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- any experience with all in one color laser?
October 23, 2007, 3:17 pm
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I found a hp 2840 but there are bad reviews about it, now i am think
about the xerox 6115 MFP but there are not much reviews.
So now i hope you can help me with good suggestions. I will use it for
regular mailings, some times photo prints. but most of time i use it
for regular office printing.
What is important to look for?
-spare toner compartments for each color.(4)
-black printing without use of color laser
-??? any suggestion welcome
Specialy when you use the xerox 6115 it is more than welcome that you
send your review.
greetings from holland
Re: any experience with all in one color laser?
Define a budget. Quality all-in-one color lasers climb in
price very fast.
Estimate your print load using color. Some smaller
all-in-ones have pathetically small toner cartridges, and
some have other *consumables* that have to be replaced,
maybe every 20K pages or so, besides the toner cartridges
(like a transfer belt).
Estimate the anticipated lifespan you want (being realistic,
everybody wants everything to last forever, but how long
till you expect to replace it keeping in mind longer life =
Maybe a better way to put it is that it often costs a
premium to get a scanner on top of a color laser, and the
scanner usually isn't very good. There are really only two
main benefits of the configuration.
1) take up less space
2) Quick one-touch copying possible without using the
The downside of #2 is when the quickness of copying is
achieved by using LED light source instead of a CCFL tubes
which have a warm-up time, which is slower but a better
scanner technology offering far better scaling of contrast
and larger focal depth.
Since it is for "regular office printing", the generic
answer is: larger is better. It should be a really big
printer, that allows a less tight paper path, space for more
durable gears/belts/etc., larger toner cartridges. For
office use I wouldn't even consider anything that takes < 6K
page individual color cartridges (plus black - separate
With the 6115, maybe 4K5 page color carts are acceptible,
but it doesn't seem like a very high capacity for office B&W
text printing. I have no idea of your workload though,
some places would burn through one of those carts pretty
quickly especially if printing things with color (tending to
range higher in % coverage than B&W text does).
Sorry I don't have a model recommendation, I'm still of the
opinion it's better/more cost effective to get a much larger
capacity color laser and use a separate scanner. Plus,
having an all-in-one color laser can be an invitation for
others to really drive up your costs by making it TOO
convenient to copy things not so "work-related". Larger
printers can often log per-user stats including requiring
passwords so you can keep track of where all the toner went.
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