[CentOS] ink

Fri Sep 12 16:52:53 UTC 2014
Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com>

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Valeri Galtsev
<galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, September 12, 2014 12:00 am, Chris wrote:
>> On 09/09/2014 01:06 AM, ken wrote:
>>> I've also read horror stories about the how often new ink cartridges are
>>> required, that basically you pay for the printer a second and third time
>>> buying cartridges (not to mention how often a print job is interrupted
>>> by a trip to buy new cartridges).  Any first-hand reports on that?
>> I'm using a Canon Pixma. I think Canon's advantage over HP is that you
>> can change ink and print head separately. So I'm using no-name ink that
>> clogs the print head once a year, but that's still cheaper than buying
>> the genuine ink.
> I don't know details about Canon inkjets, but this sounds similar for the
> case of Epson. Epson inkjets have nice (technology wise) piezo-electric
> nozzles, so you don't replace them (printing head). HP inkjet printers
> have filament that boils ink to spit a droplet. With HP you replace ink
> cartridge and heads (which - the heads - are trivial thing). With Epson,
> you don't replace sophisticated head. However, you need to print a few
> pages a Month ad minimum if you have Epson. Otherwise quite likely you
> will have head clogged, and the head will be permanently dead. You have to
> replace the head which is about the same $$ wise as to replace the whole
> printer. If it is HP, when you notice some color doesn't print, you just
> replace that ink cartridge, and is solves it no matter whether the
> cartridge was empty or the head was clogged.
> I do not own or use much ink jet printers, but knowing that there are HP
> wide format inkjet professional printers, I would speculate that HP
> technology isn't in to any extent inferior compared to Epson, no matter
> what I feel knowing the difference in physical principles used.
> Just my 2c.
> Valeri
      If it makes you feel any better, I found out a new cartridge for
my home laser printer is $45 while the new version of my printer is
$10 more. Does make you think.

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