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Re: Printer Recommendations?



On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 11:48:32PM +1100, Jon Dick wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 12:00:43 +0000
> Anthony Campbell <ac@acampbell.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> > On 17 Dec 2002, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 04:19, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > 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
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> > > 
> > > 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.-- 
> > > Mark L. Kahnt, FLMI/M, ALHC, HIA, AIAA, ACS, MHP
> > > ML Kahnt New Markets Consulting
> > > Tel: (613) 531-8684 / (613) 539-0935
> > > Email: kahnt@hosehead.dyndns.org
> > 
> > Interesting. I also have a Brother HL-1040 which never shows this
> > annoying behaviour although the paper path seems to be similar.
> > 
> > AC
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I used to have a LaserJet 6L with the same problem. There is a simple
> fix available for it - Hewlett Packard will send it out to you. Follow
> the link at this page:
> 
> http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=bpl10045&locale=en_US
> 
> I got mine after a few weeks, it doesn't cost you anything. It's just a
> bit of cardboard that you have to ram down into the paper tray so that
> it replaces the 'separation pad' that apparently gets worn out on older
> models.
> 
> Perhaps this is your problem? The solution worked for me - it used
> to eat as many pages as it could; now it does them one at a time.
> 
> 
> Jon.

I have an Epson EPL-5200 which does this, but it doesn't look like you
cound do anything with a piece of cardboard. Apart from that, it's
fine. I find that setting GL2 emulation is best for Linux.

Re toner/ink refills - you can get kits comprising bottles of ink and
four hypodermics with which you can inject new ink into old
cartridges. How many times you can do this depends on the cartridge,
but even doing it once saves a packet.

Office suppliers sell loose toner for refilling photocopiers, and you
can refill laser printers with it as well. My cartridge has a little
plug you can take out for this; others may require cutting or melting
a hole (drilling would put swarf inside the cartridge...) and taping
over it afterwards. Again, a lot cheaper than a new cartridge if the
drum is OK.

Apparently you can also get "super-dense" toner for doing
transparencies, but I don't know where from.

Pigeon



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