Re: Printers Revisited

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun May 23 2004 - 23:33:12 CDT

At 5:03 PM -0700 5/23/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>I don't know that the cost is lower either. All the literature I've ever
>seen pegs cost-per-page to be lower on a laser compared with an inkjet.

Is that because the monthly duty cycle of a laser is larger than that
for an inkjet. When the printer will print at most a few hundred
sheets, two $30 inkjet cartridges is cheaper than one $90 laser
cartridge. And the inkjet and laser cartridges must be new, lest
they run out. You cannot expect the average elderly poll worker to
change the printer cartridge or "roll" a laser one even.

I suggest it makes sense for the printer to be in a locked enclosure
to prevent tampering.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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