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Inkjet VS Color Laserjet

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Hey All,

 

I will be providing desktop publishing services for my business and I am stuck in a bind. As of now, I think I would like to print out my own brochures, business cards, ect, as well as some stuff for clients. What do you suggest... A Photosmart Inkjet printer or a color laserjet? I am researching a photosmart printer right now and it sounds like it prints awesome photos.

 

Any suggestions.. Thanks :rolleyes:

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I went to a color laserjet several months ago and don't regret it. It's SO much faster. I don't have a high print volume though - I'm still on the original color toner cartridges that came with the printer. I have changed the black once though.

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I use inkjets for my office and love them, but from experience, if I were going to print for clients or had FANCY paper, etc. the laser is the way to go.

 

I had a client who had slick letterhead. My printers would print it, but I had to scatter the letters all over the room to make sure they were dry.

 

My darling old friends have trouble with heavier paper. Just lots of things that make them okay for ME, but requires some different thought for printing I would charge clients to do.

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Shannon, before you make a purchase, calculate the cost of ownership. At my previous day job, we found that even though a color laser costs more initially, the cost of toner cartridges, maintenance kits, etc were far cheaper than the cost of the ink cartridges for the inkjets. When I buy a color printer after the first of the year, it will be a laser all-in-one. The one I plan to purchase is networkable, will print in color, scan, fax, copy and the scanned documents can be sent to email as a pdf.

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Shannon, before you make a purchase, calculate the cost of ownership. At my previous day job, we found that even though a color laser costs more initially, the cost of toner cartridges, maintenance kits, etc were far cheaper than the cost of the ink cartridges for the inkjets. When I buy a color printer after the first of the year, it will be a laser all-in-one. The one I plan to purchase is networkable, will print in color, scan, fax, copy and the scanned documents can be sent to email as a pdf.

 

Hi there,

 

I'm planning to get a new printer after the 1st of the year, too. The one you described sounds like something I'd be interested in. What is it?

 

Thanks!

 

Linda

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Hi Linda, this is a Lexmark X500 series. At my day job, I had a Lexmark X500N that did all of the functions I noted and it was under $500. I looked online and they are up to X544N and $800 now. I'm hoping to find a left over X500N when I'm ready to buy after the first of the year.

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Hi Linda, this is a Lexmark X500 series. At my day job, I had a Lexmark X500N that did all of the functions I noted and it was under $500. I looked online and they are up to X544N and $800 now. I'm hoping to find a left over X500N when I'm ready to buy after the first of the year.

 

 

Wow - that's a little high for my taste. Dell has some wireless All-In-One that I'll probably end up with. I currently have a Dell All-In-One, but it's just not working with my Dimension 3000 anymore - don't know what happened. I can hook it to my Inspiron 1525 and print, but I can't fax or scan anymore. BooHoo!

 

Oh well - computer problems are here to stay, so I work around them.

 

Linda

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