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Old September 6, 2012, 11:59 AM
bonanza2000 bonanza2000 is offline
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I have had an old brother MFC-9700 for years with never an issue, recently got 3 of the various HL-5000 series printers (a 5340D and 2 5370DW) and a MFC-8890DW and have not had a bit of trouble out of any of them. That 8890DW is hooked wirelessly to the network and I print to it flawlessly, make single sided paper into double sided copies, scan double sided, print double sided. I love that 8890, its a work horse. My desktop printer is a refurbished 5340 that I got for $80 and I print all sorts of things on that single and double sided and it never skips a beat. 32 pages per minute, quick response to a cold start.

When you do your research, see how much the toner cartridges are and see how much you spend to print 100,000 pages. You'd be surprised how much you will spend on that and which brands are the most expensive. I used to buy HP printers but no more.

The Brother HL-2200 series printers are a bit cheaper but use a slower print engine and won't take the higher yield TN-650 cartridges (8000 pages for $110) (althought the TN-450 cartridges (2600 for $70) are bigger than some brands) so my advice is to stick with the 5000 series printers if you just want a printer.

That Samsung ML-2955dw uses the MLT-D103L toner cartridge (2500 pages for $90)

YMMV

Last edited by bonanza2000; September 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM.
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