[rescue] Tektronix printer

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 15 13:31:18 CDT 2004

On Apr 15, 2004, at 12:48 PM, Bill Bradford wrote:
>> Does anyone here know a lot about these beasts?
>> I rescued a Tektronix Phaser 550.
> Great printer, but the consumables and maintenance for the one here at
> work cost so much that it was cheaper to buy a HP color laser printer 
> to
> replace it and relegate it to very occasional duty.
> In fact, we were spending enough on consumables and maintenance for it 
> that
> we could buy a new HP color laser EVERY YEAR and still *SAVE* money..

   Nah.  Buy the consumables on eBay from overstocked dealers.  
"Maintenance"?  Bah.  It's a racket, nothing more.

> Beautiful printouts though.

   Yes quite.  I just replaced my 550 with a 740, and gave the 550 to my 


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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