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cufflinks
31-01-2006, 04:08 PM
As budgets are tight - I was wandering if anyone can recommend a colour "multipurpose" laser printer. I was thinking of buying a second hand one off ebay.
-It will mostly be used for printing out black & white invoices
-Some colour A4 leaflets/brochures and catalogues, business cards etc. So it would be good if it could handle card stock and specialist papers as well without getting jammed too often.
I am hoping to save on printing costs...
thanks

kinster
31-01-2006, 04:40 PM
Are you after just a colour laser or one that does scanning and photocopying as well?

cufflinks
31-01-2006, 04:50 PM
I don't think there are many second hand colour laser printers that can scan/copy/fax.
- But It would be great if I can get hold of one...

visagephoto
31-01-2006, 05:00 PM
I purchased a Samsung CLP510 colour laser Printer a few months ago from "PC World", and I find it covers everything I need.

The print quality is excellent, 1200 x 1200 dpi, It's duplex enabled, has 64mb of memory which is expandable to 192mb, Card stock can be selected from the paper type menu in the printer settings, and it has a slot for a network card. etc. etc

It cost me 250.00 inc. VAT, but it may have come down in price as a CLP600 is now available.

kinster
31-01-2006, 05:16 PM
This one is cheap @ 149.99 ex VAT
(176.24 inc VAT). Check out price of toners aswell.

http://www.misco.co.uk/SSinfo/~99257~/KONICA+MINOLTA+MAGICOLOR+2400W+COLOUR+LASER+PRINTE R.htm

Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Max Media Size (Custom) 216 mm (Legal) x 356 mm (Legal)
Monthly Duty Cycle (Users Qty) 20000 - 49999 (small workgroup)
Total Media Capacity 200 sheets
Max Resolution ( Colour ) 2400 dpi x 600 dpi
Print Speed 5 ppm colour/ 20 ppm monochrome
Resolution 2400 x 600 dpi; 1200 x 600 dpi; 600 x 600 dpi
Duty Cycle 35,000 pages per month
Processor Type Special ASIC 48 MHz
Printer Technology Electro photographic laser
Memory 32 MB RAM
Operating System Windows XP / 2000 / ME / 98 SE
Dimensions (D) 395 mm x (W) 430 mm x (H) 341 mm
Weight 18 kg; with consumables 20 kg; packaged to ship 22 kg
Media Type Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, glossy paper, postcard, recycled paper
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Max Media Size (Standard) Legal, A4

nomio
31-01-2006, 05:44 PM
I just bought a Canon ip4200 because my HP printer finally gave up on me and I needed one that could print card stock. It's a great printer it cost me 66 from Amazon.

My only problem with it is that it's a photo printer hence why it takes card stock. I don't actually need the quality that it prints as I printing for kids to daub paint all over the picture. but I think that's probably a problem unique to me!!

visagephoto
31-01-2006, 06:02 PM
nomio

Is that a laser or an inkjet printer.

Sherry_D
31-01-2006, 06:11 PM
I am also looking for a printer too. i currently have a multipurpuse leximark i bought for 50 but the catridges are a killer. The printer is also very slow.

I am currently in need of a printer which can handle about 500 lettter in about 2hours. i have to spend the whole day printing with my current printer so i am also keen to hear what people suggest

Nway what is the difference between laser and inkjet printers?

visagephoto
31-01-2006, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by Sherry_D
Nway what is the difference between laser and inkjet printers?

Inkjet prints are normally, less sharp than laser prints (due to feathering), they can be prone to smudging/running when wet, they take longer to print than lasers (Lexmarks are pretty fast though) and they cost more for ink than lasers,

Laser toner cartridges are expensive to replace, but in the long term they are usually better value.

nomio
31-01-2006, 08:06 PM
whoops teach me not to read a post thoroughly, it's an inkjet!

sorry

cufflinks
31-01-2006, 10:53 PM
I am tempted to buy the Samsung CLP510
- its got positive reviews.

I saw on eBay HP 3330 LASER PRINTER / FAX / COPIER / SCANNER
I was outbid - and just as well as there appears to be many unhappy owners of that model.

-Thank you visagephoto and everyone else!

kinster
31-01-2006, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by cufflinks
I am tempted to buy the Samsung CLP510
- its got positive reviews.

I saw on eBay HP 3330 LASER PRINTER / FAX / COPIER / SCANNER
I was outbid - and just as well as there appears to be many unhappy owners of that model.

-Thank you visagephoto and everyone else!

See the Samsung CLP510 at PC world for 199. If there is anywhere cheaper please let me know

cufflinks
01-02-2006, 12:35 AM
I was contemplating on buying the Samsung CLP510 from ebay for 230 (plus 10 postage).
- Thanks for the info - I think I will pop into PC world instead!

visagephoto
01-02-2006, 12:50 AM
Cufflinks

I know a few folk who have the CLP510, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed. Let us know how you get on.

Sherry D

At 199+vat the Samsung CLP510 prints at speeds of 24ppm B&W, or 6ppm Colour, It also has a 250 sheet cassette, Or with the optional 500 sheet cassette you could set it to print and get on with other things.

Sherry_D
01-02-2006, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the help. How much does the catridge for the samsung cost and does it last last long. Thats the major reason i am trying to get rid of my leximark because the catridges are costing me an arm and a leg.

kinster
01-02-2006, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by visagephoto
Cufflinks

I know a few folk who have the CLP510, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed. Let us know how you get on.

Sherry D

At 199+vat the Samsung CLP510 prints at speeds of 24ppm B&W, or 6ppm Colour, It also has a 250 sheet cassette, Or with the optional 500 sheet cassette you could set it to print and get on with other things.

it's 199 inc VAT at PC World

visagephoto
01-02-2006, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by kinster
it's 199 inc VAT at PC World

Wow! That's actually cheaper than buying a new set of Cartridges. As I said I paid 250.inc.Vat, but a friend paid over 350 from a well known stationery catalogue.

Sherry D

The toner cartridges are expensive to replace, but the output is greater and the quality is better, Samsung sell low & high yield cartridges, but you also have to periodically replace the transfer belt and the toner drum.

Check out the Samsung website for the specs,
http://www.samsung.co.uk then try a few local and national suppliers for consumables