Can you recommend a color printer to replace my EpsonStylus Photo 895 printer
January 8, 2004 1:53 PM Subscribe
My Epson Printer is bleeding me dry and I won't take it anymore. [More inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso to computers & internet (21 answers total)
When I bought my imac I was "offered" an EpsonStylus Photo 895 printer to go with it. Every hundred pages or so (even though I only switch it on when printing - otherwise it lasts 30), I have to buy a new colour or black cartridge, as one won't work without the other.
I Googled and found there's a $20 chip that will prevent the bastard from doing this, but you can't get them in Portugal. Cartridges cost $30 each. That's 30 cents a printed page! I should add that I only need black and white (and it doesn't have to be very good), as I only use printing for reading and revising stuff I've written. I don't ever print colour - but the cartridge wears out all the same.
As I do print a lot, it's seriously eating into my finances (and it's a lousy printer as well, always requiring cleaning and mucking about). What no-frills, no-hassle, robust, just-black, idiot-safe workhorse should I get (i.e. like the old HPs I stupidly gave away), considering I never need presentation quality, letters, graphics or indeed anything but plainly, quickly printed paper (if possible always set to "draft quality"), I can revise by hand or read and then throw away?
I used to have a very expensive Xerox laser printer that was quick and economical but it was always breaking. This was a long time ago, mind you. Any help will be much appreciated - excuse the cheapskate character of the question.