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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Good printer ?

I am looking at this printer on craigslist Hewlitt Packard Laserjet 4100 laser printer My office uses it but was wondering if anyone had anything to say about. the guy said it has about a third of its toner left.
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It's a typcail office quality HP laser printer. Much better then what you can buy in stores.
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Glad to here that but I assume that means office quality price for toner and parts
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HP and Canon are the best printers you can get IMHO....nothing like the crappy Lexmarks, Epson, Brother units.
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #5
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HP and Canon are the best printers you can get IMHO....nothing like the crappy Lexmarks, Epson, Brother units.
I was origanly going tobuy a brother oops
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What's your budget?
And what are you looking for in a printer?
Medium volume high quality, low volume high quality....
Paper size, duplexing, colour or B&W, ethernet or usb...?
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Kodak printers claim to have the lowest cost per page to operate based on their advertising that they sell the cheapest cartridges for ink jet printers.

Anyone here have any experience with Kodak printers and their performance?

My HP and Canon printers have always been good, but the cost of cartridges is substantial.
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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What's your budget?
And what are you looking for in a printer?
Medium volume high quality, low volume high quality....
Paper size, duplexing, colour or B&W, ethernet or usb...?
well in this case 50$ I like the printer I found just hope its good the guy said he will throw in a parrellel to ethernet adappter to make it networked because right now it only has parrelel
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Glad to here that but I assume that means office quality price for toner and parts
Well you get what you pay for. Actually parts are probably cheaper and easier to get. Cheap printers are meant to be tossed out when they break while ones like this are meant to be fixed. Cartridges probably cost more but also good for a lot more printouts.
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Kodak printers claim to have the lowest cost per page to operate based on their advertising that they sell the cheapest cartridges for ink jet printers.

Anyone here have any experience with Kodak printers and their performance?

My HP and Canon printers have always been good, but the cost of cartridges is substantial.
Have a Kodak Easyshare 5300 AIO... it has it's pros & cons.

Pros:
Cheap ink refills - $10 for black, $20 for the colour module (all six colours in one) or $26 for the bundle pack (both in one)

Great photo prints on Kodak photo paper

No connectivity issues, it's run under 10.4 up to 10.6 without a hitch otwitch for detection

Cons:
Print head failed twice in three years. In fairness to Kodak they replaced the head free of charge without complaint or argument both times, even after the warranty period was long over, so this could be in the pro column too, I out it under cons because it happened both times when I needed something printed and I had to wait days for the replacement to arrive, so it was a hassle.

No way to clear the "out of ink" error message to use the scanner. So if the ink runs out the scanner is useless until you replace it. I won't be buying another one unless they've fixed this issue in subsequent models. It's a ****-poor design flaw imho.

Since the colour ink is all in one module, running out of yellow means running out of everything (even if the other colours are still half-full). This is offset by cheap ink but it's still a waste.

Can only really use the Kodak formulated paper for photo printing, tried Fuji paper in it and got silver where whites should have been... actually that looked pretty cool as my snowscape looked like liquid Mercury... Kirkland brand worked ok, but just ok. Thankfully the Kodak paper is reasonably priced too.

Harder than normal to find ink refills, London Drugs in the West or Staples in the East were the most reliable I found.

All that said, if they've fixed the printhead issue and the scanner-disabling error message I would probably buy another, and while the refills are cheap I don't do enough printing that I could give a true estimation of the actual yield...
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