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    Smile Buy laser printer

    Hi there
    I am wanting to buy a laser printer for our primary school and wonder if anyone can recommend a good model.
    It is to be our main printer in school, used by all pupils and staff. The one we currently use is a Minolta Magicolor and I guess we output about 50-75 pages a day. I was thinking in the price region of £350-400.
    Any ideas?
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    a HP Colour Laserjet CP3505 would probably suit your needs.

    Easily maintainable, reliable, and fairly robust build.

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    Two Epson C1100(N)s !

    I know they have their critics but we find them to be great (disposable) workhorses in the computer rooms - at £150 each with remanufactured toners available cheaply they're great value for money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    a HP Colour Laserjet CP3505 would probably suit your needs.

    Easily maintainable, reliable, and fairly robust build.
    These are now EOL and have been replaced with HP Color LaserJet CP3525n/30ppm USB 256MB - £381.23


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    We have around 40 CP3505N Printers In Stock @ £325.00+vat Free Delivery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    We have around 40 CP3505N Printers In Stock @ £325.00+vat Free Delivery!
    I can recommend these printers!! Cost per page is low compared to any other similarly priced machine. Get them while you still can!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Yep, it's a good printer. One of my suppliers has 162 of the CP3505n in stock - £295+VAT.

    Just watch out for toner costs. HP Have increased their prices a couple of times this year. I guess all suppliers have but HP seem to have done more than most.
    mabye you should get your supplier to advertise on edugeek with those wicked prices im sure he will benefit lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Yep, it's a good printer. One of my suppliers has 162 of the CP3505n in stock - £295+VAT.

    Just watch out for toner costs. HP Have increased their prices a couple of times this year. I guess all suppliers have but HP seem to have done more than most.
    whats there delivery costs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Five pounds delivery.
    And your supplier is ?

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    Pleased with my Hp cp3505n!

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    Have a couple of the HP3505s and HP3525n's, the 3525's are of a better build and the print quality a definate step up but the tonner costs for the new HP colours are quite a jump by comparison.

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    Hey all

    We have just had to stop using our Konica Magicolor 5440 due to the toner costs becoming waaay out of control, it now stands at £620 to replace with Konica toner.. Crazy. Our mono printer has just packed up aswell (great timing )

    So we are in the market for a new colour laser and a mono laser. They need to have quite a high duty cycle per month (~5000 sheets) as we love to send things to the printer and not collect them . Any suggests?

    Anyone have a Dell 3130cn? I have my eyes on it as it is getting some very good reviews, comes in at about £410 to replace all toner and black at high capacity (9000 sheets) £359 for the printer.

    I have been looking at that Hp cp3505n which is mentioned a few times in this thread. Noticed that it is quite an old printer (2007?) is toner widely available? Have seen mentioned that 3rd party toner can be bought for it, who is the best supplier for this?

    For the mono we had a HP 4050N which was good until it died, I was looking at getting another HP but now seems like the new range of mono HPs many people aren't overly impressed with. I was looking at the Xerox Phaser 3435, quite a new printer but good reviews and duplex about £110 to replace hicap toner. £215 for the printer.

    Thanks for any suggests.

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    For the mono, i'd recommend grabbing a Brother HL-5250DN if you can source one (CP LTD have some, we've just bought 2 to replace 2 dead, old, printers).

    And on the colour, I'd recommend the HP CP3505 if you can get them (again, I believe CP have some left). Toner availability is fine.

    Ok, both of those printers are EOL but they both have excellent running costs and are nice and cheap to buy initially too - usually you get one or the other.

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    we use Kyocera C5015cn lasers, a bit more expensive that you quoted but the toners pretty cheap as far as toner goes and it's the only thing that need replacing. Haven't had any trouble with them, we have 3 across the school and with 600+ pupils printing to them I would recommend them. HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR View Post
    We have just had to stop using our Konica Magicolor 5440 due to the toner costs becoming waaay out of control, it now stands at £620 to replace with Konica toner.. Crazy. Our mono printer has just packed up aswell (great timing )
    That printer is still more economical than the Hp CP3505 though (by a much smaller margin now, but still a little cheaper), as you can get the 12k carts cheaper than 2x 6k cartridges. Bear in mind your quoted £620 will be high capacity cartridges, so would be cheaper than the HP if compared like-for-like with the 6k cartridges.

    In saying that, we have a 5450 on contract hire from LnL so may look to replace it shortly as I agree that it is becoming expensive to run, so may look towards the newer 5650EN model, which has fanstastic economy for what it is! We still have a few 5430 printers which are even worse!

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