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monochrome desktop printers

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Turbo Monkey
Sep 10, 2001
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Could there be a less exciting thread title??

My current lousy, old, multifunction, ink-sucking desktop croaked. I don't need multi-anything or color, just B&W printing and a small footprint. Easy on the consumables a plus. Please and thank you for your suggestions.
 

canadmos

Cake Tease
May 29, 2011
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Canaderp
Print to PDF and avoid the cost.

Or buy a $100 laser printer. When it runs out of toner, buy another one. Toner will probably be as expensive as the printer...
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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Print to PDF and avoid the cost.

Or buy a $100 laser printer. When it runs out of toner, buy another one. Toner will probably be as expensive as the printer...
The toner you get with a new printer purchase is of a special small size. TMYK.

My current printer will consume something like $450 in toner, and can order its own replacements from Amazon via magic... but that should last north of 6,000 pages.
 

Fool

Turbo Monkey
Sep 10, 2001
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Brooklyn
Not doing a massive amount of printing, hence 2/3s of the Bontrager philosophy: cheap and strong. PDFs are great and all, but still take up screen real estate when you need something to refer to for notes, agendas, etc., and are screen sharing.

Cheap-ass laser printer seems to be the way to go
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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Yup - cheap laser. Check the cost of toner cartridges *before* purchase so you can minimize TCO.
I bought a larger/beefier printer than I'd originally planned because of this. The larger one can take higher capacity toner cartridges, which should pay off after a few thousand pages... and my kids just love to have shit printed out for them so that they can color them in.
 

canadmos

Cake Tease
May 29, 2011
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Canaderp
Not doing a massive amount of printing, hence 2/3s of the Bontrager philosophy: cheap and strong. PDFs are great and all, but still take up screen real estate when you need something to refer to for notes, agendas, etc., and are screen sharing.

Cheap-ass laser printer seems to be the way to go
A second screen might be cheaper than a printer in the long run...you'll love it. Guaranteed. Ask @Toshi about his :fancy: setup.