I (heart) my printer

feeds.appI’m getting ready to go do an exhibit in New York, and my HP DeskJet 995c is sitting here chugging away. 25 copies of this,
30 copies of that. Never a jam, never a bad print unless the ink is running low.

If you know me, you know I get bored with technology easily. For me to have a PDA for more than 2 years is unheard of. I’ve never had a computer for longer than 3 years.

I’ve had this printer since late 2001. Part of me wants it to die already to justify buying something else, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. What if the next printer doesn’t perform as well as this one has? What if it jams? I’ve had to fish paper out of this thing exactly twice in the last 5 years. I’ve printed invitations, labels, envelopes, duplexed documents…you name it. It even has a handy “cancel” button which instantly stops the job in progress before you waste 10 pages after sending the cancel
command from the computer. It’s starting to sound a little creaky in its old age, but still hasn’t let me down. Watch, this post will jinx it.

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2 thoughts on “I (heart) my printer

  1. Steve Wright says:

    I’ve found HP printers to be very reliable.

    I’ve got the HP970cxi which looks very similar to yours. I’ve had it several years with no complaints. I love the gismo that attaches at the back that automatically turns the paper over when printing double sided.

    My Mum has a HP710. Bought in 1998 with her PC and still going strong. She prints far more than me. I upgraded her PC at the weekend and found that her printer only had a parallel connection and her new PC only has USB. I wasn’t popular that she had to do with out her printer for a week. I’ve purchased a USB to Parallel convertor now so she should be happier.

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