[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Color Laser Printer Recommendation

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Fri Jun 5 15:32:33 EDT 2020

On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 2:46 PM madodel <madodel at mac.com> wrote:

> On 6/5/20 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?
> >
> >
> Do you print heavy volume? If so check how long the drum lasts? Also on

Low volume.

> Brothers there is eventually going to need the Waste Toner Box replaced.
> For me Inkjets were always throwaways, but lasers require eventual
> replacement of internal parts after several thousand sheets printed.
> Advantage is they don't clog and they are fast with crisp text print. But
> I
> have an inkjet for better quality photo printing.
> I've used Brother MFC laser printers for over almost a couple decades now.
> Mostly because they have great postscript support so would work with OS/2
> and Linux. Now I use Macs so not so much of a need any more for Postscript.

Thank you for your reply and experience with laser printers.

> Mark

Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
Vintage Computer Federation
jeffrey at vcfed.org

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