Had enough of Ink Jet printers try HP laserjet PRO MFP M28-M32 series


  1. Posts : 11,212
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    Had enough of Ink Jet printers try HP laserjet PRO MFP M28-M32 series


    Hi folks
    Had enough of expensive ink refills for inkjet printers -- after a refill or two you've probably paid more than the printer itself -- plus if you don't print every day etc then often problems with wasted ink, dried cartridges, aligning print heads etc.

    I recommend a Laserjet -- this one is small (good for people with limited desk / office space), will scan in COLOUR as well as email directly) although monochrome printing -- I rarely print in colour -- if I want professional photo printing - the photobooths are good enough these days or I still have an old Canon photo printer.

    The laser printer has a nice large paper hopper, is quite fast and a cartridge lasts for "Donkeys years". Prints as well first time even if you haven't used the device for a while.

    79 EUR for HP LASERJET PRO MFP M28a was the modeI got -- if you want Wifi as well then it's a tad more -- I've no trouble using a USB cable -- note you need the one with the thick square end but that's not a problem. In any case connecting it to a NAS server it can easily act as a Network printer if you need to share printers. My NAS is on 24/7 so printer access isn't a problem.

    No more expensive messy ink cartridges etc -- Bye Bye Epson !!!! (Comapanies like that make more on the "Consumables" than their product. It's often said as well that if BMW were a Bank it would probably be the 4th or 5th biggest Bank in the world --car finance etc etc).

    I think a lot of people just assume Laser Printers are expensive officy things --not these days any more. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    jimbo45 said:
    ...No more expensive messy ink cartridges etc -- Bye Bye Epson !!!! (Comapanies like that make more on the "Consumables" than their product...)

    We've had this conversation before. As I do need to print A4 photos at home I need an inkjet. Epson have an EcoTank range where you just top up the tank with a cheap bottle of ink. One bottle of colour is good for up to 6,000 prints, the black bottle is good for 7,500. Of course, it will be less for photo quality prints.

    The printer is supplied with two sets of bottles. When I do eventually run out of ink a refill bottle is inexpensive.
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  3. TV2
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    Jimbo- what does the replacement toner cartridge cost for the Laserjet?

    Does the color cartridge last about as long as a typical monochrome cartridge?
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    TV2 said:
    Jimbo- what does the replacement toner cartridge cost for the Laserjet?

    Does the color cartridge last about as long as a typical monochrome cartridge?
    Hi there

    No color cartridge on this model --scanner scans in color though and can be emailed too but printer is monochrome -- good enough for me.

    Cartridge costs -- 38 EUR for HP version -- 15 EUR for "Comptible version" -- reckon good for several 000's of A4 prints.

    USA probably similar price in USD depending on state / local taxes.

    Don't source from UK -- wallet busting 20% VAT there -- not sure how the Brits can pay that horrendous rate of taxes (or perhaps they all go to Monaco or buy from Luxembourg!!!!).

    I get Tax free for these as we are quite generous for "educational stuff" and this counts as "Educational supplies" --that trick might also work where you are as well to get goods tax free.

    I see it actually comes from Italy - but Iceland is in EEA and has arrangements with EU in any case.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. TV2
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    For some reason I thought it was a color laser printer. That's why I was curious.
    I've got an old Canon MF3240 here, monochrome laser. Cartridge costs about $60 US and lasts forever, and that is after it starts telling me it's time to replace it!
    Last edited by TV2; 26 Jun 2020 at 16:00. Reason: Clarification
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    I've used a cheap HP LaserJet for years for basic printing. I have an A3 Canon Pixma Pro 100 for serious photo printing and the few occasions when I need other documents in colour (e.g. graphs). Quite often I just print to a pdf file and store the document without needing to print it. I've found third party cartridges are fine for only c. £10 e.g. Cartridges Kingdom Compatible Black Toner Cartridge Replacement for HP CB435A 35A LaserJet P1005 P1006 P1007 P1008 P1009 Canon i-SENSYS LBP-3010 3100 LaserShot LBP-3018 3108 3050 3150 3010 3100: Amazon.co.uk: Office Products

    Brother now have some excellent quite cheap printers which do duplex mono printing and incorporate a scanner but they are bulky.
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    At one time it was cheaper to just buy a new printer, especially if it was on sale, than to buy new ink cartridges. Lots of working printers going to the land fill. E-waist these days. It looks like the printer companies eventually caught on to this. The last HP Laser printer I bought had a "starter" toner cartridge in the box. About half full or so. HP LaserJet P1102w. That being said I like the printer. No worrying about ink drying up and it makes very nice black and white prints. It's been complaining that the toner is running low lately but keeps printing anyway. I hardly ever print color anymore. I have an HP Deskjet F4100 All in One. About all I use on it these days is the scanner. The Ink cartridges are all dried up.
    I'm leaning towards a color laser some time down the road.
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