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Colour Laser Printer

Question: Colour Laser Printer

I am looking for a colour laser printer to act as a back up black and white printer when my main printer goed wrong and an occasional good quality colur requiremnent for the occasional brochure and photo requirements.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Ian Wallace

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I want to buy a colour laser printer for home use. It will be used mainly for word documents with the occasional photograph thrown in.

Don't tell me to buy an inkjet because that is not what I want. What I want is a recommendation for a laser printer capable of 1200dpi in A4 format. Preferably something that you have had personal experience with.

This printer will not get a lot of use, but I do not want to wish that I had bought something better as soon as I get it home.

You help in making the right choice is appreciated.
Regards from Graeme Marion.
 

Answer:Which colour laser printer to buy?

A few questions.
What is your budget range? Are we talking something sub $1000? When you say 1200 DPI, do you mean 1200x1200 or 1200x600? 1200x1200 is usually on higher end printers in the $1500-$2000 range.
Do you prefer the output of a specific engine technology? Or does the print engine (LED,Toner,Wax) not matter to you?
Also, what kind of performance do you want in the printer, must it be single pass color machine? Or do you want the high-speed color capabilites of the single pass printers?

Those questions being asked I dug up a few different printers in varying price ranges.
 

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I would appreciate some recommendations on Colour Laser Printers

Answer:Colour Laser Printer

Try raising your query in the ConsumerWatch forum

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Answer:Colour laser printer

Looking for a basic coloour laser printer costing under 1000. Anyone got any recommendations and experience with these?

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Hello,I am currently looking to buy a new printer.I dont know much about laser ones, but have been told that they are better than inkjets and are more economical.Would you please recomend, a coloured laser printer, a maximimum of 200-250 (inc VAT), And it must be able to be connected to my network router. Also the toners can not cost alot, a maximum of 30 a toner (black, cyan etc).Thank you

Answer:Looking for a Colour Laser Printer

Try this site for colour printers and tonerclick here

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I have an Epson Photo 870 Inkjet and it's driving me up the wall.
Admittedly I've had it years and it's done a lot of printing, but now it's getting a bit long in the tooth. Every time I print I have to clean the heads. The kids complain all the time because the quality it not consistent. I have used genuine cost a fortune Epson cartidges and also compatibles, but I think it's past its best.

My Mums old B&W Brother goes on and on, never needs cleaning, looking at and never paper jams.

So, I was thinking of investing in a colour laser printer and thought you lot out there might be able to recommend a good bit of kit.

I'm not too worried about speed.
Something with separate colour cartridges would save cash, not just 1 black 1 colour.
A good quality print, maybe even up to photo standard.
Not too pricey on cartridges and maybe something I can get compatible cartridges for.

I'm sure there are some of you out there with some advice.
 

Answer:Which colour laser printer

Maybe a nice HP like this? On sale too.

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...g&v1=Color&product_code=Q6455A#ABA&catLevel=2
 

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Hi,

Can someone please recommend me a colour laser printer for home use? Resolution should be at least 1200 x 1200 dpi. The option to print both sides of the paper would be nice. Multiple paper trays not necessary, nor anything else that will add unnecessary bulk to its size. There should also be connection for Ethernet and USB. Preferable that it uses separate toner cartridges for the different colours, so if one colour runs out then only that colour needs changing rather than the whole lot.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Recommend me a laser colour printer please

You realize these are very expensive to both purchase and on a cost/page.
 

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Any suggestions on which is the best model(s) out there just now. Expected to print photos as well as text - A4 size - router in use has printserver via USB.

Thanks very much
Phil
 

Answer:Recommendations? for colour laser printer

Yea I am looking as well muymalestado, and from what I have found so far it appears that Brother is coming out ahead mainly because its cartridges are cheaper. They ALL seem to have the same features and are about the same price and quality. I have had HP/Lexmark/Cannon and with a little TLC they have worked well, just the cost of the toners that still sucks.
 

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colour laser printer wanted which is sutable for giving correct skin colours pinterland have sent me many samples of printers but non show pictures of faces, so looking for anybody that has used one and had good results

Answer:colour laser printer wanted

I have an Epson C1100 which produces excellent photo prints - even on plain paper. Not quite as good as you get from photo inkjets but adequate for family photos.If you are in the UK and Email me your details and a jpg file - I would be happy to print a copy and post it to you.

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I have a Samgsung CLP 315 Printer which works brilliantly on XP, but I would like to install the driver on W98SE. The set up disc (setup.exe) will not load and comes up with an error dialog message -*****************************MS Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime ErrorF:\setup.exeAbnormal Program Termination*****************************Samsung says No support for W98SE.Any ideas as how I can load this driver?Thanks David

Answer:Colour Laser Printer on W98se

"Samsung says No support for W98SE" - which basically means there is no driver for Win98 operating systemSamgsung CLP 315 Printer

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I'm trying to fix a printing problem with an OKI colour laser printer that has now spread to two printers.

On the first printer, the blue is misaligned with the rest of the colours. Replacing the cartridges, re-seating the cartidges and re-installing drivers has not helped.

Moving cartridges between the two identical printers to narrow down the offending component has led to the yellow now being out of alignment on the other printer.

Re-installing drivers has modified the alignment a little, but not fixed it.

Anybody have any experience with fixing this sort of problem?

- K
 

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I am looking for a new colour laser printer. Can the forum recommend a brand and model?

Many thanks.
 

Answer:Advice on a new colour laser printer

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Hello members
I have seen this Oki printer which I don't know how well it performes and the quality of it.
Has anyone of you any experiences with it?
Thanks
NT

Answer:Oki C9600N A3 Colour Laser Printer

Is this for an office or something? The only Okidata printers I've ever used has been a Dotmatrix and from what I've heard that's the only thing they make really well. Is there any specific reason you want that printer? Cannon makes a pretty nice Color Laser, we use Gestner in our offices.

