Which color printer for Office Use ?

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  1. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, we currently use a laser printer of HP, which prints like 1500 pages for one 10$ refill and it does the job well.

    But our customers are currently all demanding for color invoices. So, Im looking for a color printer which can do huge number for prints, without affecting the pocket for too much expense.

    So, which model do you suggest and what kind of expense are we looking at for 1000 color A4 prints, all are Invoice only.
     
  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    The least expensive way to go is with a color inkjet printer, although I'm looking at color laser printers going for a little under $300 USD.

    Look at the cost of the toner cartridges, and if you can replace just one color if that color runs out. Otherwise it might get expensive to use.

    Hope this helps.

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  3. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    And inkjet are usually slow so take that into consideration.
     
  4. TrustMe

    TrustMe MDL Member

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    All I can tell you is stay away from Dell. My last two printers were Dell lasers and I've had nothing but trouble with them. My next one will be an HP. Dell's toner cartridges are real expensive too.
     
  5. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    DELL= Don't Expect Long Life
     
  6. TrustMe

    TrustMe MDL Member

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    lol It's the first time I heard that and it sure is true.
     
  7. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    FORD = Found On Road Dead
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    BMW = Break My Window

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  8. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    So, buy any Color inkjet printer and use that ?
     
  9. BadgerJoe

    BadgerJoe MDL Novice

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    No, the cost of ink will eat you alive.
    There really isn't an inexpensive solution, either the cost of the printer will be prohibitive or the cost of the toner will be. You don't get both.
     
  10. nemio30

    nemio30 MDL Novice

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    how about the epson L-series with ink tanks? The original refills too are cheaper as compared to comparable HP and canon.
     
  11. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Not just any one...find one which has individual ink tanks. If one color runs out before the others, you can replace that color.

    Depending on how your invoice is designed / laid out, you can roughly control what colors are going to be used the most.
    Also, a drawback with inkjet printers is that the printed sheet has to dry for a minute or so. Laser doesn't have that problem because the toner is fused to the paper with heat.
     
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  12. nemio30

    nemio30 MDL Novice

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    we are using L800 in our workplace for about a year. it is a photo inkjet with 6 colors. it is a workhorse. the paper feels little damp when it comes out but the ink is dry and does'nt smudge.