Monday, May 4, 2009
I Need a New Printer!
I have an Epson 4450 All-In-One Printer that is only a year old. It works great, but the ink is sending me into the poor-house. The Cartridges are separate and I really like that, but they don't seem to hold very much. Last week I was printing photos for the Horseshoe Quilt and printed 12 sheets of 4 photos each. I changed the Cyan cartridge at the very beginning. Several sheets into it, I replaced the Black, several sheets later, it was the Magenta, and before I was finished, I replaced the Yellow. I bought more Printed Treasures sheets and did 4 more sheets and I'm stuck now because I am out of Cyan and Magenta already. Now, granted, printing photos uses more ink than a text page, but this is ridiculous.
I ordered some knock-off cartridges last year and they don't work in it, so I'm spending $13 for a black cartridge and $9 for each color one, for a total of $40 to print less than 20 pages. Hmmmm, that's just way too much!!
Any recommendations? Do you have a Kodak printer? I've been seeing their advertisements regarding cheaper ink, so maybe that's the way to go. Whatever I decide, I need to do it quickly, as I cannot print anything with an empty cartridge.