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Poll - What do you find is the biggest annoyance with home printing?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Liam Clifford, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. jimh

    jimh Well-Known Member

    Yes, escaped yet again! Cost me 162 of your English pounds (and change) Very reasonable I thought.
  2. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    I use an on-line service BECAUSE of the issues with home printing. It shouldn't be listed as a problem with home printing.
    I only print photos once or twice a year, so print heads tended to block up.

    This hasn't changed since before the poll started back in 2017!
  3. JackAllTog

    JackAllTog New Member

    Blocking ink tanks - grrr.
    Then printer fussiness over compatible cartridges.
  4. jimh

    jimh Well-Known Member

    Sadly, like the Lib Dems, this topic has faded into obscurity, now......what else can I moan about? Ah yes, "Kids today!"
  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    you're early, has Black Friday stirred you into action:rolleyes:
  6. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Cost of ink.
    Has anyone tried Epsoms tank printers. They only use four or five inks.

    And when is a staffer going to take on this chat room?
  7. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Epson make them and I have one, it works well and cheaply, I am happy with it but I also have an A3 printer.
  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member


    It's dead Jim.
  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    How is it for photo print quality on postcard and A4? I need to replace my printer but have no need for larger formats or photolab quality as I get those done on fancy paper by a photolab, but for family use it'd be good to be able to print economically to a decent standard.
  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Nah, it's just pining for the fjords.
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  11. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I have a large quantity of Epson 5x7 paper and it produces excellent prints at that size. I haven't tried anything larger.
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  12. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Thanks Geoff, that's really helpful. We tend to mostly print 6x4 or occasionally 5x7 so it sounds like we'd be satisfied.
  13. Claret

    Claret Member

    too much hassle...
  14. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    If I am honest, having an expensive printer (Epson R800) with blocked heads.

    Fortunately it is possible with Isopropyl alcohol, ammonia and distilled water to make a cleaning solution; I actually bought some ready made because I really don't want ammonia in the house.
    One colour took two days to clear but it seems to have worked and I can get a near perfect test page. Total expenditure £26 for cleaning kit and a set of compatible inks. Don't vive up on that clogged printer without at least having a go at cleaning it.

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