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Re: Why I Hate Printers

In my 24 years of life, using 100's of printers, exactly none of them have made me not want to throw it out of the window.
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Re: Why I Hate Printers

I like that you have the option to purchase a printout of that comic. The person running that printer must really love their job!

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HP Laserjet 4. Works well and is too heavy to throw out of a window.
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Re: Why I Hate Printers

Get with the paperless society.
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Obligatory Office Space reference here....
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Get with the paperless society.
I could just imagine being at a regional and you ask could I have some buttons and you go up to them and use NFC or Bluetooth to give them your "buttons".

Or even better the judges come by and you just hand them a flash drive instead of packets lol
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Re: Why I Hate Printers

I got a printer back in 2001. It has 3 buttons - on/off, pause, and resume, with two LED's for feedback. I buy a single black ink cartridge for it every February so I can print out the stuff I need for competition. In all this time, I don't think it's ever jammed on me. And it still works better than the "fancy" one I got 5 years ago and subsequently trashed when it proved to suck.

What can I say? They don't make them like that anymore...
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I got a printer back in 2001. It has 3 buttons - on/off, pause, and resume, with two LED's for feedback. I buy a single black ink cartridge for it every February so I can print out the stuff I need for competition. In all this time, I don't think it's ever jammed on me. And it still works better than the "fancy" one I got 5 years ago and subsequently trashed when it proved to suck.

What can I say? They don't make them like that anymore...
They started making the bad ones after I was born.
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I got a printer back in 2001. It has 3 buttons - on/off, pause, and resume, with two LED's for feedback. I buy a single black ink cartridge for it every February so I can print out the stuff I need for competition. In all this time, I don't think it's ever jammed on me. And it still works better than the "fancy" one I got 5 years ago and subsequently trashed when it proved to suck.

What can I say? They don't make them like that anymore...
HP was still making good ones in 2003. My LJ 1300 has only one button and two LEDs. It has jammed on me, but usually only when using weird stock. In addition to FRC, I've been treasurer of an investment club for about a decade, and spent ~5 years as church publicity guy, and 2 each as senior warden and treasurer. I go through about 2 or 3 "13X" toner cartridges a year. It also accepts postscript, which lets me bypass a lot of the strangeness of windows drivers when I need to. After the most recent lasted about 2 years and was jamming constantly, I've given up on color at the house.
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Re: Why I Hate Printers

While I agree that printers can be frustrating, can we just take a moment to realize how freakin awesome they are.

You have a machine that can make a duplicate picture down to 1/1200th of an inch for $100... Let that sink in for a minute. In just a few seconds, it can take the data convert it to three colors plus black, and cover a page within 1/1200th of an inch... IE take 1200x1200x8x10 = .... a really really big number of points.

Photo-level realistic copies used to require an incredibly skilled artist, and many, many hours of work.

I put complaining about printers akin to complaining about the cost of shipping a letter. When anyone complains about that, I usually offer them $0.50 to take a note from one end of my building to the other end. When they turn me down, I remind them that I can stick it in a box, and someone garuantees it will get across the US, in just a couple days with better than 99.999% delivery rate.

Anyone ever see a copy off of a memiograph machine?
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Re: Why I Hate Printers

Seen a copy? I used to have to help run the mimeograph machine when I was in grade school, still remember the smell and the purple hands.

As for newer printers I have a Dell Color MFP H825cdw, which I finally picked up in frustration over ink jets, but having become enamored with colorized printouts, did not want to go back to black and white. I have had very little trouble with it over the last few years, and the unit cost is pretty low, if you purchase 3rd party toner, which is readily available and has worked perfectly for me. YMMV.
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HP was still making good ones in 2003. My LJ 1300 has only one button and two LEDs. It has jammed on me, but usually only when using weird stock.
I have had two HP printers since 1998 (697 and 952c) but last year went with an Epson and couldn't be happier. I feel the HP's have become costly to maintain. The ink cartridges cost more and it seems the last one I had it had to be taken out and cleaned with denatuered alcohol often as it would dry up and clog. The Epson has been great so far quality wise and not having cartridge issues.
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In just a few seconds, it can take the data convert it to three colors plus black,
Black is a color, or colour for our Canadian friends
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Re: Why I Hate Printers

Normally I hate printers, but we got some decently nice new Lexmark printers at work. They're surprisingly good at guiding the user through clearing paper jams. They light up which door you need to open and everything. (now I just need to know why they have so many paper jams)
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