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I had a laser jet printer for many years and got sick of it as it was costing a fortune in ink even though I was hardly using it. The problem I was having was cartridges getting blocked and by time they had been cleaned the ink was running out. Even though I wasn't using it for colour printing it was still costing me on colour cartridges as they needed to be replaced in order for the printer to work.

In the end I was advised that a mono laser printer would be the best option as they use toner instead of ink and as a result they don't suffer from the same problems that inkjet printers do, and as a result the are much cheaper. I have been very happy with my Samsung mono laser printer which I bought for ?30 of amazon, and never at any point suffered from the problem of the print heads needing to be cleaned before I could print.

I am now looking at buying a colour laser printer and would just like a heads up on whether the same is true for colour laser printers that because they use toner the print heads don't need cleaning and you can then not print in either black and white or colour for many months and still not have the problems and costs that you get with inkjet printers.

Answer:Laser colour printer better than an inkjet?

Laser VS Inkjet Printer

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I have recently seen adverts for the OKI C3100 colour/mono laser printer which seems excellent value for money. Has anyone already taken the plunge and bought this and if so what is your opinion - Is is as good as the hype suggests?Thanks

Answer:OKI C3100 Laser Colour Printer - Is it OK?

Consumables are a bit pricey, click here

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Can anyone recomend a good colour laser printer that costs no more than ?1000. I need it to print A4 but if anyone knows of one that will also accept A3 without compromising on quality then you can let me know. I don't want the printer to be able to print 1000's of print quickly I want it to print good quality prints, even if it means it takes a bit longer.

I think if you think of home office suitable for a pro that needs a good quality printer that will be ideal for all of my needs then you have the idea. If there is one which costs a bit more then you can also add that as well, and can you also tell me why you think the printer your recomending is a good printer in your opinion.

Answer:Recomend A Colour Laser Printer

I have never used this particular model but I have always been very happy with hp laser printers.
1200x1200 dpi. No a3 and may be a bit more than you need but a nice network laser printer.

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4525n Colour Network Laser Printer - Ebuyer

HP Colour LaserJet Enterprise CP4525N Workgroup Laser Printer | Laser Printers

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Hi, I'm looking to buy a Laser printer for printing greetings cards from Hallmark software. I'd like one that has the options of Duplex Printing, Borderless Printing, can take cardstock of at least 260gsm and, as recommended by a.n.other, seperate drum and toner cartridges. Do you have any recommendations?
tHANKS

Answer:COLOUR LASER PRINTER FOR PRINTING GREETINGS CARDS

260 gsm is quite thick for most printers sohopaper

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Im Based in UK and looking to buy a good A3 colour laser printer.We produce need a way to print off half a decent test quality for graphics before we go to a professional printers, it is only for in house and budget is tight so secondhand:2 choices I have found are:Epson C8500 Colour Laser PS3orHP Laserjet 8550 DNWhat is best for Reliability and Quality? what should I buy, both are around the mark we want to pay. 300-400ishcheers for any helpJohn

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I have a computer using Windows 7 professional x64 with all updates current as of last Tuesday, hooked up through a Bell 2wire router (directly wired) and a laptop that is wirelessly connected to the internet through the bell 2wire router. I have a Dell Laser Colour printer on the main computer and can't figure out how to let the laptop share the thing. When I look at adding the laptop to the home group it says it can't discover any computers on the network. HELP!

Thanks for some advice on how to get this accomplished.

Keith

Answer:Need help sharing a dell laser colour printer

Hey Keith.

What operating system is on the laptop?.

I'm guessing the Printer is USB connection to the Desktop?.

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Hi guysI've got a Panasonic KX-P8415.When I edit pictures in any kind of editing software and print the picture comes out darker than on the screen.How can I match the printer to the screen image? The printer's output just needs to be lighter.CheersJC

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Hi,Im looking to buy a cheap colour laserjet (100-130). So far, i am considering the xerox 6110 click hereit says the colour toners yield 1000 pages at 5% - but is this the case with the toners it comes with? (bearing in mind a full set of replacement toners is nearly double toe price of the printer!!)thanks,james

Answer:colour laser printer - buying advise

I have a Samsung CLP300 costing just under 100 click hereYou can buy a toner set for about the same price as the printer (or cheaper if you buy compatible off ebay). I've just replaced the black toner cartridge for 12 click here|39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14Print quality is OK if not brilliant but it's a great little printer for its price. You can also buy a Network version.The toner supplied with the printer has lasted me almost 12 months of very light use.

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This is my first post on this forum and hope someone can help me.

I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1764 last Thursday and it is running Win 7 home Premium 64bit.

A Lexmark C500 colour laser printer is hooked up to my old Dell Inspiron 6400 running XP 2005 media edition SP3.

I tried installing the printer on my new laptop through the "Add Printer" option but the printer driver for the C500 was not listed. I tried installing a driver from the CD I got with the printer but it returned a message advising was wrong OS. I then called Lexmark and was advised the C500 is not supported any longer.

Is there a driver for my printer I can install (read there is a driver for Vista 64bit) so that I don't have to go and purchase a new printer.

Answer:Lexmark C500 colour laser printer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pcastric


This is my first post on this forum and hope someone can help me.

I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1764 last Thursday and it is running Win 7 home Premium 64bit.

A Lexmark C500 colour laser printer is hooked up to my old Dell Inspiron 6400 running XP 2005 media edition SP3.

I tried installing the printer on my new laptop through the "Add Printer" option but the printer driver for the C500 was not listed. I tried installing a driver from the CD I got with the printer but it returned a message advising was wrong OS. I then called Lexmark and was advised the C500 is not supported any longer.

