Many thanks to all who responded to my plea for a decent
non-ink-guzzling printer. Seems like the old ones were the
best!! My plan is to find an outlet that has a comparison chart so
I can gauge what it will cost in cartridges. I think a laser is
called for with maybe a second printer for colour. My HP 1500 is
definitely NOT recommended. Personally I am still fighting its habit
of it bringing to the screen advices on loading all sorts of non
printer stuff like "fax", "scan" and similar - they will not go away !!!!!