Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My new printer!

printerI arrived home today to discover that my new printer had been delivered! Well, it's not actually *my* printer - it's only mine to test drive for a couple of months.

A little while ago, Darren emailed me an amusing comic strip, asking if I wanted to try out a colour laser printer for two months. And, well, you know how I feel about free stuff, even if it's only free for a little while!

As you can see from the photo, it's a Brother printer and comes in an exceptionally large box. I swear, that box is bigger than me! What you can't see from the photo, it's the HL-4070CDW (Wi-Fi certified wireless network-ready colour laser printer with built-in automatic two-sided printing). I'm a big fan of printing on both sides of any given paper and I'm eager to check out the Wi-Fi'edness. I should point out that my current printer was purchased in 1995 when I bought my first computer and requires that you hand feed each paper individually (and even then it sometimes has a hissy fit and requires repeated shutting off and restarting of my computers before it will stop printing in tongues, and so if this thing actually feeds paper on its own, I'll be stoked.

I worked late tonight and then had to do some grocery shopping as I had no food in my place, so I was too exhausted to unpack my new printer and figure out where I'm actually going to put it, being that it's so huge and all. But Thursday is my Friday, so I will have the weekend to unpack it, hook it up and play with it! I'll keep ya posted

4 comments:

Darren said...

Wow, that is a big box.

Good luck with the printin'.

Kalev said...

I'm so stealing your printer! I can't believe I didn't get one to review! Very disappointed.

Double-sided printing is da bomb, especially if you print two images per side, because then you can print out ridiculously long sociology articles on a quarter of the pages it would otherwise take you! That's what I always do because why should more trees have to die because academics are long-winded? :P

Beth said...

Um, Kalev - why would you get one to review? You don't even have a blog!! Unless you count the one blog posting your= wrote about why you don't write blog postings!

<inside joke>
Also, why would anyone want to read ridiculously long sociology articles anyway? Why not just read nice, concise, completely objective science papers instead? ;-)
</inside joke>

Darren - since I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy, I have many replies to your "big box" comment, but I don't think any of them are appropriate here.

Darren said...

Heh, yeah, that is kind of a fast ball over the middle of the plate, isn't it?

Quite innocently, I actually originally wrote:

"Wow, that is a big box. Can you fit in it?"

But I deleted the second sentence because it sounded, well, indistinctly rude.

But it is a really big box.