Is there a driver for my printer I can install (read there is a driver for Vista 64bit) so that I don't have to go and purchase a new printer.


Im sorry to tell you pcastric, but lexmark's website shows only a 32bit Vista driver. You may want to try it just in case... as many vista drivers work under Win7. The issue here may be the 64 vs 32 bit.
Lexmark - United States

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Hi,We're a small office services team with 6-8 people typically in the office.I've calculated that we're printing in the region of about 3000 A4 prints per month, and a rough estimate that we are spending about 3200-3500 per year on consumables for the printer (including toner, drums, fuser, transfer belts and paper).We're currently using an OKI MFP 3520 multi-function printer which seems to go through drums, fuser, transfer belts and toner like there's no tomorrow.At what kind of volumes does it become financially viable to have an all-in-one cost-per-print type contract?We want a nice, fast printer with low consumables costs (doesn't everyone?)All advice appreciated.

Answer:Colour multifunction laser printer - buy or lease?

Rent.Supply & Service Contract: This one may have several different names but basically, they supply the Machine and all materials, you pay per copy.

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I currently use an Inkjet printer and always use compatible toner cartrdges -- PrintRite branded -- as they are much cheaper and give far superior colour reproduction to Epson's own brand.I'm looking at buying a colour laser printer now the prices have fallen so much -- but, having done some calculations on the cost per page of printing with the laser, it actually costs more than the compatible ink.I have seen compatible black toners for a wide range of printers but have not been able to find any colour ones. Does anyone know if they're available or whether they're likely to be in the near future? I suspect that we might start to see them available now that colour lasers have fallen below the 300 mark...?

Answer:Toner Cartridges for Colour Laser Printer?

click hereThe page referred to is for HP. I would think they could do others as well.I use this company for refills for out Samsung B/W lasers and find them very good.?d

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I'm looking for a colour laser printer at modest cost, 250-350 say, that will repro "water colour" style of prints rather than glossy photos.Can anyone, hand-on-heart, say their's can, as no one covers this sort of info. Most of the published user/reviewers contradict each other in what they do say, with ratings for the same product going from one to five stars !All seems to be rather a waste of space.

Answer:Review the reviewers for a colour laser printer

Had a read about Colour Laser, they print just as good on copy paper as Photo gloss. But they still do not match Inkjet for photos. You have to pay over two grand to get the above

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I am looking to upgrade my Canon Pixma MP780. The printer I am after needs to be able to do the following:- Automatic duplex printing- Colour laser prining for work documents not photographs- Have an in built document feeder for the scanner- Be shared between a desktop PC and a mac laptop (ideally the mac laptop communicating by wifi if possible)- Would be nice if it was small but would trade size for all of the features above!ThanksAlex

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I have old stock of Inkjet Photo Paper. Is there any good reason for not using it in my new Laser Printer?

Answer:Colour laser printer ~ Can I use Inkjet Photo Paper

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Hi all,

Long time reader, first time writer.

I recently purchased a Fuji-Xerox C525a Colour Laser Printer and have had problems making adjustments on the printer preferences screen. It's not that I can't make adjustments, rather that I can't read what the screen says. All of the text is in blocks and vertical lines. I have the latest drivers and software installed but to no avail.

Clicking the help button on the bottom right brings up a message saying:

C:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\W32X86\3\fxhl2z. hlp file was created for a language not supported by you version of windows.

I am running a Pentium 4, 3.2ghz, 1 gig ram, windows XP.
The printer prints just great, but I would like to be able to make adjustments for print quality etc.
I have attached a screenshot of what i mean.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
J.
 

Answer:help needed with Fuji_Xerox C525A colour laser printer

I'm guessing that you have the wrong driver installed. Try the top one here.

http://www.fujixerox.com.au/localDriverDownload.do

You may also be able to contact the company here.

http://www.fujixerox.com.au/
 

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I'm about to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Does Windows 10 support the Dell 3000cn colour laser printer. Do I have to get a new driver if I upgrade to W10?

Thanks,
Keith

Answer:Windows 10 and Support for Dell 3000cn colour laser printer

keithet said:

I'm about to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Does Windows 10 support the Dell 3000cn colour laser printer. Do I have to get a new driver if I upgrade to W10?

Thanks,
Keith



I doubt if anyone can answer this unless they have had direct, first hand experience. I am inclined to say yes but I would encourage you to search the net for an answer and try to see what the manufacturer has to say. If having the printer available is extremely important I would wait for an answer and confirmation before you proceed.

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System 7 an elderly Epson scanner Dell colour laser
Copying a black document results in blue prints.which is getting it wrong-system ,scanner or printer?

Answer:W7_stand alone scanner colour laser prints docs in wrong colour

I had the same thing happen although it was an inkjet not a lazer. Re-installing the software fixed it in my case.

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What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with compatible inks?

I'm happy to invest in buying a colour laser: but I can't find any refills for lasers
At least they don't seem to be widely available

So, my choice is: colour laser + genuine inks or colour inkjet + compatible inks

From what I know, side by side: laser's are cheaper
But, how about when compared to genuine laser ink to compatible colour inkjet inks?

I should stress that for me needs, I am not overly concerned if using compatibles doesn't give me perfect results - just close as possible is fine for me

What's more important probably is speed of print at highest quality

ANY feedback would be great

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with ink compatibles?

Finding Compatible Remanufactured Color Toner cartridges can be dicey. While they may be available, the problem may end up being the company tht does the remanufaturing. It is also dependant upon the model printer you get. I have noticed that the savings on my Black Canon X-25 toner cartridge is only about $12 lower than the cost of a Factory original cartridge. There are sites that I would save up to $30 per cartridge, but part of this is eaten up by the shipping charges. For my toner cartridge, I am about 1/2 mile from the store that does nothing but ink and toner refill services, and their garauntee thier cartridges 100%. In 3 years I have only had to return one cartridge and it was an HP #17 Color cartridge.

