Infrequently used printers

Rashkae ubuntu at
Sun Apr 15 16:04:17 UTC 2012

On 04/15/2012 10:49 AM, David Fletcher wrote:
> My reasoning is that because a laser printer's toner is a dry powder
> anyway, there's nothing to get dried out and cause the problems I'm
> experiencing with the inkjet.
> Can anybody with relevant experience of laser printers please enlighten
> me?

Your reasoning is very sound, and it would be a good idea.  My usual 
suggestion is to get a small B&W laser printer (Brothers work well for 
this task) and a color inkjet.  The Inkjet in this scenario would be 
rarely used, but is the most flexible.  However, they are not expected 
to be long lived devices.  The epson would be a bad choice here since 
the jets are not designed to be replaceable.  Something like an HP would 
be best for infrequent use, since the jets are replaced every time with 
the cartridge.

But certainly, a colour laser would be maintenance free.

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