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Re: [SLE] Epson printers and SuSE 7.3 Pro.
  • From: Francis Allouchery <fall3@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 21:36:56 +0200
  • Message-id: <200205202136.56718.fall3@xxxxxxx>
Le Lundi 20 Mai 2002 20:00, Jim Hatridge a écrit :

> I just s**tcan'ed a Epson 440 color printer. When it printed, it
> printed great. But I had to return three of them before I got one that
> lasted more than two months. Then the ink is so §$% costly it's unreal.
> A black ink cartage costs (in Germany) around 10 -13 euro (ca 12$) and
> color twice that. A black cartage lasts about 150 pages. You can get a
> refillable cartage, but I wore it out in about 10 months. At that time
> I counted up the cost of buying non-refils and saw that a rebuilt HP
> laserJet 5L would pay for it's self in about 11 months. So got one and
> am now very happy with it.
>
> Oh, btw Epson cartages cost around 30$ each. These prices are so bad
> that the EU is looking in to it.

I have a good old Epson Stylus Color 440 and it stills print well (anyway,
well for my needs...). But sure ink is expensive even if it seems a
little less here in France.

But i can confirm that it works well with SüSE Linux.

Francis


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