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Comments for Magenta
Three years ago we treated ourselves to a color laser printer. As I do a lot of artwork and Ian prints out a lot of papers, we had a use for a color printer. The printer has been a work horse. Nearly three years to the day that we bought it, it finally ran out of its first cartridge of toner. The first color to go: magenta.
Why magenta when pink is probably my least favorite color? Well, it's 2/3 of the color used in making the orange I use for artwork related to this site. The way I use magenta most is on making address labels that feature a sketch of Caligula.
We figured the printer would just color shift towards yellow and cyan but our printer had other ideas. It stopped mid print job and stayed there until we returned with a new magenta cartridge. Our errand took us to Pleasanton. While Ian found the cartridge, Harriet and I took a quick walk around the store and she made friends with some other shoppers; she's always stopping traffic.
Tomorrow then I'll drop the old cartridge off at the UPS store to get recycled. I love how the toner comes with its own prepaid label. It makes disposal and recycling so much easier.