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

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

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

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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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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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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.

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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?

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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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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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Some time ago I found that when I went to print to my Epson Stylus photo 810 printer from Coreldraw Classic, most of the text in the Properties box was either greeked-out or black vertical bars. It will print with the selected properties but attempting to alter paper size causes the program to freeze so that it has to be shut down. It's stuck on panoramic paper size. It seems to be getting worse. It prints OK to my HP laser printer. I have the latest drivers for the printer and use Xp-Pro. Any one know what's wrong. I don't recall making any significant changes around the time it began to give trouble.

Answer:Can't print in colour to inkjet from Coreldraw

I use Coral Products WordPerfect, they do have there own print drivers that can conflict. I would suggest you remove the Printer from Add Remove also check it's gone from Start\Settings\Printers folder if it still shows right click and delete. Now do a search and remove Epson Printer items you will need to take care if you have other Epson Products. then reinstall as per XP load drivers then plug printer in

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

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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.

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Duxie
 

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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 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

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

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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.

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Any thoughts please ?
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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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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.

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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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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.

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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?
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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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Hello members
I have seen this Oki printer which I don't know how well it performes and the quality of it.
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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.

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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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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

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

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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.

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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....

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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

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

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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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Has no one used this printer with W10?

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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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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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Thanks for some advice on how to get this accomplished.

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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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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...?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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'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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Can anyone suggest a way to get the Microsoft Solitaire Collection colours back. Yesterday, all colour went and the cards just showed in yellow on a black ground. Asked Microsoft, but no help given. Am I the only person with this problem, or has someone
solved it?
Updated drivers for  Nvidia Graphics card.  Reset the Collection under 'Features' in Settings.
Nothing works yet.  Any ideas, anybody?

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Hi there gurus.
My pc doesn?t show certain colour objects in Publisher 2007 and some on-line sites. Overall, the screen colour is very good. I know the fault is localised, because when I switch to Print Preview in Publisher it looks fine and I can see all the object colours. (I only lose the colour with objects, not text)
Also, when I send a copy of a Publisher page to my partner who is on the same PC, it looks fine on her screen.
I?ve tried going to Install/uninstall programs and run the Repair, but to no avail. The guys in my computer shop are clueless without seeing it. Anyone who can help solve this for me is a gem.
Cheers!
David

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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, I'm using the Aerolite theme with Aeroglass, and want a consistent colour for the borders. So I set accent colour from background 'off' and choose the colour. Fine so far.

Now that's ok if I log off and on.

But if I sleep or hibernate (not personally ) and then resume, the colour and setting are lost.

I noticed that on resuming, the border colour is present until the 'Please wait' screen appears, after which these settings are lost.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Hello.

I seriously need help with my PC. I've reinstalled Windows XP and Service Pack 2, and I can't chnge the Screen resolution or the colour quality. It sucks. The resolution stays at 800x600, the lowest possible, and the colour quality stays at 8 bit. I think I have a ATI 128 MB DDR Radeon 9800 Pro. I dunno whether thats a driver or what. And I also don't know my graphics card, or whether that will help at all.

I would swear at this point but I'm too young.

Oh but I'll use this instead

Has anyone got any help for me that I can understand. I'm 14 but I still can understand most computer talk.

Anyway thanks very much for reading all this crap and please try not to point out all my spelling mistakes.

Alex Jordan

Answer:[resolved]Help with resolution and colour and colour quality??.. anyone??

Heya, welcome to the forums


Okay, it has to do with your drivers. Go to ATI's website and find your driver.

Here's the link

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/xp/radeonx-xp.html

Please download and install both the Control Center as well as the Display driver. Then restart your computer and try to change the resolution.

Cheers!
-Facade

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Hello friends,
I was just thinking that wouldn't it be great if we get more color options to change the background color on our Windows Phone devices than just black or white as we get on Windows 8.1 devices to customize background color along with tile colour?
Reply your views !

Answer:More colour options to change background colour

I personally like the black and white, but I saw a mockup of a dim tropical photo in place of the black and it looked quite beautiful.

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Help please...I do cartoons in Photoshop for magazines...how can I adjust my screen, so that what I see on the screen will match what is printed in my client's magazine? Thanks.click here

Answer:Screen colour to match magazine colour?

I found the easiest way to achieve this was to print the picture and then adjust my screen to match. Once you've adjusted the screen all future pictures which look too light or dark, on screen, can be adjusted to suit within your software.

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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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I have an Epsom Stylus Colour 880 printer and have always used Epsom printer cartridges. I have seen how much cheaper compatible cartridges are, but I've always been aprehensive about using these alternatives. Any advice on reducing my printer costs would be appreciated.

