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Suggestions for Printers

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Brad in SAC

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Jan 25, 2002
I notice that most people on the forum use ink-jet printers. Does anyone use a laser printer? If so what brand, how do you like it?

I'm buying some new office equipment and am debatimg between the laser and the jets.
 

Charlotte Dixon

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Jan 16, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Delaware
Mine is old, but tough (like me).

It's a HP LaserJet 4000 and have no complaints. Also have a little Deskjet color 840c. It does the job well. My printers are having a well deserved rest since I started sending my reports over the internet. :D
 

rtubbs

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Jan 15, 2002
I use a laser jet (HP 2100) for printing reports and an ink jet (HP 970cse) for printing photos. both work well.
 
Joined
Jan 13, 2002
Professional Status
Retired Appraiser
State
Florida
You can forget using highlighters with ink jet printed paper. I use laser for everything except the photo pages for the few reports I need to print here. For that I have an old Epson Stylus 800. Laser is an old HP LaserJet 6p. Never had any problem with either one.
 

Roger

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Joined
Jan 24, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Missouri
I am happy with my HP 4500 color laser.

While the initial cost was high, seems to me that it will be a break even in about two years from the lower cost of supplies over my color ink jet.

Added bonus is the better quality.
 

graindart

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Jan 20, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Montana
I use a Minolta Magicolor 2200, color laser printer. It's rated at 20 ppm black, 5 ppm color, in actual use a typical appraisal with 18 pages prints out in 7 minutes. (yes, I actually timed it)

The printer runs $999 at staples, and unlike most color laser printers, comes with all 4 toner cartridges (full cartridges, not just starter ones). It's supposed to print out approximately 7000 pages before needing to change a toner.

It's nice to have gotten away from loading new ink cartridges or printing out color on one printer and B/W on another. It's also nice to have a paper tray that holds 500 pages; needing to add paper every couple of reports on my inkjet got old pretty quick.
 
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Bemis Pownall

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i stopped using an ink jet 4+ years ago. I would go through at leaqst one a year(pre emailing/PDFing reports) The savings you get with a laser( due to not having to change cartridges every other day) will pay for the new printer in less then a year. I had the HP 4000 something worked fine but slow. picked up the magicolor in December $999. Pictures arent as good as the HP, very blue, but 10 times faster. with the HP id get my pictures done first send them to print and then go back to typing report, seemed to work ok. 3 years it worked ok just sorta wouldnt print anymore, so bought the magicolor.
good luck
my vote is for laser!
 

Restrain

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Jan 22, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Florida
Since over 90% of my clients are edi, my little HP inkjet does my occasional color pages just fine. Clients only want 1 set of color anyway. No use wasting money on high-end laser color printers. Use typical laserjets for production work on our small network. Besides when they break, the replacement cost is minimal.
 

wyecoyote

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Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Gvmt Agency, FNMA, HUD, VA etc.
State
Washington
I use the brother HL-1440 works great for B&W and use to the HP 950C for the pictures.
 

Rlong

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Jan 31, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Colorado
I have a used Tektronix 740, only paid about $500. When I upgrade I am considering the Oki 7200C -12ppm color, 20ppm B&W. I like fast.
 
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