Sunday, July 26, 2009

Laser Printers

Hey EBD’ers. I hope everyone is having a pleasant and safe summer so far. All the recent posts have been excellent…

Anyhow…I could use a little insight. I’m looking to buy a quality b&w laser printer. I’m hoping to get a 1200 x 1200 dpi. What I really need it for is to print black & white art and graphics, including some intricate line art. And I’m not terribly concerned with the printing speed. I was thinking HP. But after reading some reviews, what concerns me is that the newest models are very flawed. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!




Marc, i've got an HP Laserjet 4L warhorse. It's older than hell but it does the job. Nice blacks. Almost never needs new toner. Nice resolution. I love it. You can probably get them for dirt cheap because they're old.

Aeron said...

As with Sean, I have my own war horse of a printer that has gotten a vast amount of use and still runs great. I have a Hewlett Packard Deskjet 1220C with a maximum print range of 13 x 19 inches. I've printed some really beautiful solid blacks for many prints on it.

I'm not sure given the cost of printer ink, quality paper, etc, if having something printed at a good print shop might be more cost effective though. I've burned through color and black ink cartridges at 40 bucks each, which really adds up over time!