[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Color Laser Printer Recommendation

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Fri Jun 5 15:50:58 EDT 2020

I can highly recommend the HP M452nw

I have one at home and so far (about a year) have had no issues. I use it less than the family, but with a daughter in college using it somewhat heavily and my wife using it modestly for work it holds up well.


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> On Jun 5, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
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