[kwlug-disc] Laser Multifunction with feeder under Linux?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue May 31 22:47:46 EDT 2011


I had a Lexmark colour printer that was used so infrequently that the
toner dried out and was unusable after only a few dozens of pages.

I'm not sure if it is recommended to regularly "exercise" a laser
printer, but I think it might be a good idea.


On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 20:33 -0400, John Van Ostrand wrote:
> Yield depends on how much you use the printer. In my house it's used infrequently enough that ink dries out before the cartridge's full yield can be realized. I haven't tried laser, but I figure it could lay idle for longer without damage to the toner cartridge.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Commenting on this old thread ...
> > 
> > So turns out laser is not always cheaper.
> > 
> > There are indeed inkjet printers that have a very high yield.
> > 
> > The black ink for the printer below is $40 for 2,200 pages, while the
> > equivalent colour laser is $98 for 2,000 pages.
> > 
> > It also has double sided printing, wireless, and other goodies for
> > only $250.
> > 
> > http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-officejet-all-in-one-inkjet-printer-8500a-plus-8500a-plus/10155489.aspx
> > 
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