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    Nifty, compact laser printer/FAX/scanner suggestions

    My father has an ink-jet printer, which is almost as old as he is and doesn't seem to properly align images and text boxes and suchlike in certain PDFs.

    So any recommendations for a bang up to date and reliable compact laser printer/FAX/scanner (not ink-jet) would be much appreciated.

    It must be compact enough to fit in an alcove, say not much larger than a typical A4 scanner. He only prints two or three sheets at a time, always A4, and so doesn't need one with a great big paper tray or more than one tray.

    As usual, money no object. I'd rather pay a bit more for reliability - I mean it'll only be a couple of hundred at the most I would have thought.

    Double-sided printing would be a bonus, but I'm guessing that and a shoe box size are fairly mutually exclusive. FAX and scanner functionality are more important.
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    Are you sure a modern inkjet wouldn't do? They will surely have fixed the hardware/firmware for the PDF issue and they will be a lot smaller than an laser.

    Here is a review of the more popular ones but a number of them talk about cost of toner. The HP Laserjet Pro works out at 22p/pp

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...-best-printer/
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      #3
      My multi function is a canon mx885 and it scans to pdf really well. duplex print. wifi print and you can get compatible refills for it.

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        #4
        Originally posted by FiveTimes View Post
        My multi function is a canon mx885 and it scans to pdf really well. duplex print. wifi print and you can get compatible refills for it.
        If nothing else that one looks the dogs danglies!
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          #5
          I got one of these at home, BROTHER DCP-J715W Wireless All-in-one Colour Printer, works well for me!
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            #6
            as part of my new office purchases I was looking at this very topic, I haven't decided yet but this article was bookmarked.

            at the moment it is between the Canon Pixma MG8150 or the Samsung CLX 3185FW
            Last edited by chef; 30 August 2012, 13:22.
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              #7
              Originally posted by chef View Post
              as part of my new office purchases I was looking at this very topic, I haven't decided yet but this article was bookmarked.

              at the moment it is between the Canon Pixma MG8150 or the Samsung CLX 3185FW
              I have an MG6150, great quality, but a tad heavy on the cartridges.
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                #8
                Originally posted by FiveTimes View Post
                My multi function is a canon mx885 and it scans to pdf really well. duplex print. wifi print and you can get compatible refills for it.
                I have the similar (lower spec?) MX870, with the same capabilities, love it. Just got a set of 5 ink carts for it for $10 per set.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by chef View Post
                  at the moment it is between the Canon Pixma MG8150 or the Samsung CLX 3185FW
                  I've just read the one-star review on Amazon

                  My GF is also in the market for a new printer, so I'm following this thread with interest!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Platypus View Post
                    I've just read the one-star review on Amazon

                    My GF is also in the market for a new printer, so I'm following this thread with interest!
                    one star review for which printer?
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