|Re: Printer Paper for HP97|
Message #11 Posted by Les Wright on 10 Dec 2006, 2:28 p.m.,
in response to message #10 by Doug Wilder
You know, all the back-and-forthing on "new vs. old" and "HP vs. non-HP" paper is making my head spin!
I don't see myself being a heavy user of the printer--I am just way too cheap to gobble up paper unless I know for sure I need a record of calculations, such as at tax time or in processing invoices, etc. So I will stick with the the 3-pack of 185' NCR rolls I just got, make the littler rolls out of them that fit in the paper holder, and enjoy the machine and nice dark rich print I seem to be getting.
I have concluded that the 97 has been lightly used at best--the keyboard matte finish is surprisingly intact, with not much telltale glossiness around keys or slide switches. I am inferring from this that the printer is in good shape too--as a matter of fact, the first thing I noticed when I switched over to the new NCR black paper was that the print quality was vastly superior to what I was getting out of the old roll of blue paper still in the machine.
Also, the battery pack seems reasonable, thank goodness. I have spent hours with the thing over the past few days on battery power alone, and she seems to be going strong still. The manual states that a full charge should get the user through a work day, IIRC, so this is pretty good!
The card reader is lamentable, but I take comfort in the fact that I am not alone.