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What is the cheapest and easiest COLOUR LASER printer to run /refill?
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:29 AM
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Default What is the cheapest and easiest COLOUR LASER printer to run /refill?

Hi moneysavers. I'm looking for a long term COLOUR LASER printer to do around 500 - 1000 pages a month.

Before i get lumbered with the wrong printer, i wish to know which models are easy and cheap to refill please?

I understand that some are more fiddly than others, some need new chips etc. I'm looking for an easy / cheap / reliable printer to refill please.

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Ive just brought a Samsung CLP-325 for 120 toner is a little pricey, but there are some good 'Generic' Toner on Ebay which works fine
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Check out some of the oki models very good quality prints and reasonable toner prices. Would never reccommend using compatible toners not only do they invalidate your warranty but they are not that cost effective. They may be slightly cheaper but can cause serious problems to your printer. Different printers require different additives to the toner which peform various roles generic toners do not have this. go to the oki . co . uk website to read an independant report into refill toners
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Check out some of the oki models very good quality prints and reasonable toner prices. Would never reccommend using compatible toners not only do they invalidate your warranty but they are not that cost effective. They may be slightly cheaper but can cause serious problems to your printer. Different printers require different additives to the toner which peform various roles generic toners do not have this. go to the oki . co . uk website to read an independant report into refill toners
Using Replacement inks, only invalidates your warranty if damage is caused to the printer by the ink. So basically only the printer head would be affected.

In the Example printer above 2 sets of Genuine Toner would cost 248 instead of 80 replacement toner. A saving of 168 ... So if anything goes wrong and its not covered by warranty .... buy a new printer with the savings.

Interestingly enough, with this model of printer it is basically the same price to replace the ink as buy a new printer !!!
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Interestingly enough, with this model of printer it is basically the same price to replace the ink as buy a new printer!
This is not unusual, since the business model of printer manufacturers is to give you an (almost) free printer, and make lots on the ink/toner cartridges.
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Have a look at the reviews here as when they print group reviews of printers they normally have a graph showing cost per number of pages (in the paper magazine) that includes other cost like drum replacement.

Otherwise they quote a rough cost per page as in this review:
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/print...-laser-printer
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Thanks everyone. I was thinking of a samsung clp-620nd. It's currently 122 with cash back from www.printerbase.co.uk. It looks as though i could possibly buy 2 of them and sell one on ebay (and keep the toners from the 2nd one). Even if i only get 50 for the 2nd one on ebay, it makes an extra set of toners only 72 instead of 265. What do people think please?
link http://www.printerbase.co.uk/acatalo...nd.php?pos=top
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Are the toners full? I know with new inkjet printers you get "introductory" cartridges (which are half filled or thereabouts).
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Are the toners full? I know with new inkjet printers you get "introductory" cartridges (which are half filled or thereabouts).
you get test toners with them
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On this model you get the standard not the intro toners. Just click 'what's in the box'

Black Toner Cartridge - 2,500 pages
CMY Toner Cartridge - 2,000 pages

These are normally...
CLP-620ND CMYK Toner Cartridge Kit (save 4) PB-CLP620VAL1
221.24 ex vat (265.49 inc vat) which is more expensive than the printer (inc toners)!
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http://www.reghardware.com/2011/11/2...aser_printers/

This may be helpful - recent review/roundup
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Default he site i use actually reviews them for people who refill their cartridges.

Most people look simply at the cost to purchase the printer. - WARNING - this is how the printer manufacturers thrive. The manufacturers sell the printers cheaply and rip you off on the toner!

Often the cost of the replacement cartridge(s) is higher than buying the actual printer - so look at the price of the printer and the price of the toner before you open your wallet.

There are a lot of sites that review laser and inkjet printers but the site i use actually reviews them for people who refill their cartridges.

just type into google zinetic printer advice.

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You've made six posts in seven years David, and every one has been about that website.

The address on the website is for a nameplate and the Domain Registration states that 'The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service.'

The website is owned by UCS International Ltd. It was founded by two people, one of whom has David as his christian name. I believe you are that person.

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You've made six posts in seven years David, and every one has been about that website.

The address on the website is for a nameplate and the Domain Registration states that 'The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service.'

The website is owned by UCS International Ltd. It was founded by two people, one of whom has David as his christian name. I believe you are that person.

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One (of four) replacement manufacturer's cartridge for my current printer costs more than I originally paid for the machine, As stated above, the printer is the loss leader and the money comes back through the huge cost of the toner cartridges. I would go for a printer where compatible cartridges are cheap and plentiful.
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