[ale] Question : Printer with lowest TCO for infrequent usage

Dow Hurst Dow.Hurst at mindspring.com
Tue Dec 28 10:35:45 EST 2004

Beautiful print quality for a color laser can be had with the Xerox line 
of color lasers.  About $1200 will get you the lowest cost version with 
networking built in.  Comes compatible with everything due to extensive 
built in features.  I can't tell yet how cheap to run they are but the 
quality is very nice.  The print is just fantastic and much better than 
a HP4500M color laser.  The print is from solid ink coming from the 
Textronix Phaser technology Xerox got when they bought Textronix.  Comes 
with software for any Unix, OS-X, Win.  Had to download the SGI IRIX 
software but not a problem to install or use and is based around CUPs.

Aditya Srinivasan wrote:

>Hi all,
>I am looking for a printer with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership in the 
>long run (Printer + Toner).
>This is for personal use and I print documents very infrequently 
>(directions, recipes etc) .. and will use it for printing about 5 pages a 
>Need a very basic printer. Do not need high resolution.
>Linux compatibility desirable but can be sacrificied if a cheaper Windows 
>only printer is available.
>0. Which printer will cost the least ?
>1. Do you recommend a used printer ?
>2. Is there a specific place in Atlanta to look for them(used) ?
>3. Is third party toner availability important ?
>4. How expensive would it be to have a printer with a duplexer unit (print 
>on both sides)
>Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.

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