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    Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    I need to pass on some specs for 4 printers today as they are going to be given as a part of some special deal. All ideas welcomed!

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    I'm using Epson C1900's here. Nice and cheap and do the job.

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    Geoff you should know by now the very mention of the word "epson" brings me out in a rash

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    Yeah, the Epson's are good. I'm running a couple of C900n's and the one up from that (C1100n). Both are good but the C1900's are better.

    Make sure they are network ready, even if you are not looking at networking them yet. It's worth paying the extra otherwise it's network print servers and lots of cables.

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    The C1900S variant has a built in 10/100 Cat5e network card. Yours for £270 from dabs.

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    Stuart at 1st Technologies had one the other day - great big HP one! Give him a bell!

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    Must be new another company will be purchasing them.

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

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    Must be new another company will be purchasing them.
    I recommend that you don't buy a colour laser then. HP 4250n/4350n teamed with a HP 1200dtn. This combination should be sufficient for most situations.

    If you are desperate for colour laser, buy a networked colour photocopier with a decent maintenance contract. Canon ones are quite cheap at the moment.

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    We are getting a photocopier that can be printed to directly from computers - admin (and curriculum staff possibly) use via some software and networked naturally.

    Not sure the name of the software/system but its a Konica Photocopier - Not colour tho, I think

    Cheers,
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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    I know Ric is keen on the Mono laser and Business inkjet solution. Would anyone care to discuss this furthter? Ie using inkjet rather than a colour laser?

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    I've always liked the HP buisness inkjets too (altho not named the same, our HP 2000C's ran really well - probably only messed up coz we started using compatibles).

    Much as I like Colour Laserjets - we only have one - but (as mentioned in a different thread) it gobbles the tonner and just costs so much. Would be nice to find a cheap HP olour laserjet that is fairly cheap to run

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    Yes, sure. I use business inkjets in situations where there's no need for a colour laser, for example in the smaller primary schools. I've also employed them as a backup printer for a colour laser where schools only have the one laser printer. It also works rather nicely as an admin printer solution when paired with a kyocera mono laser.

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    Has anyone got any running costs to compare between the two types of situation? @Ric_ mostly I suppose .

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    Going off the HP prices and yields.

    A 4250 (mono laser) costs approx. 0.68p/page
    A 4600 (colour laser) costs approx. 5.38p/page
    A 1200 (colour inkjet) costs approx. 4.57p/page

    I would probably bump these costs up a little but the 5p/page is about what I was getting at Longridge from the 4600 (bearing in mind a lot of black was used).

    These costs don't take into account the printer servicing or print heads. Servicing a colour laser is extortionate where as print heads only cost about £15 a piece (obviously you will use about 24 print heads in the time before a laser needs servicing).

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    Re: Reccomend me some colour Lasers pls

    We have the HP 2550 - think its around £250 per unit, fantastic output!

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