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Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




Volguus posted:

I could send an email to this address and it would print the document. WTF? Who in their right mind would want to do such a thing? What's the use case?

If you ever figure out someone you don't like's printer email address you can sign it up for all sorts of newsletters or send dumb pictures.

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Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




Unless you absolutely have to scan, there's also online services that let you arrange and order your own photo albums that deliver some great quality for very nice prices.
Those might be worth looking into.

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




Or at least until the light leaking into the assembly bleaches the photosensitive roller after a couple of decades.

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




Thanks Ants posted:

Run off full pages of CMY and K and see if any colour is noticeably worse, but at a guess you need a new transfer belt

I did that once on an Epson color laser and K curled up so badly on the fuser that it got stuck and left a permanent scar that'd show up on all subsequent prints. This was with laser printer approved paper and official Epson toner.

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




mobby_6kl posted:

This probably depends on the model, I don't see how this could've happened here since the pale areas are where the toner doesn't make it out of the cartridge. I'm not sure how exactly the printer determines it needs to supply more toner into the compartment, but unless it just keeps pumping it in until it explodes, nothing extra should come out I think.

I didn't do sensible strips, but rather full pages of each color. If I had to guess it's because the black toner retained more heat than the other colors, causing the paper to curl excessively.

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




My Brother b/w mfc laser had a broken touch screen, as in the layer that did the touch part of the touch screen literally flaked off inside the screen.
This was 2 months after the warranty period. I took it to the local official Brother repair center nearby, expecting a bill of at least 80. But because I'd put in an official cartridge they waived the fee. Like, they literally opened the door to check if it was a genuine cart before even taking a good look at the screen.

So I guess that's a thing to consider. In my case the price for a real high capacity cart was 63 vs 49 for a knockoff. Pretty good deal in this instance.

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Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




Facebook Aunt posted:

Okay, but isn't that by design? If mixing all four toners makes a blacker black, why not mix all four toners in one cartridge and make that the new black toner?

Just a guess, but cost mainly. Carbon black is very cheap, any other pigment is much more expensive. Also, layering on the colors creates a thicker layer, resulting less of the paper shining through, giving a darker color.

I've had color lasers that didn't do all that, though. They were drum style, so black was a single pass while color required four passes and took forever.

Also, if every print uses up some color toner, instead of just the color ones, the get to sell more toner carts.

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