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Re: Printer Recommendations?



On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 17:37, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 04:01:24PM -0600, Alex Malinovich (demonbane@the-love-shack.net) wrote:
> > I've finally gotten fed up with my roommate's Canon CBJ-2100 printer and
> > all of it's associated problems (both software and hardware) and have
> > decided to get a new one. My only requirements are that it's relatively
> > inexpensive (< $200 US) and that it can be set up easily and will work
> > well on our LAN. All of the machines except for one are running Debian,
> > and the one that it will physically be connected to is running Debian.
> > Any suggestions on a good choice? 
> 
> A used, ethernet-capable, postscript laserprinter.  Possibly a higher
> up-front cost, but generally higher performance, and better quality, as
> well as far-lower operating costs, than inkjets.
> 
> HPLJ4 or better should do you well.  Used ~$300, but as noted the
> operating costs are lower than inkjet ($40/cartridge or so).
> 
> Peace.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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I would ardently concur - unless you must have colour, you are
financially well ahead to put out an extra few bucks up front for a
laser printer. A typical toner cartridge lasts 8-10 times the length of
service of a typical ink cartridge, runs faster, has fewer movements to
go wrong, and the typical printer tends to hold up longer - many of the
budget inkjets I've encountered have something critical break by the
second or third year, while laser printers have tended to still be
strongly functional after nearly a decade.
-- 
Mark L. Kahnt, FLMI/M, ALHC, HIA, AIAA, ACS, MHP
ML Kahnt New Markets Consulting
Tel: (613) 531-8684 / (613) 539-0935
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