[SATLUG] OT - Printer question

Daniel Villarreal youcanlinux at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 01:17:04 CDT 2009

The site you mentioned is mainly about laserjet-type printers. A lot of
people use inkjet technology. I've never owned a laserjet-type printer, but
I'd be interested. I don't print much anyway. If you absolutely have to work
with photographs and you have to have excellent print quality, and even if
you have an inkjet printer under warranty, I would not recommend using
third-party ink cartridges or media. You could void your warranty, you could
ruin your printer. Maybe you don't care if you have a very inexpensive
printer, but when you're spending > 1000 dollars on a printer, why take a
chance ?

For years and years I have used only lasers. They are trouble free and
inexpensive to operate. And prices have dropped. You may want to take a look
at them. My preference in HP since supplies are easy to get and reasonably
priced recharged cartridges are available on-line.

On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>wrote:

> I need to find a new printer to replace the HP LJ III that recently died on
> me, and I figured it might be advantageous to choose one that could be
> converted to use those large (external) bottles of ink.  Anyone who's been
> to the computer show in the past few years has probably seen that vendor
> with one of the modified printers doing demos for the crowd.  Whoever that
> guy is, he wasn't at the last computer show, and I don't the name of that
> business.
> Does anyone remember the name of that company, or the name of anyone else
> that might have kits like that?
> FYI - in trouble-shooting my HP LJ III, I found a neat web site that
> actually seems to have some decent info for people looking to trouble-shoot
> and repair their own printers (and, of course, to sell you the parts you
> might need):
> http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/
> It helped me a lot, and I plan to bookmark it for future reference.
> Al Lesmerises

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