My Printer Died - An Epitaph

By: Barry Shultz

There were times that it drove me crazy. Sometimes when I asked it to print something for me it would sit there and clean itself for what seemed like an eternity. Whirr - click- pop - pop - whirr - click etc, etc, etc. I could pull my hair out sometimes. Why does it always do that when I'm in a hurry?

My old Epson and me became pretty good friends though. It always treated me good with sharp, detailed prints. I never had to worry about going broke with ink cartridges because the generics I used in her were really cheap and since I bought them from myself I got the VIP discount. :-)

But that's the way it goes with inkjet printers. They are kinda like dogs. You know they have a short life span and you know that once you get one you'll fall in love with it.

And when the time comes to have to part your ways it's a difficult and emotional experience. Yes, it's painful and I'm sure I'll get through it somehow but I can't stop thinking of all the fond memories that I have collected throughout the years. It's like loosing a part of me.

Ok, time to snap out of it and get a new printer. It was a daunting task to pick out a new printer. I noticed that there must be 30 new models come out this month. Holy cow, this is going to take some time. I think I like the Epson R300M because it has that monitor thingy. Rats, it's discontinued. Already??? I just saw an advertisement for it. Oh well, I guess I'll go with the R320, that has a nifty little color monitor too.

The first thing I better do is go to atlascopy.com and see if they carry the cartridges, bulk ink and refilling stuff for my new printer. Oh, and I can't forget to email myself and ask if my old ink will work with this new printer. Darn, I don't see my new printer listed on the web site. Why don't they keep their site up to date?

Finally got an answer back from myself. Seems that they have all my stuff but I didn't think to look for cartridge numbers instead of printer models. I really think they should get on the ball and list all those new printers when they come out every day. What would it take, two, three hours a day? You can't tell me they are that busy!

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