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Dec 17, 2010 20:40 |  #1

Hello folks.
I was wondering if anybody (everybody) uses their photo printer for everyday text printing or if it's reserved just for photos. I've got a little bit of a space crunch and kind of hate to have 2 printers sitting here but I also kind of hate to use "photo" ink for run of the mill stuff.
What do you folks do?
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Dec 17, 2010 21:01 |  #2

Separate printer for text here.


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Dec 18, 2010 00:06 as a reply to  @ rw2's post |  #3

I used to but abandoned that practice. I have a Canon Pixma iP8500 which does a great job on printing anything. The text that I was printing used mostly black ink wells and what is the difference in replacing it for this printer or the other one that I had which had only 2 ink wells. I have added a Canon Pixma 9500 Pro printer but that is only used for large prints. By printing both text (web pages, word docs, etc.) and images I don't believe that I am doing any irreparable damage to the print head.


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Dec 18, 2010 00:34 |  #4

I have a cheap laser for text, $99 for the printer, $75 for toners and over 1500sheets per toner (or so they say, but still haven't used up one)

The price makes these entire printers essentially consumable so I'll probably just buy a whole new printer rather than a new toner.

It's important to find a bargain printer that includes a full toner, as many of the ones available have only 300-500 prints from the included toner.

ENVIRONMENTAL NOTE: I'm a keen electronics enthusiast and radio ham, so I'll be stripping the obsolete printer for gears and other parts. Great practice too for (de)soldering. If you don't have a similar use, or know of somebody who'll be happy to get a free printer, then use your judgment about buying a 'throwaway' printer.


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Dec 18, 2010 09:24 as a reply to  @ bdp23's post |  #5

My old HP swaps out the 3 ink gray photo cartridge for a higher capacity black cart for document printing. No loss of ink when swapping carts. In practice though, I rarely print text docs and if I need to print one page, I don't even bother to swap the cartridges.


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Dec 18, 2010 10:22 |  #6

rw2 wrote in post #11472008 (external link)
Separate printer for text here.

I use a Canon LBP2900I, laser, only £99.00 when new.


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Dec 18, 2010 19:47 as a reply to  @ Rayk's post |  #7

Only 4 responses after a full day?




  
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Dec 18, 2010 20:55 |  #8

My day-to-day text printer has been messing up lately. Until I figure out why I've been using my smaller photo printer, but fortunately I don't print much text!


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