[QUOTE=kuurgen;2484740]My condolences, this thing wasn’t cheap either. Not such a great cost to absorb.
Just wondering, do you think this thing is easily reverse engineered by end users?
If you posted pictures, do you think a technically orientated person could make one of these provided he used a suitable hp printer as the base unit?[/QUOTE]
Sorry i’m not sure to have fully understood your question (my bad english).
Well yes this is based on an old and cheap HP printer. I don’t remember the exact model. I never liked HP because of their drivers. But this was the only printer that used non-proprietary ink. No choice. That’s why i bought it.
It was pretty complicated to open and repair it. We were three person on it, included a mechanical professor. By opening it, you discover how much the conception is bad. This professor explained me why the things could broke easily : bad matter for some elements, screws not placed correctly etc.