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    Which all in one printer?

    Hi All,
    I currently have a P4350 printer, but the sheet loader has finally got the better of me. I'm after something similar, although I'd consider a colour laser too. Ideally I'd also like one with a built in fax (but no great problems if it doesn't have this). I really want a proper sheet feeder on the next one I buy - ie load a block of paper into the base.

    Cost isn't really an issue as it's for a home office, and will get a lot of use. Obviously I don't want to be spending 1000s though.

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    If it will get a lot of use I'd spend some time to consider thoroughly my choice.
    The price of a printer does not matter that much, it is the price of usage that is the key.

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    I have given up with AIO units for the home office. The printers themselves are usually pretty poorly built. I would consider seperate devices if you can accomadate. You will spend more from the outset but in the long term you will benefit by not having to replace or repair the AIO.
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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    Do you need colour? Reason is for heavy use you can't really beat a mono laser for cost per page.

    I would recommend the Samsung ML-2851ND - fast, quiet, low cost per page, duplex printing and network ready (wired)

    Then get a decent scanner like the Epson 3490 Photo which is excellent but cheap as chips and you can fax, scan, copy and print. (okay to fax in the traditional sense you would need a modem and phone line as well)

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    I have been impressed by the Brother Multifunction machines - I'm using an MFC8860DN - duplex scanner and printer with Fax - in monochrome. I think there is a colour vversion available.

    Bought from this company that have good prices and service.

    http://www.printerbase.co.uk/acatalo...-printers.html
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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I have been impressed by the Brother Multifunction machines - I'm using an MFC8860DN - duplex scanner and printer with Fax - in monochrome. I think there is a colour vversion available.

    Bought from this company that have good prices and service.

    http://www.printerbase.co.uk/acatalo...-printers.html
    the ink is the problem, most brothers use up loads of ink.
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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    Hi All,
    I currently have a P4350 printer, but the sheet loader has finally got the better of me. I'm after something similar, although I'd consider a colour laser too. Ideally I'd also like one with a built in fax (but no great problems if it doesn't have this). I really want a proper sheet feeder on the next one I buy - ie load a block of paper into the base.

    Cost isn't really an issue as it's for a home office, and will get a lot of use. Obviously I don't want to be spending 1000s though.

    Regards...

    b0redom
    I bought a Samsung SCX-4623FN a few months ago for my business, chuffed to bits with it. Looks really sleek black Seems like it would tick all the boxes? You can pick em up for less than £200, high capacity toner is about £60.

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    Don't get a combined one for a start.
    In my home office I use an HP LaserJet 1018.
    Laser printing will be the most cost-effective even if you only ever use it a few times (toner does'nt dry out).
    As with electric toothbrushes the cost of the replacement toner rather than the printer itself should help you decide.
    Search some suppliers of generic toner cartridges and find out which is the cheapest for what brand of printer.

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    Quote Originally Posted by petercook7 View Post
    the ink is the problem, most brothers use up loads of ink.
    It's a laser printer...
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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    i hav an HP photosmart and it's been very reliable and fairly economical. Personally i would prefer a standalone printer and get other components separate.

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    I've got an HP J6410 at home, which is brilliant, but at the end of the day it's an inkjet so not much use to you.

    I'd go for an HP laserjet, got a few at work which are absolutely faultless - don't miss a beat. Specifically we run CP2025n machines, up to 2000 sheets per month (recommended). It comes in an all-in-one variant as well, although obviously I have no personal experience of it. At the end of the day, it comes down to two things for me - simplicity and reliability. And they've scored full marks in both. I haven't had to do a thing with any of them

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    Dell 5130cdn fast colour laser
    Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 duplex scanner
    + Email fax service

    Obviously you can spend a lot less but fast and efficient is what you generally need in an office and low running costs which you get with more expensive printers.

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    Re: Which all in one printer?

    I have the Samsung CLX 3175FW

    Its a very nice colour laser all in one.

    And its wireless so once I set it up I dumped it out the way in the spare room.

    Not too expensive either and being laser the ink doesnt clog up like my old all in one inkjet did!

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