[rescue] color printer recommendations?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 10 02:35:43 CDT 2003

On Thursday, April 10, 2003, at 03:28 AM, Michael Schiller wrote:
>> I'd personally recommend, depending on your volume requirements, a HP
>> LaserJet 4500DN or 8500DN.  Either one will deliver image quality that
>> makes the Phaser 340 look like a kid playing with crayons, without all
>> the 340's vices.
> I have a Phaser IIIpxi that I love. It's output isn't anywhere near
> photo quality, and it's slower than molasses, but the color saturation
> sure beats the heck out of most of the inkjet color printers now on the
> market. Of course it's 20 minute warm up cycle, and the current it
> draws has me using an HP Deskjet 1200 most of the time, when I want a
> to print something that has really bright color I fire up the Tektronix
> :) As for your comment about crayons, I refer to it as my 'Crayon
> Printer' :)

   The Phaser III isn't designed to print photos...it isn't a 
continuous-tone device.  It is for drawn graphics with fields of solid 
colors, like pie charts and stuff.  For that, its output is *amazing*.  
Just don't try to print pictures with it...that's not what it's for.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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