we can force our users to use an app to connect to the printer that requires them to register so we can get their email so we can sell it to people who want to market shit to them. Oh and the app doesn’t work well and we don’t update it regularly so we can save money.

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u/Arcadius274 Sep 24 '22

Then how would u sell more printers?

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u/thummydick Sep 24 '22

How are you going to charge people for the toner? How will you deploy an update that can crash their printer? How will you get people to buy the next updated unnecessary model? Leave the sales to the big dogs why don’t ya

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u/sonicking12 Sep 24 '22

My 10-year old canon works

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u/Fit-Rest-973 Sep 24 '22

Would it work, even after you unplug it and move it? That would be amazing

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u/After_Seaweed4606 Sep 24 '22

Where can I buy one?

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u/Stezheds Sep 24 '22

Lol my work got an epson one with liquid ink and it’s the best investment I’ve ever seen 😂😂😂😂. Instead of the piece of shit HP ones that you Pay like $100 in ink a month, we went a year without refilling the reliable epson (not fast, but worked everyday) and when it was time to refill, think it cost $65 for refill bottles that we filed to the top and have extra leftover! I was amazed at how simple a reliable printer affects our business

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u/MeatballUnited Sep 25 '22

PC load letter.

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u/nilsmf Sep 25 '22

It’s called a HP LaserJet but you bought the cheapest crap you could find because you thought quality didn’t matter.

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u/Beneficial-Tank-3477 Sep 25 '22

mine typically works without problem but now that I've said that it's going to break

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u/Frosty_Table7539 Sep 25 '22

I got a free printer that came with my first Dell laptop (in 2006), so basic and simple. No Bluetooth or WiFi, you plugged it into the USB drive and it printed whatever you told it to. It was light, didn't take up half a desk, and had zero bells and whistles.

I grieved when it didn't survive whatever they did to my belongings in an international move.

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u/disdkatster Sep 25 '22

I love my Brother's printer. Scans, faxes, prints, copies and works every single time. And I hated printers until I got this one or I should say, they hated me. Our lab had extremely expensive ones and they never worked properly.

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u/SnooMacaroons7108 Sep 25 '22

So there is a fairly good reason. Inkjets are pretty much mechanical devices. People want them cheap so build quality isnt great. I had one printer that it was literally cheaper to buy it again the replace the ink.

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u/mikerichh Sep 25 '22

Printers are the only modern technology to never improve lol

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u/ArtyWhy8 Sep 25 '22

I own a junk removal company. It’s not a junk job unless there’s a printer or 5…

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u/The_Ghola_Hayt Sep 25 '22

I've had a laser jet for 15 years now. Wireless too. I've only needed to buy toner twice in that time.

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u/Digital_Quest_88 Sep 25 '22

That's what a Brother 2395 is

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

Bought a Walmart brother laser printer, needed a fuckinh computer science degree to work out the ‘driver’ issue. What the fuck is a driver? I just want my work schedule printed out. 😭

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u/PlasticAlfalfa1 Sep 25 '22

Also one that doesn’t clean itself for 10 minutes after I turn it on. Every time.

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u/Chance_Refrigerator7 Sep 25 '22

This just blew my mind! Kinda like the car that was invented to run on water!

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u/Suq_Madiq_Qik Sep 25 '22

And how about a multi purpose printer/scanner that doesn't need the printer to warm up for 2 minutes first before you can use the scanner.

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u/FloatySax Sep 25 '22

IT departments everywhere would see their ticket numbers drop by 75%

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u/athomefarfromhome Sep 25 '22

Now do the McDonald's ice cream machine

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u/Theratsmacker2 Sep 25 '22

Just don’t buy hp printers

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u/RigasTelRuun Sep 25 '22

They have those. They just aren't the cheap shit ink jet printers. Just get one that costs a few hundred laser printer from a decent brand and you will never have a problem.

We have two 10+year printers in the office that I've never had issue with.

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u/TravelerMSY Sep 24 '22

You can have that right now, provided you pay 10x more than the average consumer one. In that respect it’s no different than residential versus consumer appliances. The former simply are not meant to be repaired..

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u/sandandman Sep 25 '22

Sungwon isn't white... Like his pfp is in the picture

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u/CallMeWillBuddy Sep 25 '22

So we're just not gonna talk about the fact that this is "white people Twitter"

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u/Winelisters Sep 25 '22

Upvoting all Brother comments! I struggled with Canon, HP, and Epson literally since the 90's!!! I bought a Brother a couple years ago and just print. No problems, no BS trying to get me to replace the ink tanks when they are still half full. No threatening my children if I use third party ink. I really don't even think about it anymore, press print, done.