[Market-farming] Recommended printers?

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Wed Apr 13 19:00:32 EDT 2011

Karen, it did come through; I didn't reply because I didn't know what  
to tell you. I can tell you that my Lexmark X4530 is Mac compatible,  
has been working since September 2008, and seems to have reasonably  
waterproof ink -- I just ran a well-dried page I was done with under  
the tap and tried to smear it, and it didn't smear. It has, however,  
only two cartridges, one black and one for all the other colors; and  
it seems to me to use quite a bit of ink, though I don't know how much  
most others use, so I can't say how it does in comparison with others.

I think it's possible you might want not to go with an inkjet but to  
spend the money on a color laser printer, as I hear they use a lot  
less ink; but I might be wrong about that.

Oh -- one other thing. If you haven't opened those replacement ink  
cartridges for the Canon, the place you brought them from might take  
them back.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Apr 13, 2011, at 6:17 PM, Roots Farm wrote:

> I never saw this come through and also never saw a response, so am  
> sending again.    Best wishes to all,  Karen
> On Apr 11, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Roots Farm wrote:
>> JUST after I choked and bought replacement inks here in Dominica  
>> for megabucks for my Canon MX700, the printer died.  Fixing it more  
>> expensive than buying new (immoral) and would require bringing back  
>> to U.S..  We use the printer for labels for our produce that  
>> sometimes get wet at market.  Does anyone have a recommended  
>> printer/scanner/copier model:
>> 	that comes with or can use waterproof inks (hopefully, sparingly)  
>> and
>> 	that maybe has separate cartridges for all colors (our logo uses  
>> up yellow and magenta way before cyan) and also for black  and
>> 	that seems sturdy/reliable with potential for a long life
>> 	that has reasonable print speeds
>> 	that is Mac compatible?
>> My previous Epson C-84 met all those qualifications -- except for  
>> long life.  Got caught by a CSS Counter Reset message that can't  
>> resolve.
>> Thanks and best wishes to all,

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