[at-l] Printing hiking stuff

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 08:20:46 CST 2010

Seriously. Research the Kodak ESP all-in-one. I went down to it from an
Office Jet 1220.  Lowest CPP on the market.
On Nov 24, 2010 7:46 AM, "Ken Bennett" <bennett.ken at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:12 AM, giniajim <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:
>> I print various hiking material. My printer (ink jet) uses a lot of
>> expensive ink cartridges. Has anyone found an economical printer out
>> on the market?
> That depends on whether you need to print in color. Inkjet printers are
> simply a way for the manufacturer to sell ink cartridges -- and the
> inexpensive printers have the smallest carts (and thus the most expensive
> per milliliter of ink.)
> For general office printing I use a Brother laser printer, model HL-2040,
> which cost about $120 at the local office supply. The included toner
> cartridge will print around 1500 pages, and replacement toner carts are
> or so and will print 2500 pages. That's pretty cheap compared to inkjet
> prices, but of course they are all black, no color.
> The high-end photo inkjet printers use much larger ink carts, so the price
> per ml of ink goes down substantially. (I'm talking about 17-inch photo
> printers and up, like the Epson 3880 -- they run over $1000. Probably
> overkill.)
> Anyway, I really like my laser printer.
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