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    News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    And will cut 13 per cent of the company workforce to save $95 million p.a.
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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    In one way it's a shame to lose Lexmark from this market since for as long as I've had a PC they've been there. However, even now, printing something is the most stressful, irritating and unreliable thing I do with a PC, although thankfully I only need to print something every few months or so these days.

    I'll be happy to see printers go the same way as the floppy disk, dial-up modem and CRT monitor.
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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Not to mention Lexmark printers are consistently some of the worst available

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Not to mention Lexmark printers are consistently some of the worst available
    Amen! Anyone ever owned a good one?
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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    It seems clear that inkjet is starting to fall by the way side as more and more low price laserjets appear on the market.
    Problem I've had for years is that I print about a dozen sheets a year. Inkjets dry up or go out of date quickly.
    The ink is becomming ever more expensive and smaller.
    Thankfully I can print things at work when required so have no need at the moment to own a printer, but im sure the time will come when I need to own one and dread the cost of ownership.

    I wonder if Dell will get a replacement

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    I always remember Lexmark printers as being cheaper to buy than replace the ink! In fact they used to almost give the printers away. Awful things.
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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Good riddance. To show my impartiality, I hope the entire inkjet business dries up like their crappy overpriced unreliable cartridges.

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    It seems clear that inkjet is starting to fall by the way side as more and more low price laserjets appear on the market.
    Problem I've had for years is that I print about a dozen sheets a year. Inkjets dry up or go out of date quickly.
    The ink is becomming ever more expensive and smaller.
    Thankfully I can print things at work when required so have no need at the moment to own a printer, but im sure the time will come when I need to own one and dread the cost of ownership.

    I wonder if Dell will get a replacement
    Dell uses Xerox too,AFAIK.

    However,when it comes to home photo printing,the higher end ink jet printers are simply better.


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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Nothing wrong with inkjet printers. My Brother has done me proud and I can't see that changing any time soon.

    Third party ink is about £1 a cartridge, never had an issue with quality, even photo printing is acceptable.

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    I'll be happy to see printers go the same way as the floppy disk, dial-up modem and CRT monitor.
    my business wouldnt survive without the ability to print some 200+ envelopes a day , every day....


    also the busniess has a dial-up 56k modem as emergency backup in case anything goes wrong with the broadband

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Not to mention Lexmark printers are consistently some of the worst available
    Funnily enough that seems to be the reputation they have amongst people I've spoken to as well. I had one, and I'm happy to say that I managed to give it away to someone else. It seemed to be a collection of all the worst features of every other brand - and I fail to see the sense in a printer where it's actually far cheaper to ditch the printer when the ink runs out and buy a new one. And don't get me started on the drivers ....

    If anyone asks me for a recommendation then it's Canon, Epson or HP - and I've positive experiences of all of these (although my current HP does seem to get through a lot of inks carts).

    Good riddance to Lexmark says I - they are to printers what RyanAir is to air travel.

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    I'll be happy to see printers go the same way as the floppy disk, dial-up modem and CRT monitor.
    What?? What a selfish thing to say - what about the loads of people who are photographers like me then??


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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Double post.
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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Really?

    High-end inkjet printers for photo prints are already a niche area, in much the same way that legacy floppy disk drives, dial-up modems and CRT monitors still perform legacy roles in niche areas. I'm simply looking forward to ropey inkjet printers not being mainstream anymore - moving with the times really.

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    Good riddance! Had 2 lexmarks, 4 HPs a canon and an epson over the years and I can safely say the lexmarks were the worst. Carts were poor, printing awful and reliability non existent. Glad to see the back of them

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    Re: News - Lexmark to jettison inkjet printer business

    You said printers in general, so you want everything to be digital? I would hate that.

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