Re: [solved] Re: "Chicken-egg" printer problem
Dne, 19. 10. 2010 15:05:21 je Gilbert Sullivan napisal(a):
In addition to considering the compatibility of a printer with your
OS you might want to consider its design compatibility with your
The issue you ran into with your Epson not being able to clear its
print heads effectively is one I've run into before. If you use an
inkjet printer only sporadically you may be best served by buying an
inkjet printer design which replaces the print heads along with the
Ink cartridges. This makes the replacement cartridges much more
expensive, but it means you get new print heads when you replace the
If your needs can be handled by a b&w or color laser printer, that's
even better. Laser printers cost more up front, but mine have more
than paid for the cost differential with inkjet printers in the lower
long-range cost of operation. (Laser printer cartridges cost a lot,
but the last much, much longer than inkjet cartridges.)
Excellent advice. Couldn't agree more. In addition, depending on your
situation and location, you may consider additional options, such as:
-- are your printing needs sporadic enough to warrant the services of a
printing shop? Many printing shops accept files on USB sticks, CDs etc.
and then print the files for you at affordable prices -- and you
generally get state-of-the art printout quality;
-- is your neighborhood (or condo, or household) large and friendly
enough to warrant the purchase of a quality newtorked laser
printer/copier in common, for all the members to use (and to place in
the lobby or something)?
The "printer and cartridges" business model has been a thorn in the
side of conscientious consumers for years.
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