The ink of my Canon PIXMA MP280 all-in-one inkjet printer just ran out and I realized that not only I cannot print but I cannot scan (which doesn't need any ink, of course).
Upon making some further research it seems to me that it's a general practice on the behalf of all-in-one inkjet printer manufacturers to block the scanning function in order to "motivate" users to buy a new cartridge as soon as possible.
1) Is this true?
As a conscious buyer in the future I'd rather like to reward manufacturers that place the interests of their customers before their profit and allow scanning even when the cartridge is empty.
2) Does anyone know about any such manufacturers?