Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Post 3649 - Not a Big Storm At All

While the drive to work this morning was an adventure, and I had to spend 15 minutes scraping off the Soul before driving home, I have experienced far worse weather. The storm here in Halifax was a bust.

I have many notes for my next cold case article for the next issue of Frank. Need to start writing the article during my lunch hour on Wednesday, and have a usable draft by the time I go to bed tomorrow night. Deadline weeks are such fun.

I have been asking around, so I may as well ask here. I have a couple Samsung monochrome laser printers here in my home office. The main one is hanging off my media server, which now makes it a print server, to boot. Works just great. I have the "back up" printers for the times when I have to replace a toner cartridge. In the coming days I will have to swap out a cartridge, as the one in the main printer is down to 5% or so.

The day will eventually come when I will have to purchase a brand-new cartridge. I have to hope that, since HP purchased Samsung's printer line in 2017, that they continue to produce the appropriate cartridge. I have heard one can buy a bottle of toner and replenish a cartridge, but it doesn't look like something for the faint of heart.  And I know that one can purchase off-market toner cartridges for far less than the ones manufactured for the specific printer.


What do I do? Pay the higher price for the OEM toner cartridge? Go cheaper and buy the generic toner cartridges? Go cheaper again and buy a bottle of toner and figure out how to replenish the cartridge?

Get back to me with your suggestions, because I don't know.

I think I will turn in. Busy day tomorrow.

See you then.


1 comment:

Greg Beaulieu said...

For years at the office we used LaserWorks refilled cartridges and they were great. But I dunno if they are still around. We also had a photocopier at one point that needed to be refilled using bottles of toner. That was a dirty, messy job and the toner was nasty stuff. I don't think I'd want to deal with it at home.