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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Gaaaaaaaah!reetings, GN!

Because it’s Monday, even teh bacon’s happy…until it starts feeling the heat.

Nice to see K8-E dropped-by over the weekend.

Mac --

That might be a flamboyantly ghey prophetic raven in teh thread pic (NTTAWWT).

BrendaK
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5 years ago

If that were a raven, it would probably be uttering cryptic prophesies about the Kardashians.

Good morning, GN!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Brenda, and Fatwa!

The morning is off to a rousing start -- Teh Older needs to print out a lab report and our inkjet printer has decided it doesn’t recognize the black ink cartridge. I’ve had this problem before with recycled ink cartridges. The cartridge company is great -- they guarantee their products and have cheerfully replaced cartridges before, but that doesn’t solve the immediate problem. Now I’ve got four black ink cartridges that this &$*#@ printer won’t recognize and without a cartridge, it won’t print anything in any color. Yet another reason why I loathe ink jet printers.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Paddy --

That’s teh suck about your printer.

We’re going to need to replace our old inkjet fairly soon; since we have effectively no need for color, I think we’ll try an inexpensive laser printer/ scanner instead. (I suspect the toner cartridge would last us several years.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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“Um, SweetheartK…a little help here…”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Hey, Fatwa!
I’m beginning to question whether we have any need for color printing. If we do, most of it could be taken care of by Mrs. Paddy at work. The replacement cost of toner cartridges can send you into sticker shock, but they last a long time and don’t suffer from the problems attendant with ink cartridges.

If I buy name-brand ink cartridges for my printer, the cost is $18 for a claimed 245 pages, or about $180 for 2500 pages. For $50 I can get a toner cartridge that will print 2600 pages. The last laser printer I had (purchased refurbished) lasted 15 years before the drum needed to be replaced. We’ve had this inkjet for 5 years and one color doesn’t print.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Color printing at home’s nice, but not essential here at CasaK…especially given the relatively high cost.

And since the photo reports I create for the roofing company are now delivered as PDFs, I can’t personally justify a color printer any more.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

I think I’m leaning towards a monochrome laser multifunction device for just those reasons.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
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Left of the right on the upper side of the lower part of the third shelf from the middle?