[conspire] esteemed printers?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Nov 17 00:16:27 PST 2006
Quoting Eric De Mund (ead-conspire at ixian.com):
> Rick, All,
> What printers do you like for soho (small office/home office) use? I
> don't like how much ink my printer is gulping down.
Hmm, I haven't personally bought a printer in a long time. My main
1. Heed the "Suggested Printers" list at http://www.linuxprinting.org/ .
2. Stay away from inkjets. (See: razor blade & razor sales gimmick)
Since I personally don't need colour printing at all, that makes it
easy: I would buy whatever's a good laser (or equivalent
light-and-toner type, e.g. LED).
If you must have a colour printer, there are two strategies, depending
on how much you print: (1) If you do very little colour printing, buy a
cheap inkjet, and use it for nothing else. I.e., do your _real_,
everyday printing on a laser/LED unit. (2) If you do substantial
amounts of colour printing, spring $400 for a good colour laser printer,
like the Minolta/QMS Magicolor 2430DL.
Most people I give this advice to, ignore it. They usually end up
spending a _lot_ of money on ink cartridges.
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