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#402122 - 03/24/14 10:32 AM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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An interesting wiki note when I looked up the above during coffee.

"Each brand new toner cartridge requires the burning of over 2 quarts of petroleum in the manufacturing process. "
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#402127 - 03/24/14 11:56 AM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Cool!!!! I need to support the industry that I work in.
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#402132 - 03/24/14 12:25 PM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Originally Posted By: michael_d
Cool!!!! I need to support the industry that I work in.


Hilarious. laugh

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#402917 - 04/11/14 07:45 PM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Update: I ended up buying a Samsung C460FW. It's an all in one jobber. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SL-C460FW-...=Samsung+C460FW

So far, I'm pretty impressed. Both b/w and color prints look excellent. It's fast, easy to set up and no messy ink. Time will tell if it develops an attitude, or how long the toners last.
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#402993 - 04/13/14 10:59 AM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: michael_d
Time will tell if it develops an attitude, or how long the toners last.


Well if the description on the Amazon site is accurate, i would say you are going to hate the longevity of the toners:

Polymerized Toner for enhanced professional printout with up to 19 pages in in Black & 4 pages in Color
laugh

On a related note, i sold our Canon ink jet on eBay recently.
http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/products?m=gp&pid=1174
I loved the quality. I hated the massive ink depletion and by ridiculous, i mean outright stupid.
I never used the printer more than three times in 3 months. Bought it, got inks, set it up, ran a test page. After that, the next time i used it, i printed off a one page recipe in greyscale to save on colour. After that page, i noticed the inks were down about 1/4. In another two weeks i printed off two B&W pages for the spouse. The inks had dropped to 1/3.
The next month i printed off another recipe, again in greyscale, the inks were at 1/2.
I used the printer at this rate, for two years, once a month or less printing all B&W pages because i was seeing these ink tanks drain. Quite obviously the pre-printing clean procedure coded in the Canon was sucking the life out of the cartridges and there isn't a damn thing i can do about that.
I bought 2 sets of inks replacements in two years and i guarantee i printed less than 25 sheets in total.

So i said screw it. Sell it, get some money back, put towards new printer.

Now i purchased an all in one photo Epson.
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=C11CD28201
So far i quite like it. Reduced footprint on my desk (no need for a separate scanner anymore). The scanning is great, quiet printing, definitely better on inks, BUT, i have yet to print a picture, text or graphics that looks nearly as sharp as the Canon.
[sigh]
I should have considered a colour laser as well, but i have a need for printing 11x17 which is the sticking part. I guess i'll just have to keep trying out paper types and printer settings to see if i can improve the picture quality.
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#402998 - 04/13/14 12:45 PM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Well I've printed about 100 sheets in B/W so far. No sign of needing a new toner. I will have to say that this IS NOT a photo printer. Pics look OK on regular paper, but I would not consider it for printing glossy prints. I rarely print photos anymore, so I don't care. I have a big asses Canon photo printer (iPF5000) if I need it. Ink is probably all dried up as I having used it in over a year. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/printers/canon-ipf5000.shtml
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#403003 - 04/13/14 01:05 PM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 02/08/04
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Anyone have a recommendation for a all in one network printer, preferably with an Ethernet connection. 500$ or less range.

right now I've got an hp "wireless" that's. Pretty much a piece of crap...

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#403004 - 04/13/14 01:13 PM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: dakkon]
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Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: dakkon
Anyone have a recommendation for a all in one network printer, preferably with an Ethernet connection. 500$ or less range.

right now I've got an hp "wireless" that's. Pretty much a piece of crap...

Most i looked at in my search were very capable wireless units. Although i presently have this Epson hooked up via usb, the first option during setup was to connect to a wireless hub.
Although i haven't checked specifically, the features on the Epson page state:
Interface:

Hi-Speed USB
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n5
Wi-Fi Direct
Ethernet (10 / 100)

I do have two other computers in the house that print to this unit and i found the setup to be extraordinarily easy compared to previous printers.
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#403006 - 04/13/14 01:24 PM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1846
Cheese, your link didn't come through. I'm guessing your referring to the small photo printer?

I'd like to get a machine that can scan to PDF, that aren't huge file sizes... The current hp scans to a 50 meg PDF... Not realistic to email...

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#403012 - 04/13/14 02:47 PM Re: Color Laser Printer Advice [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3913
Loc: Up yonder
The Samsung laser I just bought has both ethernet and wireless. You can print from your phone as well. It's about $300.

I have not tried the wireless option, yet.
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