[geeks] Color laser printers?
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon Mar 20 20:52:51 CST 2006
Michael C. Vergallen wrote:
> William Enestvedt wrote:
>>I know I may well get flamed for asking this, but does anyone have a
>>small (cheap!) color laser printer that they can recommend?
>> A guy in the business told me that Oki makes a nice one -- the 5200,
>>I think -- and he mentioned one or two others -- Canon, maybe -- but he
>>spoke out against the low end of HP's product line.
> The best sollution in my opinion is the HP 4500N series printer not to
> expensive if you get one second hand ( ex demo ). They sell for
> about 200-400 Euro. The lower end printers have the usual problem e.i.
> no cpu & low memory.
The last company I worked at had a HP LJ4500N. There's no denying the
output was very nice. However, people that I knew who'd worked there
longer than I had and were in a position to know told me that it was
rather slow, and that the toner was very expensive because the 4500 and
8500 printers had basically a one-off custom engine that was not
compatible with anything else on the planet.
I haven't ever verified the accuracy of the latter assertion, but my
personal impression is that it's a very nice printer and that I'd love
to trade in my LaserJet 4M Plus on a Laserjet 4500DN.
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