Now per page printing cost on a laser is much cheaper than on an inkjet. Though the printer cost itself is usually much higher for a Laser. Personally I use the laser much more than than my Inkjet, but I do use the inkjet for all color printing. But then 95% of my printing is monochrome text.
 

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Hi Allhope someone more knowledgable can advise - I recently purchased a Lexmark x500n multifunction colour laser printer - I had a big black print job to do excel and word - 2000 pages - i was shocked to see that - ok the black starter cartridge of 2500 pages was nearly empty- fair enough - but all three colour cartridges (1500 page size) were nearly all empty too - I hadn't done any colour printing but when i contacted the manuf they advised that the printer uses colour also to print black!! - it's getting returned to them - but do do all colour lasers do this - obviously this quadruples the costs of printing and has put my costing out of the window!! - any advice would be great - it's a network colour printer, with copier and scanner that I need - a fax would be great but not essential.thanks in advanceTrifly

Answer:COLOUR LASER - PRINTING BLACK USING COLOUR!!

That would pee me off no end. How in God's name can it use colour to create black when there's a black cartridge in there? A cheapo mono laser seems to be your ideal tool. I know nothing about colour laser printers, but is there an option anywhere in the settings to print using only the black cartridge? Does the printer still work if you take out the colour cartridge while printing only black text documents?

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Question: Colour laser

I am about to buy a new printer, can anyone recomend a colour laser that is suitable for printing photographs.

Answer:Colour laser

Lower cost laser printers are often very disappointing for photographic work.All of our commercial pictures are done by the traditional chemical photo processing or inkjet printers.

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Since the demise of my Brother (AIO) item, I am looking into getting a cheap colour laser printer to replace it.I'm considering a Minolta/Konica 2500/2530. I have a Min/Kon 1300w 'mono' unit & have been impressed with it.I'd be interested to learn of your pro's & con's of the 2500/2530 or similar priced items for home use.thanks all

Answer:Colour Laser Printers

The printer may be cheap but have you considered the cost of the 4 toner cartridges? click here and click here

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I have a second hand HP color laserjet 5 and have run a self test on it. It gives a percentage of max life on it.Does anyone know if it is a percantage of max life remaining or a percentage of max life used.Thanks

Answer:Colour laser consumables

what is the % it says ? and what model is it ?

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Guys I'm seeking recommendations for a colour laser all in one.
I would ideally like one that can be hardwired into the desktop and WiFi for the lappy.
Thanks

Answer:Colour laser all in one recommendations

You will have to give your maximum budget to enable someone to help you out otherwise it is going to be difficult to advise.

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I'm looking at buying a colour laser printer. I know that such printers have internal memory which needs to be big enough to hold the entire page because the whole sheet is printed at once. However, how do I work out how much memory would be enough? The printer I'm looking at has 32Mb, but I don't know whether this will be enough or not or how I can work it out?!Gary

Answer:Colour Laser Memory

what are you using it for?

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Two questions.Has anybody used an Epson Aculaser 900 printer, and if so, what are your conclusions?What quality of paper should one use in such a machine for high quality photo printing? Is it the same as for inkjets, or different?

Answer:Laser Colour Printers

I have no personal knowledge of this printer but have you seen click here

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Hi,

Need some advice on colour laser printers. I'm looking for a cost effective laser printer that can print from separate colour and black cartridges. Best bang for buck as they say. What is the operating cost. I'll be printing less than 5000 a month.

Thanks
Duxie
 

Answer:Colour Laser Printers

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i am looking to purchase a colour laser printer now that the prices have fallen. this will be for small business use only. has anybody out there got any good experiences with said products and can advise me on which one to buy. price must be in the 300 to 400 bracket.

Answer:colour laser printers

Possobly not what you have requested, but it will give you a start. click here click here click here click here

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Happy New Year to all.I have a birthday coming up and the family is donating money to me to acquire a new colour laser printer. Which one to buy? any help on reviews or experience at first hand would be appreciated: things like running costs etc are of obvious importance.I await your comments with the usual bated breath!!

Answer:colour laser printers under £400.00

For 400 my instinct would be to buy a mono laser and a colour inkjet to get the best value for money, though I haven't closely examined the quality and costs of budget-priced colour lasers. There cannot be too many to choose from at that price.

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I've read a couple of posts already on the subject, but is anybody using a colour laser at the moment, printing around 50 sheets per week. I'm a bit concerned as most of the work I do is around 20% coverage, so would toner cartridges be consumed at an alarming rate? I'm attracted by it because I could really use the speed of them.Thanks

Answer:Colour Laser v Inkjet

A rate of 50 sheets a week doesn't fit very well with your requirement of the last sentence: "I could really use the speed of them."Good colour laser printers are expensive and if I had a requirement as small as yours claims to be, I certainly wouldn't use one. Cheap colour lasers aren't usually worth the desk space the occupy.Nearly all our colour printing is done by a number of inkjet printers. B/W printing (general office stuff) is by cheap mono lasers (which are good value).?d

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Has anyone got anything on Colour Lasers re:photographs etc I am getting sick of slow & costly Inkjets. I am starting to think about Colour Lasers are they suitable for this type of work or am I barking up the wrong tree. This is for home use. Please advise. have looked at some past stuff on Pca but can't make up my mind as yet.

Answer:Up date on Colour Laser printers Please

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I am considering buying a multi function colour laser (Print - Copy - Scan) with both duplex printing and duplex scanning. I really don't know where to start with making a good choice of make / model. This is for home use and part of the project is to scan in a couple of filing cabinets worth of A4 documents so would need it to have a reliable Automatic Document Feeder (Duplex).

