We thought we would send the Mountain Women a thank you note. R thought better still, print out the photo of the dahlias (from their garden) onto a card, add a note and include our email address which they asked for.
We knew that the next time we had to print something serious, we would need a new printer. While I have one brand new colour cartridge for our old printer and I investigated getting the same brand so that the cartridge would not go to waste, I am now past that point and fed up with the printer. I also reckon it was pretty expensive ink wise. Perhaps not a quality product.
We took a quick look online at what was on offer from Cannon, HP, Brother and Epson, not Lexmark this time. We wanted another multi function printer around one hundred dollars. I also noted suggestions from a couple of blogger mates.
Okies, we have a bit of knowledge now and waited until we thought the Moomba parade would clear and walked into town. We had three stores in mind and firstly checked Dick Smith Electronics and actually found pretty well what we wanted at a good price. Onto Harvey Norman. Nothing much around the price and nothing to compare equally with what we had seen at DSE. I don't like HN anyway.
Onto Officeworks and they had an ok selection but not exactly what we wanted. Down to Big W to buy another low energy fluorescent light to replace the one which has failed once again. Just happened to notice they had printers and the same one we were interested in for two dollars less.
Nah, I would rather buy it back at DSE where the product knowledge was quite good I thought. We had already checked that they had stock.
So, we bought an Epson CX3900 Multi Function for $97 at DSE, well we thought. When we went to collect one and pay, they did not actually have a brand new one, only a repacked one that had been on display. I looked at R with a cautious expression and he returned the look. Of course, you can have it for $75 said the salesman. I packed it myself and I know it is complete and never been switched on.
I uninstalled the old printer and the new one installed easily enough. I later discovered that the help file won't work. I am guessing it is because it wants to do it online and use IE rather than Firefox. Maybe. I will investigate it more later.
Well, the printing of the photo on the card was almost impossible. I had never done anything like that before, although R had. He normally just uses MS Publisher and then prints. But no, it was not that easy with this new printer. He finished up printing the photo on photo paper and attaching it to the card. He swore a lot during the process. He managed to do some nice word printing on the card.
From what I see, this printer will be more economical than the old as it has three separate colour cartridges. If you don't read another post about it, I must be reasonably happy with it.
Now where to I take the old printer for recycling? Anyone have a suggestion?