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INk jet or laser printer
« on: November 14, 2010, 07:42:24 PM »
My Dell ink jet printer cost me no less than 20 cents per full page. I see Samsung laser printers on-sale for $50-60 range about the same as ink jet.

I use the printer to copy or print about a dozen pages a couple times a week in only black and white.

Would a Laser printer be a better choice?

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Re: INk jet or laser printer
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 08:15:11 PM »
Although I don't know anything about the low cost printers you talk about, yes laser printers are much lower in cost per page. I have had a big laser printer, HP 5si that I had to have for a job I used to do and now it handles all my black and white printing. Costs me less than one cent per page for toner and can print two sides at over 30 pages per minute.

But I still have to have an all in one inkjet for color copies and pictures and I use it very sparingly because of the over the top cost of inkjet cartridges. And those inkjet printers are junk and don't last long.
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Re: INk jet or laser printer
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 08:30:09 PM »
Bought two HP lazerjet 4 printers in 1984.  One was burned up in a fire in 1994.  The other is still going strong.  For about $70 worth of ink it prints about 5000 sheets. 

This year I bought a brother MFC-9320CW Color lazerjet printer for $399 on sale at Office Depot.  A full set of 4 color cartridges (incudes black) cost $380.00.  Haven't needed to use the extra cartridges yet as the originals are still going strong. 

I use the HP for drafts and the Brother for printing my Forest Stewardship Plans with numerous full color sheets.

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Re: INk jet or laser printer
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 04:30:49 AM »
I have two HP printers and have had them for over 10 years. One is an all-in-One and the other is a 13" wide one for printing 13"x19" brochures. They both use the same black cartridge, but different tri-color cart. They have always worked fine, but if you let them sit idle for months like my wider one does the ink carts go dry. Never had to repair either one.
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Re: INk jet or laser printer
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 01:00:25 PM »
We print hundreds of color pix everyday. Get a Laser printer!
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Re: INk jet or laser printer
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 03:08:40 PM »
I will 4th...  lazer...
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Re: INk jet or laser printer
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 08:07:35 PM »
My HP inkjet printouts are not waterproof.  Think that laser printouts might be.  Maybe not the most important thing but worth something.
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Re: INk jet or laser printer
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 03:31:25 AM »
I don't print the kind of volumes you guys might. I do the odd aerial photo or camera photo. You can take a memory card to Walmart now and get them transfered onto photo paper, $0.20 a copy. Photo paper for an inkjet must be at least a buck a sheet, plus the ink. An all-in-one officejet is idea for me because I have everything in one machine and it isn't all that expensive for small volumes of printing/copying. I've thought of Lasers for a number of years, but always talked myself out of it. ;)

We used to print 250 copies of a newsletter on an inkjet 1120. It was a heck of a lot cheaper than a printing service in these parts and the printer could do 13 x 19, all you did was fold it and you had four pages (double sized). ;)
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