Colour Laserprinter recommendations

Dana J. Laude kc9aae at
Wed Dec 6 04:28:40 UTC 2006

Chanchao wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 13:51 +0100, Gilles Gravier wrote:
>> Why do you need a LASER printer? Why not an ink jet?
>> Supplies tend to be cheaper for ink jet... and photo rendering is
>> light years better on an ink jet.
>> Do you have a specific need that requires laser rather than ink jet?
> Any kind of business graphics is MUCH better on color laser. Faster,
> bigger trays, and probably lower cost per print when you print a lot.
> Like try printing 50 user manuals on an ink-jet... Ouch!
> Ink-jets are fine for occasionally printing something, and for pictures
> indeed, but around the office?

Actually, the 2600N does 600x600 dpi and print pages at 8 ppm color 
and around 8 ppm black. The quality is there, but the speed 
isn't.Add in the cost of black, plus 3 color toner cartridges that 
cost on average of $75.00 US, not much value.  The 2605DN is a tad 
better with 10 ppm color and 12 ppm black. 1200x1200 dpi black, and 
the same 600x600 dpi in color. Toner costs are the same.

Personally, I'd go with the 2600DN if I needed a color laserjet. 
Since color isn't printed here that often, at least the toner 
doesn't dry up like a inkjet.


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