I work in a design firm which means we are often printing out color designs. I purchased the HP color laserjet 2550 6 months ago. This past week the printer stopped working, I found out it was because the yellow toner was out of ink, while the cyan and magenta were at 3%. I don't see how I could have used this much ink, so I have been trying to reach HP to no avail. Anyway, it is going to be almost $500 to replace all the cartridges and the drum(which is at 35%). It seems to me that I would be better off getting a new printer. I need the most economical color laser for under $1000 with extra cartridges. I'd like to keep the cost down as much as possible. Don't care about speed. Just need the most economical color laser, both short term, and long term.
Any reccomendations? am I right in buying a whole new printer?