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Looking for an all in one laser unit:

 

Colour

Networked

Duplex

Reasonable cost pp

Decent size paper trays

A3 good but not a deal breaker

Reasonable size although space isn't an issue

 

Suggestions & ones to avoid appreciated 

 

Thanks 

 

 


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Is this for personal use? I have a Dell multi function laser printer at home, that I am very happy with. The toner is very cheap on Ebay and Amazon (copy not original) I purchase another for the office and that one even has WPS we no longer have a photo copier, we scan anything that needs to be copied, but most jobsheets are electronic.

My one is like this only it is smaller and cheaper but not by that much 

  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-S2815dn-Ethernet-Multifunction-Printer-Black/dp/B0170RA7KS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523280938&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+multifunction+colour+laser+printer

 

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Brother HL-3170CDW would be the newer duplex version of my colour laser which has been solid over the years.

Friend of mine has a MFC-9340CDW and has been pretty happy with it, not sure how much he's used the duplexer mind.

I normally avoid anything Lexmark myself, from past experience. I was also going to ask if SOHO use?

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22 minutes ago, PeterJames said:

Is this for personal use? I have a Dell multi function laser printer at home, that I am very happy with. The toner is very cheap on Ebay and Amazon (copy not original) I purchase another for the office and that one even has WPS we no longer have a photo copier, we scan anything that needs to be copied, but most jobsheets are electronic.

My one is like this only it is smaller and cheaper but not by that much 

  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-S2815dn-Ethernet-Multifunction-Printer-Black/dp/B0170RA7KS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523280938&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+multifunction+colour+laser+printer

 

No, but light office.

 

I have the Dell 1660 (my second one) and it's been faultless, gets little use now the kids are both at uni.

 

I need copy and ideally email function, we currently scan to a communal user box

13 minutes ago, sixwheeledbeast said:

Brother HL-3170CDW would be the newer duplex version of my colour laser which has been solid over the years.

Friend of mine has a MFC-9340CDW and has been pretty happy with it, not sure how much he's used the duplexer mind.

I normally avoid anything Lexmark myself, from past experience. I was also going to ask if SOHO use?

I too avoid Lexmark, not sure why and perhaps I'm being unfair but I associate them with rip off inks and cheap printers from the past.

 

Will have a look thanks


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Iirc dell printers are rebranded Lexmark

 

I have cheapo mono dell printer & a Lexmark multifunction cira £160inc vat 

 

However genuine toner is dearer than others. 

 

Scanning stuff is quicker & easier with a brother ADS rather than using MFP

 

 

 

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Kyocera if you can up the budget 

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2 hours ago, MrHappy said:

I was thinking more 

 

https://www.printerland.co.uk/Kyocera-ECOSYS-M2540dn-P138582.aspx

 

There's others of course

 

Oh and avoid hp mfps although there normal printers are are good , you need to look at models and look up there reviews 

 

All about budget 

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7 minutes ago, al-yeti said:

I was thinking more 

 

mono ?

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knew there was a pic some where....

 

On 24/11/2016 at 20:53, MrHappy said:

lexmark.JPG

Lexamrk make some smashing printers

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5 hours ago, al-yeti said:

Kyocera if you can up the budget 

Never said what the budget was, I might have to lower it to get one...

2 hours ago, MrHappy said:

knew there was a pic some where....

 

 

 

Lexamrk make some smashing printers

I did a 'printer' search and came up with this too. lol

5 hours ago, MrHappy said:

Iirc dell printers are rebranded Lexmark

Never knew that, thanks


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Have you morphed into a pigeon? 

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Ah!


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7 hours ago, norman said:

Have you morphed into a pigeon? 

LOL!

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My Dell E310dw has been pissing me off for a bit, with poor paper pick up, cleaning rollers helped but its not great.

 

Its only done 6500 pages & has 5000 pages left in the drum...

 

It been run on generic toner from amazon, the printer is a rebranded Brother.

 

Before I kick it across the carpark,- has anyone had an Oki ?

 

https://www.printerland.co.uk/product/oki-b412dn/135140

 

generic 3k toner is £22 v £80 for 3k oki


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1 hour ago, MrHappy said:

My Dell E310dw has been pissing me off for a bit, with poor paper pick up, cleaning rollers helped but its not great.

 

Its only done 6500 pages & has 5000 pages left in the drum...

 

It been run on generic toner from amazon, the printer is a rebranded Brother.

 

Before I kick it across the carpark,- has anyone had an Oki ?

 

https://www.printerland.co.uk/product/oki-b412dn/135140

 

generic 3k toner is £22 v £80 for 3k oki

Oki are very good 

 

But like alarms many of you buy cheap printers and buy twice lol 

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43 minutes ago, al-yeti said:

Oki are very good 

 

But like alarms many of you buy cheap printers and buy twice lol 

 

£100+vat appear about the right sort of money,  I'll never print enough to  wear the drum out

 

I assume the Dell was around this price point,

 

I was buying toner for it in 2017 but have no idea where the machine came from or how much I paid

 

23 minutes ago, sixwheeledbeast said:

You can pick A4 Mono Brothers up for less but the p/p is more if you use genuine ink.

 

On genuine ink the Lexmark mono lasers with 10k mono cartridges offer low cost per page,

 

But I'd wince at big toners coming in at 1.5 of the machine

 

 

 


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It's all down to the machine really, as the price of the machine goes up often the p/p comes down and the amount of pages before service increases.

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printerland, state price per print & the toner pages count & drum cycles without having to look at the spec sheets....

 

the sweet spot is £100-£150ish for mono,

 

cheap is too cheap & going dearer they'll designed to print every document I'll do in year in week...


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51 minutes ago, MrHappy said:

printerland, state price per print & the toner pages count & drum cycles without having to look at the spec sheets....

 

the sweet spot is £100-£150ish for mono,

 

cheap is too cheap & going dearer they'll designed to print every document I'll do in year in week...

Hp 2055dn is quite good aswell or anything of that type 

 

 

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