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Working with technology can cause one to anthropomorphize their devices, inspiring comments like "I think printers hate me," which is something I uttered more than a couple of times yesterday. I think one of the problems is I keep getting these all-in-one printer/scanner/fax machine dealies, which suit my needs, but obviously have more ways to fail. Anyway, over the years my printers have tended to be cruel to me, and yesterday another went tango uniform, right as I needed to send a fax (decoding the error message, it was telling me "you're screwed"), so I am now on my fourth all-in-one in about five years, spanning three brands and various price points. I think if I suffer another premature device demise I'll just give up and buy separate a printer and fax. Maybe it's my fault for overburdening, since we do average about a page a week in printing, which doesn't even account for the added impact of 10 faxes a year.

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7. Re: All n One's Jul 28, 2009, 12:01 Hazard
The other brand I've had trouble with was HP, but I know people who swear by the most recent models.

I also used an HP and a Canon. The HP was nothing but trouble. None of the components worked well and the drivers were horrible. Plus the ink had a tendency to clog up, even with regular use (and yes, official super-expensive HP ink).

I am much more happy with the Canon now. A much better machine: good printer, good scanner/fax, good copier and ink is quite cheap.

But then again, I've only had it for half a year, so maybe the bad stuff is still coming.

All I can say is that getting a separate printer and fax is probably redundant. While the printer is simpler, the fax still also contains a scanner and a printer, even if these components have lower quality. I don't think you'll reduce the likelihood of something going wrong - you will probably still end up with just as many problems, only localized to a single function.

This comment was edited on Jul 28, 2009, 12:03.
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