[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Printer Recommendations?



On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 06:44:32AM -0500, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 04:19, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > On 16 Dec 2002, Nicolaus Kedegren wrote:
> > > > 
> > > I could not agree more with you. A used HPLJ4 cost me $125, and a
> > > "refill cartridge" about $45 at the same place. Although, I do believe
> > > that the toner cartridge was full, 500 pages so far and still going
> > > strong. 
> > > My personal "Computer related Best Buy" so far. Beats any other
> > > peripheral I have bought during the years come and gone since the
> > > Sinclair ZX80. ( Yeah, we are still alive).
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > Best Regards
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > I have a used HPLJ6, which I got for nothing because it was being thrown
> > out. It works well with Linux but the sheets in the paper feed
> > constantly stick together so it is difficult to use except for single
> > pages (which I think is why it was being thrown out in the first place).
> > 
> > AC
> > 
> > -- 
> > ac@acampbell.org.uk    ||  http://www.acampbell.org.uk
> > using Linux GNU/Debian ||  for book reviews, electronic 
> > Windows-free zone      ||  books and skeptical articles
> 
> That was a design flaw of the top feeding system - the 5L also does that
> (I have one that is otherwise an excellent low volume printer.) Never
> letting the paper feed get low and fluffing the paper before you put it
> in each time helps considerably, but it isn't a certain solution.
> Apparently there is a Windows-based software tweak that can help (???)
> but part of the basic problem is natural static electricity. If you
> watch an HP printer that feeds from below the toner cartridge, they
> almost shake each sheet to ensure they are only pulling one now.


I'm seeing the same thing with a Lexmark Optra E312 (which I picked
because of a recommendation on www.linuxprinting.org).  Other than
that, it's a great printer for a great price (<$300 two years ago,
including PostScript and PCL with 4 MB RAM).  The cartridges are pricey
(~$100) but are good for >6000 sheets.



Reply to: