Sunday 26 February 2017

'I'd rip through ink when printing photos'

One of the few financial benefits of acting is that you don't have too many overheads.

But if you want to nail down a juicy role, one of the main ones is printer ink.

"I used to print colour headshots on an EPSON Stylus Photo R220," says Monaghan-born Kevin Marron.

"The photos were beautiful, but I'd rip through ink!

"The printer I picked up for €100 but EPSON ink (to fill it) ran anywhere from €68 to €90."

Kevin used to keep his costs down by buying photo paper from PC World and using generic print cartridges from his local repair shop in Carrickmacross.

His latest model print -- an HP printer -- has "ruined my low cost happiness".

It won't recognise generic cartridges, even refilled ones.

This is part of a trend as print companies step up their technological war on low-cost generic cartridge producers (see main story).

Irish Independent

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