Answer:Cheaper inkjet printing

click hereI use this site for my HP printer free delivery providing your in the UK.

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Question: Inkjet vs. laser.

I'm looking to replace my Kodak esp3 inkjet. (POS) I have a problem with ink dryingout/gumming up before the ink is used up because only use it occasionally. I normally print out document scans and text/ b&w graphics. I've been looking into laser printer and have a few questions.

- Does low volume usage cause any problems?
- How does cost to volume compare to inkjets for cartrige replacement?
- How well do color lasers print pics? (good enough for kids school projects?)
- Do I have to keep it powered on? (warmedup?)
- Any particular brands or models I should look at/keep away from?
- Are there any inkjet printers that are more suited for low volume printing?
- Do they make 3 in 1 laser printers?

I've read reviews on some different sites and just like anything else online it's a mixed bag. The only experience I have with laser printers is office type.

Thanks all in advance.
 

Answer:Inkjet vs. laser.

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Question: Inkjet vs laser

What is it about inkjet photo paper that makes it unusable in laser printers?:suspiciou
(At least not recommended to)...
 

Answer:Inkjet vs laser

Inkjet photo paper is coated to assist with absorption, retention, and color balance of the inks projected to be used with it. Each different printer manufacturer has, (presumably), a different coating concoction, that produces optimum results with their brand of inks.

Part of this is marketing BS, as a color balance "profile" can be developed with aftermarket paper and inks. In the case of many paper manufacturers, a downloadable profile is available, in order to produce the correct color balance of their papers to any given commonly used photo quality printer.

This answer is specific to "inkjet photo paper". By that I mean paper used for the printing of photos of exhibition quality.

To this I might ask the question, "why would anyone want to put a true photo quality photo quality paper in a laser printer in the first place"? It does seen like a massive waste of money and good materials.
 

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I am thinking of buying an A3 Colour Printer for photo printing.I?ve noticed a inkjet with ten inks around 550, there is also a laser printer with 3 inksWhich one would be the best but cost 600

Answer:Inkjet or Laser Printer

your self which is faster! laser or inkjet

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I'm just about to buy a multifunction printer (print/copy/scan/fax) and can't decide whether a laser or inkjet is best for me.I've done a lot of research, so I'm familiar with what's available, but there's still not a clear answer for me.I was all set to get the Canon Pixma MP830, and then I happened to read the box on one of the replacement cartridges (each color has its own separate cartridge).  It said you need to use up the ink in no more than 6 months.  And then I had a friend tell me that the ink will eventually dry up if you don't use it up fast enough.   Since I don't do a lot of printing, that's an issue for me.  I haven't had to worry about that with my current printer since it's a laser (HP LaserJet 4L).  To show you what I mean, my first toner cartridge lasted about 8 years.  Unfortunately, that HP 4L doesn't work with my new computer (technology too old).I like the idea of having color with the inkjet at a reasonable price.  However, there is the issue of higher ongoing costs with print cartridge replacements.  If I got a laser, it would be just black & white since the color lasers are way too expensive for me.  That would be a higher initial cost, but much lower ongoing costs.So I guess my biggest question is:  With inkjet printers, is it true that you have to replace the cartridges at least every 6 months, even if the ink isn't used up?Also, do you have any other thoughts on this whole issue?

Answer:Laser v. inkjet - need your advice

I guess for me "cost is relative".  What one person can't afford, another can.  The other thing is...do you really need a color printer?  I use my HP PhotoSmart 1115 for my color stuff (which is rare when I use it, and the ink hasn't dried up yet after almost a year).  I haven't had to replace any of the ink cartridges to date.I have a Brother HL-5040 laser and have printed several THOUSAND pages and have yet to replace the toner cartridge.  If these had been printed on an ink-jet, it would not be cost effective.So yes, you are right in that the initial output in $ is a lot, but in the long run I believe you'll save money.  Hope this helps.Alan <><

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Hi - I have a HPC4180 inkjet & print about 1,000 pages per month & it eats cartridges. I only need to print in black, can anyone suggest a printer that's cheaper to run??

Answer:Printers - Inkjet or Laser

Hi, any mono laser printer will be cheaper to run.For some reviews click hereexo

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I need to print 350 A3 (folded) Newsletters every two months. My inkjet needs renewing and so I am toying with the idea of replacing it with a colour laser. My main priority is running costs, does anyone have any views please?

Answer:Inkjet versus laser

click here A little light reading on colour lasers.

