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    Cheap Colour Laser

    I've had a HP2600 die on me and I'm looking to buy a suitable replacement.

    Although I understand lifetime cost - other people don't - so I need a cheap capital cost. easy to run, can be setup as shared printer on a w2k3 server without need to sacrific small animals

    Any recomendations?

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    4600 from ebay.

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    We've found Dell 3130cn printers to be pretty good. About £330 to buy if I remember correctly and decent running costs.

    The drivers seem to be fuss-free too, which is a bonus - unlike the finicky Epsons that they replaced.

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    @geoff - the 2605 is discontinued as well AFAIK

    £330 is not what my head would call cheap

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    Give simon from CPLTD a bell he might have an offer on or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    @geoff - the 2605 is discontinued as well AFAIK

    £330 is not what my head would call cheap

    regards

    Simon
    Ok yes, sorry. In that case the nearest I can see as a replacement is a the CP2020/CP2025

    HP Color LaserJet CP2020 Printer series Small & Medium Business

    A little expensive, but misco have it listed with a £90 cashback deal.

    Hp Colour LaserJet CP2025N Colour Laser Printer - Misco.co.uk

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    A Samsung clp 300?

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    If you really want cheap have a look at the HP CP1510. We have one used stand alone, but we did test it on our setver and it seemed to work ok. I don't know how much use it gets, but we havn't had any issues with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato-Peeler View Post
    A Samsung clp 300?
    I would say avoid a Samsung CLP 300 at all costs. I bought two to use in our school, a few months apart so not part of the same batch, and they are now both useless. One lasted just over a year (just past the warranty) and the other lasted a year and a half.

    Both of them developed the same fault - fading printing on the left hand side. This is due to the imaging drum wearing out. I can understand this after a lot of printing, but one of them was barely used. The imaging drum costs £50 more than I paid for the printer!

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    How about this?

    HP Colour LaserJet CP1515N Colour Laser Printer - Misco.co.uk

    I was think along these lines to replace my HP2600's

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_nfi View Post
    How about this?

    HP Colour LaserJet CP1515N Colour Laser Printer - Misco.co.uk

    I was think along these lines to replace my HP2600's
    Hi Steve,

    The CP1515N is far from a good replacement for the HP2600, you will find that there is a bit of bad feedback on the net regarding this model so I would urge you to review this and mabye look at some of the Brother alternative, We have supplied a few CP1515N and have had a few moans and groans about failures and quality,
    If you would like any further info on the Brother range be sure to let me know,

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    Have just purchased a very good mid range colour printer at £380 very good value.
    Only drawback is the paper tray only holds 100 sheets at one time although you can get another tray at a later date which holds 500 sheets.

    HP Color LaserJet CP3525n Printer (CC469A) specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products

    hope this fills the criteria if you need any info as to where we got it then PM me

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