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    New printers?

    We are currently investigating replacing our ageing printer provision in school. We currently use mainly Brother HL-4040 printers, as they are reasonably cheap to run and ahve proved reliable. They are, however starting to fail with age and overuse.

    Can you recommend an appropriate replacement for these beased on these specs:-

    * reasonable initial purchase cost
    * High capacity cartridges
    * reasonably cheap to run / replace cartrisges on.

    Our other option is to go for a leased cost per copy printer solution - would this be a better option?

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    I've just gone through the same process. The cost per copy lease offered by Konica Minolta worked out cheaper than buying laser printers and toner from our regular suppliers, so we're just signing off the paper work with them now.

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    We are on Pay-per-print service contract.

    If you go this rout, get multiple quotes, check all the terms and conditions, check everything inside, outside underneth the carpet and mak 100% sure your happy tith the contract and it's SLA's. Find out how many engineers are in the area to service the devices.



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    We still got the HL-4040 In some places,

    Heavy areas got Konica Minolta C280s. All 3 of out IT rooms and DT Graphics got KM C35's or a C280.Little offices and departments offices got HL-4140/HL4040 or a little Brother Laser.

    Konica Minoltas are leased.

    We still got a few old HPs still going strong. 2025, 3505 and CP2505

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonetman View Post
    We are currently investigating replacing our ageing printer provision in school. We currently use mainly Brother HL-4040 printers, as they are reasonably cheap to run and ahve proved reliable. They are, however starting to fail with age and overuse.

    Can you recommend an appropriate replacement for these beased on these specs:-

    * reasonable initial purchase cost
    * High capacity cartridges
    * reasonably cheap to run / replace cartrisges on.

    Our other option is to go for a leased cost per copy printer solution - would this be a better option?
    I've given @ICTD_vicki a poke regarding this. She's our resident printer expert and will be able to give you some helpful suggestions

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    We can offer you a managed print service

    Drop me a call/email/pm and I'll be happy to get you more info

    Luke

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I've given @ICTD_vicki a poke regarding this. She's our resident printer expert and will be able to give you some helpful suggestions
    Dave's refubished HP 4200's FTW cannot beat them they are true workhorses and decent value toner as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I've given @ICTD_vicki a poke
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    What a carry on!!!!

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    Sorry I haven't replied on this sooner - I was of last week!

    Do you just want a standard colour printer - or would you like a multi-function machine? If you drop me a pm I will email you a couple of options with toner prices too so you know the full running costs!!!

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    We went through the same discussion a while back,, we decided to stay non managed and plumbed for the new HP Officejet Pro Series X451DW which I have to say after intially having reservations about going to inkjet are in the words of Gary Barlow Abs-olut-ely fan-tas-tic.



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