On 2014-03-22 06:06, Fraser Bell wrote:
> robin_listas;2631856 Wrote:
>> Wow, interesting!
>> But I do not have any inkjet printer. I got tired of the blasted
>> thing(s), and I only use lasers now. Much more reliable and even cheaper
>> in the long run.
>> I would not even know where to get that aluminium… maybe the “lids”
>> from a yoghourt from the supermarket
> In Canada, we have beer cans, if nothing else. lol!
Ah, those! Yes, we have them. Or coke. But they would need flattening.
> Seriously, though: Your idea might not be a bad suggestion. Find a
> green aluminum yogurt lid, maybe, and securely glue it to some thin card
> stock, then run it through the flat card-stock tray on your laser
> printer, printing black onto the green background.
But you know, laser printers are expensive things. The rollers or drums
(often a single cartridge with toner and roller) in them are delicate,
and expensive to replace. They are cheap in the long run, because they
last about a thousand pages, or much more in bigger models. If the
aluminum scratches the surface of the roller, it is ruined, because the
scratch will print on everything printed thereafter. And a colour
printer has four of them.
So, even if the method sounds interesting, I will not do the test
Anyway, my printer does not have a flat paper/card movement. It is a
compact model, small office/home.
>> (googling for the exact string “Avery inkjet Clear Decal” finds nothing,
>> so I don’t exactly know what type of labels they are)
Ah, thanks, I will have a look. Perhaps there are similar things for laser.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)