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Sunday, 9 November 2014

New Printer...

...installed and working.

Despite my lack of 'techiness', you will be pleased to note that I bought my new printer, un-packed it and got it installed...all by myself. Yes!

Hope you are sitting down as you read this Suzie as I know this will come as a major surprise to you that I actually managed something like this **chuckle**

Having watched 'Strictly' & 'X Factor', I thought I really shouldn't put the job off any longer and set to. The first thing that I noticed when I opened the box was the fact that there was a USB cable & a power lead - I had asked the assistant if the printer 'came with' as it is also a WIFI capable machine. He had said no to the USB cable and proceeded to try and sell me one. I politely declined as he confirmed (grudgingly) that my existing one would do the job. I would not have been very happy if I had paid for something I didn't need.

I admit that the cable that came with the machine was not overly long but I had been considering a new layout for my desk so got stuck in.

Everything except the PC came off the desk and if you had been a fly-on-the-wall you would have been killing yourself with laughter. My desk is old, large and very heavy so I can not move it on my own and I can not reach the cables from underneath so there I was - kneeling on the desk, fishing for the various cables and hauling them up (trying to identify what related to what).

Anyhoo...

All done, cables somewhat tidier now than they had been and this is how the desk now looks...
...printer and PC are now to the left of the monitor (and easier to access)...
 ...and my 12x12 stacking trays are now over with my pen stack.
Here is the new printer...
 ...which I had to check was working properly...
...so a few taps on the keyboard and...
...perfect.

With Christmas coming and other more important things on the replacement list, I didn't have a lot of spare cash to spend on a printer. So this is probably not an all singing or dancing machine (although it carries out a lot more functions if you set it up to work in WIFI mode). However, it prints onto card - I've only tried 160gsm so far but that is the weight I use for most of my digis and it had no problem dealing with that. The other thing was that I wanted a printer with individual colour carts. I am so fed-up with having to replace a tri-colour cart when I know that only one of the colours has run out.

The assistant in the shop was trying to encourage a sale further up the price range but everything he showed me had tri-colour carts - I think he soon got the message that I wasn't going to be talked into something that I didn't want.

This machine prints, scans & copies. It has individual ink carts and it works. So I am back with printer functions and an extremely tidy desk...............................................................


6 comments:

scrappyjen said...

oh that planner I spy looks lovely... is it from the same place as those lovely Christmas things you shared last year? jx

Stef H said...

you go girl. i, too, have to get on my hands and knees to plug or unplug anything related to my computer... and it's NOT anywhere near my craft room! but i, too, can do it. it also helps if you make a note of which plug goes where - especially if there's colors. just sayin'.

you da bomb!

hugs :)

Redanne said...

Well done for not being bullied into buying something you did not need or want! I have just printed off that lovely Christmas planner too - it is so beautiful I don't want to mess it up by writing in it! Anne xx

Sandra said...

I'm a true believer in we can do anything we set our minds too ...a nd yup, you've proved it lol. So glad you're up and running with your new printer, sounds like you're going to have lots of fun x

voodoo vixen said...

I am always so darned chuffed when I manage to sort something out myself... and I normally can just gotten lazy and let the men do it most of the time!! I did smile at the image of you on your desk pulling cables up left right and centre!! Looks a nice printer.. think I am due a new one soon as the Kodak one I have seems to eat ink at an amazing speed!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your new mug below and well done on setting up the printer. I have mine in the spare room and it works wirelessly as we print from different rooms.