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    High Capacity Printer.

    Hi.

    Can anyone recommend a high capacity network mono laser printer?

    We've been struggling for a while now with high capacity printing.
    First we replaced the existing HP 1320n with a Brother HL-5270DN. Which while more economical on the toner, the drums worn out already (25k capacity).
    So we're looking for another printer, upto £1000 in price, thats got a drum life of at least 50k. Preferably 75k+

    Ideas?

    Thanks in advance all. .

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    You get what you pay for and I don't think a £1000 printer is beefy enough to meet your specs.

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Buy an HP printer, and every time you change the cartridge, you also change the drum. Works out overall about the same cost wise, but it's one less bit to keep in stock.

    We have 2 HP 4200n printers in our high output areas, which I think have been superseeded by the 4250n http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...236316&CatId=0

    The cartridges on these last ages, not sure on the page count, but it's many thousends of pages. Only other thing you need to buy every now and then is a maintenance kit which is about £150, but in 2 years I've only just had to buy one of these for it.

    Mike.

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Have you considered leasing a networkable photocopier?

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Quote Originally Posted by maniac
    Buy an HP printer, and every time you change the cartridge, you also change the drum. Works out overall about the same cost wise, but it's one less bit to keep in stock.

    We have 2 HP 4200n printers in our high output areas, which I think have been superseeded by the 4250n http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...236316&CatId=0

    The cartridges on these last ages, not sure on the page count, but it's many thousends of pages. Only other thing you need to buy every now and then is a maintenance kit which is about £150, but in 2 years I've only just had to buy one of these for it.

    Mike.
    Is the 4350 the next one up from that do you know?

    What sort of throughput do you find it has, out of curiosity? (how many pages between toners, drums, ect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Have you considered leasing a networkable photocopier?
    We already have some, in our reprographics room.
    But we need a high capacity printer in our reception as well.

    Thanks again in advance everyone. .

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    I second the rent-a-printer idea, but otherwise TellyGenicom might be the people to look at. Seemingly their expertise is in high-end, high-capacity printers, but they're now trying to move in on the education market. They were at BETT last year and seemed to know what they were talking about.

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    One thing you haven't said is what your monthly usage actually is...

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Do what we do,

    Buy a cheap printer and throw it away when broken.

    IJT to a little HP job for £99 with 10K worth of toner (including drum). So after 10k of printing you bin it and use another.

    £1000 gives you 100k of printing, job done. though you will have a stack of printers at the end, but you can sell them on if you like

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    I've not bought anything from IJT since I had to put an HP8550DTN in the skip :P

    Do you not have many printers or are you just printing huge amounts of stuff?

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
    Do what we do,

    Buy a cheap printer and throw it away when broken.

    IJT to a little HP job for £99 with 10K worth of toner (including drum). So after 10k of printing you bin it and use another.

    £1000 gives you 100k of printing, job done. though you will have a stack of printers at the end, but you can sell them on if you like
    Not very environmentally friendly though is it?

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    I'd have a look at the dell range, the 5310n should meet your needs, and for the budget you should be able to get it with a 4 year onsite warranty. I've been using the previous generation 5300 for 3 years now and haven't had a single problem with it, although we only run about 500 - 1000 pages a month through it, it should handle 4000 - 16,000 at 48ppm, and is cheap to run.

    Steve

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Quote Originally Posted by boomam
    Is the 4350 the next one up from that do you know?

    What sort of throughput do you find it has, out of curiosity? (how many pages between toners, drums, ect.
    I think the 4350 is the next one up, but not totally up-to-date with HP's current range.

    I can check the page count tomorrow, but we don't look at it between cartridge changes so not sure on pages between cartridge changes. It gives a low cartridge warning at 1500 pages which is suposidly 15%, so one cartridge is supposed to do 10,000 pages. The heaviest used one is in our main office, and they print a lot of whole school mail merged letters and we only change the cartridge about 3 or 4 times a year. The speed it prints at is exceptional, and reliability is also excellent; very rarely do we get called to fix problems with it.

    Mike

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    I think the 4350 is the next one up, but not totally up-to-date with HP's current range.

    I can check the page count tomorrow, but we don't look at it between cartridge changes so not sure on pages between cartridge changes. It gives a low cartridge warning at 1500 pages which is suposidly 15%, so one cartridge is supposed to do 10,000 pages. The heaviest used one is in our main office, and they print a lot of whole school mail merged letters and we only change the cartridge about 3 or 4 times a year. The speed it prints at is exceptional, and reliability is also excellent; very rarely do we get called to fix problems with it.
    Thats similar to what our office prints.
    I think i'll look into the 4350...

    One thing you haven't said is what your monthly usage actually is...
    Correct, but i have said that we've very quickly used up a 25k drum unit on the existing printer. Monthy usage isnt something we can 'count' on our admin system, as theres nothing in place to count it.

    Do you not have many printers or are you just printing huge amounts of stuff?
    Loads of printers.
    Just not very many on the admin system. Plus, its a printer for arguably the most used printer in the entire school.

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Quote Originally Posted by boomam
    One thing you haven't said is what your monthly usage actually is...
    Correct, but i have said that we've very quickly used up a 25k drum unit on the existing printer. Monthy usage isnt something we can 'count' on our admin system, as theres nothing in place to count it.
    How long is quickly? A month? 2 months?

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    Re: High Capacity Printer.

    Quote Originally Posted by boomam
    Hi.

    Can anyone recommend a high capacity network mono laser printer?

    We've been struggling for a while now with high capacity printing.
    First we replaced the existing HP 1320n with a Brother HL-5270DN. Which while more economical on the toner, the drums worn out already (25k capacity).
    So we're looking for another printer, upto £1000 in price, thats got a drum life of at least 50k. Preferably 75k+

    Ideas?

    Thanks in advance all. .
    Get a Kyocera if you can afford it as they make top quality workgroup printers, try the FS-9130DN. May need to stretch your budget by about £500 but you'll NEVER have to replace it. Unless you need colour that is in which case buy another Kyocera



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