[clug] Printer supplies - advice sought (linux Digest, Vol 85, Issue 19, message 7)

Miles Goodhew mgoodhew at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 06:10:35 MST 2010

> From: Felix Karpfen <felix at spodzone.org.uk>
> Message-ID: <hi3khg$kp1$2 at ger.gmane.org>
> In the past 3 years, I have managed to break(?) 2 HP Deskjet printers -
> despite the fact that I use the printer infrequently.
> After ordering my third printer, it occured to me that the problem may be
> with the paper and not due to wear and tear of the (cheap) printer; the

  I've run a Deskjet 2600 (I think - the parents have it now) Since
about Y2K-ish sporadically and mostly using cheap, recycled paper and
often with refilled carts (But I gave-up on the bother of that a while
  The only possible paper problem I can foresee might be if you put
too much in. I think most of their (current) baseline models have 80
pg hoppers. I rarely get close to this, just stuffing 0.5cm or so in
at a time.

  That being said, I have a wad of HP premium coated photo paper I'm
ever-so-slowly getting through. A friend gave it to me because he
tried it in his Canon and it does _NOT_ work in one of them (Ink just
sits on top of the coating and beads eventually). This paper is really
quite a sight to behold with its furry-feeling backing (Presumably
designed to keep top sheet separate from lower ones) and also runs
through the printer just fine.


Miles Goodhew,
Executive Computer Scientist

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