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    What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    our Design Technology department are trying to source a A3 colour printer, there budget it £300.
    Ideally they would like it networked but at that budget i think they are going struggle. Can i just ask what is being used out there in ICT land! so that i can suggest a few models to them

    they have looked at a dj 1280 (and thought of having it running off a printer server (usb or parrellel) or shared via a cleint pc

    many thanks

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    Kyocera C8008DN here but sadly thats a little out of your price range lol erm..? Probably an Epson A3 inkjet with say a dlink print server box attached?



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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    After destroying various HP and Epson A3 inkjets I bought our Art dept a Canon i6500 and now they have three, all of which are bullet-proof and cheap to run... so recommended...

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    HP K850DN around £350'ish built in networking and duplexing. Seperate ink tanks HP 10 & 11's

    Which mean a binkini set will fit.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    We have a mixture of HP 1220Cs and 1280Cs. They run quite nicely off HP EN3700 USB printer servers.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    HP K850dn here. Seem to do the hjob but they do tend to crash every now and then but a quick powercycle fixes it! Reminds me... must go and install one now!

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    I used HP1220c's at my old school and found them very reliable.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    I have a HP 2800 Business Inkjet. Very nice and fast it is too.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    Can also recommend the HP 2800 Business Inkjet: very reliable. Have a few Canon i6500s which are also good, but not networked.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    HP 1220C's here too. Do not cause me any problems

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    HP 1220C's here also with no problems.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    We have 2 2800s and two K850s. Both duplex. The 2800 is a better built printer with an LCD display etc and a proper jet direct card in it. You wouldnt notice the difference though unless you used something that was expecting to interface with a jet direct card . HPs Jet Direct software picks up all the neccessary info from the K850s.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    We currently have 1x Kyocera C8008N as well.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    My favourite is a Toshiba E3511 but thats a bit out of your price range, so I use 1220Cs, they are good but do get annoying when they are getting old. Probably replace them with a BIJ or Officejet, I like the sound of built in Jet Direct much better than external boxes.

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    Re: What A3 colour printers are you using in your schools?

    Kyocera C8008N very cheap to run but £1772 to buy from XMA excellent quality.

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