I have been using a HP 4L printer with a PC running Win XP (SP3) on a parallel port, for many years, and have been very satisfied. I lliked that it is ready to print quickly after startup, requires only simple software that has no bugs, doesn't use much toner, and accepts toner from refill kits without problem. In these regards it compared very favorably to a Dell 1355cnw that I bought recently.
However, this particular HP 4L printer has developed multiple problems (a white streak on the printing drum, a tendency to jam after printing about 20 pages, and now a broken hinge on the top door that's hard to fix). So I'm looking to replace it.
One option is to buy another HP 4L in decent condition; that seems easy to do on Ebay.
But the HP 4L always had one disadvantage -- it could print graphics only in very low resolution, e.g. a map or chart would be practically unreadable at normal size. As far as I know, there was no workaround; I got the latest avalable drivers from HP, looked for others, nothing worked.
So, I'm asking people here: Can you recommend an old model black and white printer, that has the advantages of the HP 4L listed above (ready to print quickly after startup, requires only simple software that has no bugs, doesn't use toner that quickly, and accepts toner from refill kits without problem) and also can handle graphics at a decent resolution? Printing speed is not important (I'm used to 4 pp/min.) though the ability to print on card stock would be good.
Thanks for any ideas,