Solid Ink vs Laser
Solid Ink vs Laser
I was recently recommended a solid ink printer and although I've heard of them, I've never looked into them so I did after getting the recommendation. HOWEVER, I've done a LITTLE bit of reading and wound up reading these pages.
As you can see, one of them has a lot of negative stuff to say about the solid ink... (Link )
Now, I know real world info is usually better so I'm asking here. I don't print much so it'll be powered down most of the time and the power consumption is not an issue for me. The sticking together part of it's not dry might be an issue and the ink easily coming off is another but I'm thinking the person that wrote that second article may not know as much.
I like my Samsung laser but having problems with it pulling in sheets of labels and then of course, them getting stuck.
The biggest problem is samsungs HORRIBLE tech support.
I would also love to find someone here that has maybe both types of printers that could print out some samples for me (no, I dont' mind paying) with my files and preferably undoctored as I doubt I'll do much color profiling.
I LOVE the idea of it being more environmentally friendly and I've always hated the waste of the containers from ink and toner.
Please address clogging issues and negative stuff too as that's important.
I found a xerox machine I liked till I discovered it wasn't solid ink and I thought, hey, I'll get a multi function machine and I can get rid of my other stuff but apparently that wasn't available, oh well.
Xerox sells this machine for 599 right now http://www.direct.xerox.com/.../shop/office-equipm... and I've found it online for 440 new. Of course, Xerox wants me to buy from them but they WILL warrant it regardless of where it's from AND they will sell extended warranty for it for as long as you want. VERY expensive though but IF they follow through (UNLIKE samsung) it might be worth it considering it's onsite.
The person recommending the solid ink suggested square trade. Any experience with them and high end printers?
By the way, I know this is just ONE review but since I can't understand half of the stuff in the text, I thought I'd post it for comments.
Now, here's a link to what I've been through with Samsung and today it has been 12 days since the printer took a dive and
I still don't have it fixed. Had they replaced it, I would have been up and running but they refused to. They've stalled
all the way and have done nothing but complicate and delay things.
The tech was here today and told me it had a problem pulling the glossy labels I had tried to print
and suggested a straight paper path.
Well, I always insisted on this when buying ink jets because I used to print business cards
but never thought of it when I bought the samsung because I dont' do cards any longer.
I don't know if there is a solid ink printer with straight paper path but that would be a big plus.
HOwever, I am curious about solid ink regardless so I would still like your input about the differences.
Let me also say that I chatted with a xerox rep online and it was an awesome experience while HP's people
totally suck. NO knowledge at all, dont' read the questions and do nothing but keep apologizing instead
of concentrating on getting your questions answered. Now, if xerox's tech support is the same and it
does what I want, I WANT ONE OF THEM! Nuff said.
I see that the qube 8570 can print on thick media from all paths but labels are different as they tend
to come off when going around drums and rollers n' such.
Thanks for any advice