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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Oh Brother....

I mean that in more than one way......

Our printer(s) finally gave up the ghost. BOTH! At the same time. Well, not exactly at the same time. Mine was dying a slow, painful death but I kept it limping along for a while. Then Husband's died a sudden death.

So we did a little research and decided to go cheap this time. I only need a printer for scanning my art and Husband just prints receipts. So CHEAP it is!

We bought a Brother. Mostly because the ink cartridges are CHEAP! I mean cheapy cheap cheap!

Not a bad little machine. The biggest complaints online were that it was noisy. I don't know what brand of printer that commenter had before this one but it must have been silent because I don't find this one loud at all!

We plugged it in, set it up and I sat down prepared for the usual learning curve. Considering it's a cheap printer it doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles so I wasn't expecting much of a learning curve.

Au contraire!

Well, let me amend that statement. It wasn't so much of a learning curve as a day of disappointment trying to figure out how to get the scanner to scan my art in the colors I used to create it! 

I went online to try and troubleshoot and/or calibrate the scanner. After HOURS of pulling out my hair in frustration I have come to the conclusion it can't be calibrated and I just need to learn more about Photoshop to adjust the things I scan......I'm admitting defeat (for now) and will be satisfied with this compilation after a discouraging day of fighting with technology!
PS I have a few leftover (never been opened) ink cartridges from the old printers. If anyone uses 
Epson 69 or HP 920 inks let me know. Free to a good home! ;)


  1. That is frustrating! If misery loves company than think of me as my new computer is supposed to be arriving today. I hope I can get all the peripherals (printer/scanner, tablet, document scanner and WI-FI because I'm so far away from the modem to talk to the CPU)

  2. When you have to replace anything technical nowadays it is a nightmare.🤨


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