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Hi All .I want a printer/scanner that allows copying of an old slides and can print on my own CD's and I just can't wade through all the ads. not really knowing which is the best, I would be spending up to 150/200 but not with the company "PC Globe" or something similar. Any advice is greatly received.Regards saab9002

Answer:Which Inkjet or laser printer?

click hereThe only one I spotted that prints on CDs is the Epson, which is beyond your budget, but this short list is not too much to wade through.

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My elderly laser printer wrinkles 'standard' white paper so much that double-sided printing is very difficult.
Would laser only paper help? If so, how can I specify this in Google, say?

Answer:Laser vs inkjet A4 paper?

The usual cause of this is build up of chalk on the feed rollers.
Paper manufacturers impregnate paper with french chalk so that the sheets slide against each other but over time this builds up on the rollers, usually a good clean of the rollers which often turn white as a result of this will cure the problem.

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I want to buy new printer. I have an old HP inkjet F380 printer but it is slow and can not print many papers. I mostly print white and black but sometime I print color pages.

I want to buy laser printer since I read that they are faster and cartage last longer but I am concern about the refill cost. the refill ink for inkjet printer is easy and cheap: Just use needle and refill or I can buy printer that has large tank and tubes which refill the cartage.
 

Answer:Student: I want to buy new printer: laser or inkjet

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Hi
I have an HP Officejet 6310 that I have had for at least 4 years. It is working well and I do not do masses of printing. However the one thing I find a bug bear is this: Once I have printed off an item (like a bank statement) and then highlighted it smudges a bit.
Now it does not smudge that badly to make it difficult to read. However do I have to look at laser printers for output that does not smudge, or have contemporary inkjet printers now come with much better (ie smudgeproof) ink?

Answer:Inkjet / Laser Printers and some smudging

The answer is possibly simpler than you think.
The Ink in the Highlighter is dissolving the Ink that the Inkjet uses.
There are two quick solutions:

If your Highlighter is water based, change to a spirit based one, or vice versa.
If you cant do this, wait considerably longer for the Printer's Ink to set, it will probably still smudge but not nearly as much.

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I am in the market for a printer for home. I don't print alot and in the past inkjets have been a pain because the cartridges dry out.

I am thinking it would be better to get a laser printer. They are so much cheaper than they used to be!

Am I right in that laser toner cartridges don't dry out? Toner is powder isn't it?

Are there any other considerations I should think about?
 

Answer:Inkjet vs laser printer question

I have never heard of toner drying out. I have had both lasers and ink jets in the past - but have switched exclusively to lasers.

I have a HP 2200d mono and 2600N color laser. The 2200d has the original cartridge in it and I've had it for years. I don't print that much - but that just shows that it still prints perfectly.

The 2600N prints great color and I'm still using the original toner cartridges. Don't use a color laser for picture quality however!

I'll never go back to ink jet for 3 primary reasons:
Nozzles gum up
Cost of ink
Slow output

I've had to throw away ink jet printers because the nozzles would gum up. You don't have to worry about that with lasers!
 

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I have always used good quality Canon Inkjet Printers. My present one is a Pixma iP4500 which is grinding to a halt after 4 years.
I have been looking at Laser printers for example the CLP-365W Samsung which is about £130.00 at Currys. The problem is it doesn't come with any toners and the price for these is about £40.00 each. That means £160.00 for a full refill each time! Are there compatible toners around or do I have to accept that laser is substantially more expensive - and stay with an inkjet.
Back to the laser can the toners be replaced individually by colour as one colour runs out? Sadly I learned there are no toners provided with the purchase.
Happy New Year
Brambles

Answer:Laser Printing compared with Inkjet

I don't know where you got the idea that it doesn't come with toners from. It ships with starter cartridges good for around 500-700 pages. You replace each cartridge separately as required

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Hi thereI have finall got rid of my nasty inkjet printers (Never will I buy another Lxxxxk printer).My new Xerox colour Laser printer works fine. I have got some laser photo paper for it and it good.I also have a good stock of inkjet photo paper. Whats the difference? Can I use inkjet photo paper on the colour laser printer?KJR

Answer:Inkjet photo paper for a laser printer?

No. Do not use inkjet photo paper on the colour laser printer. It will not print on the surface and will be smudgy. There are photo paper available for colour lasers. Staples sell them.

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I recently bought 2 printers in a local store. One is an HP Photosmart C6180 All-in-One. The other is an HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP. The C6180 (inkjet/ink) has six ink tanks, scanner/copier, fax, wired+wireless networking, document feeder, memory card slots, and a preview screen. The CM1015 MFP (laser/toner) has 4 toner cartridges and scanner/copier, but none of the other features listed for the C6180.

