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globe
31-08-2009, 04:01 PM
Anybody got or have any experience with eithe the Brother HL2140 or Canon LBP3100B laser printers.

They are both on special at warehouse stationary at the moment and was wondering which was best.

thanks

somebody
31-08-2009, 04:05 PM
I have a Canon LBP-3300 and absolutely swear by it, mainly because it uses a very common toner cartridge so it is easy to get cheap 3rd party replacements.

It looks like there are also cheap 3rd party compatibles for the 3100B so toner costs shouldn't be too bad.

beeswax34
31-08-2009, 11:24 PM
Brother printers, don't even go there.

razzarphenix
01-09-2009, 02:03 PM
Anybody got or have any experience with eithe the Brother HL2140 or Canon LBP3100B laser printers.

They are both on special at warehouse stationary at the moment and was wondering which was best.

thanks

2140 goes alright! A few people have them and they go just fine, will happily take non OEM toners or toner refills and if you ever need a new drum get something like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/DRUM-KIT-FOR-BROTHER-DR360-DR-360-HL-2140-HL-2170W_W0QQitemZ320347151099QQcmdZViewItem) from ebay which for $30 US incl delivery lets you rebuild your drum cheaply and your all set to print for another 10,000 pages.

Ofthesea
01-09-2009, 08:36 PM
I've had a Brother 2140 for about a year and no problems, got it as it was cheap and no other reason. Have yet to replace the toner. Sooo happy to see the end of damn inkjets jamming and inconsistant printing and high costs. Is there such a thing as a bad Laser?
However Canon do have a good rep for after sales esp. for cameras.

linw
02-09-2009, 09:41 AM
Happy with my 2140 but I do a VERY low mileage so I don't anticipate any wear problems for many years!

Inkjets are an expensive pain but now when I want to print colour, the damn thing wastes a ton of ink clearing its throat. Must print from it occasionally but regularly!

razzarphenix
02-09-2009, 10:40 AM
Happy with my 2140 but I do a VERY low mileage so I don't anticipate any wear problems for many years!

Inkjets are an expensive pain but now when I want to print colour, the damn thing wastes a ton of ink clearing its throat. Must print from it occasionally but regularly!

A tip I always recommend if the ink jet isn't networked but a local connection leave it fully powered off or leave its cable disconnected otherwise it "charges" the ink-heads every time you start your PC, draining your ink cartridge regardless if you were going to use it or not.

dustingold09
14-09-2009, 03:28 PM
yea I used Brother HL2140 it is very simple in use and very effective.

FIAT LUX
15-09-2009, 01:52 AM
Anybody got or have any experience with eithe the Brother HL2140 or Canon LBP3100B laser printers.

They are both on special at warehouse stationary at the moment and was wondering which was best.

thanks

I haven't seen any of the mentioned models print but I just setup a Brother HL2150 which I guess is more or less like a big Brother to the Brother HL2140 - I thinks that the Brother HL2150 prints OK but the guy that uses it thinks it prints weak - meaning that the black is not as black as his Inkjet printouts , this might be something general about lasers versus inkjets , I don't know because I only rarely gets to print out the same things on both laser and inkjet.

The Brother HL2140 (http://www.brother.co.nz/Public/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=HL2140#specification) is a power-hungry s.o.b. , it uses 460W printing , 80W standby and 5W sleep
where the Canon LBP3100B (http://www.canon.co.nz/products/printers/laser_printers_low_medium_volume/lbp3100_specs.aspx) uses 280W printing and 2W standby (they don't mention sleep and the two manufactures may have different defenitions in their descriptions of standby - I don't know) .

The Brother HL2140 (http://www.brother.co.nz/Public/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=HL2140#specification) on the other hand got 4 times the buffer memory, 8MB versus the 2MB, of the Canon LBP3100B (http://www.canon.co.nz/products/printers/laser_printers_low_medium_volume/lbp3100_specs.aspx) + Brother offer you a $50 cashback on the Brother HL2140 (http://www.brother.co.nz/Public/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=HL2140#specification) between september 1st and 30th , 2009 .

