I have an old Dell V105 printer that is adequate for my printing needs primarily because I don't print very much anymore. However, because I don't print much, when I do need to print the damned thing won't work because the print heads on the ink cartridges (1 black, 1 colour) have clogged up with dried ink. Thus it usually costs me $35 to buy new cartridges, print a few pages, ... and then the printer goes back to sitting unused for a month or more. I have tried removing the cartridges and putting them in plastic bags with all the air squeezed out. That works for a couple of weeks, but not a whole month. And when I do put the cartridges back in I can't just print my document ... I have to go through that annoying print a test page/check print head alignment routine that makes me want to throw my printer at the wall because sometimes I just don't have time for that crap. I kid you not when I say I have considered just putting the whole damned printer in a big plastic bag to try to stop the print heads from drying out but obviously there would be far to much air in the bag. If I could do without colour I would go with an laser printer because they can allegedly go unused for a few months and print my occasional documents ... but then I would need a second printer cluttering up the place for things like colour-coded blueprints, maps, etc. It would be nice to hear from someone other than a salesman that laserjet toner cartridges can indeed survive a month or more without drying up. Any tips on keeping my print heads from drying out or recommendations for a new inkjet printer that is more suitable for only occasional use? Afterthought: any ideas for a way to make my current or replacement printer automatically crank out a page of gibberish every few days just to keep a little fresh ink flowing through the print heads? I never remember to do this manually because printing is the least important part of my day/week/month ... until I need the damned thing to work.