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    Default Printer recommendations

    I need to replace my old HP 7610 printer.

    1. It has to be able to print black/while ( don't need colour) , scanning and preferably photo copying.

    2. Very low usage.

    3. Economical to run ( present 7610 costs too much run)

    Any brand will do.

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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Looking at this one from PB Tech


    Any comments?

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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Scanners are so yesteryear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Scanners are so yesteryear
    You reckon?

    What do you use to replace a scanner? Take a snapshot with your smart phone? The end result quality is never the same!

    Using the scanner, I can save a document as PDF, JPG,

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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    This is what you should check when searching for a printer:

    https://www.consumables.co.nz/shop/o...ck-for-brother

    Not a bad price actually, but they only do a 1000 pages. My inkjet does more than that - and it's $12 a cartridge.

    So, hmm, maybe it is bad.

    You want the most pages per toner, without the toner costing a small fortune.
    It is possible, but not with cheapie printers.
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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    Looking at this one from PB Tech


    Any comments?
    It looks ok to me. Mine is a similar Brother B&W Laser used rarely but always works when required. It does what I need mostly but should I want colour or a larger size print I just put the file on a USB stick and take it to Warehouse Stationery and print it out it there. Incidentaly the scanner function comes in very handy at times as it lets you send things via an email attachment which would have been Faxed in the olden days a few years back.
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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    Looking at this one from PB Tech


    Any comments?
    Defiantly a Laser.

    Point #2 ----- 2. Very low usage.

    Toners don't dry up and evaporate away to nothing. Seen many peoples printers they put in a new ink cartridge, do a couple of prints and come back to print a few months later - inks all gone.

    The worst a toner is going to do is settle, then all you do is remove the cartridge give it a shake and away you go again.

    BUT look around, that price at PBTech is rather on the higher side. Example https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2852863

    What you can also do is look for Brother cashback offers, they sometimes really pay off. My Colour laser cost about $50 when combined with a sale and cashback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    You reckon?

    What do you use to replace a scanner? Take a snapshot with your smart phone? The end result quality is never the same!

    Using the scanner, I can save a document as PDF, JPG,
    What sort of documents are you wanting to save?

    It is only on very rare occasions that I need to scan and save a document. I have a separate flat bed scanner for that purpose. I doubt if it gets used more than once a year
    I worked for everything I have. Most successful people have done the same thing.
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    WORK FOR IT.

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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    I just the office lens app on my phone these days as its almost as good as a scanner

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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    We scan all the cash register receipts for items that we buy for warranty purposes. The original receipts fade so that you may have an issue if you need proof of purchase when something fails.
    Aerocool Qs-2000 case
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    LG E2241 and E2242 monitors
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