Hi Jan, Hi Lisa, I have read with interest the articles you have written about Epson printers and it kind of surprise me that their quality has deteriorated so much. Use to be that HP (Hewlett-Packard) was always number 1 and Epson was always number 2 as the best printers in the land. After HP purchased Compaq Computers, HP has been upgrading all their printers. One of the major discount stores that has inventory of HP printers is Wal-Mart and now that Wal-Mart is in a national program to enter the grocery business in ALL it's location they will close out an old Wal-Mart store to more inventory into a new SuperDuper Wal-Mart store and I've noticed that HP printers sometimes are put on sale at such low prices I buy one just to have it (impulse buying). I recently purchased a $350 value HP psc 750 for $99 and it is the best printer I have ever owned. It will print or scan or copy. It's the best scanner I have ever owned. I can scan for pictures or for text files and its easy to edit the text files. Kenny Rogers use to sing a song about one had to know when to hold his cards and one had to know when to fold his cards. He was singing a love ballet but using the game of poker as to demonstrate. Same with printers or other machines; there is a time that it is just not cost effective (in labor) to keep fooling around with an old printer that has gone to printer heaven. :-) As to the game of love, once you got a winner, don't fold. I've been holding my winner since high school and that was in '59. Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lisa Schnepf" <lars2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 12:01 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Shall I drop kick the printer? > Hi Jan, > > Funny that you mentioned it's an Epson. I guessed it might be from > reading your previous emails before I actually read this one. I have an > Epson Stylus Color 880 and it used to work great (it's about 2 years old > or so). I've been having nothing but problems with mine lately - lines > all throughout the pages, etc. even when I use new ink; I can clean the > print heads until the cows come home, and nothing. I bought a lot of > ink cartridges for the printer, and I even bought print head cleaning > kits, I still can't get it to print right anymore. I've been using more > ink to try to clean the print heads than to actually print something! I > have tons of baby pictures that I took on my digital camera and I can't > print them out. Tomorrow I'm going to buy some film for my 35 mm camera > (if it still works! LOL). In the meantime, I have no idea what to do > about the printer. I still have a bunch of ink cartridges for it. I > think for sure the print heads are shot. If you get another printer, > maybe you should get another brand. I think I might. The Epson's print > heads are in the printer. Some printers have the print heads on the > cartridge, which is better because every time you change a cartridge, > you get new print heads. The Epson was great, but it only lasted two > years. My brother had an Epson, too, and his didn't last that long, > either. So, I, too, would like to know info about a good printer, not > too expensive (the Epson I bought was $150) but that prints pretty nice > photos from digital cameras. Thanks. > > Lisa > > > -----Original Message----- > From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jan L. Hodges > Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 3:19 PM > To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [pcductape] Re: Shall I drop kick the printer? > > > It is an Epson Stylus Color 660. The first Epson quit working within the > warranty period and was replaced by the company. This is the replacement > and has worked flawlessly until this little hiccup. > > Jan > > > To unsubscribe from this list send an email to > pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field > OR by logging into the Web interface. > > > To unsubscribe from this list send an email to > pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field > OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.