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    Which Mono laser?

    Looking for a networkable mono laser printer, cheap to run, able to use refills and new not refurbished.

    We currently have a HP laserjet 6p that would continue printing during a nuclear attack, but due to everything having to be switched off at the sockets at night, if the printer and print server are switched on in the wrong order the print server jams and takes an hour to clear! Despite numbering the sockets this happens on average twice a week

    So ....... after being moaned at by staff one of whom said she hadn't been able to print to the laserjet for the past 5 years and watching staff print reams on the HP colour in black, I've decided to look for a new one to retain my sanity and reduce my stress levels to the norm for a tech (midding to high!)

    Any suggestions? Under £200.

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    I would recommend a HP LaserJet P2055dn, just on the £200 mark from eBuyer, you might be able to get it cheaper.

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    I can also strongly recommend the 2055dn. £192 inc VAT at Insight.

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    That's the price for the 2055d I really need a networked printer, the 2055dn is too dear

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    We purchased some HP 2015 a few month ago at £50 a shot. Toners are pretty good value as well. I think we got them from misco. I am on the iPhone so cant see if there are any in stock very easy

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    If it aint broke... get two digital timer switches, time them to come on in right order, £20, t'is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksawbob View Post
    If it aint broke... get two digital timer switches, time them to come on in right order, £20, t'is done.
    We used to use them on all printers. But the problem was is when you get a power cut they lost there time and teachers didn't have the wit to fix them.

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    The only problem with the P2015's is they are now slowly dropping one by one we have found, had 3 go this week already and all out of warrenty.

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    I think 2015's are now replaced by 2055's

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    Looking for a networkable mono laser printer, cheap to run, able to use refills and new not refurbished.

    We currently have a HP laserjet 6p that would continue printing during a nuclear attack, but due to everything having to be switched off at the sockets at night, if the printer and print server are switched on in the wrong order the print server jams and takes an hour to clear! Despite numbering the sockets this happens on average twice a week

    So ....... after being moaned at by staff one of whom said she hadn't been able to print to the laserjet for the past 5 years and watching staff print reams on the HP colour in black, I've decided to look for a new one to retain my sanity and reduce my stress levels to the norm for a tech (midding to high!)

    Any suggestions? Under £200.
    Could you perhaps try one of those power boards which when the "main device" is turned on, it turns on the rest of the sockets.

    Or if you know any good licensed electricians you could ask them to look at making a relay system so when the power is activated it turns on the main socket and then waits X and turns on the second one.

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    am sure simon @ cpltd can help out when he is back from his weekend break

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I think 2015's are now replaced by 2055's
    Correct they have, was just saying in case anyone went to buy any second hand ones

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    Someone has recommended brother mono lasers, any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    Someone has recommended brother mono lasers, any good?
    We use a few of them in school, and they're solid as a rock.

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