Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

I hate printers

I'm sick of crap printers.

Are there any good printers nowadays? I'm willing to spend more than $30. I don't want a fucking free toss-in printer you get in a Happy Meal, only to be reamed the rest of my life on ink. Honestly I don't even mind the reaming. I just want the printer to work, and not be implemented entirely in a driver.

That's an hour of my life I'll never get back.

CUPS was easier than I remembed it being, but still a pain.

Then no program would understand the margins. The app, the driver, and the printer all had different ideas about who had what margins and who should add them.

Then it finally started to work, printing out some more craptastic output, and I ran out of ink.

Surprisingly I had some ink cartridges on hand from when I bought the printer. I replaced them but the printer kept flashing yellow by the ink light. No amount of reseating it took.

So if you're in Portland and want a free printer, I'm ditching this bitch (HP 3820?) and going back to clay tablets.

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