[vcf-midatlantic] Correction: Semi-OT: printer for new museum signs

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 18:21:44 EST 2016


It's a bit cheesy and time consuming, but there always the option to poster
print on smaller paper and cut/paste to the desired size.  Just a thought
in case a large format printer is out of the question.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Jan 2016, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>
> On 01/05/2016 04:49 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>
>>> And there's laser printers too, some of which also scan, at modest
>>> prices (but large toner costs).
>>>
>>
>>  This is a common but fallacious argument against laser printers.  The
>> last time I bought a cartridge for my main printer, sure it was well
>> over $100.00...but I get about 25,000 pages out of a cartridge.  Do the
>> math. ;)
>>
>>  (Not you, Herb, but others here who may read what you typed and nod,
>> "Oh yes, I'm sticking with my ink jet, laser printer toner cartridges
>> are EXPENSIVE!")
>>
>>  Ink jet printers have been little more than a scam for many years now.
>> It's along the same lines as the lottery being a tax on people who are
>> bad at math.  The only real exceptions are the large-format ones, for
>> which no better solution currently exists.
>>
>>               -Dave
>>
>
>    There's a way to cut down on ink costs, though.  Depending on your
> printer, you may be able to get a 3rd party Continuous Ink Supply System
> (CISS), with enough ink to print for a couple of years of normal use. I've
> been using one on my Epson R380 for 4 or 5 years, and only recently had to
> replace it because the chips on the cartridges were no longer being
> recognized.  If your ink runs low, just buy a bottle of that color, and
> refill the tank.  Cost me $30, and the ink looks great.
>
>
>
> Mike Loewen                             mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology                          http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/
>



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