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Old September 5, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Going into my final year at university I know I'm going to be needing to print quite a bit of lab reports, or reports in general, typically in black in white so I was thinking of getting a laser printer.

My all in one ink jet printer is alright but it obviously goes through ink alot faster then a laser.

I was thinking of keeping the all in one to allow me to scan/copy/fax/print colour documents and use the laser printer for black and white. What would be a relatively inexpensive but fairly good yield per cartridge printer?
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Old September 5, 2012, 07:49 AM
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One of the small samsungs. ;) 2K+ prints for under $60 / toner cart.

Samsung ML-2955ND Laser Printer 29PPM 1200dpi Duplex Network USB2.0 - Samsung - ML-2955ND/XAA

$70 for a duplex network laser is amazing! (IMO).
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I like the Brother 5000 series laser printers that use the TN-650 high yield cartridges. The yield is 8000 pages and you can find them for under $100. This is much better than others when you cost compare over 100,000 printed pages. The toner is going to be an ongoing expense so saving $20 on a printer will quickly be lost overspending on the toner.

The HL-5340 printer will duplex and the HL-5470DW will duplex, wifi, network etc.
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I'll second the Samsung. I've had one for about 5 years now and it's still going strong printing a good 100 pages per week.

I have the older generation of this one: Samsung SCX-4729FW Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer P/C/S/F 28PPM 1200dpi USB2.0 WLAN - Samsung - SCX-4729FW/XAA
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Old September 5, 2012, 09:58 AM
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I have a Brother 2170W which has been going strong for ~4 years and i'm still on the original toner. It's very similar in design to the above Samsung's (besides no duplex :( ) and i've had zero problems with it.
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Old September 5, 2012, 10:26 AM
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That $70 Samsung linked above looks good and doesn't look too bulky. I'm currently using this Staples Brother 7065DN with duplex and network printing and it's been pretty good other than a slightly noisy fan when printing. You can probably stack a $15 coupon on it too. High capacity (2500sheet) toner goes for $30 at 123inkcartridges so refills are cheap
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Old September 5, 2012, 01:56 PM
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I would get that ^^ for $100. Hell of a price for a solid printer.
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Old September 5, 2012, 01:59 PM
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I third the Sammy (been using a ML-2010 for so long it's not funny) but the Brother models are pretty darn good too.
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splitting hairs between the Samsung and Brother at that price point, (both are excellent BTW). Maybe the cost of toner between the two will be the deciding factor?
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Apparently I am a wrench into the gears, 4th the Samsung if you are a light duty. Past that I have always liked HP lasers, my only grip in the past has been the host based printer drivers and remote desktop.

I can not say enough bad things about brother, I hate printers to begin with but the lack of driver support and shoddy products make me point people into any other direction other then brother.

*Oh Brother*

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