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Old 01-29-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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If all you're going to be printing is b&w (like papers for school as you mentioned), then absolutely positively 100% go with laser! They are much more economical for that kind of printing. HP, Brother, and Samsung have some decent ones that are relatively inexpensive.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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HP toners are usually pretty $$$. (I don't think State really cares about it.)
But of course you might be right, and she indeed found a low cost printer that uses low cost cartridges.
But you can buy HP or any other printer compatible-toner online for just a little money. For example, while HP brand toner can cost around $58.00 at Amazon, HP-compatible toners cost around $18.00 for two cartridges. The same thing for Brother and other printer toners.

The thing about most toners is that they go a long way compared to color inks for inkjet printers. For example, the 8-cartridge ink set for one of my printers costs around $145.00, and photo printers use a lot of ink for just a few photos. But a $58.00 toner cartridge has enough toner for several thousand pages, so in the long run a laser printer is more economical in one only prints B&W.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:10 PM
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Yes! Absolutely! That's why I included a frugal web page as an example where to get cheaper toner.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Yes! Absolutely! That's why I included a frugal web page as an example where to get cheaper toner.
I missed that.

Thanks.

I usually buy it at Amazon because of the free shipping on orders over $25.00:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...r+for+HP+1102w
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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i have a virgin media wifi router for my computer but i just want a plug and play printer is this possible
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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the best plug and play printer for windows xp ?
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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A comparison:

HP Laserjet P1102w $98.00
Toner for the Laserjet $58.50 = 1600 pages

HP Deskjet 1000 $34.25
Ink carts for the Deskjet
Black $27.00 = 480 pages
Color $28.93 = 330 pages

I'll let you do the math
For the laser printer you posted above, look at the price for aftermarket (non HP refills) toner at Amazon. For example it was so cheap that I ordered a 4-pack so I could get the free shipping. Otherwise shipping would have been more expensive than a toner cartridge. But if you buy new HP toner, then expect to pay that much.

Take a look (just make sure that you match the right toner to the printer):
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_5hdjhs7s2t_b
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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For the laser printer you posted above, look at the price for aftermarket (non HP refills) toner at Amazon. For example it was so cheap that I ordered a 4-pack so I could get the free shipping. Otherwise shipping would have been more expensive than a toner cartridge. But if you buy new HP toner, then expect to pay that much.

Take a look (just make sure that you match the right toner to the printer):
Amazon.com: toner hp laserjet p1102w
If you don't need laser, there's cheaper inkjet options available for those who print a lot (in terms of ink cost).
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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If you don't need laser, there's cheaper inkjet options available for those who print a lot (in terms of ink cost).
I have several inkjet printers, one of which is a Canon Pixma Pro9000-series (for photo printing). For me the cheapest ever has been the very small HP laser printer I mentioned above. But I buy aftermarket toner for it. A toner cartridge lasts over 5,000 printed pages.

I don't like to use aftermarket inks for printing photos. The printer above uses 8 cartridges, and each costs around $17.00. However, this printer is only used for photos. The laser printer is used by my wife and I to print via Wi-Fi with my wife's iPad and my laptop.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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I have several inkjet printers, one of which is a Canon Pixma Pro9000-series (for photo printing). For me the cheapest ever has been the very small HP laser printer I mentioned above. But I buy aftermarket toner for it. A toner cartridge lasts over 5,000 printed pages.

I don't like to use aftermarket inks for printing photos. The printer above uses 8 cartridges, and each costs around $17.00. However, this printer is only used for photos. The laser printer is used by my wife and I to print via Wi-Fi with my wife's iPad and my laptop.
Can you link to the cartridge that yields 5000 pages? The one you linked to previously yields 1600 pages.
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