Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
Batman
Mad Scientist
23069 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1179351 19-Nov-2014 10:41
Send private message

umm .. bcos they wanna make oodles of $$$




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


richms
23682 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1179499 19-Nov-2014 13:09
Send private message

I see they are spinning the BS about seperate cartridges being better in the story. Ink companies must love that scam.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


1101
2318 posts

Uber Geek


  #1179564 19-Nov-2014 14:33
Send private message

richms: I see they are spinning the BS about seperate cartridges being better in the story. Ink companies must love that scam.


?? doesnt make any sense.
Separate ink carts are better . A tri-color holds less ink and is useless if only 1 color runs out.

The biggest scam is inkjets cleaning themsleves evey time you turn it on. Thats just your ink being squirted through the printhead. Thats where a lot of my printers ink goes, into the cleaning process .

Its no real secret just how cheap these ink carts are to make. The company I used to work for were importing new,boxed compatable inkjet carts for 50c each .


richms
23682 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1179655 19-Nov-2014 15:40
Send private message

Because you change on colour and it does a prime on all of them as the separate tanks all feed a single head so changing one cart primes them all and loses 10-20% of the ink in it doing that. Only makes sense on large volume cartridges. Separate low volume ones like the small cheap canons don't have enough in a cart to survive the multiple swaps without the problem of swapping one out then finding another needs to be changed and then wasting more ink out of the one you just swapped and purged.




Richard rich.ms

timmmay
16536 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1179662 19-Nov-2014 15:52
Send private message

I'm happy with my Brother MFC-9140CDN. It'd be nice if it did double sided scanning, but otherwise scanning, printing, and copying works well. The paper comes out slightly more curled than I'd like, but it's not too bad, and there's a function that's meant to minimise it a little.

dolsen

1286 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1179672 19-Nov-2014 16:11
Send private message

richms: Because you change on colour and it does a prime on all of them as the separate tanks all feed a single head so changing one cart primes them all and loses 10-20% of the ink in it doing that. Only makes sense on large volume cartridges. Separate low volume ones like the small cheap canons don't have enough in a cart to survive the multiple swaps without the problem of swapping one out then finding another needs to be changed and then wasting more ink out of the one you just swapped and purged.


Yes - hence this thread to get a cheap laser printer. No such issue with toner.

I've brought this printer to supplement my canon inkjet - the HL-3170CDW version due to the better print speed, more memory and the fact that it is a "proper printer" (PCL6, BR-Script3) rather than a gdi printer...
Wireless support is just a bonus.

muttley68
49 posts

Geek


  #1179747 19-Nov-2014 17:48
Send private message

dolsen:
richms: Because you change on colour and it does a prime on all of them as the separate tanks all feed a single head so changing one cart primes them all and loses 10-20% of the ink in it doing that. Only makes sense on large volume cartridges. Separate low volume ones like the small cheap canons don't have enough in a cart to survive the multiple swaps without the problem of swapping one out then finding another needs to be changed and then wasting more ink out of the one you just swapped and purged.


Yes - hence this thread to get a cheap laser printer. No such issue with toner.

I've brought this printer to supplement my canon inkjet - the HL-3170CDW version due to the better print speed, more memory and the fact that it is a "proper printer" (PCL6, BR-Script3) rather than a gdi printer...
Wireless support is just a bonus.


I've been looking at the 3170 for some timie and was just about to jump on this deal when the wife said no go if there's no scanner. Sigh....

 
 
 
 


dolsen

1286 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1179826 19-Nov-2014 20:51
Send private message

muttley68:

I've been looking at the 3170 for some timie and was just about to jump on this deal when the wife said no go if there's no scanner. Sigh....


Do you think she would go for 2 printers?

Had a email from pb tech with the canon pixma mx729. The prices are somewhat hidden, with them saying it will be $?7 + gst, however, they then state the gst inclusive price of $?9. Given that we know the gst rate is 15%, we have enough information to work out the hidden price (same holds true for a lot of their deals).
As there is a $50 cashback on this, you could get both printers somewhat cheaply.

Note - printer is in store pick up only.


Batman
Mad Scientist
23069 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1179863 19-Nov-2014 22:06
Send private message

muttley68:
dolsen:
richms: Because you change on colour and it does a prime on all of them as the separate tanks all feed a single head so changing one cart primes them all and loses 10-20% of the ink in it doing that. Only makes sense on large volume cartridges. Separate low volume ones like the small cheap canons don't have enough in a cart to survive the multiple swaps without the problem of swapping one out then finding another needs to be changed and then wasting more ink out of the one you just swapped and purged.


Yes - hence this thread to get a cheap laser printer. No such issue with toner.

I've brought this printer to supplement my canon inkjet - the HL-3170CDW version due to the better print speed, more memory and the fact that it is a "proper printer" (PCL6, BR-Script3) rather than a gdi printer...
Wireless support is just a bonus.


I've been looking at the 3170 for some timie and was just about to jump on this deal when the wife said no go if there's no scanner. Sigh....


Same here. Might need the workstation




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


muttley68
49 posts

Geek


  #1180306 20-Nov-2014 19:41
Send private message

dolsen:
Do you think she would go for 2 printers?


Note - printer is in store pick up only.



Actually we've got an Epson inkjet just uses as a scanner (since the damn heads keep blocking) and a brother mono laser for printing. I thought it would be good to upgrade to a colour laser.

And I'm not in Auckland so can't pickup from PB Tech unfortunately.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.