He started it with his refusal to recognize any of the ink cartridges I’d been purchasing.
They are genuine Epson ink cartridges (eight of them) … as I tried to explain to Epson’s support technician, the unfortunate mediator in our dispute.
“But are they genuine Epson inks?”
“Yes, they are genuine….” as I rattled off the product numbers: Light Magenta T096620, Matte Black T096820, Cyan…. Yet again.
“You probably received a defective cartridge. Give me the product number and I’ll send a replacement.”
Not a girl to argue getting free ink in the mail, however, I had to point out the obvious flaw in his conclusion.
“They can’t ALL be defective!? All eight of them?!”
Plus the extra two full cartridges ~ cyan and yellow ~ that I replaced… to see if a brand new cartridge might be recognized. Which they weren’t
My fickle printer was humming merrily along last week, printing with those same cartridges, many of which were more than halfway full.
Today my ink isn’t good enough for him.
I’m referring to him as a male, because all of my pleading and tears are getting me nowhere. I might as well be talking to a wall, or other inanimate object … not this ill-tempered curmudgeon that gets a sadistic satisfaction in ignoring me.
I would quip about the ink being greener, but I’d have to purchase a $2,000 Epson 4900 for the privilege of using genuine green and orange inks. My printer, if he ever decides to print again, will have to be content with mixing his cyans and yellow ink together. :OP
His defiance could not be more troublesome, as I’m scheduled to participate in Westminster’s fall Farmer’s Market in two weeks.
I need to begin re-stocking my greeting cards ~ I had planned to increase my supply, and include boxed sets this time around. And I wanted to continue experimenting with Christmas ornaments, because I haven’t developed a prototype that I’m completely satisfied with.
And I was going to print a few calendars, and a few more framed prints, and…. *sigh*
I’m not aware of any local printers who do archival printing, and the online companies I’ve dealt with in the past are slow to process and ship.
I do have extra oval and circular 3″ prints for making plaques… I went crazy printing sheets of them over the summer. Thank God!
And there are a million bookmarks still awaiting lamination.
Greeting cards, however, seem to be the bane of my business relationship.
When my printer went haywire over the summer, he began spitting out images with thick black stripes on the reverse side. The bars of black ink weren’t visible from the front, so it wasn’t too problematic for framed and matted prints…. but the backside of a printed greeting card becomes the inside of the card.
We went through over a hundred printed pages before the lines finally faded away.
And now this…. this rebellion.
If I had an extra $550 lying around, I would replace him. :P
But if he starts working, all is forgiven. I will always take him back.
We have a genuine love-hate relationship.
Right now, I’m leaning towards hate. I want to unplug him, and stick him in the closet. Waaaay in the back, buried under the reindeer nightgown.
Tara Fly3 days ago
A quick reminder that I won't be attending this Saturday's farmer's market, because my daughters and I are performing in a play! :) ~ There are only SEVEN 2018 Literary Cats Calendars remaining! ~ Thank you for all your support this year & Happy Holidays to everyone! <3
Tara Fly8 days ago
Today is my last appearance at the Carroll County Farmer’s Market for the year. :) You can still shop on my website: http://taraflyart.com Thank you for supporting independent artists like me! ❤️ http://ift.tt/2BmM3Y9
Tara Fly10 days ago
Finished painting the Siamese cat face Christmas ornament. ☺️ http://ift.tt/2AYDfqK
Will the goblins destroy the synagogue and ruin Hanukkah? Can Hershel defeat the goblins... or can they be saved? Find out when Hershel battles the Goblin King today at 2pm! #teamgoblin #hanukkahgoblins #macicehouse ift.tt/2ycHWb3 pic.twitter.com/PgQhqe9zo8
Today is my last appearance at the Carroll County Farmer’s Market for the year. :) You can still shop on my website: taraflyart.com Thank you for supporting independent artists like me! ❤️ ift.tt/2BmM3Y9 pic.twitter.com/tkRmatZpnn