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    Advice with printer purchases?

    I am thinking of buying 12 of these

    HP Laserjet P2015N Mono Laser

    To use in our new ICT suites, I want to move over to a HP printing solution now and these fit the sort of price range i am looking to spend on a network printer.

    Just wonderd on your thoughts and alternatives you may suggest?

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    Yep we use these as our bog standard no frills printers. They are OK and get lots of stick but they just feel flimsy

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    How long you had them for?

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    "me personal would go for one of these"
    HP Color LaserJet 2605 Printer series

    "we use these for staff and pupils there fast and reliable"
    never let us down yet,




    Hp Website

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    @tosca925: they are not too bad a printer, but not Necessarily work horses.

    @callumtuckey: They are not too bad a printer also but I think he was on the look out for Mono lasers. The tco is pretty high on the 2605 printer.

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    I am thinking of buying 12 of these

    HP Laserjet P2015N Mono Laser
    Dug up the spec's and it looks like:

    a) there's not much in terms of consumables (fuser, etc.. not mentioned)
    b) you can expand the paper tray to 500 sheets of paper total
    c) RAM is expandable if that's needed

    The downsides seem to be that the consumables are at:

    7000 @ (standard page use) ie: approx 5% coverage.. Not sure how that compares to other mono's but that strikes me as a little on the expensive side.


    I wouldn't touch the HP2605 or any of the low end colour lasers though, something I suspect you're not going for... consumables on those are through the roof!

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    Our high-use mono printer-of-choice is the HP 4250n - we have them in 4 ICT suites and 2 offices and have no problems with them.

    We usually put a 2015n in low-to-medium use offices or for departments (used to be Kyocera FS-1020DN but they're a bit crap).

    Our colour laser of choice is the HP 4700n (previously 4600n/4650n).

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    We have HP Color LaserJet 3700 in all of the ICT sweets (good printer).

    To keep the cost down for replacement colour toners, they are installed on the desktop with the use of two different drivers and mappings on the server to the same printer, one for mono and one for colour.

    For the mono I use the equivalent mono make of printers at the times driver (for the 3700 I use the mono HP LaserJet 2420 driver).

    Then using the print credit system set the costs of the colour drivers and mappings to the printer so students can’t afford it.

    With the default printer set as the HP LaserJet 2420 driver students print in mono and staffs just have to change the selected printer to print to the same printer in colour.

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    I also have 4000 and 2000 series laserjets across the site, and can recommend them.

    How do you feel about refurbs? I recently bought one each of these and am satisfied.

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    At my last place, we had several of the 1320Ns which were this things predecessor.

    Reasonably quick, reliable, consumables aren't too expensive. Plus, what with it being an HP printer, it has a JetDirect card built into it so its easy to set up and can be centrally administered using the WebJetAdmin console thing.

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    we use 1300 (bit old now) and 1320 HP Desklaser printers tough as old boots only thing i have had to change on them in 3 years are the fuser units

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    Re: Advice with printer purchases?

    We've got a selection of HP Lasers throught the school and they are very good.

    But

    Currently moving away from HP Printing soloution due to hideous running costs.

    I've got to look at the long term - and HP is not viable the ink is sooooo expensive.

    Andrew

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