[LAU] OT: printers

David Stephens linuxrootuser at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 15:08:07 UTC 2011

I have two printers an HP photosmart for graphics / photo.
And, a Minolta Konica color laser jet for text and and low resolution
graphics. Picked up the Minolta at 50% off at Office Depot $300.00 USD.
After 5 years of the signficant other printing off sheet music and my
business proposals for customers I finally had to replace the black toner.
Both printers have worked flawlessly under CentOS: 4, 5 & 6, Ubuntu desktop
and when I finally got around to setting up a dedicated WiFi print server
Ubuntu server edition.

Bubble jet printers are like razors they give away the handles and.make the
profits off the replacement blades.

Of course living in Hawaii everything is more expensive, three years in
Pearl Harbor made California seem cheap.

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On Sep 15, 2011 3:06 AM, "david" <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> Ken Restivo wrote:
>> I don't need to print often, and when I do, I just go into Office
>> Depot and use their printers (11 cents per page, not bad). But lately
>> I've been thinking it'd be convenient to have a printer sometimes.
>> So when I was last in Office Depot, I walked over to the printer
>> section and started looking around. And the sales guy came up and
>> asked me if he could help.
>> I said "I'm just looking for a printer that doesn't suck, and where
>> the cost of the ink cartridges isn't more than the printer costs".
>> And the sales guy said, "Well, if you invent one, let me know". And a
>> customer who was standing behind me turned around and said, "Yeah,
>> let me know too!"
>> That said. Is there no-one who will rid the world of printers that
>> suck, and whose cartridges cost more than the printer?
>> Does such a mythical beast as an affordable, reliable printer whose
>> cartridges don't cost more than the printer, really not exist?
>> (Also, works with CUPS on Linux, in such a way that it actually
>> presents useful ERROR MESSAGES, instead of just unhelpfully blinking
>> a light over and over with no details as to what exactly is wrong?)
>> I figured I'd ask this group.
> We've been using HP LaserJets for ages here at home. Currently have a
> LaserJet P2015D (can automatically print both sides of a sheet). They
> work fine with CUPS. You get a LOT of pages out of a toner cartridge
> (typical average figures are 3000 pages). I think in the last 12 years
> of using laser printers, we've only had to buy 2 replacement cartridges.
> They print MUCH faster than inkjets!
> There are other brands out there, too. I've heard good things about
> Brother laser printers. They're cheaper than HPs.
> Ages back, I used a Lexmark 4039 laser printer. It was a workhorse -
> never broke down even though it was old when I inherited it. Never had a
> paper jam. Of course, the 4039s weren't "affordably priced" printers ...
> The same employer had an HP LaserJet I (yes, the first HP laser jet
> printer) hooked up to their mainframe and used it to print out daily
> financial reports. Roughly 300-500 pages each day, 7 days a week. I
> worked there 13 years. They'd had it for I don't know how many years
> before that. A few years before I left there, it finally quit printing -
> because a tooth on a small plastic wheel inside had FINALLY broken. They
> could have gotten the replacement part from HP and repaired it, but they
> decided it was time to get a faster laser ...
> Anyway, I've like HP lasers very much since then.
> --
> David
> gnome at hawaii.rr.com
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