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Brother - INKvestment Tank MFC-J995DW Wireless All-In-One Printer $149; MFC-J985DW XL $209.99

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First time I've seen a printer that has ink tanks in it. Neat. As if brother (generic) ink cartridges weren't already cheap enough though lol.


Edit: be careful with this one, just checked eBay and doesn't look like generic/refilled cartridges are easily available for this model as of yet....and the name brand costs about 36$ for black and 23$ for EACH color....not sure exactly how the ink tank works in that I don't know if you would never need to replace said cartridges anyways... but just something to bear in mind....just last week purchased 10 high yield (4 black, 2 of each color) generic brother cartridges for my j485dw on eBay for 12 bucks. Should last me at least a year. Plenty cheap enough for me.
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Can I still buy third party ink for this? This is a high price printer relative to other brother models with the same features sans the ink tank.

This printer doesn't really seem all that cheap to own yet it's getting a lot of upvotes either from Brother shills or misinformed customers.
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Can I still buy third party ink for this? This is a high price printer relative to other brother models with the same features sans the ink tank.

This printer doesn't really seem all that cheap to own yet it's getting a lot of upvotes either from Brother shills or misinformed customers.
I'm not sure....it'd have to be refillable...which is doubtful.....I looked into it and it seems to me that this product isn't with the tank for you being able to fill up the tank for money/cartridge saving.....but more the cartridge being able to hold more ink...and the tanks primary function seems to be so that you won't have to stop in the middle of a print job to replace a cartridge....aka more for convenience sake than for saving money and/or plastic. I also found out via a simple google search that what I initially thought this was featuring......(a tank you could pour plain ink into yourself) actually exists....Epson and Canon have printer models that do just that. Where you can just pour ink from bottles (I'm assuming any printer ink should do) into the original printer cartridges/tanks. They're a bit over $200 though from what I saw......but the epson supposedly comes with enough ink to print over 5000 pages. Now that's what I call economical.
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The problem with all these ink tank system is that the print head dries up if you don't print color consistently. At least with the canon, the print head can come out for some maintenance. Not the Epson. But the other problem with the canon, not the Epson, is that the waste tank is not replaceable. So after it get filled out, which it does, you have to throw the printer out. So no good system out there yet, where you can use the printer indefinitely without some sort of high cost, aka not worth it maintenance. Epson - the print heads, Canon - the waste tank.
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I love to see hp printer s die
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I love to see hp printer s die
Why so one of the last remaining large original American tech companies can die to another Asian tech company and put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of a job? Because, what you feel like their ink cost too much or one time you had an issue?
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These printers are not high volume printers, they may hold a large amount of ink but they are not meant to print the volume of ink they hold. Eventually the print heads will go bad and you will have to spend the money to pay for them. Everything has a downside. Just like with using refilled cartridges you risk ruining your printer. Not all ink is equal.
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I have the plain 985 (not the XL version). Occasionally I hear it grinding away for about 5 seconds, and suspected it was some automatic head cleaning, especially after it printed a perfect test page after I hadn't used the printer for over a month.

So I just looked at my 985 manual, and I was right, there's automatic head cleaning. Sure, it uses ink, but better than seeing your expensive printer clog up.

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To maintain good print quality, the machine automatically cleans the print head when needed.
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Does not show 149.99 at staples.
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Not available in staples for $149.99
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The problem with all these ink tank system is that the print head dries up if you don't print color consistently. At least with the canon, the print head can come out for some maintenance. Not the Epson. But the other problem with the canon, not the Epson, is that the waste tank is not replaceable. So after it get filled out, which it does, you have to throw the printer out. So no good system out there yet, where you can use the printer indefinitely without some sort of high cost, aka not worth it maintenance. Epson - the print heads, Canon - the waste tank.
If you are willing to do a little work, this company came up with a good little bypass so the ink never makes it to their waste tank and goes to an external one instead. So no more costly replacement that usually means it is cheaper to buy a new printer. http://www.printerpotty.com/kit-installation/
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