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Old 05-06-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Reruns!!! Yay!

And just so I'll at least be seeming to attempt a post that concerns what's going on: I don't care about the numbers. I like the quality of a laser for printing and a few gazillionths of a cent per page isn't going to make any difference to me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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I like the quality of a laser...
That's what I like about Laser as well. The quality can be better... especially for presentations.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I'm not blaming you. I'm just surprised that you supported what they wrote after clicking on "ratings" on the same link you provided. It's obvious once you look at the column for black text cost. It's almost as if you didn't bother looking through their ratings to do your own analysis and just went off of their summary page.
How about you? Did you read the two paragraphs I posted? I quoted what they wrote. Also, Consumer Reports is not the only writing articles of the most cost effective printer (monochrome laser), but the same is said in countless articles, some published on magazines and on the Internet:

the most cost effective, laser of inkjet printer? - Google Search
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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How did thios get to be like a amc vs windows argument from just wanting cheap printer recommendation. i say go to a pawn shop often they have brand nw ew printers cheap that people get with a computer deal.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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How about you? Did you read the two paragraphs I posted? I quoted what they wrote. Also, Consumer Reports is not the only writing articles of the most cost effective printer (monochrome laser), but the same is said in countless articles, some published on magazines and on the Internet:

the most cost effective, laser of inkjet printer? - Google Search
Seems like those writers have been dozing off the past few years. In addition to those inkjets which have lower cost ink from the Consumer Reports link that you provided, check out what others are saying about the HP Officejet Pro X series (this is the MFP, but all of them use the same ink):

"...the X576dw delivers CPPs lower than any other inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) we’ve seen, and it’s cheaper to use than most comparably priced color laser printers we know of, too."

- http://www.computershopper.com/print...product-review

"The X576dw might not quite match the print quality of a similarly expensive colour laser MFP, but its speed and low running costs are much better, winning it a Business Buy award."

- http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/print...jet-pro-x576dw



- http://www.pcworld.com/article/20276...ereotypes.html

I'm not saying that laser printers are bad. They just aren't as cheap to run as modern inkjets. If you print a lot and cost of printing is a concern, inkjets are certainly worth a look.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Seems like those writers have been dozing off the past few years. In addition to those inkjets which have lower cost ink from the Consumer Reports link that you provided, check out what others are saying about the HP Officejet Pro X series (this is the MFP, but all of them use the same ink):

"...the X576dw delivers CPPs lower than any other inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) we’ve seen, and it’s cheaper to use than most comparably priced color laser printers we know of, too."

- HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer Review - ComputerShopper.com

"The X576dw might not quite match the print quality of a similarly expensive colour laser MFP, but its speed and low running costs are much better, winning it a Business Buy award."

- HP Officejet Pro X576dw review | Expert Reviews



- Review: Supercharged HP Officejet Pro X576dw skewers inkjet stereotypes | PCWorld

I'm not saying that laser printers are bad. They just aren't as cheap to run as modern inkjets. If you print a lot and cost of printing is a concern, inkjets are certainly worth a look.
Well, if you click on the Google link I posted above, you will notice that a great number of the articles explaining the reasons why monochrome laser printers are more cost-effective than inkjet printers-where published late 2012 and this year (2013). Regardless, you are outnumber by quite a large margin in your view about laser printers.

That said, in my individual case the HP 1102w I have is a lot more cost effective than every one of the three other inkjet printers I have. The most expensive inks are the CLI-8 that I use on a Canon Pixma Pro 9000-series photo printer (8 cartridges at $17.00 each). The other two are Epson do-all printers that drink ink like crazy, and then clog-up if we don't use them for a few days. My wife and I only use the laser printer for all our monochrome printing, and so far has been the cheapest to use I can think of.

By the way, your last link to the HP inkjet printer indicates that it's quite fast and cheap to print monochrome, but it costs nearly $800.00! And there is another problem with this printer: almost impossible to find at any store, and the few purchased have had a very large number of bad reviews from customers. The little HP monochrome laser printer I have cost $97.00 (on sale from $140.00) two years ago, and the toner refills I buy at Amazon cost $44.00 for a 4-pack (around 1,600 pages per cartridge).

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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Seems like those writers have been dozing off the past few years. In addition to those inkjets which have lower cost ink from the Consumer Reports link that you provided, check out what others are saying about the HP Officejet Pro X series (this is the MFP, but all of them use the same ink):

"...the X576dw delivers CPPs lower than any other inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) we’ve seen, and it’s cheaper to use than most comparably priced color laser printers we know of, too."

- HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer Review - ComputerShopper.com

"The X576dw might not quite match the print quality of a similarly expensive colour laser MFP, but its speed and low running costs are much better, winning it a Business Buy award."

- HP Officejet Pro X576dw review | Expert Reviews



- Review: Supercharged HP Officejet Pro X576dw skewers inkjet stereotypes | PCWorld

I'm not saying that laser printers are bad. They just aren't as cheap to run as modern inkjets. If you print a lot and cost of printing is a concern, inkjets are certainly worth a look.
Side note: The X series inkjets is also guinness world record holder for desktop printers: Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X551dw takes printer world record - February - 2013 - Latest World Record News | Guinness World Records

Impressive for an inkjet.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Side note: The X series inkjets is also guinness world record holder for desktop printers: Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X551dw takes printer world record - February - 2013 - Latest World Record News | Guinness World Records

Impressive for an inkjet.
For almost $800 it better make me coffee and breakfast.

I thought we were all hung up on how cheap we could print. As if it's really that important...
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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For almost $800 it better make me coffee and breakfast.

I thought we were all hung up on how cheap we could print. As if it's really that important...
That's just the most expensive of the X series. The prices come down quite a bit if you don't need MFP, extra print trays, etc.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Another cost involved with a printer is the cost of replacing ink cartridges that have dried out. Sometimes I don't print anything for a month. My laser printer is ready whenever I need it and I have yet to have a dried up toner cartridge or a clogged up print head.
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