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Printer Advice and Tasks of the Day....

Yay! I have a day off and got up reasonably bright and early!

I have written out a 'List of Things For Angus To Do'(tm) list and am about to embark upon the first task in a few moments. The list currently has nine important tasks on it, although the ninth is probably a bit iffy (buy a new printer) as it's not urgent and I'll probably let that one go for a couple of weeks.

On the subject of printers, does anyone have any suggestions? Laser printer mono/colour? All in one multipurpose job (photocopier/scanner/printer/photo thingy?).

Give me your thoughts (along with any links or prices if you're feeling really helpful!) :p

Anyway, task one....laundry. Followed by sorting out my broadband contract and trying to fix my CD/DVD RW drive.....

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serpentstar
Jun. 8th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
Mono laser is a good option if you want to do high volumes of printing -- much cheaper unit cost than an all-in-one or a colour printer. All-in-ones are nice but of course if it goes wrong "all" of it goes wrong... with separates you can replace each machine separately.
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kostika
Jun. 8th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
Yea what Steve said.
corpsie
Jun. 8th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yup, I agree with both of them. Scan's great for stuff especially if you're lucky with the daily offers. Been using them for ages without any problems.

As for the comment about HP cartridges, you can get something that zaps the chip memory to make it appear full so you can refill and whatnot.
snesgirl
Jun. 8th, 2005 10:07 am (UTC)
Uhmmmm
I do hope that watchign spinal tap is on you're to do list!

regrading printers any Canon should be fine, don't by HP as the priners themselves are cheap but the cartidges are friggin expensive (and you cannot use generics anymore s the official carts have chips in them to stop you using generic / non brand)

I would advise against an all in one jobbie unless you REALLY need all the facilities one offers. A spereate scanner will be easier to install / uninstall and use. All in ones tend to be like all in one phones, they doa nyriad of things ina mediocre manner instead of doing one thing REALLY well.

have fun on your day off and catch some rsy for all us poor souls trapped at work !
pond823
Jun. 8th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
For day to day home office stuff an all in one would suit you I think - they are dirt cheap too these days. The photocopier is v. useful. However if your going to be printing proofs then go for a mono laser, it'll be cheaper in the long run and faster, but make sure you get one with decent trays.
gabby2600
Jun. 8th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
I always by HP LaserJet 4's of ebay, you can pick themup for about £40, and they will alst a good few years. The toner for them is around £20, and you can easily get a few thousand prints out of them.

If you want new make sure the laser printer can do at least 6,000 prints per toner, and has a duty cycle aroun 50,000 prints per month. The speed and accesories are subject to how much you want to spend. I do recommend getting a HP Laser Printer becasue you can get good compatable toner cheaply.

For a new printer check out www.insight.com (click ont he UK flag)
For a refurb or used laser printer see e-bay.
eruditorum
Jun. 9th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC)
I've used Insight a lot ordering stuff for work (including a cheap HP laserjet 1010) so can recommend them. They recently had a new Lexmark Mono for about 70 quid, but I'm suspicious about how the cartridges work. I suspect, but can't find any out and out proof anywhere, you can only order them direct from Lexmark.
karkehan
Jun. 8th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
Not so sure about HP printers
I agree with the Munchkin - all in one printers are not reliable (i.e. The more you cram into a device the more there is that can go wrong!)

Also HP's are not good at the moment, here at the University of O we have hundreds of HP printers and I can definitely say that their quality is slipping! (Grrrrrrrrr) Personally I'd go for a Brother or even a Kyocera (at a push). Don't wipe colour lasers off your list straight away - they're really coming down in price - just be sure to ask how much the cartridges cost!
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