Re: New Printer
- From: thehawk <thehawk5150at@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 20:56:46 -0700
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JP Morris wrote:Paulon wrote:Color laserjet (we have to pay extra for the 'u' here) is my next purchase as well.It turned out to be NZ$50+ just to get a technician to look at my years old lump of junk. So I wound up just buying a new scanner/printer. With discounts of about 20%, I got it for NZ$388.My needs are probably quite different to yours, but I've just got an
HP2605 colour laserjet, for short CD cover runs and suchlike. It's
quite nice, although none of the Linux drivers for it would work and
insisted on printing
solid black pages. In desperation I fed it raw postscript data and
then it worked perfectly.
The big advantage is that since I only print colour sporadically I
to buy a new set of ink cartridges when it's been left a while.
I'd _like_ one, but I have a couple of problems:
1) Nowhere to stick the thing.
My current printer is on a stand built over my monitor. It shakes a bit when printing. :-/ Then again the stand was built to stop the cats from sleeping on the top of the monitor and clogging the ventilation, so I can't complain too much about stability. I don't have anywhere else to put a new one.
2) Replacement media (the ink) costs more than the typical color laser printer hereabouts.
Spending about NZ$500 for the laser printer isn't bad (I was looking when I bought my new one) but each cartridge is at least NZ$150.
*eyes the old NEC Pinwriter P7 dot matrix printer and wonders if it still goes*
For me, it is about the only thing that makes sense for color printing. For ink types, the ink tends to dry out in-between my usage of it, so that is no good.
The toner cartridges for the color laserjet at the last place I worked were about a hundred dollars apiece (and you needed five), but each one was good for twenty five thousand images, so that is not bad.
Add to that, I managed to get an HP4000N (used) three or four years ago, which had low toner when I bought it. It is just now getting to the point where I am going to have to replace it. What I will probably do is go to work and rummage thru the outgoing used pile, and swap them out. Then see how long I can go on low toner again.
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