Free Standards Group Unites Linux Printing Initiatives
Posted Jul 20, 2006 10:59 UTC (Thu) by NRArnot
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Know the ink levels? You're kidding, surely.
It is in the manufacturer's interest to say that the ink has run out well before it actually does. Some people will replace the cartridge as soon as a pop-up encourages them to do so, thereby making more money for the manufacturer. Some printers go one step worse and refuse to print using a cartridge they claim is empty, even though it's obviously not so. Bleuugh.
Are there any printers that actually have an ink-level sensor like a car has a petrol-tank sensor? I doubt it. (HP officejets and suchlike do have an ink-out sensor that hard-stops the printer, because continuing to try to print past that point would damage it).
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