Has anyone recently purchased one that they are very pleased with?

Any advice appreciated.

Answer:Multi Function Colour Laser ??

Hello!

This won't be particularly helpful, wait for someone else, but people say that HP hardware is very good, but the drivers and software are notorious. Dells are rebranded Lexmarks, and recommended by very, very few. Canon are supposed to be very good though....

Richard

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HI chaps,
have upgraded to Windows 7, but there is no driver on OS or on HP site to get my hp 1500 colour laser up and running.
HP have responded and said tough luck we dont intend to provide one, just but a new printer,
very sustainable!
On MSoft windows 7 compatibility site, MS just say HP1500 Laser Colour = not compatible.
Anyone out there found a solution that works?
regards
Andrew

Answer:Hp1500 Colour laser and Windows 7

The last known drivers for your 1500 were for XP. There were many who went to Vista only to find out there were no Vista drivers for the printer.

Here is a solution that worked in Vista which I;m pretty sure will work for you as well. Place the CD that came with the printer in the drive. Unplug the printer from the PC, run the CD software and when it gets to the part to plug in the printer cancel it and pull the CD from the drive. Plug the printer back in and tun it on, W7 will search for the driver on the web and won't find it and then give you some options. One of these options is to load the driver from your PC, point it to where you placed the software and XP drivers and it should pick up the driver and load. Good Luck....

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Can anyone advise as to the best value colour/mono laser printer. High speed is not essential (but useful!) I am running XP

Answer:laser colour/mono printers

They have one in MAKRO Warehouse at the moment 199 plus vat

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I have just acquired an HP colour laser jet CP1215 and am happy with it so far.Just a slight worry that when printing photos can I use the same photo paper I used with inkjets or will it somehow mess up the laser printer. I am worried that the inkjet photo paper might melt or something on the rollers when the toner is fused on to the paper.

Answer:Photo printing with a colour laser

I have an OKI colour laser. I find that if I use glossy paper the toner rubs off. It refuses to stick to the surface and with the slightest handling the image is ruined.It didn't damage the printer in any way - but proved to be a failure.I now use 160 gram injet quality super white paper and get good photo results - but not quite as good as my Epson inkjet.

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I have a Samsung CLP-300N colour laser printer.I have been asked to print off a load of doubled sided pages, with average text and a small amount of red.Any idea what would be a charge that wouldn't see me out of pocket?Any advice will be thankfully received.

Answer:Cost of printing for a colour laser

Assuming you pay roughly 30 for each colour cartridge with 1000 page 5% cover and the same for black with 2000 page cover - if it were me I would charge 6p per page - hence double sided would be 12p per sheet of paper. This would cover the cost of just the toner and 80 gm paper - wear and tear, electricity and your time are other factors to take into account.Why not ask your local Staples print shop what they would charge as a guide.

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A couple of days ago my OKI C5650 colour laser printer stopped working showing a warning sign "M Toner Empty".As usual - it had been warning me for a few days that I needed to order new toner - but on previous occasions the warning has displayed for 6 weeks or so before the printer was stopped due to empty toner. I was aware of the need to order new toner which I intended to do in a couple of weeks.Not having a spare cartridge - I removed the magenta toner cartridge, gave it a shake and put it back - not really expecting it to rectify the problem. To my surprise the printer sprang to life again and is still working OK a couple of hundred copies later.I have a new cartridge on order - but it will be interesting to see how long the existing one runs OK.Hence the next time a cartridge becomes "empty" I will try the same trick.

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Dell 1320 colour laser, has a tendency to produce many mages whee in some instances'
, particularly in intense reds will leave areas white and the deposit the missing colour lower down the page. The paper used are various grades of laser stock.
When running finger cover the maim image the 'holes' can be felt.

Answer:Colour laser-image 'picking off

Any thoughts please ?
I have two brands of coated paper sold as HP Silk for tlaser
and Rymans ugloss for laser.
These are not be inkjet paper,but manufactured for lasers.
In each case the toner does not 'set' but smears or fuses in lumps.

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I have a Samsung CLP 310 colour laser that has developed a problem with fading text on the right side of the page. This is a problem with Black text only the 3 other colours work perfectly. I am still on the original cartridges. I changed to a new black cartridge made no difference. I have wiped down the drum in Alcohol still the same.
Any suggestions on how to fix the problem would be appreciated.
 

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Any suggestions please.I appreciate that using regular Ink jet coated stock can lead to problems due to the fusing process

Answer:photo quality paper for colour laser

Have you looked at Choice ?

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My QMX Minolta 2200DL has started to leave a slight faint line down the print area. I've checked all consumables and other than the Magenta & Yellow Toners (50%) all others are showing 75% or above. This is not colour specific as I've done test prints of solid CMYK and moved the colours round on the page and the line is still showing in the same place.Any laser printer experts out there?Could there be something stuck on the imaging unit, transfer belt etc.Thanks

Answer:Lines running down Colour Laser Prints

You might find Laser experts on this other Forum ...click here

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I have an excellent Dell 1320c laser printer that I may need to run in W10.
Dell Knowledge Base indicates that suitable drivers are included with the W10 OS.
A friend had problems some time ago.
Has anyone had recent experience with this printer and W10?
Is it fully functional with the Windows drivers?

Answer:Dell Colour Laser compatibility with Windows 10

Has no one used this printer with W10?

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Further to my post yesterday (click here) on colour laser memory, a friend has suggested that a colour laser without postscript support isn't worth having. I intend to use the printer as a personal desktop laser at home, although I do print DTP type work including photographs. Is Postscript going to be that important?!

Answer:Is Postscript support important on a colour laser?

My understanding of Postscript is that it is necessary if you intend to send documents or artwork to a commercial printer for a print run.

