printer choice

  Newuser4495 21:16 18 Sep 2006

My sister-in-law only does occasional printing, perhaps 2 to 4 pages per month. Which printers would be best for this to avoid problems with printer heads drying and clogging.

  Jak_1 21:20 18 Sep 2006

All ink/bubblejet printers should be run at least once a week to prevent clogging etc. As she only uses for occasional printing then its not worth getting a laser printer.

  Newuser4495 21:51 18 Sep 2006

Yes I understand that but - for example is it better to use a printer where the print head is not built into the cartridge, so that if it does clog there is no need to replace with an expensive one, I have been told that HPs are less inclined to clog, is this so?

  DieSse 21:59 18 Sep 2006

Yes HP printers are much less prone to clogging, and it's not a disaster if they do (for those with heads built-in to the cartridge).

Also you can run an HP printer in draft mode quite successfully (faster - uses less ink), I've never seen that on an Epson.

I've no experience of Canon ptinters though.

She might find it simpler to use a friends printer, or an Internet cafe though, for that few pages.

  terryf 01:33 19 Sep 2006

Or email the pages to you so that you can print and snail mail back!

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