i found a Canon PIXMA ip1700 for freesies on the sidewalk the other day. it had a little sign on it that said “FREE prints fine, a little streaky”. it was also a little wet because it had been raining for an hour or so. anyway, i dried the printer out, cleaned it up, put a cat sticker on it, and named it Sassypants.
the print test sheet is beautiful in its own way, faded and sans magenta.
then i thought, perhaps it would be interesting to see a drawing printed with the low cartridges. i printed my most recent color drawing.
what was a broken printer to one is an unexpected charm to another.