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    Recommend me a printer (please)

    I need two A4 networked mono printers. They are for light office use, SEN and Maths. They are currently using HP LJ 4050's (I think). In recent months I've gone off HP a bit and was wondering which of the other major brands gets the thumbs up from fellow edugeekers?

    Cheers.

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    dont go with canon lasers the install is a pain you cant just shove a dhcp reservation for them in and install the drivers you have to run the cd which installs software on the print server and finds the printers and enables networking. They worked ok in testing but a job that would of taken 10 mins for a hp took over an hour with pratting around trying to work out why i couldnt find them on the network

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    Never liked Lexmark in the past - based on their dreadful inkjet door stops, but have heard good reports on their laser printers.

    From my PCW () selling days I remember Brother/Samsung being ok.

    Was also looking at Xerox. Look quit sturdy bits of kit.

    Just wondering what you guy's and girls thought of these brands. Any positive/negative experiences? Any models to recommend?

    Or should I stop being silly and stick with HP? (I swear their build quality/customer service is not what it used to be)

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    we are currently going for a enterprise solution and getting rid of about 60 printers
    mostly HP some Knoica minolta

    will (if approved by the head) be advertising them here (if allowed by the mods)

    actually will this be allowed ... to advertise here?

    oh we had decided on Ricoh we did look at kyroceria due to their efficiency and price but had a great dead with infotec (ricoh sales division)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Never liked Lexmark in the past - based on their dreadful inkjet door stops, but have heard good reports on their laser printers.

    From my PCW () selling days I remember Brother/Samsung being ok.

    Was also looking at Xerox. Look quit sturdy bits of kit.

    Just wondering what you guy's and girls thought of these brands. Any positive/negative experiences? Any models to recommend?

    Or should I stop being silly and stick with HP? (I swear their build quality/customer service is not what it used to be)
    ooo a fellow PCW ex employee! Glad to see you love them o so much as well! I recommend a Lexmark which takes the Number 1 cartridges........... and a copy of Norton 360..... or not.

    We used Lexmark lasers at our PCW store at the time, they were ok, but had issues with them so I cant really recomend them. Try to look at the cartridges as well as the printer as some of the HP's (1010 i think) are nearly as expensive as inkjets to run. Saying that the HP business inkjet series is really good value and is capable of printing in colour as well for the cost of a B+W laser.

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    I've gone for Brothers in the past, mainly because the same models were availible year in year out although they've just started phasing them out for more expensive models or ones with lower yeild toners

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    The Brother HL-5350DN has caught my eye -

    Brother HL-5350DN Mono Laser Printer - Misco.co.uk

    with 8000 sheets from a 86 cartridge - not bad.

    Printer Cartridges :: Lasertech UK Ltd

    Be interested to here from our forum sponsors, any good deals to be had?

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    Have recently bought a few Brother 5250 printers. Find them economical and reliable, so definitely recommend them.

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    will (if approved by the head) be advertising them here (if allowed by the mods)

    actually will this be allowed ... to advertise here?
    Yes there is a sub forums for this purpose.

    Ben

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    We tend to use Brother 20*0 here. They're dependable and I haven't had one break or act wierd in 3+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    The Brother HL-5350DN has caught my eye -

    Brother HL-5350DN Mono Laser Printer - Misco.co.uk

    with 8000 sheets from a 86 cartridge - not bad.

    Printer Cartridges :: Lasertech UK Ltd

    Be interested to here from our forum sponsors, any good deals to be had?
    we have that model in stock for 193.00+vat FREE Delivery,

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    I like the HP 1320n, good print quality! Not sure on the prices though as i don't do the cartridge orders!

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