[clug] Printer supplies - advice sought

Lana Brindley lanabrindley at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 22:21:11 MST 2010

2010/1/7 Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au>:
> On 07/01/2010, at 14:30 , Felix Karpfen wrote:
>> Hitherto, I have bought my paper-supplies at the local supermarket.  I
>> note that HP sells a range of papers for its printers at:
>> http://search.hp.com/gwaueng/query.html?charset=iso-8859-1&lk=1
>> and charges some 4-5 times the amount that I have paid hitherto.
> Pretty much spot-on. Not enough profit from just the ink, so they design their printers to work with specific paper[citation needed].  All in your own best interests of course, since the cheaper paper won't show your documents or images to their greatest potential.
> Cheap paper from the supermarket will work okay for laser printers, but even then you'll have problems with lots of paper dust clogging up the works.
> One could opt for the more expensive paper and just use less of it, or ditch the printer altogether and get documents printed at the local print-shop.

Or feed the papers through one at a time, and just replace the cheap
printer every year or so when it dies. Cost-wise it probably works out
about the same.

Incidentally, I buy my paper at the supermarket on the cheap, too, but
the Canon seems to be holding up ok.


Cheers! Lana

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