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Most cost effective Color Laser Printer?

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Most cost effective Color Laser Printer?

My old Samsung laser printer broke. I need a replacement.

What I require is that the laser is easy to refill. Currently for most of the low cost laser printers on the market, there aren't any chips out there for them so they can be refilled.

For example the new Samsung C410W. Good cost and wireless, but at the moment you can't buy the refill chips for them.

Just wondering if anyone here had some luck?
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Hi,

This Brother multifunction colour laser printer isn't as cheap as your Samsung but it's capable of printing colour at 19 ppm.
http://www.staples.ca/en/Brother-MFC-91 ... CA_1_20001

And toner refill kits are available for this printer.
http://123refills.net/cic/eg/tonerprint ... efill_Kits

If I didn't have a Lexmark C543dn, I would be getting this Brother printer.
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I have an HP CP1215 colour laser that you can just override the chip and continue to print, so no need to replace the chip, though you can if you want to. I never tried to refill the toner myself, but did enable the override feature to continue printing.

Open the HP Color LaserJet CP1210 Series Toolbox.
-Click the Device Settings folder, and then click the System Setup page.
-Next to Cartridge out override select On to enable the override feature.

Very cool feature for this printer.
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Cost effective depends how much you print. For 10-20 pages per month, get cheap low-end printer (like Samsung 365W $99 at FutureShop) and you will never spend starter toner. At 1000 pages/m don't look at low-end printers, they don't have good consumable yield. Cost example for 1yr and 3yr @ 2,000 pages per month:

Xerox Phaser 6500 - compatible toner $15 yield 3k, drum $170 yield 35k
1yr cost ($299 + 8*$15)/24000 = 1.7c/page
3yr cost ($299 + $170 + 24*$15)/72k = 1.2c/page (did not add another drum for 2k)

Brother MFC-9130CW - compatible toner $30 yield 2.5k, drum $50 yield 15k
1yr cost ($199 + $50 + 10*$30)/24k = 2.3c/page
3yr cost ($199+4*$50+29*$30)/75k = 1.8c/page

If you are using your printer rarely, cost of printer is significant, if you are using it a lot, cost of consumable is.
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Canon since you can use HP toner cartridges on some models and by-pass buying their high priced canon cartridges? Isn't being able to use the lower costing alternative cost effective?
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adaseb wrote:
Feb 7th, 2014 2:33 am
My old Samsung laser printer broke. I need a replacement.

What I require is that the laser is easy to refill. Currently for most of the low cost laser printers on the market, there aren't any chips out there for them so they can be refilled.

For example the new Samsung C410W. Good cost and wireless, but at the moment you can't buy the refill chips for them.

Just wondering if anyone here had some luck?
Find a laser printer with cartridges that you can buy for cheap on ebay. Even if it's more expensive, the cheap toner costs would justify your purchase.
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I hear the Xerox color lasers have pretty good output quality, brother output quality is usually ranked well below average well that is for their sub $400 printers, higher end Brothers seem to have much better output quality.

I really want to score a konica magicolor 1600, the refills for them are dirty cheap on ebay, the reviews say the output quality is well above average, footprint is as big as a black and white laser, you can get it in the US for ~$100 but in Canada it is hard to find anyone that carries it, if they do carry it then the price is usually jacked up 100%.

Regardless of brand and cost, I have always been dissapointed with the output quality of color lasers WRT even a $20 inkjet on special paper. If I need color then I goto my epson artisan + special paper, everything else I use my BW brother laser, my color laser never gets used.
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No I don't want to buy a used printer because it will have wear on the imaging drum.
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ramon2 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2014 12:50 am
Cost effective depends how much you print. For 10-20 pages per month, get cheap low-end printer (like Samsung 365W $99 at FutureShop) and you will never spend starter toner. At 1000 pages/m don't look at low-end printers, they don't have good consumable yield. Cost example for 1yr and 3yr @ 2,000 pages per month:

Xerox Phaser 6500 - compatible toner $15 yield 3k, drum $170 yield 35k
1yr cost ($299 + 8*$15)/24000 = 1.7c/page
3yr cost ($299 + $170 + 24*$15)/72k = 1.2c/page (did not add another drum for 2k)

Brother MFC-9130CW - compatible toner $30 yield 2.5k, drum $50 yield 15k
1yr cost ($199 + $50 + 10*$30)/24k = 2.3c/page
3yr cost ($199+4*$50+29*$30)/75k = 1.8c/page

If you are using your printer rarely, cost of printer is significant, if you are using it a lot, cost of consumable is.
future shop has a color laser printer for $99? i know they have a monochrome(black) brother for $79.99 all in one(minus fax) as does Best buy this week but i haven't seen color printers or all in ones even close to that cheap.
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