Printer - Which is your favourite?
By Andrew O
January 25, 2007 9:54am CST
Printers have come a long way since computers came into all our life. I remember the first printer I bought in 1990. It was a dot matrix type that makes a really sickening sound each time you are printing. Since then, I have moved to injet and finally laser printer now. Not only that, the days of black ink printers are numbered as coloured printer is relatively getting cheaper and cheaper. It would be interesting to know whether what sort of printer do each of us really like and why. Believe it or not, I still have friends who are so stucked to being loyal users of dot matrix printers still. How about each one of you? What's your choice?
25 Jan 07
Although I like to do my handwriting and correction on paper with an old fashioned fountain pen - the one you fill from and ink bottle - we use an inkjet colourprinter that also faxes, copies, scans. I am waiting for a printer that does the laundry and dishwashing as well ;-))
• United States
12 Feb 07
I like inkjet printers. I have a laser as well, but I hate how the paper comes out curled. And the color laser jets are still incredibly expensive. The black and white when we got it, was $2,000. The color aren't that much, but still they exceed the price of inkjets by quite a bit. One thing I loved about my dot matrix printer that you cannot do on laser or inkjets, was making banners. You could just print off a continuous banner and hang it up (like for parties and stuff). On an inkjet, a lot of folding and taping paper is involved. I still have my dot matrix somewhere, but I don't have ink for it anymore. I know some people still like Windows 3.1 though, so I bet some people out there still like their dot matrix printers, you can probably buy ink for them somewhere. A lot of offices still use those small dot matrix printers for making labels. Other than that, they seem to have lost their usefulness I guess. But I still say that they were very nice printers for banners.