[lug] Seeking recommendations on multifunction printer/scanner/etc
stimits at comcast.net
Wed Jul 5 18:09:44 MDT 2006
Daniel Webb wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 10:15:57PM -0600, Collins Richey wrote:
>>I keep hearing that Epson color inks are the best in the industry (this will
>>probably start a flame war!).
>I've heard for years that they have the best imaging and the best ink.
>Unfortunately, the ink dries out in the print head and the whole printer is
>ruined (or it might as well be for the money you'll spend getting it working
>again). That was my experience with the last Epson I bought 8 years ago.
>Has that changed?
Still true. Let it sit with ink too long, you can buy a new one. The
ink is a chemical that solidifies. The nozzle of an HP is built into the
refill cartridge, while the nozzle of the Epson is built into the printer.
>Since then I only buy HP (and preferably older HP laser stuff from when it was
>built right). HP is well supported on Linux. In the past they were good
>about releasing open-source drivers, don't know if it's still true. It's too
>bad about HP though. Used to be you could buy HP and trust that it would be
>built right. Some of their new stuff is junkier than Lexmark.
Sounds like the one I had that burst into flames when it wasn't even
turned on. Or the one before that just stopped working.
D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net
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