Printer ink.

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  1. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Member

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    Good Day,
    I use a Canon i850 printer to run off the material I gather from APUG and the web. My problem is the high cost of Canon ink cartridges.
    My printer is set to "greyscale" which helps a bit.
    Has anyone had success with the ink refill centers which will do a single unit for 1/3 the cost of a replacement. Most important is will the refill nullify the extended warranty I have on my printer?
    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
     
  2. Nick Zentena

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    If you're just printing text in B&W get a cheap laser printer. Toner doesn't cost me more then 1.5 cents per letter sheet in high quality mode.
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

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    On APUG most of us just type the pages over on a Royal portable, so when we get to the end of the ribbon, we can just flip it over, except for the guys using letterpress of course.
     
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    lol lol
     
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    I create and set my own lead type. I was thinking of converting to letraset rub off letters but the Dmax isn't as good as my old hand press and I prefer the tonal range of my red sable calig brush.



    doedeedoedeedumb...
    I've heard tell of this thing called MIS which might be of help.
     
  6. BruceN

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    I just take a shot of the screen with FP4 and print it on RC paper.

    ladidadidadida
     
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    LOL...

    Seriously, if you are using an inkjet to print text you are throwing money down the drain - do as Nick says: get a laser printer. A laser will cost about the same as half a dozen ink cartridges and the toner it comes with will last longer than those cartridges alone...

    Save your inkjet for printing photogra..... OUTCH!!!... That hurt!...

    Bob.
     
  8. mark

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    You can get an HP laser jet 1012 really cheap.

    I can only speak for myself but I find clay tablets work best for copying off the computer. I live in the SW so dry time is pretty quick.
     
  9. Nick Zentena

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    This isn't funny. Last year I was looking at those printers. You know the type that print books-) The price was fairly low for a two colour unit. Then sanity came over me and I moved on.

    Might get a printing press for what a year of ink costs for an ink jet :cool:
     
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    Was using wood block, but with the plate burnners going so cheap have decided to invest in one of them...though have always thought a photograver would look much better.
     
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    I have a monk who sits in the corner and copies everything off the screen onto parchment with a quill.
     
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    I have the Canon i900D. I've tried several of the generic inks without success. I finally gave up and switched to the Canon inks which cost me about $45 a set off ebay. Under the generics, even monochromes has color casts.

    Funny story, when I went to change back to the Canon inks I needed a whole set and in a hurry. So I went to Fry's Electronics and they had a set for $68.95. I was wandering around and noticed they had refurbished i950s for $69.95 with a new set of ink carts. So I bought the new printer for the ink carts. I got home and my son was visiting. He asked me what I was going to do with the printer and bought it off me for $10. Someone else was buying me the ink carts so I could prints some photos for them so I made $9 off the deal.

    Steve
     
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    I photograph the screen and print unto 8x10 photo paper...I have all APUG posts on fibre now....nicely toned, too.
     
  14. Gay Larson

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    I used the ink refill once and it was ok for black ink but did not last long. I heard that if anything goes wrong with your printer and it is still in warranty, they won't cover it if you use the replacement ink. (For what it's worth)