[GLLUG] OT: workgroup printers

Richard Houser rick at divinesymphony.net
Tue Jul 8 00:05:33 EDT 2008

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| I really don't see any disadvantages to a color laser (assuming you
even need
| color). And the price has come down remarkably in the last 10 years.

I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but inkjets are also a
competitor now.  The inkjet sitting next to me is rated at 37 pages a
minute black, and 34 pages a minute color.  I've only used it lightly,
but aside from some minor paper feed problems in the bulk tray, it's
worked fairly well.  The model I have is an HP OfficeJet K550 w/ the
duplexer, ethernet connection, and bulk tray (holds somewhere around
500-600 sheets between the two trays).  I think I got a refurbished one
for about $160ish almost 20 months ago.  HP says the ink is less
expensive than the color laserjets (separate carts for each color, and
separate printheads, but I haven't looked at it).  It's rated at
something like 5k pages a month duty cycle and a full set of the large
HP inks costs just under $100 online after shipping (~60mL black, 21mL
each color).
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