[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Color Laser Printer Recommendation

alan at alanlee.org alan at alanlee.org
Fri Jun 5 14:32:19 EDT 2020

I've used a M252dw for many years now.  It's a couple generations old 
and I don't have much to say because I never have to think about it.  
It's just always worked.  Reliable, reasonably fast, and zero 
worry/maintenance/problems.  Would buy another HP color laser above all 
else if something happened to this one.  I just wish there were good 
options for 11"x17" color laser printing under $1K.

I would look for something that has a wire network port in addition to 
other connectivity. It's just less hassle when wifi has issues.  Also 
the duplexer in mine has been a nice convenience.


On 2020-06-05 14:18, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> So I've been using HP inkjet printers for years. I haven't had any big
> problems with these until recently, but it seems the quality of inkjets 
> has
> steadily declined over the years. I haven't had problems like I have 
> now. I
> have two HP Photosmart 6520s and now the black ink is clogged. I 
> followed
> some procedures to unclog it with no success. I will continue working 
> on
> it. It is likely I will keep these printers for the document scanning
> feature, but it is likely that I will go get a color laser printer.
> Ian Primus who fixes printers for a living recommended laser printers 
> over
> inkjet even though they tend to be more expensive. Inkjets tend to get
> clogged and have issues.
> Here are a few that Consumer Reports rates highly:
> HP Color LaserJet Pro M452nw printer
> Brother HL-L3230CDW printer
> Canon Color imageCLASS LBP622Cdw printer
> Does anyone recommend any particular models or brands?

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