Also the Canon LBP3100B (http://www.canon.co.nz/products/printers/laser_printers_low_medium_volume/lbp3100_specs.aspx) makes more noise when printing (Max. 62DB) than the Brother HL2140 (http://www.brother.co.nz/Public/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=HL2140#specification) which states noise level when printing to 51 DB (A) .

Canon LBP3100B (http://www.canon.co.nz/products/printers/laser_printers_low_medium_volume/lbp3100_specs.aspx) got Print Speed of 16 pages per minute versus the
Brother HL2140's (http://www.brother.co.nz/Public/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=HL2140#specification) stated 22 pages per minute.

On a more personal level I wouldn't buy a printer without ethernet capability (though be warned that more manufacturer's standard net software or setup "sucks" to extreme degree).
I myself uses a second-hand office-class laser-printer that'll use (and print great) with "compatible-toner-cartridges".
(I recently spotted MSE toner cartridges (http://www.mse.com/) , I haven't tried them yet because they were sold out when I ordered re-fills , but they seem "convincing" so I would like to point them out to whoever reads this) .

I hopes that my "contribution" here is of use......

Regards

zqwerty
15-09-2009, 07:46 AM
Reported to mods for spamming

FIAT LUX
15-09-2009, 08:35 AM
Reported to mods for spamming


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If that were directed at my previous post (post #9) I simply can't wait to see the result of your "spamming complaint" - you must have a very serious problem if you see my previous post as "spamming" !

But just in case , Here are the forum rules (emphasis made by me ) :

8) No commercial posting, spamming, or otherwise using the forum to promote products and services purely for your own gain. This doesn't stop you recommending products and services to other users, nor does it stop a vendor discussing their products in relation to a post. But users who post purely to promote their business/website may find their threads deleted along with their user ID.


Also : The only product I have pointed out as such (that were not directly connected to the question raised by the thread initializer) is the MSE toner cartridges , and since that were neither for peronal gain nor for profit but for simply helping others to see what I think I "missed out on" for a very long time then I have done absolutely nothing wrong. I haven't even tried the product myself because I had to order a replacement product, but I checked out the MSE site (because I don't buy without checking the stuff first - if I can help it) and spoke in person with a person from the place I ordered from ("local" supplier of ink and laser supplies) just to find out that I had to take a CHEAPER product, but pay the same price, because it were uncertain when the mentioned product again would be available.

GameJunkie
15-09-2009, 09:24 AM
Reported to mods for spamming

:thumbs:

wratterus
15-09-2009, 09:44 AM
:thumbs:

:cool: :cool:

FIAT LUX
15-09-2009, 10:05 AM
:thumbs:

R.O.T.F.L.

FIAT LUX
15-09-2009, 10:06 AM
:cool: :cool:

R.O.T.F.L.

GameJunkie
15-09-2009, 10:07 AM
O.T.F.L.

FIAT LUX
15-09-2009, 10:12 AM
O.T.F.L.

WHATEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GameJunkie
15-09-2009, 10:13 AM
whoa, settle down :p

wratterus
15-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Calm your farm Fiat.

FIAT LUX
15-09-2009, 10:30 AM
Calm your farm Fiat.

Thanks for the advice Wratterus ;)
but I'm as "icy" as they come.....

Just can't wait to see what all this ends up in !
Cause I really don't care one way or the other (so if anyone wants to "pick a fight with me" they clearly choosen the really wrong person)......

But very nice greetings to you too friends....

Jen
15-09-2009, 05:26 PM
I have investigated the reported post and cannot find any evidence that FIAT LUX is associated with the MSE website.


It is best that any suspicions about anyone are reported directly to the Mods rather than posted in a thread.

Thanks.