Monday, December 13, 2004

hack the printer

I absolutly hate inkjets. maybe its because they ALWAYS clog on me just when I thought I was going to print something. and since I've never owned one I am no expert on cleaning or for that matter even getting one to work properly. it seems I'm not the only one to have this problem. check out unclogging epson inkjet heads and it seems I'm not the only one to have this problem. following one of the links from this page it talks about building a CIS (continuous inking system). this is a must see as his printer looks like it was runover by a semi. just like I wish the inkjet "all in one" unit would look here at work. translation.... I wish it looked dead. this website is a must see, and later on it talks about the chiphacks to get the ink running. i'm all for color laser. and even given the exceptional price (1500$+) I still think its worth it.. oh wait. the HP 2550L is $500. since the cartridges are 100$ each I wonder if the ones that come with it are full?


palegreenhorse said...

i can't say i like ink jets either... the clog the dry time. but they do give decent quality for cheap and apparently are used in science quite a bit to print other things. like printing OLEDs, which sounds kinda cool.

Anonymous said...

I don't like them either but lasers are not in the race for printing photos.
Eddie.M (owner of the printer you knocked above).