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Buying a Printer - what is the best choice for me?

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Forsaken Ribeiro

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Hi. I want to buy a new Printer, and I'm pretending to print about 400/500 pages per month (eBooks - most in black & white).

I won't use it daily, maybe 6 or 7 times a month... but when I do, it will be about 100 pages per use.

I'm in doubt if I should buy a Laser or a Inkjet Printer. I was told that laser Printer are very expensive in terms of maintenance and hard to clean. But I was also told that Inkjets use to dry if they aren't used for a while, and it only will be worth to buy it if I print daily.

I had a Lexmark Z42 (2 years of use), but its inkjets were consumed very quickly and the last ones dried in a few days... :S

What will be the best option for me? Laser or Inkjet??

If is Laser then it shall be a monochromatic one, and what model should I choose?

If the best option is a Inkjet, then I would like to buy a Printer that has the best economic inkjets - that won't dry, the best use/cost and cheapest ink recharges. What model fits me best?

I also want to thank you for your time. Sorry my bad english.

=) cheers
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for that volume of printing i'd deffinitely go with a laser printer...they're better equiped for large volume printing...and as you said...you don't have to worry about ink trying up since they already use powdered toner....you can actually get some rellatively cheap ($100 to $200) laser printers.....i'd suggest staying away from lexmark..i've yet to buy a printer from them that lasted more than a year
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Matt Brownn

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Laser all the way they are not that expensive and for what you are using it for it suits you best. I would just get either one of these http://www.newegg.co...N82E16828115080 or...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16828112055 OR...
they are all good but i have the last one and i have had no problems with it.....

Edited by Matt Brownn, 25 February 2008 - 08:44 PM.

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