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Hi

I tried to search before I posted my below thread, I found below relevant threads but I could not extract the proper answer for my question

http://serverfault.com/questions/41095/sharing-a-network-attached-scanner

http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/scanners/share-scanner-network-67251.html

http://superuser.com/questions/417/any-way-to-share-the-scanner-of-a-multi-function-printer

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Peripherals/Scanners/Q_24847460.html
Today I have installed a Samsung Colour laser MFP CLX-6210FX on an Active directory (win2003 ).

I shared this printer and ticked option ?List in the directory ?

I have got no problem for the domains users to install the printer.

On the server I have got this utility (please see below snapshot) that help me to scan if I want to scan

http://i47.tinypic.com/r1eclh.jpg

Now how can I share the scanner ? means how can a domain user scan a document from his/her PC directly ? because he/she does not have the utility above installed on his/her PC

What I had done in past with HP all in one ( I forgot the model) I installed a software from the HP CD on each client PC, he/she would be able to scan from his/her PC ( I .,,,,but it was not AD environment it was normal LAN between multiple XP

Do I need to do same thing with Samsung to be able to scan ?

Do I need to install the software for Samsung on each client PC (win XP Sp3) to accomplish this task ?

My second question setting of the printer is in Grayscale.

how... Read more

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Hi,

My computer is working fine - but I recently purchased a new Samsung ML2570 laser printer that just died when the starter cartridge ran out of toner (or actually when the printer counter hit its predetermined set no. - probably 1000). At least I think that's what happened. The starter cartridges come without fuses. Replacement cartridges or toner refill kits come with fuses that are supposed to reset the counters, so when I refilled the starter cartridge and inserted the fuse that came with the kit, the printer still didn't work. I tried again with two more fuses, with no luck. I don't have a printer jam and all the doors are well-latched before I turn it on. Does anyone have any idea what I should do next to get my printer working again? My email is [email protected]

Regards, and thanks for any help,

Marie
 

Answer:New Samsung Laser Printer Starter Cartridge Won't Reset Printer When Toner Refilled

bump
 

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Does anyone know how to get a driver taht will work with this perfectly good printer which doesn't seem to be supported by Windows 7

Answer:Windows7 printer drivers for a 10 year old samsung mono laser printer

Which model?

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I have found out that the wrong driver was installed. I have installed the right one but although it now prints OK in Black I am not getting any colour.I have looked at the properties and the colour box is ticked. The printer does not indicate a lack of colour ink.Can anyone help please?

Answer:No colour from Epsom 740 Colour printer

has it got new carts in it , and have you taken the protective tabs off of the bottom of the cartridge.not making anybody look stupid but it does happen

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I have found out that the wrong driver was installed. I have installed the right one but although it now prints OK in Black I am not getting any colour.I have looked at the properties and the colour box is ticked. The printer does not indicate a lack of colour ink.Can anyone help please?

Answer:No colour from Epsom 740 Colour printer

How long since it printed colour. Why is it you are just having to sort the drivers

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Hi, is this printer a good printer. i.e. I heard that after your toner runs out on some of these new laser printers, U have to replace more than juat a toner.

thks
 

Answer:HP 1020 Laser printer.. good printer??

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The laser printer works fine most of the time, but sometimes the print out is blotchy. What is wrong with it?

Answer:The laser printer...

What is the make and model of the printer?

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Question: Laser Printer

couldn't find exactly what i wanted when i searched so i posted here...
does any one know of a good quality laser printer?
not all in one...
does not have to be networked.
Thanks
Dan
 

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Question: Laser Printer

I need a decent laser printer...about time I upgraded from inkjet. Does not have to be color, but it must have copier/scanner thing. Under $170 please.

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Question: Laser Jet Printer?

I am fed up with my bubble jet, it keeps getting ink blockages.I mainly print docs and maps etc rather than photos.Could you please recommend a reasonable colour quality (durable)and easy to maintain laser jet suitable for XP and the likely cost. Are replacement colour toner carts expensive?Any useful info based on your experience of them would be much appreciated.Thanks folksDavid

Answer:Laser Jet Printer?

Get a wireless one. Less than 40??Inkjet.Always print in Grayscale, unless you want colour.Fill up with supermarket kit.Google How to refill MyPrinter (insert whatever model you buy)See Argos/Amazon.Make sure W7 compatible. You will have to upgrade sometime.

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Hi
Looking to buy a laser printer but not sure what to go for.
Looking for something that is at least - Print Resolution (dpi) Up to 600 x 2400 dpi and color.
Dont want to spend more that 150 if posiable but dont want to buy something thats not going to last,,,, and rather spend a little more on the printer if i going to save on the price of ink.
Also would like something thats not to big and doest make a lot of noise
Thanks for your time
doj
 

Answer:Help to buy laser printer

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I have had a Canon Pixma MP500 all in one for several years, and it is a great printer. BUT, I am really, really tired of paying for the ink. Even though I buy my ink for much less over the internet, an ink jet printer is cheap to buy, but expensive to use.

Are their any reasonably priced all in one color laser printers on the horizon that would be of good quality? For this type machine, I'm thinking under $500 would be reasonably priced, and I would seriously consider it.
 

Answer:laser all-in-one printer?

Check the cost of color laser consumables, it's not unusual to find a complete set of toners get close to the printer price.
 

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Question: Wot Laser Printer

Hi all,I am thinking of replacing my trusty Minolta 1300w (mono) printer with a Minolta 2500/2530 (Colour) one.Have been dead chuffed with the mono machine (& got Brother 3820 replaced by Bro' 5840,,, so am not expecting it to last too long !!)It's purely for home use,,,, & I'd be interested in your pro's & con's for these machines,,,, or similar priced items.many thanks

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i have hp laser jet 5si printer and i want to upgrwde it software for win vista

Answer:i have hp laser jet 5si printer and i want tg

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

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Question: laser printer

Just got a HP laser 4000 series printer which only has a parallel connection.Got a usb to parallel cable but laptop doesnt seem to connect to it even though I have installed the printer, twice.Tried deleting the printers to start again but they are still there.

