Recommend me a laser jet printer


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Work printer taking a shit. Going to go to a laser jet this time.

Budget under $500
Needs to print color
Needs to scan
Wireless
Fax not needed
Document feeder not import
Print speed not important
11x17 capability would be awesome but not a deal breaker
 

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I've always been a fan of HP laserjets. That one frank posted is a good unit for the price. If you need to print 11x17, it will be a challenge in that price range, you'd have to step into enterprise models which is $$$$, not worth it for 11x17 alone unless you have a heavy print volume of say 10k+/month. I have a customer with a dinosaur Laserjet 5000 used just for 11x17 prints. It's 20+ years old but they're bulletproof, parts readily available, and still fetch a few hundred used.
 

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owning non laser printers over the years, I have had a canon and now a hp, my canon was great no issues besides a network loss for some reason and then right back doing its thing.

My HP printer I have had some issues with it staying online which is frustrating, been reading up on HP and software and seems like you can “ go around “ the auto install and do a self install which everyone online says is the way to go.

I’m use to using Lexmark’s when I was at dealerships, ink lasted a good amount but that was years ago compared to now.

for those that have a laser printers how is the price on ink and length of time between refills?
 

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My toner catridges are around $20-25 for the knockoff brands, and they'll get me 2000ish pages. Official Brother cartridges are $50-$75
 

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HP laser jet here and been jamming for 6 years no issues. Had my IT guy "go around" auto install software zero problems.
 
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I've always been a fan of HP laserjets. That one frank posted is a good unit for the price. If you need to print 11x17, it will be a challenge in that price range, you'd have to step into enterprise models which is $$$$, not worth it for 11x17 alone unless you have a heavy print volume of say 10k+/month. I have a customer with a dinosaur Laserjet 5000 used just for 11x17 prints. It's 20+ years old but they're bulletproof, parts readily available, and still fetch a few hundred used.
Figured that might be an expensive option. I might print out a few 11x17 a month lol.
My toner catridges are around $20-25 for the knockoff brands, and they'll get me 2000ish pages. Official Brother cartridges are $50-$75
Been reading reviews and see shit that says something with the new software wont allow knockoff brands
Brother MFC-9340CDW
About 3 times over my budget lol
 

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Ah I'm not familiar with that since mine is older. Even with buying the name-brand toner, it should still cost you quite a bit less on a per-page basis.
 

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Brother here. can't be happier overall. It was hella cheap to begin with and the toner carts aren't a bad price either. I'll never buy another inkjet again fuck that noise. The carts dry out before I even use em and there's like 70 bucks of ink carts there.
 

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I have an HL L2300D. It's a basic bitch printer (no wifi or any of that shit) so if you want a wifi printer look for a different model.
 

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Seen this brother from another mother … prices are all over the place but good reviews. Thinking of getting one.


This one looks good also
 

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Brother here. can't be happier overall. It was hella cheap to begin with and the toner carts aren't a bad price either. I'll never buy another inkjet again fuck that noise. The carts dry out before I even use em and there's like 70 bucks of ink carts there.
That's the worst. Ink is expensive and it's such a waste if you don't print often. I think I went a year without using my brother laser printer and it printed off 600 pages like it was nothing.
 

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