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Do you need colour, or will "black & white / greyscale" do ?
Sorry, guys I was out of town yesterday, but when out of town, I was quite unexpectedly given a printer. My friends had a spare one and gave it to me. PCNetSpec, I do believe, to be on the safe side of things, I will need black and color inks.
The only thing I can really contribute is stay out of range of the Canons
Most (if not all) Canon and Epson inkjet printers use a 'fixed-head' design, e.g. when one replaces the ink 'cartridges', they're replacing the ink 'tanks' only, and not the spray heads.
There are pros n' cons to this design but, AFAIK the heads stay active (and heated) the whole time the printer is turned on. Personally, I think it's a piss-poor marketing model. Planned obsolescence at its finest. Plus, the manufacturer can boast about how cheap the ink is, because the heads aren't included during 'cartridge' replacement.
Of all the brands, the printer I was given is a Canon MX 340. I now need to purchase ink and paper for it today. Another storm is coming in tomorrow so this can't wait. As you guys know, I know next to nothing about printers --except, of course, from what I've learned here. This was a totally unexpected gift. Canon printers have never been on my radar at all, but now I actually own one. It needs to cleaned up, set up, and put to work. What a surprise. Still, it will need to work with Peppermint 7 or I'll still be in a pinch. Knock on wood.