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Laser Printer opinions please - Epson & Samsung


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Post Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:37 pm

Laser Printer opinions please - Epson & Samsung


We need to buy a colour laser printer, can anyone comment on the Epson Aculaser C900 or the Samsung CLP 500 especially running costs and good company to buy toner etc from?


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i have an epson 5800 b/w with postscript 3 which cost a fortune, but i have never had to replace toner or anything else for the past four years (touch wood) print quality is amazing. i have just bought an epson aculaser c900 which someone recommended the print quality....i'm not too impressed for colour print outs to show clients fab!! but for your own stuff :roll: reason being the controls for printing on it are rotten just the basic print mode colour etc. i would spend an extra £200 for the new epson colour laser (cannot remember name) :D


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Post Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:43 pm

Have you thought about a Tally they are one of the worlds biggest suppliers to industry etc........ their rental deal is excellen wish i had done it instead of buying as u get an upgraded version.Have a look on the Tally website

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Post Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:50 am

Thanks for the tip Lyndy. I'm getting in contact with them tomorrow.


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Post Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:40 pm

Hi Lyndy what sort of cost are they? do you know the "tally" web address.

cheers :cool:


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never heard of tally.... :P

i will check their web address


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Post Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:58 pm

I have a xerox 6100, which is exactly the same as the samsung CLP 500
I am not very impressed with the quality of it, It hasn't got a patch on the QMS Magicolour2 that it replaced. there is a lot of feathering around letters and its even worse on the edges. Funny thing is it prints a mean photo that is really superb quality for a laser.
Cheapest place for toner refills for the CLP 500 I have found is ... fills.html.
For the best price on the printer try ... /printers/
Hope that helps

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Post Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:19 pm

EPSON AcuLaser C900

I wouldn't reccommend the Epson. I had a networked version in the office.

If you printed a band of grey across the width of the page it faded noticeably from one side to the other.

Consumables didn't seem to last very long, and it broke beyond economical repair within about 16 months.

Oh and the M.D. of Epson UK didn't manage to get the fading thing sorted either.

Can't comment on the other printer.


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