printer recommendations?

Ian Smith smithi at
Sun Dec 5 13:52:57 UTC 2010

On 4 Dec 2010 17:25:34 -0000 John Levine <johnl at> wrote:
 > >> My printer is a sturdy old Lexmark Optra T610.  CUPS has a driver,
 > >> which does duplex, N-up, and so forth.  Each toner cartridge is good
 > >> for over 10K pages, so I buy one about every two years, and I can
 > >> usually find one for $100, making the per page cost very low.
 > >Lexmarks are very badly designed (but very slowly getting better 
 > >ergonomically), expensive to run, and crap themselves with generic 
 > >toner. ...
 > So, just to be clear, you're telling me that I am imagining the fact
 > that my printer has worked reliably for ten years?
 > I can believe that Lexmark has made bad printers, but if you can
 > still find an Optra T, they're great.

Yeah, but perhaps they don't work as well in the Queensland sun?

South of the border, some say the same can be said of people :-)

 > R's,
 > John

cheers, Ian

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