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Re: I need a LaserJet Printer


@kivah wrote:

I'm looking to buy a new LaserJet Printer -- black & white (don't need color) - and would like the copy function. Something not to big for my computer desk. I don't print often - and up to $150. Can u recommend a brand, model #, etc.???


if you don't print often an inkjet might be less expensive in terms of initial cost and cartridges

 

laser jet is more for quick printing and lots of it. 

 

 

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Re: I need a LaserJet Printer

I'm a Canon fan. Got my current printer/copier/scanner at Wal-Mart for < $100. I am not familiar with current models, but any which meets your needs should be fine. Different models have different additional features. Pick a model based on what feartures matter to you.

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Re: I need a LaserJet Printer


@jackthebear wrote:

@kivah wrote:

I'm looking to buy a new LaserJet Printer -- black & white (don't need color) - and would like the copy function. Something not to big for my computer desk. I don't print often - and up to $150. Can u recommend a brand, model #, etc.???


if you don't print often an inkjet might be less expensive in terms of initial cost and cartridges

 

laser jet is more for quick printing and lots of it. 

 

 


I respectfully disagree. If you don't use an inkjet printer much the printer cartridges will dry out and need to be replaced frequently. I paid less than $50 for a Samsung laser printer back in 2015 and it's been fantastic for me. It's still on the original toner cartridge. The one I bought was the Samsung Wireless Monchrome Printer (SL-M2020W/XAA) for $47.89 through Amazon. I've printed hundreds of pages since that time and I've still got something like 25% of the original toner left. It doesn't dry out, go bad, or lose it's ability to print. I would have gone through multiple inkjet cartridges in that time and would never be sure if the one in there was ready to go or not until I tried to use it. For less than $50, it was an insanely good deal. This printer isn't what the OP wants however as it's a pure printer, no scanner/copy feature, but for just plain old monochrome printing, it's hard to beat. I highly recommend laser printers these days as their price has come way, way down and the quality of the printing is very, very good.

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Re: I need a LaserJet Printer


@gardenman wrote:

@jackthebear wrote:

@kivah wrote:

I'm looking to buy a new LaserJet Printer -- black & white (don't need color) - and would like the copy function. Something not to big for my computer desk. I don't print often - and up to $150. Can u recommend a brand, model #, etc.???


if you don't print often an inkjet might be less expensive in terms of initial cost and cartridges

 

laser jet is more for quick printing and lots of it. 

 

 


I respectfully disagree. If you don't use an inkjet printer much the printer cartridges will dry out and need to be replaced frequently. I paid less than $50 for a Samsung laser printer back in 2015 and it's been fantastic for me. It's still on the original toner cartridge. The one I bought was the Samsung Wireless Monchrome Printer (SL-M2020W/XAA) for $47.89 through Amazon. I've printed hundreds of pages since that time and I've still got something like 25% of the original toner left. It doesn't dry out, go bad, or lose it's ability to print. I would have gone through multiple inkjet cartridges in that time and would never be sure if the one in there was ready to go or not until I tried to use it. For less than $50, it was an insanely good deal. This printer isn't what the OP wants however as it's a pure printer, no scanner/copy feature, but for just plain old monochrome printing, it's hard to beat. I highly recommend laser printers these days as their price has come way, way down and the quality of the printing is very, very good.


Good to get all,points of view

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Re: I need a LaserJet Printer

@gardenman

I print very little - just lists for Costco, etc.

I have the inkjet and the ink dries out often.

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Re: I need a LaserJet Printer


@kivah wrote:

@gardenman

I print very little - just lists for Costco, etc.

I have the inkjet and the ink dries out often.


The same with me. I'd go to print something and find the ink had dried out. I don't print all that often and I'd never know if the ink was good until I needed to print something. The laser toner never dries out and I've been using the same cartridge for over two years now. It's saved me a fortune.

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