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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I have a flat bed scanner but seldom use it now as Office Lens from MS on my android phone to scan documents works fantastically for most scan jobs.

    For printing we have a Brother HL-3150CDN networked colour laser would never go back to inkjet now
    A great little App Gary thanks for pointing it out. The only catch I can see is that you need to have a MS account to do anything with your scan as far as I can tell.

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    We have a b/w laser scanner multi function. It's great. Dual duplex also. Photocopying? Yep definitely. Taking a photo and then printing off a printer doesn't look the same. We've had a HP LaserJet 6L printer only, then we had a Canon multi function scanner then they didn't provide x64 bit drivers. We did use a spare PC and we printed via Windows Remote Access until the toner ran out. Due to the toner cost we just got a brand new Brother mono scanner multi function dual duplex.

    We've never had a inkjet ever apart from a university portable bubblejet (color) which I regretted. Never needed color and they are quite a bit more expensive. Only exception is my photography photo printer but because it is just so uneconomical to print yourself. I bought the A3 photo printer second hand and I bought expired inks off Trademe (auth. Epson) and papers generally from overseas. Generally photo printing, you get awesome prints with some of the higher end printers and you can get fine art papers and full glossy / matte, some of the photo labs use larger format Epson / Canon / HP printers for enlargements ie larger than A3. They are definitely exhibition quality printers but doing it yourself from the data I have collated myself one only saves 20% compared to a lab. So if a A3 print cost $16, DIY cost $13 assuming you don't print any mistakes. Then you have the $800+ printer to consider as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    A great little App Gary thanks for pointing it out. The only catch I can see is that you need to have a MS account to do anything with your scan as far as I can tell.
    I just save them to my phone, I do have an MS account but not logged on to it with my phone.

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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Bought the Brother MFCL2713DW. Pretty easy to set up - wireless connected to my router.

    Test printed - it's FAST compared to my old HP inject. Very happy with it.

    Thank you folks once again for your inputs.

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    Good choice. You'll notice the first toner won't last long, when you replace it get the high yield TN2445 toner and that will last for ages.
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    ... won't last, meaning, approx how many pages? not 30 or 40 pages, I hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    ... won't last, meaning, approx how many pages? not 30 or 40 pages, I hope!
    Most printers come with whats called a Starter cartridge, the amount of toner is different for different Brands or models of Toner.

    Just looked on my dealers site - it states the starter cartridge for the MFCL2713DW is approx 700 Pages

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    My Brother Colour laser is errrrrrrrrrr maybe 4 years old now ( I really cant remember) and its only had the toners replaced once. The starters lasted over a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    ... won't last, meaning, approx how many pages? not 30 or 40 pages, I hope!
    TN2415 Brother Toner $74.69 YIELD: 1200pgs

    TN2445 Brother High Yield BlackToner $120.69 YIELD: 3000pgs

    meh.
    Expensive.
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    I run computerfoods own brand high yeild toners in mine, have done ever since the Brother ones ran out, at only $44 each its way cheaper and not had any issues at all so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    TN2415 Brother Toner $74.69 YIELD: 1200pgs

    TN2445 Brother High Yield BlackToner $120.69 YIELD: 3000pgs

    meh.
    Expensive.
    Brand new ink cartridge (any brand), use once, leave for a few months = Empty

    Toner (any Brand) use once leave for a couple of years - Still exactly as it was last time used.



    Funny how most of the large business class (Fuji Xerox, Toshiba, Ricoh etc) all use toners and not inks. Toners may be more expensive at first than cheap inks, but will outlast once opened inks any day.
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