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Cartridge World, 3141 Forest Drive: September 2015   14 comments

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Printer cartridge re-furbisher Cartridge World on Forest Drive have closed their storefront operations. I used them for a LaserJet cartridge a while back, and it is still working fine in my printer.

(Hat tip to my sister)

Written by ted on October 30th, 2015

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  1. I wanted a new wireless printer for use outside of my home office, didn't need anything fancy, just something that I could print to from my laptop.
    I choose the printer cartridges first, then looked at the printers that used them.
    Where in the past, I choose the printer without taking the cartridges into consideration.
    I choose cartridges that were relatively inexpensive and were used in a few different printers. This way I do not run into the same problem I had with the last printer I purchased.
    Proprietary cartridges, expensive and hard to find.


    31 Oct 15 at 10:46 pm

  2. I've always been partial to HP printers unlike their computers. I like the quality of reproduction when doing graphics or photos. But their ink cartridge prices are for the birds. I've been using refurbished cartridges, or refilling my own, for years now. It's ludicrous to pay the price of the entire printer every time I need to replace the cartridges. We have an exclusive deal with HP at work. They supply us with free printers as long as we keep a contract with them to supply cartridges. Sounds like a pretty good racket to me!!


    1 Nov 15 at 2:50 am

  3. @Homer - The printer I bought is an HP. The printer in my home office s a Dell. The one thing I do like about the Dell is it tells me when my ink level gets low and ask if I would like to order new cartridges. Just a matter of clicking 'yes' and it remembers all my info. That is pretty much the best way to buy ink for that printer as I can't find cartridges locally anymore, except for being pricey, easy to order.


    1 Nov 15 at 11:11 am

  4. @Rick HP has that program, too.


    1 Nov 15 at 9:31 pm

  5. I have an HP Color LaserJet printer...the nice thing is that Office Depot has a package where you can buy the Cyan/Magenta/Yellow in a 3-pack and then they include labels where you can send the old ones off for recycling via UPS can get 1500-2000 pages per cartridge easily as well which I like...the only thing is that they don't print well on photo paper...


    1 Nov 15 at 11:57 pm

  6. I would go with a laser jet if it weren't for the incompatibilities with photo paper. Also, at times, I have the need to print transparencies which pretty much keeps me in the ink jet realm.


    2 Nov 15 at 2:29 am

  7. @everyone - maybe you guys can help me out with something. I've been looking for a semi-economical way to digitize my Dad's old Kodak 126 and 35mm slide collection. I ended up buying a 4200dpi scanner to take care of the actual photos he took. I have tried a couple of the cheaper slide scanners and they turned out looking like crap. If anyone has tried this before or has any recommendations I would greatly appreciate it.


    2 Nov 15 at 2:42 am

  8. I tend to only print about 2-4 sheets monthly so the ink-jets on the old printers got dry, and the whole printer is useless within a couple of years. I must have owned 5 of them over the years.

    I switched to an all-in-one Brother laser printer. Photos aren't an issue with me but it scans color very well.

    The Brother's been a good printer. Got it at Staples.

    Mr BO

    2 Nov 15 at 11:41 am

  9. Homer, I have an HP ScanJet scanner that has a template that can scan 35mm slides and another that can do bigger recommendation is that you find a scanner with slide templates as that is the most likely to do what you need...


    2 Nov 15 at 11:59 am

  10. Thanks Andrew, I'll have to look into that...


    3 Nov 15 at 12:01 am

  11. Andrew, if you use the $15 off $75 coupon, it comes out cheaper to buy the cartridges separately. The good thing is, Office Depot will take expired and competitor coupons. I have HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni and each cartridge (except black) is $72.99. So I get my cartridge and offer to buy the cashier and snack and a drink to make my total over $75.00 and get the $15.00 off. If you buy all 3 like that, you pay $173.97 plus tax as opposed to $196.99 plus tax. Saving you about $23.00.

    I also turn in my cartridges to Office Depot. They give you $2.00 per cartridge on your Office Depot Rewards. I use a lot of toner, so I usually have $30 or more in rewards every 3 months.


    3 Nov 15 at 12:47 am

  12. In my mind unless you need color, laser is the way to go. The cartridges are basically a commodity, at least on the older models, and if you get a good one, it's built office tough rather than home tough. I've seen some models keep ticking for 15 years.


    3 Nov 15 at 12:49 am

  13. One thing to remember on any kind of film scanning is to factor in the cost/availability of *your* time. I sunk a lot of money into a nice Nikon negative scanner, but it takes probably an hour of my time to scan a 24 exposure set of negatives, and I've sadly ended up not doing it nearly often enough to clear my backlog.

    There's also cost amortization. If you just have a couple hundred slides to scan, you'd probably be better off just taking them to Walgreen's or sending them off somewhere.


    3 Nov 15 at 12:54 am

  14. @ted - that is something to take into consideration. I probably have around 400 slides and negatives from several film formats. Do you, or anyone else, of someone in town that does this? Back in the day I would have just taken them to Jackson or Columbia Photo and that would have been it.


    3 Nov 15 at 1:50 am

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