I have beef with HP.
We have owned our HP PhotoSmart C7250 All-Im-One Printer since 2008. That's back when 'Vista' was a thing peeps! Meanwhile, year after year, HP's releasing all these new amazing office innovations and I'm sitting here twiddling my thumbs, patiently waiting for our current printer to finally meet the electronics graveyard in the sky. But it never happened.
So I began looking for any reason, an LCD pixel beginning to flicker, microscopic streaks on photo pages, "Honey, does the printer sound like it's printing kind of funny?" any reason to retire our trusty HP for one of the new, modern, HP Envy 5660s. After all, it's bad when a company makes a product so reliable you find yourself planning for them to 'sleep with the fishes' just so you can invest in a new one! Thankfully, Truffles, our cat, has been ever so happy to oblige.
Not only did my printer immediately become the BEST perch in the house to soak up the sun rays, enjoy an afternoon bath, and generally glare at the inhabitants of the house from, but it served, immediately as a very large and expensive cat toy. You see, our old HP printer was a behemoth, and very loud. I'll admit, it was cute at first watching the cat scramble off the printer bed when the feed tray began winding. However, it was NOT so cute when the printer lost all ability to detect and pull paper because the try, below, was full of cat hair. Yes, Ms. Truffles liked to jam her paws in the tray whenever she saw paper moving.
I wish I could say the ink for my new Envy 5660 is going to be as cheap or cheaper than my previous printer, but the simple fact is our old ink cartridges were pretty darn cheap. However, we went though a LOT of cartridges and, I can only imagine, wasted a fair amount of ink. With it's smart technology the Envy 5660 actually monitors the printer's ink levels and offers a one of a kind HP Instant Ink program that not only saves owners over retail costs, but ensures new cartridges are delivered to your door before you actually run out of ink! That's right- never run out of ink again!
P.S. I know you're just dying to see what I'll be creating with my brand new printer- stay tuned this Summer for some Awesomesauce road trip printables!
What Daughter Says: Don't miss out on new tech because your old tech still works. Sometimes an upgrade needs no excuse other than to upgrade.