Usual last minute disorganisation from me. My Mum is volunteering at a school in Tanzania and I'm off to visit her a week on Sunday. She's asked me to take a printer with me as they'd like one for the school. I've plenty of space in my 46kg luggage allowance and I was just going to buy one, bubblewrap it, and stick it in my case.
The trouble is knowing what to take. Although she's in the capital city of Tanzania (Dodoma) it is apparently a complete backwater. The nearest big city (where presumably replacement cartridges might be available with a modicum of searching) is Dar-Es-Salaam, hundreds of miles away. So really I want to take them a setup that's going to last more than a week. I'm thinking that a mono laser is probably going to be the best bet, especially if I buy a genuine replacement cartridge to take out with it (assuming it'll come with a crap starter cartridge). But could also consider an inkjet if half decent off-brand cartridges are available on the cheap. And if it's not going to gum-up the heads if left for a few days in tropical weather!
So does anyone have any suggestions? If I'm going to mail order something I really need to get it done soon what with the long bank holiday weekend. I was hoping to get away with 100 quid for the printer and cartridge but will pay a bit more if it's going to be worth it.