09-04-2012 10:56 AM
I prepare tax returns and up to now have always purchased a laser printer. Is that still necessary with all the current technology. Not sure of the difference in printers.
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09-04-2012 09:06 PM
Being for business.... you willl quickly find better value using a laser. BTW.... do you have laptop that needs to moved around the office? Consider a "wireless" printer so that you can print anywhere around the office (such as a meeting room).
09-06-2012 06:56 PM
It's much cheaper to use laser as the price of toner over ink is vastly superior.
This is not always true anymore - the Officejet Pro 8000 series models are roughly the same price per page. However, laser print is much better for black and white text and graphics, such as tax returns, for other reasons.
You want one with networking in it regardless of it being wireless or wired, so multiple computers can share it easily. Plus, it's usually included every time, anyway. I'd probably look at this one:
09-07-2012 12:36 PM
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09-07-2012 06:36 PM
Print qualtiy is excellent for normal color graphics work, good for text and OK for photo work (laser does better for text, and more colors for photo).
I have the older OJ Pro 8500, and it's big advantages for me over my CLJ 2600N is the duplex module is more convenient, it's somewhat faster, and it takes any stock I throw at it. Lasers are very picky about taking just plain paper, which I don't have to worry about with it. Generally, I only print tickets and receipts on the laser anymore, almost anything else goes on the inkjet.
If you had to own one printer, hands down the Officejet Pro 8000 series is the way to go, because of the low cost per page and the fact that it does nothing badly.
On the flipside, if I were doing taxes and other black and white work all day, I'd still get the laser, even at a higher cost per page.
09-07-2012 06:37 PM
One other thing I forgot: the Officejet 8000 series uses seperate print heads, so quality is the same across all cartridge capacities.