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NatEcho
06-03-04, 00:00
Just now I figured out how to get photoquality printouts from my printer (which I bought for mere 10 cents - really!) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

It has always done the job, but with ugly stripes all over the pictures and you could just tell the printer was "cheap", aka bad... But, tonight I found a new little prop I could tweak - and bam! --> I now have a state of the art photo-printer which I simply cannot complain about one bit!
Nearly said "I'm sorry" to it for being such a moan before. :D

Add glossy photo-paper and the result is just to die for! :eek:

Just had to share! :D

vectra_sri
06-03-04, 00:07
lol and how much do you actually love your printer ? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

NatEcho
06-03-04, 00:08
Well, I wouldn't drop dead if it broke, if that's what you mean... :rolleyes: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Argaraula
06-03-04, 01:40
If you don't mind me asking, what did you do to fix it?

Miss60
06-03-04, 01:44
We have to change the ink cartridges in our printer constantly(me printing out all the TR walkthroughs doesn't exactly make it last longer http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif ) and they cost like $50 EACH http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif Really annoying when they're empty and you really need to print out something :rolleyes:

Argaraula
06-03-04, 01:52
All you did was change the cartridge?! :eek: Man I wish my printer would change drastically when I do that. Sadly, it never happens. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

NatEcho
06-03-04, 02:08
Originally posted by Argaraula:
If you don't mind me asking, what did you do to fix it?Appearantly, there is a certain "properties"-meny for this printer (which I can't remember seeing on any other one, but I could be wrong). In that meny I could very easily tweak the adjustments to fit the picture in question. Dpi, size, what type of paper I was going to use, and also how much time I wanted it to take for one page to be printed.

On the specific photo I printed the dpi was 300 so I jotted that in, then specified the size and also checked the little box saying "no time-frame" (basically just other words for "this will take a while" http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif )
About five minutes later I couldnt have told the printout from a real photo if it hadn't been for the text on the back of the paper saying "Hewlett Packard"... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Isabella
06-03-04, 02:21
Originally posted by Marianne:
We have to change the ink cartridges in our printer constantly(me printing out all the TR walkthroughs doesn't exactly make it last longer http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif ) Me too Marianne. ;) I found it much easier than trying to remember. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one who is guilty of this. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Miss60
06-03-04, 02:25
Originally posted by Isabella:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Marianne:
We have to change the ink cartridges in our printer constantly(me printing out all the TR walkthroughs doesn't exactly make it last longer http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif ) Me too Marianne. ;) I found it much easier than trying to remember. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one who is guilty of this. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]I'm at a couple of hundred pages now, including the full walkthroughs for TR1, 3 and TRC, KQ 1-8(8 being more than 30 pages alone) and Shivers http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif I could never do without them http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

[ 06. March 2004, 02:27: Message edited by: Marianne ]

Geck-o-Lizard
06-03-04, 02:34
My printer has really expensive cartridges too - around 45 pounds for a new one. It only costs about 10 to get it refilled, couldn't you take it to a print shop and get them to refill it for you, Marianne? Better than spending loads of cash needlessly.

Miss60
06-03-04, 02:58
Well, it's not my cash spent, so...... ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

laracroft8290
06-03-04, 03:21
I have a canon s300...new cartridges are 7USD for black 17USD for color.

max_payne_99
06-03-04, 03:37
Got a HP Photosmart 1115 here; ink's more than cheap, less than expensive.

NatEcho
06-03-04, 13:07
My ink's about $37 each... I've been printing stuff almost non-stop since yesterday so pretty soon I'm gonna dry up... :(
At least I got some nifty piccies to put in frames... :rolleyes:

shandroid
06-03-04, 15:59
That is so awesome how you were able to resurrect that printer, Doppie! Nice work ;)

shandroid
06-03-04, 16:04
Originally posted by Marianne:
We have to change the ink cartridges in our printer constantly(me printing out all the TR walkthroughs doesn't exactly make it last longer http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif ) and they cost like $50 EACH http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif Really annoying when they're empty and you really need to print out something :rolleyes: I don't know if this little tip will end up helping you save on ink, but this is what I do when I want a walkthrough:

I will go to the site that has the walkthrough, copy it, then paste it into Wordperfect. If I get stuck, I will just go in and check that walkthrough. If I am at a majorly difficult part, I will just print out that level (on both sides of the paper).

I realize you don't foot the bill for the new cartridge, but just think how good you would look in the eyes of the person who does! ;)