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

Lana Brindley lanabrindley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 13:51:34 MST 2010

2010/1/8 David Tulloh <david at tulloh.id.au>:
> Felix Karpfen wrote:
>> My instinct is that the problem relates to the geometry of the paper feed.
>>  The paper feed on my Canon printer was from the top (and assisted by
>> gravity).  On the HP printers, the papers are picked up from a horizontal
>> wad of papers that lies at the front of the printer. So the paper feed gets
>> no help when it has to overcome the surface friction between consecutive
>> sheets.
> The horizontal feed in the standard, particularly for larger commercial
> models so I doubt it's a significant issue.  I currently have a (laser)
> Samsung CLP-315 with a horizontal tray and feed it all sorts of crap, mainly
> Office Works home brand paper but also paper I've had floating around the
> house, (laser) transparencies etc.  I've been using lasers like this for
> years at low volumes without paper feed issues.

There's a really good chance that the higher-end printers are made
with better quality materials that don't get jammed up ith cheap-arse
paper though.


Cheers! Lana

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