On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 06:58:04AM +0200 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Brian Foster thought:
> | Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 20:49:02 +0100
> | From: Conor Daly <conor.daly_ilug at cod.homelinux.org>
> | I fought with inkjet printers for a few years with
> | sporadic and limited success. [ ... ]
>> I've never had any problem getting either Epson inkjet
> I've owned to work, with both LPRng and CUPS. the best
The main issue I had was occasional incidents where it started printing
crap instead of what I wanted. It may have been to do with being on an
old external print server but it wasn't tractable.
> the only issue I've had is the first Epson eventually
> exceeded what can only be called planned obsolescence,
> with the firmware _deliberately_ refusing to allow me
> to continue using the printer. despite being cheesed
I heard of this. Essentially, it claims the waste ink pads are full and
you have to send it off for replacements. Now, you can _clean_ the ink
pads but the printer will still refuse to work. When I read that, I
decided Epson printers were not worth my time...
> I did ultimately buy another Epson,
> this time a higher-end model. I subsequently found
> that other people have made the same decision under
> the same circumstances, so it's not quite as odd as
> it sounds.
My assumption is that the other people were stuck in the old mode of:
"MS Windows has broken so I'll pay MS more money for an later version of
I chose the other mode:
"My Epson printer stopped working for me so I won't buy Epson printers..."
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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