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    Functional Design Criteria For Printers

    I had a German Client who works for HP who told me that the design criteria for English cars were waterproof and did not overheat in traffic.

    I pointed out that functional design for printers should be that they do not spit the ******* printouts on my ******* floor.

    Any recommendations for a laser printer for my home office? I am tired of buying tulip. Thank you.

    #2
    Brother colour lasers are fairly cheap, reliable and long lasting.

    Currently on a 9015 CDW for the last 5 years.

    Gone are the days when HP printers were built like out houses.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      #3
      Shouldn't this be in Technical?

      I've had a Xerox ColorQube for about a decade. Huge up front cost but boy do they last and replacement parts are easy to get hold of (have only just needed to replace the pick up rollers). I like the solid ink feature which means I'm not left with a huge cartridge to get rid of. They don't make them any more so I'm not sure what the equivalent would be. If you can get hold of a second hand/refurb model, I'd recommend it.

      EDIT: I had the Phaser 8500 before I bought the ColorQube, which was just as good but it got dropped when moving house and was never quite the same.
      Last edited by ladymuck; 4 August 2021, 11:24.

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        #4
        I had an expensive Xerox and it failed 1 month after the warranty, so I'm bitter about that!

        Prior to that had a Samsung Colour Laser that lasted ages and ages which I was very happy with - it did eventually fail, but certainly didn't owe me anything.

        Now I'm on a Lexmark MC2535 which I've been very happy with and has a long warranty. Duplex printing and scanning, too, if that's your thing

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          #5
          Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
          Shouldn't this be in Technical?

          I've had a Xerox ColorQube for about a decade. Huge up front cost but boy do they last and replacement parts are easy to get hold of (have only just needed to replace the pick up rollers). I like the solid ink feature which means I'm not left with a huge cartridge to get rid of. They don't make them any more so I'm not sure what the equivalent would be. If you can get hold of a second hand/refurb model, I'd recommend it.

          EDIT: I had the Phaser 8500 before I bought the ColorQube, which was just as good but it got dropped when moving house and was never quite the same.
          oh the Phasers they were built like aircraft carriers. We did have a Xerox before but it needed a new drum.
          "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

          I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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            #6
            Canon MF734CDW (can still be found on ebay).

            Just works and uses cheap 046 toner cartridges rather than the rather expensive 055 ones the MF744CDW insists on.

            merely at clientco for the entertainment

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              #7
              Originally posted by vetran View Post
              Brother colour lasers are fairly cheap, reliable and long lasting.

              Currently on a 9015 CDW for the last 5 years.

              Gone are the days when HP printers were built like out houses.
              I use Samsung and Brother Lasers. I also bought a few Brother A3 office inkjets that take non chipped ink cartridges that uses a separate head. I just top-up with bulk ink. Not surprising the new Brother Inkjet printers require chipped ink cartridges.
              "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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                #8
                Originally posted by vetran View Post
                Brother colour lasers are fairly cheap, reliable and long lasting.

                Currently on a 9015 CDW for the last 5 years.

                Gone are the days when HP printers were built like out houses.
                Yes. I had the usual inkjets for years, some better than others, but I don't really print that much and the ink kept drying out, or clogging up, or whatever it does. Bit the bullet about 3 years ago and bought a Brother 9020CDW colour laser/scanner. Might seem a bit odd for someone who doesn't print much, but the "ink" doesn't clog and it really wasn't that expensive - more importantly, it works when you actually need it. The only downside I suppose is printing photo quality stuff on glossy paper, which it can't do, so if I ever actually want to print some pics (rare) I just use an online service. I think if you had the space/could be bothered, a cheap as chips B&W laser and an inkjet for colour might be the way to go.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by vetran View Post
                  Brother colour lasers are fairly cheap, reliable and long lasting.

                  Currently on a 9015 CDW for the last 5 years.

                  Gone are the days when HP printers were built like out houses.
                  I replaced the 9015 with the MFC-L3770CDW Priner/Scanner/Copier, bullet proof and with off brand replacement toner its not bad running costs wise
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