Printers [was scam]

Toby Corkindale tjc at
Fri Mar 3 15:59:32 GMT 2006

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 05:56:17PM +0000, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> Working from the starting position that I hate all printers, I have to
> say that I am moderately impressed with this Canon IP4000 printer that I
> bought a while back. 

I was about ready to purchase a printer for a combination of general-purpose
and photo printing, a while back. I did a fair bit of shopping around and
comparing, and even went to the trouble of getting Canon to post me print-outs
of one of my own photos, printed on several of their printers.

The printer I almost bought was the Canon IP4000! It didn't print as nicely as
the higher up 6-cartridge models, but the difference wasn't enough to bother
me for the initial and running cost difference.
(This was after Jessops cancelled their online printing service)
Then I swapped to using instead, and my other main use of paper
(printing maps/directions) was replaced by buying a bluetooth GPS dongle.

I'm not quite sure how Epson remain in business.. their consumer printers (of
which I've owned quite a few over the years) have eaten through ink and
print-heads at a stupid rate, especially when used with my intermittent usage

My favourite printer is still my old HP Laserjet 6 though.
B&W only, but it's outlasted everything else.


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