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Last month it became apparent that my printer was near death - it would start printing something, then stop suddenly and all the lights would flicker on and off rapidly, and it refused to turn off unless unplugged, and basically I think it just had a nervous breakdown (It happened soon after mom and I did our taxes. Coincidence? I don't think so!) - so I decided to buy myself a new one. And, while I'm at it, I thought, why not buy a new scanner as well? The one I had was so old it didn't have a USB connection, so I could only use it with my old computer, and well, while it wasn't impossible to scan something, it was really inconvenient, so, yup, a new scanner went on the "Things to Buy Today" list. I picked up both of them (both HPs, just like my computer and moniter) at Staples which very nicely took the old printer and scanner away to be recycled. Sweet!

So now I have an awesome new HP Photosmart D7460 printer:


Which prints gorgeous pictures like this:


AND, even prints 4X6 prints like these:


Which, I suppose, means I can get rid of my old small HP photo printer that I bought specifically to print this smaller size. I wonder if Staples would recycle that?? Actually it works perfectly (just not with my new computer, strangely enough), so maybe I'll just sell it on eBay or something.

Anyway, here is a picture of my lovely new scanner, an HP Scanjet G4050:


To test it, I scanned an old black and white infrared print I took in 1986 (then printed it out on my new printer):


The clarity is amazing! I can't wait to scan more of my old photographs!