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LED Printer Vs Laser


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#1 xXAlphaXx

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:05 PM

I'm in the market for a new printer and so I have been learning a little about printers. I understand that I don't want a ink jet because they burn through ink like their is no tomorrow, and all I print is documents.

So I have learned that laserjets can last through thousands of documents before having to replace toner. I also recently heard about LED printers. What is the difference between the two? Which one should I pick?
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:15 PM

Is color involved or just black and white?

Laser printers used to be expensive way back when.
Not so any more.

In the long run, laser printers are considerably more cost effective.
An ink jet can cost 10-25 cents for a document to print.
That mounts up fast over time! Cha ching!

Years ago, I had a laser printer that I bought used from a good friend.
It had a counter on it so I knew how many documents were printed.
50,000+ and 10 years before it died.

Toner cost me 25 bucks and would print 5,000 sheets.
That's a case of paper, not half a ream like inkjets.
And for a fraction of the price.

Some of the old HP printers were work horse indestructible machines.
Many are still in use with 10+ years of service.

Whats the budget and what have you been looking at?
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:17 PM

No color is not involved at all, mostly documents and papers for college/work.


My budget for a printer is 100 - 120$ ( a little wiggle room here )


Since I do use it with multiple computers, wireless net-workable is a must for me.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

Any printer can be networked fairly easily.

I havent priced laser printers for a long time.
This HP wireless laser is cheap!

Edit: Always check into cost of toner.
What is the rating on the cartridge and the cost?
Remember that they rate that on 5% coverage.

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Edited by Eyesee, 07 June 2011 - 08:53 PM.

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