Printer recommendation please

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Mar 31 11:33:07 UTC 2012

On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:17:52 +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> Watch the older type fusers though- they can develop 'flat spots' on the 
> rollers. The newer printers use a ceramic type fuser which has fast 
> warm-up and no flat spot troubles.

But it's still possible to get replacement parts for older
office printers. I said _office_ printers, even used ones
that you can pick up for few dollars or a bottle of beer.
Spare parts aren't expensive, and in many cases, you can
install them yourself. The "funny" thing: Even for 10 years
old printers (and even older ones), they are available.

Try _that_ with a home consumer inkpee printer! :-)

> Also keep the dust low on _any_ printer and it will last longer and 
> perform better. Dusty paper can cause major issues (both printing and 
> mechanical) as well.

Sometimes rubber parts tend to "harden". There are a few
"tricks" to make them soft again, but the typical solution
is to replace them for few dollars. Note that this isn't
something you'll notice in 2 - 5 years of use. You often
need 10 or more years to find fail and trouble in a good
printer. Good printer == office printer, as I said befire. :-)

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