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    Decent colour laser printer?

    Hello, im after a decent colour laser printer for one of our it rooms, i recently got a brother 2700N, it isnt very good atall, and cartridges are costly.
    The konica minolta we had has just packed up, but it was 5 years old, and has done very well by the looks of it...

    so any that are economical to run, fast, and reasonably priced, max of £600?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    HP 3800n is a great work horse. Pricey to fill, but lasts ages.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/103179

    If you shop around you can get them cheaper than Ebuyer are currently quoting. I got ours for £455 delivered from Ebuyer last year when there was an offer on.

    Edit: hang on that printer has a £200 cashback offer, but not sure how its claimed...

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    That's a fine price! Cheapest I can manage at the moment is £587 !

    Definately get the warranty on HP stuff though

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    Also try contacting ICT Direct, one of EduGeeks advertisers. They often have good quality second user colour lasers at really cheap prices.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    i think were going for a konica minolta 5440 now, due to the robustness of the old one... My boss doesent like hp and the konica minolta one seems basically the same running costs and specs...
    Has anyone got a 5440? advice?
    thanks geoff il check them out.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    Our Kyocera 5020 has been very reliable, and produces good prints.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    thats good enough for me thanks!

    Edit: ah i thought you said konica for some reason...
    weve got a cheap kyocera colour, thats pretty good too.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    Hp 4700n from XMA I have been quoted a price of £750 but if you want all and sundrie to print quality work off with no hassle then this is the baby.

    Approx £450 to fill but lasts ages with little maintenance except 100,000 drum kit which is inexpensive and you can fit yourself.

    I have 5 HP ranging from 4600n - 4700n and they work

    Obviously if you want less expense then HP 3800n is still a bargain.

    I have a few kyocera mita fs5016n but they have started to play up even with the latest firmware so i am in the process of swapping these out.

    My advice is go HP.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    We have lots of HP 35**n around the college i know they dont do them anymore but sure their replacement is just as good.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    Konica 5440's are damn expensive to run.

    £500 for a set of high capacity colours remans not available.

    I have one with a parity chip issue get an extended warranty.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    Wait and go inkjet? :-P

    http://texyt.com/silverbrook+memjet+...ine+comparison

    Posted before?

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    An A4/Letter printhead will be available in 2008

    So bit of a wait then.

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    Quote Originally Posted by leon
    HP 3800n is a great work horse. Pricey to fill, but lasts ages.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/103179

    If you shop around you can get them cheaper than Ebuyer are currently quoting. I got ours for £455 delivered from Ebuyer last year when there was an offer on.

    Edit: hang on that printer has a £200 cashback offer, but not sure how its claimed...
    I wonder if that is an old code that could cause ebuyer some trouble if someone picks up on it!

    HP always seem to be doing some cashback offer on some product or another. That printer was featured with the £200 cashback in an offer I participated in a while back (I didn't buy that printer, but it was on the claim form) but it expired July last year! If it is in a current promotion, Insight have it listed at over £100 cheaper

    Andy

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    Re: Decent colour laser printer?

    We've got quite a few 2600n's and a few older 4650n's (all HP) - they are all alright

    But the oldest 2 in the school are Minoltas, they just seem to go on forever. There are annoying things to replace, like the waste toner bottle and fuse oil roller I think but overall they are decent

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