The latest incident in a series of events happened when I failed to securely fasten an old, old printer’s parallel cable. The reason I was connecting an old printer was the two newer printers no longer work. All is not bleak I do have a wireless laser printer that prints rapidly, can be easily be returned to the original state after a paper jam, but it only prints black ink. My experience using color printers is a gruesome story involving unruliness and high-priced printer ink.
I would like to find a color printer that pleases me, at least to some degree, when I use it to perform tasks I do repetitively such as make small booklets of my poetry. This requires that I print four pages with colored pictures on double sided paper in Landscape mode. At first I used an inkjet printer. The printer was equipped with a sensor that reported ink level. The sensor became inaccurate. Finally after installing new cartridges it reported, “Empty “. So I decided to change from inkjet to a color laser printer.
The color laser printer would not allow Landscape mode documents to be printed automatically, I had to use manual feed. The feed was sensitive and it frequently said “Paper Jam” I had to remove the paper, press “Reset” and try again.
I find the cost of color cartridges on my laser printer to be unimaginably extravagant. The cost of replacing the four color ink cartridges exceeds the cost of the printer. I can buy a new printer for less than replacing the ink cartridges. I felt the cost of ink for my inkjet printer exceeded reasonable cost. What should a poor boy do?
Can someone help me:
- Determine the software that reports ink level and remove it?
- Learn how to clean the connection point between the ink cartridge holder and the ink cartridges?
- Estimate consumption of color ink for printing a specific number of pages?
- Make a cost/benefit comparison for printer ink