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Small Laser printer?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by disfunktion, 17 May 2006.

  1. disfunktion

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,702

    Location: Manchester

    as per title, can you recommend me a decent one?

    Looking to spend upto £200.

    colour if possible, but i know i wont get much at this price.

    and also with lan connection if poss as well.

    I've seen the budget ones around £50 -£80....are they any good or a waste of time? I want something that will last, and that has reasonably prices consumables.

    thanx in advance :)
     
  2. WJA96

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,479

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    Buy the cheapest Samsung you can lay your hands on. You can get them as low as £65+VAT from some places. The 1610 uses the older HP/Canon print engine and they go on forever. They also come with a 3 year on-site warranty too. Just in case. And they have FULL toner cartridges from new, not 50% jobs like the Canon and HP.

    Samsung also have the record for the smallest laser ever made. It was PANTS!

    For small - the cheap Canon LBP1120 and The Epson EPL-6200 are pretty small. I'd avoid the Canon as it has open, vertical paper slots and dust eventually clogs the pick-up roller and it drags through multiple sheets of paper when it only wants 1.

    For low running costs look at Kyocera, but they are expensive to buy new.

    Unless yoiu need multiple trays or duplexing there is no need to spend over £100.

    Colour Laser printers are a licence to get ripped off. Wait a year and you'll be able to get one for under £100. The toner will cost £100 each though - and you need 4 of them!
     
    Last edited: 18 May 2006
  3. a1ex2001

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Mar 2005

    Posts: 14,534

    Location: Here and There...

    Avoid colour lasers they are seriously expensive to both buy and run and the cheap ones are only a little faster than an inkjet and offer some quiet shocking print quality with some really nasty banding. Maybe in a years time! I have a Mono Samsung 1710(I think, it's at home!) got it to print my final year project at Uni and made a few quid printing them for others :) definately highly recomended there cheap the toners are quite reasonable and last ages and you can buy cheap refiles off the bay.
     
  4. disfunktion

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,702

    Location: Manchester

    cheers guys, looks like i'll get myself a samsung then :)
     
  5. Steevo38

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 708

    Location: Colchester

    Seconded!

    Got the ML-1610 here and it is a real bargain for the price. Excellent print quality too.
    Can't remember for sure but think it was £49inc delivery too. Shop around and you should find one around that level.
     
  6. disfunktion

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,702

    Location: Manchester


    I wont be paying for it so not fussed about shopping around :p
     
  7. Sumanji

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 12 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,132

    Location: Charlotte, NC

    What are Xerox like? Pops just got a 6120N...

    Cheers,

    Suman
     
  8. Marcos

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jan 2004

    Posts: 3,862

    Location: Bournemouth

    Are the refills reliable/quality? I've seen some for as low as £8 delivered