[clug] Printer supplies - advice sought

Lana Brindley lanabrindley at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 22:41:53 MST 2010

2010/1/7 Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au>:
> On 07/01/2010, at 16:21 , Lana Brindley wrote:
>> Or feed the papers through one at a time, and just replace the cheap
>> printer every year or so when it dies.
> You'll have to forgive my naivete =(
> I grew up in the 20th century, where the *machines* did the work for *us*.

Ah yes. Possibly I'm just stubborn. And not fond of leaving my house.

> But seriously, if you're only using the printer a couple of times a year it's got to be cheaper to get the printing done by someone else?  Replacing dried up ink, or even just chasing down a copy of the operating system which has drivers for the printer *which actually work*… my experience with cheap printers over the last dozen years has left me cynical and jaded.

Felix didn't actually say how often he needs to print. For mine, I
print one or two pages once a week or so. For my purposes (and given
previous note about my proclivity for hermit-like behaviour) I find
it's easier to just play along with the printer's quirks. When they
die, they're cheap enough to just throw away and replace.

My father would have a fit if he heard me say that, and would probably
lecture me about the "disposal society" I live in.


Cheers! Lana

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