Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1192 from 2003/2/24
From: Helsinki, Finland
All this bounty would create is support for the cheap crappy printers you stumble over in any super market.
That's a common myth. There are no
At least if you remember to include at least first ink cartridge replacement in the price (which you definitely should), which you need to replace when you have printed 50% of the bundled cartridge (as they generally come with one that's "half full"). And often a full replacement costs more than the printer itself.
One solution which I think wasn't yet mentioned, you could probably configure a linux system to work as a print server, that "converts" incoming print jobs to a form understood by the printer. Never done that, but perhaps someone else has?
(I don't need to do that, but could give it a try some day)