Printer recommendation please

Chris Hill chris at
Fri Mar 30 22:59:13 UTC 2012

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012, RW wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:14:20 -0400
> Mike Jeays wrote:
>> I strongly recommend a laser printer over an inkjet even for home 
>> use. The reduced running costs and better reliability are easily 
>> worth the lack of colour, IMO.
> How do they compare for light and occasional use? I'm thinking in 
> terms of a few pages, a few times a year, so presumably the 
> consumables become perishables.

In exactly that scenario, ink nozzles can dry out, rendering your inkjet 
printer inoperable. I only print every few weeks, and if I had to 
replace ink for every print just because it dried out, I think I might 
become angry. My laser printer works even after months of inactivity.

For the record, I completely agree with Mike. I also would not buy a 
printer that did not speak Postscript. My PS-speaking LaserJet was 
working as fast as I could edit /etc/printcap - no CUPS, no drivers, no 
ghostscript, no filters.

Chris Hill               chris at
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