I originally went in to buy the C6180 because my parents use this model and it is a very nice printer and was very much on sale at the time. I went back later to buy the laser because after looking it up online, I found that their price on this was very low and I didn't want to miss the bargain. The laser was actually $10 less than the inkjet.

Now I need to decide which to keep. At college, I will not be using the networking or fax features, but will be in the next year or two as I will be in an apartment soon. I could use the document feeder for scanning right now but that's not a big deal.

My biggest concerns are print quality for different applications and cost per page at different print settings.

I have seen plenty of text prints from inkjets and lasers and I don't think anyone would disagree that text is always sharper from a laser. I think the same goes for graphics (charts and vector graphics, etc). I have heard though that inkjets are better for photo print quality. Now I don't know if this is really true or not. I assume most magazines are pr... Read more

Answer:Laser vs InkJet: costs per page and print quality

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Hi,

My friend is having trouble printing charts from his printer. He uses an inkjet because he says that is the only way he can get the background lines in his charts to print. I said it shouldn't matter what type of printer he used and tried printing the graphs on my computer (with a laser printer). The lines did not show very well even after adjusting the printer properties to print on dark, 600 dpi, toner save off. They were there though, but very light unlike on the screen and hard to see.

Any idea what is causing this? Do inkjets just print finer details in images like my friend thought?

Answer:Background lines will print on inkjet but not laser printer?

Hello,

I would say this has more to do with how the chart was created than anything. Was it done in Word? Excel? Access? It could also be the color of the lines. If they are so close to white they might not be recognized by the laser printer.

Cheers,
Mak

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Question: No colour

Hello,I am new to the Acer forum and this is my first post. Good to be here. I have an Acer pc which will be a year old next month. Recently, I have been able to print in black and white only. No colour. The test page from the printer is in colour. Device Manager does not tell me I need new drivers. Could there be another problem I have overlooked? Will welcome your input.Thanks.CarleySr. AcerPC,64 bitIntel i54440, Win 8.1ITB hard driveNon-touch Emsisoft Antimalware and Antivirus











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Answer:No colour

Thank you for getting back. The printer printed in colour from my Win 7 laptop.I tried some troubleshooting with Win 8 and the problem was corrected.I don't know what the problem was.Sorry, I should have checked the details. Anyway, it works. Thanks. 













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Hi There,

I have a dell inspiron 6000 with mobile intel chipset 9145. I am trying to play TV out, but whenever i attach it to the TV - i am only getting black and white. I have tried changing the colour adminstration within properties to kodakdc and srgb colour space profile but i am still having the same problems.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Tv out Has No Colour

It could be a PAL/NTSC setting somewhere. Some laptops have a BIOS setting for TVout. If it's set for NTSC and the TV is set for PAL, or vice versa, you will get video issues. I had a an old DVD player that was 'stuck' on NTSC only. When I tried to play a PAL movie in it, it would play in black and white. Check the back of the TV or wherever all the control switches are (or just read the manual). Check the PC BIOS and the TVout settings if using separate video hardware/software....

Good luck!
 

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I like using "windguru" for forecasting the weather. Based in the Czech Republic, they're usually spot on which is more than I can say for the local effort.

Until recently I used Netscape 7.2 and subsequent to that Opera vers 11. These both colour coded the wind speeds and gusts and the expected temperatures; you know ranging from blue for cold to red for hot. For various reasons I have had to make use of IE-8. I can't get anything in colour. Temperatures and wind speeds are just black numerals on a white background. I've searched through IE's options but can't find any tweak to resolve this. The URL is www.windguru.cz and I'm running XP home. Can anyone help?

Thanks
 

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Question: Colour changes

I have uninstalled Epson 3490 scanner and installed again but now when I try to scan or click on options the screen goes blank for a second and then colour is changed. When I go into display and settings, colour is back to 8 bit. When I set to 32 it is okay until next time.

Answer:Colour changes

It sounds like a driver problem, do you have the latest drivers? click here

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Question: Colour Ink

Brother DCP 135C Yellow and Magneta colours not printing properly. Have done a clean few times and even used some cleaning fluid on heads but still no joy. Using CISS

Answer:Colour Ink

Have a look here for a solution link text.
I have found that using the clean ing facility repeatedly then leaving it to soak for an hour or two and repeating the operation often works.

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I've recently re-installed windows 98 and now I can't seem to get my colour up past 16 colours. I would like to be given a straight awnser.

Thank You
 

Answer:256, 16 bit, 24 bit colour

You need to reinstall the correct drivers for your video card.
 

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