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Old June 8, 2009, 07:45 AM
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As Steve and Larry said, get a laser printer for text. If you need color, an inkjet is cheaper than a laser. Canons have some of the cheapest costs per print (paper and ink usage) while giving great results. I use an HP laserjet for text, a Canon MX7600 for scanning, copying and printing color reports, etc and a Pixma Pro9500 for photos or posters. I find it better to use different printers for specific tasks, as compared to one printer for all jobs.
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Get a laser for black and white. Canon Inkjet for color. Canons are the best and quietest inkjet printers. HP make decent inkjets but their software is the worst bloatware on the planet. If you get an HP install the driver only.
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Old June 8, 2009, 12:14 PM
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I recently got a Lexmark X7675. Came with high-yield cartridges and even has the ability to double-side for you. Wireless and wired networking as well. I got it for $150 at Future Shop (was a sale).

Prior to that I had a Brother MFC-420CN which was fine for quite a few years though it started not printing colours properly and I wasn't going to spend another $100 in ink to see if that would fix it. At the time, it was one of the few that had x64 drivers and networking ability.
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My MFC-420CN just recently made it over to the "slightly/badly used parts" bin as well. It was still printing fine, but the scanning over network feature was getting progressively flakier.
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just found my epson printer receipt, it was $149 at staples when i purchase it 5 years ago i guess i upped my budget to $150

thanks for the suggestions guys, i will stop by staples and ask about Cannon laser black and white printers.

One more question, would laser printers print more for the less? as in $$ per pages compared to inkjets
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I've never done a comparison of cost per page, but if I had to guess (which I guess I do) I would say that laser is cheaper per page.

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One problem with Laser is if you don't print frequently, the toner dries up or something I believe. Could be mistaken though.
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I recently got a Lexmark X7675. Came with high-yield cartridges and even has the ability to double-side for you. Wireless and wired networking as well. I got it for $150 at Future Shop (was a sale).

Prior to that I had a Brother MFC-420CN which was fine for quite a few years though it started not printing colours properly and I wasn't going to spend another $100 in ink to see if that would fix it. At the time, it was one of the few that had x64 drivers and networking ability.
it's an awesome printer, but the OP should definitely get a single function lazer printer. samsung makes one for less then eighty bucks. you can get it on sale for less the sixty every now and then
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cost per page on a laser is a fraction the cost of ink.

my canon MFP laser: Toner cost $60 / 2500 page yeild
HP inkjet cartridge: Tri color cost $60 / 500 page yeild

the math is simple.

and toner will never dry on you.. who ever told you that must work at Future Shop
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and toner will never dry on you.. who ever told you that must work at Future Shop
To be honest, I have no idea where I heard it, but definitely not from some sales guy. I don't even know what they say half the time.
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