[rescue] Tektronix printer

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 15 15:34:27 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 07:59:18PM +0000, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at caerllewys.net>
> > I spend my printing days lusting after color, a straight-
> > through paper path for heavy stock, and, at times, a
> > 500-sheet paper tray I could just dump a full ream into
> > instead of the Laserjet 4's 200-sheet tray.
> Why do vendors make printers with sub-ream paper trays?
> You buy paper in reams, and the manufacturers tell you to not leave
> open reams lying around... AFAIK it is just like building houses with
> shallow basements - it's jsut another run or two of cinderblocks to
> make a wonderful tall basement. To increase most printers to
> accomodate a full ream should only mean adding an inch or so the the
> height of the paper tray...

On little cheap-ass inkjets, having a 25-sheet or 50-sheet input tray
saves'em the cost of having to put a real paper tray in the thing for
people who they expect to only print a few dozen pages a month anyway.
On what purports to be an office printer, it's a mystery to me.

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