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Old 09-11-2006, 04:47 PM   #31
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But to buy a computer just to run an 89 dollar printer? Saner to spend the money on a shrink for friend Bill. ;-)
Oh, he wasn’t serious. As I said, he likes to stir things up. (He writes about printers, and has a cavalier attitude the rest of us cannot afford!)

At this point I am pretty sad. A new black cartridge is not printing well (fails multiple nozzle checks). Grump.

Ah, well, more anon.

   
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:59 AM   #32
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Love your new pic!!! What a cutiepie!!!
<BEAM!> That's one of my favorites from 5+ years ago. He was a couple days shy of 10 months old.

   
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:38 AM   #33
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let me know how it all turns out...
I haven’t received the cleaning kit yet, but I did get a replacement cart yesterday. Put it in, and while it does print now, it failed 5 nozzle tests in a row, until I ran out of steam.

And my attempt to print a page of mostly text was a disaster.

Time out today for a dental implant (kind of keeps me away from the drated printer!), and then I guess I’ll wait to see if the cleaning kit helps.

On the other hand, I have never gotten a print out of this printer that was entirely satisfactory. The first set of ink carts never quite passed their nozzle tests. The replacement set was better, but I would still see white streaks occasionally. I thought it was because I was being careless about turning it off when not in use, and it did improve somewhat with the next set when I was more careful.

But now this. Maybe I should be looking for a replacement.

Got a wonderful ad for a Xerox Phaser yesterday. Laser color has come a long way in the past decade.

   
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kt: But now this. Maybe I should be looking for a replacement.
I don't think I would ever buy one of these cheapo printers and I think in the long run, they just cost you more money...sorry the new cart didn't help...

Have fun at the dentist...ewww...ugh! '-}}

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Old 09-12-2006, 10:26 AM   #36
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I don't think I would ever buy one of these cheapo printers and I think in the long run, they just cost you more money
Seems so. For one thing, every second set of carts buys another printer.

I just wanted to have some color in my life.

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Thanks. This is my 10th implant. You’d think I would be used to it by now! But not exactly.

   
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I haven’t received the cleaning kit yet, but I did get a replacement cart yesterday. Put it in, and while it does print now, it failed 5 nozzle tests in a row, until I ran out of steam.
I think it's getting to the stage where printers are disposable commodities -- it's the refills that cost the money.

I recently bought an HP colour laser printer with duplexer and Postscript. The printer cost just over £300 and it came with a full set of toner cartridges that will cost over £200 to replace.

I was asked if I wanted an extended warrantee but I thought it was hardly worth it -- replacing the printer would probably end up a cheaper option.

   
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I think you will find that the laser printers described as suitable for 'small workgroups' still cost £400 and upwards (though you may be lucky and get a just superseded model for less) and are generally more solidly built than those described as 'personal' printers.

   
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:31 AM   #39
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I recently bought an HP colour laser printer with duplexer and Postscript.
How do you like the color? You do not use this for your art prints, do you?

   
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