Answer:laser printer

If you have a free PCI slot why not fit a PCI parallel slot card like this click here

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Question: Laser Printer help

Hi ive just been given a old HPlaser lllp printer,thing is i dont know where the ink cartridge is. .lol. any help please.

Answer:Laser Printer help

Laser printers do not have ink cartridges, they have toner cartridges.click here

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Question: laser printer

I have a problem. At work, there is a dot matrix printer that prints invoices on carbon paper, which are three layers thick, and then are signed by a client. Recently, the dot matrix printer has died, and we need a solution. My boss asked me to investigate.

He wants to know if there are any ways of printing invoices from a laser printer, but not have to print 3 seperate copies, sort of like carbon paper for a laser.

Any ideas??

Answer:laser printer

doubtful seeing as how a laser printer works. unless there is some kind of medium that transfers to a cc by heat, and be able to differentiate small incremental differences in the paper and make something legible. Think of it this way, your laser printer works by charging the paper as its fed. It then charges the drum via laser to the desired image and then the toner is added. The paper and drum are opposingly charged so when it passes through the drum the image is transfered to the charged paper and then passed through the fusing rollers and melts the toner onto the page (thats why they're somewhat warm). For carbon copies, its transfered through the old fashioned way, by impact. Thats why daisy wheel and dot matrix printers are used because of impact blows transfering the ink to the carbon copy.

Only way I could see it is by printing multiple copies.

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Question: Laser Printer help

Hi there,I have a Dell 5130cdn at work and it recently started to ghost.  In addition there is a patchy band of random colors that shows up down the middle of the page as a thick line.  The magenta drum inside of the printer is very dirty (pink all over the place!).  I plan on replacing it but do I have to replace all the other drums as well?  How do I know if the others are having issues too?Thanks!

Answer:Laser Printer help

Is this what you are talking about/ http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/printer_accessories/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=prov&sku=a3343950 Here is a site that seems to deal with the "drum" issue on your printer see if it gives you what you want.http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/45183truenorth

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Question: Laser Printer

I just got a Lexmark Optra R+. When printing it will print good but it has lines going across the page. What could be causing this? Old toner? Thanks
 

Answer:Laser Printer

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HI,
I have an old hp laser printer III. It does not pick the paper correctly from the tray. Somebody told me to change the rollers.
I have a few questions?
Where can I buy these parts?
How to change the input rollers?
Where can I buy toner for this printers?

Thank you.
 

Answer:laser jet printer hp III

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HELP!!!I have this printer on a 2 pc and 1 laptop network, the network works fine, the printer prints from one pc (win XP) which it is connected to via parallel, but even though I have the latest drivers and have installed it on other machines as a network printer they can't print to it. If I try to print it gets sent to the print manager on the XP machine but never actually prints. The print manager says Printing but unless I restart the XP machine it won't print it, for some reason this is the only time the printer will print the item.

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Does anyone know if Printer Toner can permanently dye the skin?

Answer:Laser Printer Toner

Toner Clean Up - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hi! A friend got a used Brother HL-5170DN laser printer that didn't come with a drum unit. So, she bought a drum unit that is compatible with the printer but when she prints, the print comes out with a dark coloration throughout the page.

Could this be caused by a bad drum unit or at least the roller in the drum unit?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Question about a laser printer

Is the Drum an integral part of the toner cartridge? If so, was this a retail cartridge or a refilled cartridge?
 

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I am looking for a colour laser printer, that is cheap to run with cheap to buy toner refills any suggestions?

Answer:Recommand a laser printer

unobtainable.Cheap printer[ say 100 or so]Expensive replacement carts[30/35 each= 120/150 a set.So pick a printer you fancy then price up replacement carts,and imaging drum and waste tank.You could look at refiling as I indeed have.But as the Carts are chipped these days- you have to consider getting around that one.It can be done - if you are into getting to the mother board and soldering on a chip to a processor chip that is this size ... ... needs four leads out of the six lands.and two more at a similar spot.

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Ok,so I have bought myself a Samsung SCX-4623FN mono laser printer, even with the extremely poor set up instructions,the printer is up and running.All I want to do now is figure out how to share it with my other PC's via the router.All settings on printer seem ok,ip address,dns,gateway are fine.It also shows up in my router.What next,I am running Windows 7 the other PC's have xp.Simple advise please.

Answer:Share laser printer.

Create a network/printer share on the host computer with the 7 wizard.

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Had toner cartridge reloaded; now only prints total black.
Printer was ok before. Is it the cartridge? Reloader says no! Hopefully yours, Harry
 

Answer:Lexmark Laser Printer

Hi hmsteven

Only way to tell for sure is to try a new cartridge or take yours to a different printer. I have seen lots of remanufactured cartridges fail in many ways.
 

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I have a HP laserjet 5m printer which prints a little faded on one side of the page - the lefthand side is slightly less dark for about 1/4 of the page. I replaced the toner cardrigde thinking that it was nearing the end of its life but this has made no difference.Any thoughts?

Answer:fading laser printer

HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M Printers - Poor Print Quality / Banding on the Internal Demo PageISSUE: Print quality degradation or banding is detected when printing an internal demo page. SOLUTION: Clean both of the corona wires in the printer. This user maintenance should be performed by moving the sliders in a slow motion. Fifteen to twenty seconds should elapse from the moment the slider begins moving until it has been pushed the length of the wire. The same amount of time should be used to slide it back across and into the storage position.SUMMARY: The exaggerated slowness of the slider movement dissipates charges built up on the corona wire more effectively than a quick motion. Dissipating the charges may restore print quality.

