Need a New Printer

Discussion in 'hardware' started by JerryM, May 12, 2018.

  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I have been pleased with my HP 3210 All In One printer. However, I cannot scan as it evidently lacks a driver, which I cannot find. I guess the years and technology have passed it by, and I need a new printer. I do want wireless, and good color prints as I do greeting cards, etc.

    I have no idea what are some good ones that won't break the bank. I think I am partial to HP and Canon.
    What have you folks found to be good at a reasonable price?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. hawki

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    Hope this works. Good on you hawki. I like it when M$ & others in this buy new hardware causing we're forcing you to are defeated. Even if it's a one off.
     
  4. mirimir

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    Just be careful not to buy a device that's too new. Because third-party cartridges won't be available :(
     
  5. Peter2150

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    I brought a new Brother HL 3140CW It's a reasonably price color laser printer. It's fairly new so I don''t have to much experience with cartridge life. Prints are excellent.
     
  6. mirimir

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    My guess is that cartridges will be expensive. It's the safety razor model: cheap handle, and expensive blades.
     
  7. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks, Guys.
    Hawki, that link download worked until the last step when the problem I have been having arose;HP PhotoSmart Essential is on a resource hat is not available.
    I have not found anything that would let "Windows configure the Essential.
     
  8. Infected

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    We just purchased a HP Envy and it's been a great printer. I'm not sure what your price point is, I believe we gave around 170 or so at bestbuy.
     
  9. Bill_Bright

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    You don't need a driver. Just enter the printer's IP address into your browser and you should be able to access the devices internal webserver. From there, you should be able scan, fax, check ink levels, and more.
     
  10. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Where do I find the IP address? I am dumb about these things.
    Thanks Jerry
     
  11. Bill_Bright

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    That printer has a front panel LCD panel so I assume you can work your way through the menu system and print out the Printer Status Report (at least that is the report for my HP). This will show the IP address under Connectivity Settings. On mine it is shown as URL: http//192.168.1.27.

    You can also find it by accessing your router's admin menu and looking for "connected devices" (or something similar).

    Once you find the IP address, just enter it in your browser's address bar - just the number part, your browser will add the http//.
     
  12. JerryM

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    Thanks, Bill.
     
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