After reading Ars Technica article, “Epson wins preliminary ruling against aftermarket cartridge manufacturers,” I’m dumping my Epson Stylus Color Inkjet C84 to buy a monochrome laser printer. I’m thinking of going with a HP LaserJet 1020. (At Public Counsel, almost all of our network laser printers are HP-based. You think it swayed my decision a little?)
Epson: I’m tired of one empty color cartridge not letting me print a black and white document. I’m tired of the alignment being all screwed up, despite my numerous attempts to fix it with your software “utility”. At least other companies seem to let third-party manufacturers make ink/toner cartridges for their printers. You were still pretty cool – until now.
See you around, Epson.
On a side note, if you’ve got any suggestions about my purchasing an HP LaserJet 1020, let me know. I’m still waiting for next pay period before I buy it.