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HiCan any one advise me in buying a good color laser which is capable of printing in glossy photo papers.Are they as good as ink jet for printing photos.thank you in advance.regardsmano

Answer:Color laser printer

A colour laser will not print any where near the quality of an inkjet. It will be fine for office type work though.

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My HP Laserjet III died today and the shop said that a circuit board failed. Repair would cost $150-$200 and they said not to do it. Not worth it when newer printers are cheap.

They have several used and rebuilt printers (bankrupt stock and end of lease machines) available and I trust them. Have bought toner from them for 10-15 years.

They want about $350 for a used 2100 or 2200 series HP laser printer (50,000 copies on one of them) and have others available as well. Newegg has some that look comparable for about the same price new (I want to paper trays).

It has been so many years since I bought a printer that it is hard to know what to get. I use it at home and probably print 20-30 pages a week.

I like HP because they seem to last forever. Bought my laserjet III in 1992 and have not had any problems until now.

Any advice?

Thanks
 

Answer:Replacement laser printer

HP's are fine. Brothers are also good, but their drums need to be replaced. I guess you just need to get one that has two trays..? I'm not sure what else to say, except don't buy a used one if you can get a new one for the same price. At 20-30 pages a week, it would be hard to find a bad laser printer
 

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I have used a refill kit on my Samsung laser printer before and I have been given an unopened refill bottle of toner for a HP Laserjet. If I refill my Samsung with this toner, is it still likely to work and/or, what damage is it likely to do?
 

Answer:Laser printer toner

Hi BG,

Since you are not getting any help I'll stick my 2 cents in. I'm not really up on toner but taught and did Tech Support on such machines many years ago. The only thing my guys really got burned by was that some toner was Positive and some was Negative. Had to fit the process voltages in the machine. If wrong it just did not print. May all be the same today. Someone here should have some more modern info.

Good Luck,
Jim
 

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I pulled out my old NEC SuperScript 1450 laser printer. Unfortunately, there are no drivers for either Vista or Windows 7.

Can I use it in that WinXP emulation for Win7? WinXP has the driver preinstalled. I also cannot find the driver for WinXP online, so another question would be will the driver be there for it if I run it in WinXP emulation?

If not, Is there any possible way I can use that printer in Windows 7? Last resort would be to throw a WinXP installation on one of my drives.
 

Answer:Old Laser Printer Driver

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Do I really have to use laser jet paper in my laser jet printer or would ink jet paper do at least on a temporary basis?

Answer:Laser jet Printer Paper

What do you want to print? what quality are you expecting?If it's just draft docs and web pages standard 80g paper is ok.If it,s photos you want to keep then go for the pukka stuff.

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In June I posted this click here and today I refilled my toner cartridge using product from here:click here homeAlthough it was not quite a straight forward as I would have liked, that was down to me and the fact that of course it was my first time.you get everything,from gloves and a mask to replacement chip and a heating element to melt a hole.Replaced cartridge and printed a couple of sheets.Perfect and at 25 a good price.

Answer:LASER PRINTER REFILLED MYSELF.

Been using that site foe the past 3years,Good aint it?.

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My son gave me this printer that he purchased used. I downloaded all the latest drivers for Vista which I unfortunately have on a Toshiba Satelite laptop.
When I try to print it prompts me to "print to file" and add a file name. I can't get it to actually print! Please help.

Thanks
 

Answer:Samsung laser printer CLP-315

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Hi all,

I am after either an A3 or A4 laser printer that can print on heavier papers and the thickest card stock. I will mainly be using it for foiling, hence the reason for it needing to be a laser printer. Obviously it will make more sense if it has a straight path to avoid jamming and curling. I will mainly be using black toner only rather than colour, so maybe a printer that has larger mono cartridges available would be beneficial. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks - M
 

Answer:Laser Printer Advice

You are highly recommended to download the software for your printer device in order to ensure that you carry the latest software. Make sure that you are going to download the software which is meant for your PC and printer model. Also ensure that the same network is running your printer machine or the PC on which you have installed the printer software.
 

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Hi everyone

I got an HP brother laser printer HL 1440 from a liquidation sale and I am trying to set it up but I have no drivers. I have tried to search the internet and the HP site to find one, with no luck. I really don't know a whole lot about this. If anyone knows where I could find the driver I would greatly appreciate it.

I am using windows xp home edition, I have heard that xp comes with it's own drivers and stuff, but again I don't know much about installing.

Thanks again.
 

Answer:HP laser printer driver

Hi, and welcome to the TSG forums.

You really confused me when you described your printer as an "HP brother laser printer HL 1440", since I don't think it can be made by both Hewlett-Packard AND Brother at the same time, but I THINK I've got it figured out.

Unless I'm mistaken, you want a WinXP Home driver for a BROTHER HL-1440 printer. If I'm RIGHT, then download the XP driver from this page:

http://solutions.brother.com/hl1400/download/dl-win2000-pcl.html

Do NOT let the "win2000" in the page name concern you; the driver is the same for both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. According to these notes on that page:

NOTES for Windows XP user:

1.This is a Windows XP driver that has the same capability as drivers available for other previous Windows operating systems.

2.If your PC has an active Internet connection, the driver will be downloaded
and installed automatically when you connect the device to your computer.
Your internet connection must remain active during the driver installation.
If you do not wish to install the driver using an active Internet
connection, simply download the file from this page and following the installation instructions.

Judging by that, all you should have to do to the printer is hook it up to your system, turn it on, then boot up, and connect to the Internet. Of course, that might NOT work, but it would be one way to install the printer.

Or, you can download the driver and then install the printer AND th... Read more

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