The Epson store will sometimes offer refurb’d Artisans for sub $100, and those are great deals.
HP came out with their Deskjet 5160 years ago, had 2 or 3 model ‘upgrades’ and those are still running fine, doing a similarly excellent job but, after 3 years, HP stopped producing direct-disk-printing models.[/QUOTE]
I’m also a big fan of those Epsonstore refurbs . And their customer service is a pleasure. Got one defective refurb from them. They instantly shipped me another one with a preprinted return label included to ship the old one back.
HP ran into trouble with some of their disc print models that only had pigment black ink on some of the printable disc surfaces. They really seemed more determined to produce an office machine than try to cater to the much smaller disc print market.