Re: Is there a black-only inkjet printer someone can recommend?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by bbgruff, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. bbgruff

    bbgruff Guest

    As soon as you say "Mono" Dave, it's a no-brainer - Laser!

    All that's being suggested to you is good stuff, but one that's rarely
    mentioned is Kyocera. These tend to be very frugal with toner, i.e. a lot
    of printing in a cartridge.
    Take a look here (you might be able to do better for price):-

    £118, and just over £60 for a new cartridge, but *4000* sheets at 5%

    Also, as suggested to you, Lasers are:-
    - reliable
    - VERY fast (even the slowest)
    - very crisp (that model is 1200x1200)
    - use cheaper paper!
    - never dry out etc.

    Compared with an inkjet, you'll have got your money back by the time the
    fitted cartridge is used up!
    (Note though that delivered cartridges tend to contain less toner than the
    bbgruff, Feb 22, 2010
    1. Advertisements

  2. just want to second the idea of a second hand laserjet printer. They are
    virtually bomb-proof, run forever on cheap toner and if they do break parts
    are easily available for them. My laserjet 8100N has a higher monthly duty
    cycle than some new laser printers are expected to do in their lifetime.
    Cost me £30 IIRC, and a 60 mile round trip to collect.
    Simon Finnigan, Feb 22, 2010
    1. Advertisements

  3. bbgruff

    [ste parker] Guest

    I bought a Samsung ML1510 around 4-5 years ago for £35 new (I think it
    was on clearance at CCL), I only ran out of the initial toner about 6
    months ago although it had been a bit faint for probably another 6
    months on top of that. So, I bought some toner for £8 (from and refilled it myself :) I did buy that
    model specifically because the toner cart has a fairly easily removable
    plug in it, so a bit of research for something similar may work wonders.
    [ste parker], Feb 22, 2010
  4. bbgruff

    Peter Hill Guest

    I've got a Epson EPL-5200 still going strong.

    These days a low end A4 colour laser has inkjet beat to hell too. You
    get every page, no waste running cleaning cycles.
    Peter Hill, Feb 23, 2010
  5. I keep thinking about a colour laser, then decide I`m better with inkjets
    because all I ever use them for is photos.

    As for the laserjets, not long ago I was doing 3000-4000 pages a month on
    them and they kept on going without ever missing a beat.
    Simon Finnigan, Feb 24, 2010
  6. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    drugs began to take hold. I remember "Simon Finnigan"
    Ditto that. For general use I bought a used Oki 4W LED 'laser' nearly
    ten years ago and only had to replace the included toner cart once so
    far. Hell, the NOS parts are so cheap I bought a new drum too as a spare
    and the printer will probably last another ten years.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Mar 5, 2010
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.