I have spent all day screwing around with a cheap printer trying to make it do a simple thing, make a quality print. It's no go. I'm not going to identify the retailer or the printer because they are both quality operations. Even the best printer manufacturer makes a low-end cheap piece if junk. You get what you pay for.
Few things in the modern world are as frustrating as computer/printer/scanner/electro-trouble. My whole profession depends on solid electronic interfacing. One weak link and I'm back with Rembrandt cleaning his brushes. I need my computer bad. I need a quality printer and scanner. I've been making due with a laser scanner, but it's not the same as a good ink jet device.
So, today I will take back the machine, eating up more hours when I'd rather be writing and drawing. When it comes to buying computers, printers, scanners, etc. if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, even with brand names.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun