Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Selecting an Ink Jet printer?With Low Operating Cost

Printer technology has made tremendous advances in the past five years. Speeds are up and print quality is great. Meanwhile, printer costs have declined.

What has not improved is the cost of ink. Printer manufacturers expected to make their profit on replacement cartridges, and they do. But in charging high prices they created another industry that they have to compete with.

Now there are generic or compatible replacements; you can buy refilled cartridges and refill kits so you can refill them yourself. Worst of all there are counterfeits. And there's a big market for all of them due to the sky-high price of OEM cartridges.

The manufacturers are full of tricks. Some of them use tiny cartridges that don't hold much ink. Most of the standard cartridges are half full of ink. They sell high capacity cartridges at premium prices that are full of ink. They run promotions on printers that have sample cartridges that barely have enough ink to try out the new printer.

These are all factors you have to consider when you buy a printer. There are makers who have addressed the problem in another way. All printers have a separate black cartridge for obvious reasons, but a few use a separate cartridge for each color. If one of the colors runs out you can replace it individually. This way you aren't throwing away good ink. One maker gives you the choice of a double size black unit that is more economical than two singles.

Most printers use a cartridge with a built- in print head, but at least one has the print head built into the machine. The cartridges are only ink containers, consequently very inexpensive and easy to refill. The downside of this arrangement is that the print head is a wear item and it's quite expensive to replace.

The point is that these two style printers are more economical to operate than the conventional type. There are some printers that will operate with only the black cartridge installed, and this is a good choice for students and others that only print text. If you don't need a fancy printing job, often you can set your printer on "draft" which saves a lot of ink.

Be careful when you are buying a printer especially, but not exclusively at auctions; they're selling them without ink. A diligent shopper can sometimes find printers with and without rebates that are below the cost of the ink. This is a good way to go. For more information about shopping visit my web site: http://www.caveatemptorus.com/

I've tried refilling and using refurbished units with mixed success. Refilling is risky business. Maker's claim that it voids your warranty, this is debatable, but there is some validity to their concerns. There are different kinds of ink and using the wrong or an inferior ink can do damage. Many refurbs are poor quality so you end up returning them for replacement.

At the moment my choice is a printer with print heads in the cartridges and I buy good quality generics. Keep in mind this creates warranty problems. If you have a problem printing, you can't get technical service unless you buy a set of OEMs.

Written by: George W. Cannata the publisher of the web site: http://www.caveatemptorus.com, July 8, 2005.

In The News:

Trump backs Putin over US intelligence agencies
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:04:00 +0100
Donald Trump has again denied collusion between his election campaign and the Kremlin, saying he trusts Vladimir Putin's denials over American intelligence services.

Journalist dragged out of Trump-Putin summit
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:17:00 +0100
A journalist was dragged out of the Trump-Putin news conference moments before the leaders were due to speak, after holding up a piece of paper bearing the words "nuclear weapon ban treaty".

Fans pack Paris to get glimpse of World Cup winners
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:28:00 +0100
Hundreds of thousands of people packed the Champs Elysees in Paris as France's victorious football team paraded the World Cup.

Russian charged with infiltrating US political groups
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:24:00 +0100
A Russian woman has been charged with infiltrating US political organisations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official.

Croatia get hero's welcome after World Cup
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:50:00 +0100
Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Croatia's capital Zagreb to stage a hero's welcome for their national football team.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

How To Choose a Computer Mouse

Computer MiceEvery computer user can hopefully identify their mouse and... Read More

Used Laptop Computer: Your Quick Purchase Inspection Guide ? Part 4

Used laptop computers are everywhere these days. How can you... Read More

Which Notebook Computer Has Your Name On It?

Notebook Computers Are Sexy!Granted, the notebook computer may just be... Read More

A Short Introduction to Blu Ray

Blu ray is a next generation optical media format developed... Read More

Computer Parts Online

In today's age, building computers on yourself is often chosen... Read More

Basics of RAID

A couple of the recent Tech Tips from www.geeks.com have... Read More

DVD Recorders: Getting Started

IMO, these sd work 'like a VCR' as far as... Read More

Power and Your PC

The power coming into a computer is the most critical... Read More

Understanding Transistor Data and Replacement

If, for some reason, you can't get an exact replacement... Read More

Alternatives to Tape Backup

You may ask, isn't tape an anachronism in the age... Read More

Ink Cartridges & Printing - Poor Print Quality Solutions

Why are there faint areas or gaps in my print... Read More

Selecting an Ink Jet printer?With Low Operating Cost

Printer technology has made tremendous advances in the past five... Read More

How to Change, Upgade or Remove an IDE Hard Drive

Hard drives - Hard drives are a little more complicated.... Read More

Looking for Information on CD Duplication and Replication?

Time is one of the most important things we have... Read More

How To Choose The Best Gaming Laptop

The gaming laptop is coming of age! It is steadily... Read More

Coping with a Serious Data Loss from your Computer Hard Drive

Data loss is an expensive reality. It's a hard fact... Read More

A Guide to Refurbished Laptops

Computing freedom, independence, and mobility don't have to come with... Read More

Choosing a Tape Drive

Tape drives remain the leading technology used by organizations for... Read More

Where does technology come from?

Ever wonder where all the cool gadgets come from? Ever... Read More

Blu-ray: A Primer

Blu-ray is an optical disc format which is set to... Read More

What is ESR Meter?

All capacitors have a certain amount of resistance to the... Read More

Toner Cartridges - How They Work

In the past computers and their accompanying printers were huge.... Read More

TiVo: An Introduction for the Few Who Dont Know Yet

TiVo will change your life... for the better. Plain and... Read More

Throw Away The Fax Machine ? A Guide To Online Fax

Have you ever felt like throwing the fax machine out... Read More

The Merging of Humans and Computers

Soon the human brain will be completely interfaced with the... Read More