Printer recommendation please

Matt Emmerton matt at
Sat Mar 31 04:18:47 UTC 2012

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:14:20 -0400
> Mike Jeays wrote:
> > I strongly recommend a laser printer over an inkjet even for home use. 
> > The reduced running costs and better reliability are easily worth the 
> > lack of colour, IMO.
> How do they compare for light and  occasional use? I'm thinking in terms
of a few pages,
> a few times a year, so presumably the consumables become perishables.

Toner really doesn't go bad, and good laser printers are built to last.  My
first laser printer was an HP LaserJet 5P that my local bank branch was
throwing away in 2003. It ran on its existing toner cartridge for 5 or 6
years under light use - maybe 500 pages per year.


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