I've just asked our friend Jeeves and most of the sites are quoting pages per month as workload each printer can handle. If you spend £50 on a cheap printer it won't be able to handle as much workload as a £5000 machine before it screams for mercy and dies on you. I suppose it equates to buying a hover mower to cut the grass at a football stadium! Anyway that's the gist of it.
For the duty cycle to be of any real meaning you need to be in an environment that has a fairly consistent print rate from day-to-day. In my experience most home users print lots one day and nothing for a few before printing the odd page.
Any printer on the market today is likly to cope very well with the needs of the average user. Only if you are in the habit of printing out 100 page reports ever day would you need to be concerned.
Thanks guys. I'm not going to reach anywhere near the 3,000 pages the Canon Bubble Jet i865 is supposed to be capable of. The main problem I have is that the print heads on cheap printers dry out with LACK of use rather than over use.
You're missing the point. If you use a hover mower to cut the grass at a football stadium, within a short period of time the motor will burn out etc because it's not meant for the job. I suspect what I was saying in my first post was correct, but I didn't use the phrase 'duty cycle'!
I know the point and the seeming ridiculousness OF my suggestion , but, just visualise the mower, taking its time to get the job done.......but, who says that a hover big enough FOR the job doesnt exist...??? ( and again, its me tending to see the funny or ridiculous side of anything in the midst of calamities...(???isnt life too short NOT to have a laugh ???)
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