[CentOS] Canon PIXMA mg5420 or HP Photo Smart 7520

Tue Sep 9 17:03:15 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Tue, September 9, 2014 11:56 am, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 9/9/2014 9:42 AM, a. wrote:
>> its imho cheaper than the huge investment costs of laser
>> printers.
> B&W laser printers are as cheap as $70, for example, Brother HL-2240,
> and have vastly lower price-per-page... they print well on the cheapest
> copier paper (inkjets tend to need premium surfaced papers or they look
> very smudgy), the toner cartridges are /way/ cheaper than inkjet inks
> per page.

Basically I would choose based on what you will print. It these are tax
returns and other important documents, then it has to be laser. These
documents then will survive flood. If these are photographs, then it has
to be ink printer (color is the one I would get). As ink blends, but the
powder of laser printers doesn't. Hence the difference in reproducing
half-tones, gradual color changes.

Just my 2c.


Valeri Galtsev
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