Message from discussion What color laser printer is easily & cheaply refilled at home from non OEM toner?
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Subject: Re: What color laser printer is easily & cheaply refilled at home
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Le Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:07:52 +0900, Gernot Hassenpflug a Ã©critÂ :
> "J.G." <gilmore.jus...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:08:43 -0700, Ashton Crusher wrote:
>> > Yeah, when I was working I went thru several color laser printers
>> > with the idea they would be able to do color photos better then the
>> > "expensive" inkjet process.
>> I'm slowly coming to the following hard-won realization, much to my
>> chagrin, regarding printing color photos at home:
>> 0. B&W laser writers (such as my HP 3200m) are trivial & cheap to
>> refill 1. Most color laser writers are also trivial & cheap to refill.
>> 2. However, color laser writers stink at printing pictures at home!
>> Given that, we are FORCED to look at ink-based printers: 0. IMHO, all
>> ink-based printers from HP are to be avoided at all costs! 1.
>> Kodak/Canon/Dell ink-based printers 'may' be a viable alternative. 2.
>> The key is to buy the printer based on the ease of "replacing" the ink!
>> Drat! Color lasers, which are the subject of this task, are slowly
>> dropping off the radar screen ... and the dreaded ink-based printers
>> are rising up, again.
>> Why is finding a decent printer to print photos at home at a decent
>> price such a miserable process? :(
> Why is Epson not recommended in the US (I assume most posters here are
> in the US)? Epson is great for photos, although as I concentrate on
> linux Canon driver development I only use Epson as a backup. I buy 3rd
> party inks for my Epson, haven't tried refilling it. I'm not aware of
> any problems with the ink cartridges, but maybe there are, which is why
> Epson is not being discussed here?
I don't have an Epson printer at home, but I have seen Epson printed
photos and HP printed conterparts. I mostly noticed that Epson colours
seem to fade a lot faster than HP's. True enough, the fading of HP
prints, although slow, is an awful lot faster than that of old photos
that were chemically treated !