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    Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    Don't laugh but our class teachers still insist on having their own inkjet printer in their classroom.

    Despite my best efforts I have been unable to persuade them that shared colour lasers are better (we have only 1 in the IT suite). I guess they object to walking to the printer to get their prints!

    Is anybody else still using inkjets and if so I would like comments on makes/models to buy/avoid like the plague...

    I have at present got all Epson C84 or D68 which are nothing but trouble...

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    I've got this problem with some, even ones who are able to print to the laser pritners in their HoD's room refuse to if their printer isn't working (despite the job being "urgent")


    Definatelly don't get a HP 6620. No end of problems with them pausing and generally being very sporadic in their working.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    HP Business Inkjets are the best I've found.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    I've managed more or less to convince staff that they should be going network printer or at least to local mono laser printers. I'm more or less getting rid of all inkjets in the school other than the A3 one in CDT.

    A lot of staff simply do not need colour, we have 3 colour network laser printers in the school that can be used anyway. Some staff are still being stubborn but I simply don't respond as fast to them as I do to those with network or laser printers.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    Just as a hint for injet we have got the same problem but have bought one and a ciss kit as well and is the best investment ever. £5 per fill of ink and each fill has the same as 10 normal cartridges. I was that impressed i bought one for at home. Epsion seem to be the best for ciss systems.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    Just get them colour LJ printers and tell them that you cant afford to keep replacing cartridges. LJ is much more cost effective.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    HP K550DTN currently around £60 I saw in a supplier leaflet the other day.

    £10 each for remanafactured carts.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    alonebfg> i dont have enough time to go pissing around with refilling carts and getting ink all over my hands.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    The rule we have here is 'we don't provide inkjets or ink'. So if staff want a printer it is up to them to provide it out of their own money (it can't come out of their budget either).

    However, I will agree with the others - go for a HP Business Inkjet. One of our quasi-status staff members has one provided by the council and it works great.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    We've pretty much managed to phase out the Inkjets too, and when we had them we completely condemned refills/unofficial carts, way too many problems to be worth the savings.

    When they were common we had Epsons and HPs, the Epsons are usually cheaper but the HPs are a lot less hassle and not as problematic after the holidays.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    Another vote for HP Business Inkjets

    Not sure what the current generation are like but we have a lot of 1100's and 1200's and they last a long time and are fairly reliable.

    Cheaper inkjets designed for home use are hopeless in a school environment I find, even if they're just for teachers

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    only problem with the business inkjets is that some models are enormous!

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    lol yes they do take up a lot of desk space

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    I have just brought in and am in the process of setting up 3 HP OfficeJet K5400DN printers, 1 OfficeJet K5400DTN A4 printers and 1 OfficeJet K850DN A3 printer for my junior school.

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    Re: Best Inkjet Printer for classrooms

    I wish we could get rid of our inkjets!
    "But i NEED a colour printer on my desk"

    I wish they'd just think about it for a second and realise how much better a shared colour laser would be!

    BTW we just use epsons with cheap carts from www.7dayshop.com and the likes. They are so cheap that if a cart stops working you just throw it in the bin. Just pishes me off having to walk between sites to change a ink cart because its "urgent" but not urgent enough for them to stand up and walk to the next printer!

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