Printers are the brilliant counterpart to the photographic capture — copies of copies on top of a singular moment or intentional instant. With my Epson ET 16500, it was love at first print. Before I picked up this beauty, I was always the advocate of the cheap printer workhorse. But one morning, I ran out of ink and had a moment rather beside myself. I can’t imagine I was the first or last to indulge in the madness of printing blank pages when one expects vivid colours and well-defined lines to greet them fresh out of the mechanical oven. But that was that, and no longer would I ever run out of ink — and could now print to my heart’s desire. This printer’s EcoTank can print as many as 10,500 pages in black — and doesn’t require you to buy those silly cartridges for the cost of a new printer.