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      11-03-2021, 01:56 PM   #45
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      11-03-2021, 02:13 PM   #46
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I wonder how many of you that still fax also use dot matrix printers.
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I wonder how many of you that still fax also use dot matrix printers.
We still have a few typewriters around the office.


Yes, they do get used periodically.
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Another vote for Brother.
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https://www.amazon.com/Brother-DCP-L...f_=as_li_ss_tl
Thats the same one I have. its a workhorse. Zero issues and I LOVE being able to print from my phone. I use an app called "Tiny Scanner" to take photos of documents and save out as PDFs in seconds. From there its a single click to send to the printer and print.

Ours is on a rolling stand as my wife moves it to her office on days she works from home and is printing a lot while I'm in m office on calls. One day she rolled it out the office and hit a snag, toppling the printer off its stand and onto the floor. Trays and access doors came flying off and open. Thought for sure it was a gonner. Nope. Put it all back together and it's been fine ever since. Amazing.
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I wonder how many of you that still fax also use dot matrix printers.
Back when we were still going to the office we had an actual dedicated fax machine. Some of the "kids" at work (the mid-20s employees) were joking about how it frightened them as they legitimately had no idea how to use it our interact with it. Like it was ancient alien technology or something.
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Back when we were still going to the office we had an actual dedicated fax machine. Some of the "kids" at work (the mid-20s employees) were joking about how it frightened them as they legitimately had no idea how to use it our interact with it. Like it was ancient alien technology or something.
It IS ancient alien technology!

I'll bet the sound of a fax transmission made the kiddies shit their pants. I'm also willing to bet none of them have ever heard the sound of a dial-up modem. Kids are spoiled nowadays!
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Easy and cheap to refill the toner cartridges themselves makes it very cost efficient as well.
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It IS ancient alien technology!

I'll bet the sound of a fax transmission made the kiddies shit their pants. I'm also willing to bet none of them have ever heard the sound of a dial-up modem. Kids are spoiled nowadays!
The only thing worse than the screech of a dial up modem was the yelling of my step-dad when I'd pick up the phone, kick him off his dial up connection, and he'd lose his work. He'd get so pissed at me!
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The only thing worse than the screech of a dial up modem was the yelling of my step-dad when I'd pick up the phone, kick him off his dial up connection, and he'd lose his work. He'd get so pissed at me!


It built character though, right? Having to live through those times. There was no f'n safe spaces!
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The only thing worse than the screech of a dial up modem was the yelling of my step-dad when I'd pick up the phone, kick him off his dial up connection, and he'd lose his work. He'd get so pissed at me!
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It IS ancient alien technology!

I'll bet the sound of a fax transmission made the kiddies shit their pants. I'm also willing to bet none of them have ever heard the sound of a dial-up modem. Kids are spoiled nowadays!
Pfffft remember those AOL free 100 hours or whatever it was CDs? I found out if you formatted the PC it would give you another 100 hours. Not sure how many times I wiped that shit cause my parents didn't want to pay for internet.
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I looked into a Brother MFP. It's ridiculous now. The listings on Amazon as an example are showing them at almost twice the cost of the MSRP. Most other places are showing them out of stock. Another issue with this supply chain debacle.
I bet you can get a deal on a work group printer, probably selling them out of those offices nobody's at
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I bet you can get a deal on a work group printer, probably selling them out of those offices nobody's at
Probably, but I'm not desperate to get a new printer. I can wait. It's more for my vacation home so I can more easily work there. If I really need to have a printer there, I can move the Xerox Colorqube 8700 I have in mothballs out there.

The thing with buying workgroup printers is knowing how many pages have been run through it and if the page count is high, when the last maintenance was done on it.
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Probably, but I'm not desperate to get a new printer. I can wait. It's more for my vacation home so I can more easily work there. If I really need to have a printer there, I can move the Xerox Colorqube 8700 I have in mothballs out there.

The thing with buying workgroup printers is knowing how many pages have been run through it and if the page count is high, when the last maintenance was done on it.
Well, that and they are typically massive. I was joking and its basically my operations response like my buddy from Georgia-Pacific said to me when I asked him why, after a couple of months, TP was still a bitch to get. He told me he could get me all of the 9" double-ply rolls I wanted and he could even give me a free holder. They weren't prepared for their entire commercial line to dry up and their consumer demand to quadruple.
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He told me he could get me all of the 9" double-ply rolls I wanted and he could even give me a free holder. They weren't prepared for their entire commercial line to dry up and their consumer demand to quadruple.
Back at the beginning of COVID-geddon, we bought two commercial paper towel dispensers and a case of commercial paper towel rolls. Both were readily available with businesses closed, and even today the commercial rolls last many times longer than the home/kitchen stuff...and cost less to boot.

My DW's home-made toilet paper dispenser could accommodate the large commercial TP rolls, but we really don't use enough to justify buying a case of the commercial stuff.....
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Pfffft remember those AOL free 100 hours or whatever it was CDs? I found out if you formatted the PC it would give you another 100 hours. Not sure how many times I wiped that shit cause my parents didn't want to pay for internet.
Price Club (get off my lawn) used to sell "Internet in a box" for $100. Me and a buddy had access to TCP/IP stack for Windows, on a FLOPPY DISK (I said get off my lawn) so we offered to install, and them "tutor" them on browsing the internet on Netscape (you know the drill) for up to 2 hours. We were rolling in C-notes for a while!
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I bought a Canon ,non laser model , probably the cheapest model in the market and much better performing than my previous HP printers .
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I wonder how many of you that still fax also use dot matrix printers.
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