[vcf-midatlantic] OT: All-In-One Color Laser Printer
chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 19:36:06 EDT 2020
The only thing good about them is vintage now, they used to be all that was
affordable by a normal person who isn't a big company. If you want to be
vintage, buy one! If you want a device that is affordable (to operate, not
just up front) and reliable, get laser!
On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 6:56 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 5:31 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > about OT: Color Laser Printer Recommendation
> > Dave McGuire posts:
> > > Very nearly universally, ink jet printers are garbage.
> > I concur, conditionally. I'd call them disposable. I buy one every few
> > years, half price when that model is superceeded. I use them to scan 11
> > X 17 documents. Not for printing, the heads clog up!
> Yes. I have seen that the consensus is that ink jet printers are not good
> long term. I haven't gotten anyone to say anything positive about them yet.
> > They die, plastic parts break. I replace it, long after it stops
> > printing. I haven't replaced ANY inkcarts, which cost HALF the sale
> > price of the printer. And the new printer has more features than the
> > old. Thus: disposable printers. I have an Epson WF-7520 to dispose of
> > now; it's busted and clogged of course but still scans.
> > My average inkjet-printer+ink costs as a result: about $50/year. New
> > strategy: print once/twice a week, see if I can stretch out the
> > printing. This will cost me a set of $70 inkcarts to continue; I'm
> > several months in.
> I know someone else that did the same thing. The cost of ink was so much
> that they would just buy a new printer when the ink ran out and this was
> about 13 years ago!
> > > my main color printer is an HP Color Laserjet 5550DTN, > Either way,
> > would not recommend buying one new.
> > HP supplies abound on eBay. HP printers work for DECADES. I've used HP
> > Laserjet II's and III's until the scanner motors die; that's 1990's
> > tech, last used in *2018*. Those, I can fix. Hey: vintage tech! We are
> > back on topic! ;)
> I've gotten a few recommendations for HP, so I'm leaning towards the
> highest rated HP printer by Consumer Reports: HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP
> > My daily B&W laser printer (and my wife's) are both HP LJ 4300's. I
> > bought a new old stock toner cart on ebay for $18 *delivered*. My funny
> > story: my winning bid on a cheaper toner-cart was canceled, when the
> > seller realized their shipping cost was more than their selling price.
> I originally was going to get just Black and White printer, but we decided
> that sometimes we want color.
> > Regards, Herb Johnson
> Thanks for your 2 cents Herb!
> Jeff Brace
> Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
> Vintage Computer Federation
> jeffrey at vcfed.org
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