Printing problems to HP laserjet 1200

Printing problems to HP laserjet 1200:

I’m running Linux mint cinammon. I have an ancient HP laserjet 1200 using the default driver which I have added through the gui. I have all kinds of problems getting my printer to work. I usually have to delete the driver, reinstall, reboot the computer several times before I get it to work. I get an “illegal tag” error message. Eventually I get it to work and once I get it to print it works. I’m short on USB ports so I only plug it in when I need to print. This is the only problem that I have with Linux. Everything else is great I love it but this is a huge hassle because when I need to print it is usually something important. Should I buy a new printer?

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