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Trash it I have only used this printer for 6months, already it says my inks are out of color, and to top it all I have not even used the color inks, just a piece of junk...

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Welcome to the world of inkjets. Have you ever thaught why they sell dot matrix and laser jets costlier. Whereas they sell inkjets so cheap. This is because they earn through selling cartridges. They will sell you inkjet for 60$ and then you have to purchase cartridges for 20$ every six months. Because ink gets evaporated. If you will leave your printer without any use for 6-8 months cartridge will get blank. I'd recommend you to purchase a laser jet.
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