Ubuntu to run my printer

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Sat Jun 14 23:46:59 UTC 2014

On 06/14/2014 06:52 PM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> On 06/13/2014 11:14 PM, Phil wrote:
>> On 06/14/2014 12:30 PM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>>> I am tired of my printer cartridges drying out and having to but new
>>> ones. Is their an ubuntu program that will run my printer in a Nozzel
>>> cleaning Operation at some preset interval. They got the darn things
>>> fixed so if a single color dreis out you can't print in back and white.
>>> That is aggravating.
>> I had exactly the same gripe Douglas. I replaced my last ink jet 
>> printer with a HP colour laser and have never had any problems. I 
>> bought the printer about a year ago and I'm still using the original 
>> cartridges.
>    I installed a black and white Brother lazer Printer but in the not 
> to distant future I want a printer to use on My boat to print weather 
> fax. I guess it will have to be one of the little inkjet Laptop 
> printers and I Hope they will run off of 12 volts  DC  and again black 
> and white would be perfect but I doubt its available at a price I want 
> to pay??
I've never seen a 12 volt printer, but DC-AC inverters are cheap enough, 
and ink-jet printers are available for practically nothing at 
garage/yard sales around
Long Island, so probably the same everywhere. This is ideal, because 
probably a printer will only last a year or so in a salt-water 
environment.  I guess when
not in use, you should encase it in a big plastic bag and seal it up. 
Preferably with some of those desiccant packs.


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