I'm thinking of getting a colour laser printer for my business - but, hopefully, most of my printing will be done in black and white. I'm aware that something that looks as though it has been printed properly and reasonably professionally makes a better impact when seen by a prospective client - hence a move away from my inkjet which I will keep for any photographs I may want to print.
I've had a look in the Reviews in the forum; and a lot of them seem to date back quite a while. So, I'm seeking the advice I need here.
Probably I'll achieve most of my output by running a first print to produce a coloured, headed stationery as stock - which will be subsequently printed with the required black and white text.
* Readily available
* Absolute maximum price of £250
* Small footprint
* Good quality prints (not necessarily photographs)
* Reasonable running costs
* Refillable (by me) toner cartridges (colour and black)
* highly recommended by a user who reads this thread.
High speed is not really a major concern. Neither is multi-tray feed. After a few years of using an inkjet, I can put up with waiting a few seconds, while I do something else, for the print to emerge.
HP 2605 if you have a desk strong enough! click here Toners from click here or if you like making a mess click here. I have not tried refilling the toners yet, still using the originals! like all printers dont believe the time per page or the warm-up time.
Hmmm... that looks an interesting 'lump'. It's weight (18.5 kg!!!) doesn't really cause a problem as it will stand on a 2-drawer, wooden filing cabinet. I've yet to work out where I will put my inkjet... yet.
It's a pity that the 2-sided printing is only available on the network type models - but I can put up with that.
Might be worth looking over the HP site? They are even currently undercutting some agents!
Personally have just bought a P2055d Mono @ just under £160. The colour version (both with automatic duplex) is £50 over your limit.
I'm pleased with mine. I was wary of paying too little. This has duplex printing too which my older one never had. Best of all it handles paper in a sure and robust way. The previous one would jam and spoil paper at a furious rate and anything more than single copies became very frustrating.