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Windows 7: A good printer would be?

26 Jun 2010   #11
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have 2 lexmark B&W laser printers I got used from eBay.

Optra S 1250 & Optra S 1255

Very good quality B&W for business. I get about 4 months of printing from a laser cartridge, which is over 2000 pages per month.


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27 Jun 2010   #12
mafhh

Windows 7
 
 

Guys don't forget im not planning on printing colored pictures! mostly text. just think as if i want to print smth from wikipedia and its got a couple of pictures too. the pic's really don't need to be printed in color, just good resolution and definition would be great + and low ink use.

So i guess, i still don't have an answer. Also don't forget that my budget is limited to some 200 dollars only (unfortunately).

Thanx for all the answers though!
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27 Jun 2010   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Got "Canon IP Pixma" series (good ink control integrated) and "HP Photosmart All in One C4500 wi-fi" serie, they both do a nice job for simple needs and basics photo prints.
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27 Jun 2010   #14
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mafhh View Post
Guys don't forget im not planning on printing colored pictures! mostly text. just think as if i want to print smth from wikipedia and its got a couple of pictures too. the pic's really don't need to be printed in color, just good resolution and definition would be great + and low ink use.

So i guess, i still don't have an answer. Also don't forget that my budget is limited to some 200 dollars only (unfortunately).

Thanx for all the answers though!
Shop around, you'll find a nice Canon Pixma for less than $200 I am sure. As I said I got mine new on eBay and it's a wonderful machine. I can't remember exactly what I paid but is a heck of a lot less than $200.
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27 Jun 2010   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

About months ago I got a Kodak 3200 series AIO. Yes it does save lots of ink and the ink is cheep. It prints quiet well, it all depends how you set it. For quality pictures I would recommend using photo paper. I'm welled pleased. I think this printer would suit most peoples needs plus. About hundred bucks.
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27 Jun 2010   #16
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

mafhh,

If you're planning to do much printing, B&W laser printers probably have the lowest cost for consumables. I've had excellent service from my Brother HL-5150D. (The D is for built-in duplexer, which allow it to priint double-sided.) It's no longer made, I believe, but there are newer models that cost less much less than $200. For example:

Newegg.com - brother HL Series HL-2140 Personal Up to 23 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

$110 + $3 shipping. It has fully-featured Win7 drivers.
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27 Jun 2010   #17
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
mafhh,

If you're planning to do much printing, B&W laser printers probably have the lowest cost for consumables. I've had excellent service from my Brother HL-5150D...
I second the motion. You'll probably get 3,000+ pages from the included toner cartridge and 5,000+ from the full-sized replacements. A B&W laser can be found for under $100. The quality is great, too. My brother HL-1440 has seen heavy use for the past six years and is only on it's second toner cartridge.
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27 Jun 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For black and white only, a $100 laser printer is probably the best choice. Just make sure that it is installed away from where people breathe because the fumes are toxic.
Else the proposed Canon Pixma series is a good option. The individual cartridges I fill myself and thus the cost of ink is negligible.
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27 Jun 2010   #19
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

I have an HP photojet d110 series. It has WIFI and USB, card reader and the ink lasted quite awhile. I picked it up at Wal mart about 2 months ago for $99 and love it. My wife prints alot of realestate stuff and I print alot of pictures and text docs. and we just changed the ink today. Great print quality and the ink is pretty cheap as well. I paid $26 for both the color and black ink in a combo pack.

Links:

Walmart.com: HP Photosmart Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Copier: Computers

Walmart.com - Help
Walmart.com: HP 60 Black & Tri-color Combo Inkjet Cartridge (CD947FN): Computers

Geeve
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27 Jun 2010   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I use a Kokak ESP 3200 AIO and I think it does a great job. Uses a lot less ink than H.P. and the ink is cheep. If you want really good photos I would recommend using quality photo paper. It's around a $100.00 and goes up from there. I would buy another one if I needed it.
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