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Old January 3rd 18, 01:04 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
~misfit~[_16_]
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Once upon a time on usenet philo wrote:
On 01/01/2018 11:13 PM, ~misfit~ wrote:
I've just junked yet another inkjet printer for parts (PSU mainly)
and, as with the last one I see that there is more ink in the
silicone tubes that go to the waste sponge and dried into the sponge
itself than ever went onto paper during the ~2 years and ~3 sets of
carts. How do they get away with this? It was a Canon FWIW. I'm very
not-rich and only need to print maybe once a month or so, usually
text-only (but 'documents' often have colour borders etc.).

Any suggestions for something affordable that will likely be good in
the medium / long term? (I strongly dislike built-in obsolescence.)

All the best for 2018 to the people reading this group. Sorry if
this post is OT for this group.



My wife and I have a good quality Epson that is used ONLY for printing
photos.


All text is done on a Samsung ML-2851ND


It cost $99 and has worked flawlessly for five or six years now.

I did not even realize when I bought it that it has network
capabilities, so all the computers in our house can easily print to
it.

The original OEM ink is expensive, so I just use the generic stuff
from eBay.

One cartridge lasts about a year and costs $13...works just fine


Can't beat that.


Thank Philo. Photo printing is one thing I don't need. It's available
cheaply locally and, with tablets and hi-res phones everywhere I hardly ever
need paper photos.

Cheers,
--
Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)


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Old January 3rd 18, 04:22 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
philo
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Default "Ethical" Printer?

On 1/2/2018 7:04 PM, ~misfit~ wrote:
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It cost $99 and has worked flawlessly for five or six years now.

I did not even realize when I bought it that it has network
capabilities, so all the computers in our house can easily print to
it.

The original OEM ink is expensive, so I just use the generic stuff
from eBay.

One cartridge lasts about a year and costs $13...works just fine


Can't beat that.


Thank Philo. Photo printing is one thing I don't need. It's available
cheaply locally and, with tablets and hi-res phones everywhere I hardly ever
need paper photos.

Cheers,





You are welcome. The one I have is no longer available but Samsung
should have others in the general price range
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Old January 6th 18, 01:10 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Norm X[_2_]
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"Norm X" wrote in message
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I've been using an HP Photosmart color inkjet for a decade. When I was
using it less frequently, I cursed the cost. Now I use it more frequently
it seems to be cost effective. Over a decade, the driver software may have
improved. Likewise, I use a B/W Samsung Laser/Scanner, even older. It was
getting so decrepit, that I ordered the renewal kit for the take up
rollers. Now I've been using it more, there are no problems. I've had no
need to install the renewal kit.

Maintenance is another issue. Lesson: use it or lose it.


Sorry, I spoke too soon. Maintenance will not help my Samsung today. I will
need to install the roller kit.


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Old January 6th 18, 04:32 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
~misfit~[_16_]
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Default "Ethical" Printer?

Once upon a time on usenet Norm X wrote:
"Norm X" wrote in message
news
I've been using an HP Photosmart color inkjet for a decade. When I
was using it less frequently, I cursed the cost. Now I use it more
frequently it seems to be cost effective. Over a decade, the driver
software may have improved. Likewise, I use a B/W Samsung
Laser/Scanner, even older. It was getting so decrepit, that I
ordered the renewal kit for the take up rollers. Now I've been using
it more, there are no problems. I've had no need to install the
renewal kit. Maintenance is another issue. Lesson: use it or lose it.


Sorry, I spoke too soon. Maintenance will not help my Samsung today.
I will need to install the roller kit.



--
Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)


 




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