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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: Printers?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:09 am

Unless you're planning on printing a lot of pictures or things that must be in color, I'd go with the laser. You can get a good one on the cheap, and the cost over time is much, much less.

Most any of the Brothers ones should be good- but as said above get the auto-duplexing feature. Also, take a look at pages printed per minute. If you get impatient, don't get a real slow printer.

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Re: Printers?

Postby kazu » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:56 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Unless you're planning on printing a lot of pictures or things that must be in color, I'd go with the laser. You can get a good one on the cheap, and the cost over time is much, much less.

Most any of the Brothers ones should be good- but as said above get the auto-duplexing feature. Also, take a look at pages printed per minute. If you get impatient, don't get a real slow printer.

Hmm yeah I was thinking of the all-in-one more for the scan/copy/fax features, as I seem to need those surprisingly more often than I would think I would. Not really sure it's worth the sacrifice in speed though - as well as cartridge costs.

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Re: Printers?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:15 am

kazu wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Unless you're planning on printing a lot of pictures or things that must be in color, I'd go with the laser. You can get a good one on the cheap, and the cost over time is much, much less.

Most any of the Brothers ones should be good- but as said above get the auto-duplexing feature. Also, take a look at pages printed per minute. If you get impatient, don't get a real slow printer.

Hmm yeah I was thinking of the all-in-one more for the scan/copy/fax features, as I seem to need those surprisingly more often than I would think I would. Not really sure it's worth the sacrifice in speed though - as well as cartridge costs.


Yeah...hm. I always used the school scanners since I was less likely to need something scanned on short notice than printed on short notice. It usually worked. If I needed more than a couple copies, I just went to staples.

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Re: Printers?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:20 am

I've got an all-in-one inkjet, and I would get a laser if I could do it all over again. I'm still pretty close to buying a laser and scrapping the inkjet. Factors that influence my decision: I do almost all of my work at home rather than the library, and where professors ban me from bringing a laptop to class I like to print out my reading notes and bring them with me. I've replaced my ink cartridge two or three times now, and it's too expensive in comparison to a laser.

I've had my eye on this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Brother-Printer-H ... b_title_ce

for a while now, though I haven't done a lot of printer research.

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Re: Printers?

Postby kazu » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:10 am

dailygrind wrote:I've got an all-in-one inkjet, and I would get a laser if I could do it all over again. I'm still pretty close to buying a laser and scrapping the inkjet.

Thanks for the insight. If you don't mind, why'd you buy the inkjet over a laser in the first place?

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Re: Printers?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:20 am

It was a hand me down from a family member.

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Re: Printers?

Postby kazu » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:24 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Yeah...hm. I always used the school scanners since I was less likely to need something scanned on short notice than printed on short notice. It usually worked. If I needed more than a couple copies, I just went to staples.

How'd I miss this? That's a good point.. I think I'll go for a laser, esp. with that dailygrind said.

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Re: Printers?

Postby Sandro » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:45 pm

Anyone know of any good deals for just a basic printer with scanner ? I forgot how often I might actually want to use a scanner and the Brother Laser doesnt have one...... I know best buy always has printers on sale for like 30 bucks.

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Re: Printers?

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:36 pm

Go with laser - preferably Brothers. Samsung has some good models, too.

Inkjet is just too much hassle for what it's worth.

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Re: Printers?

Postby thelong » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:43 pm

This is relevant to my interests as well. I'm actually looking at picking up this printer and toner cartridge for <$100 shipped. Toner is good for 2600 pages so I'll have 5200 pages worth of toner right out of the gate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828113616

Edited for poor linking skills.

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Re: Printers?

Postby Sandro » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:05 pm

ResolutePear wrote:Go with laser - preferably Brothers. Samsung has some good models, too.

Inkjet is just too much hassle for what it's worth.


I have the newest Brother duplexer laser. It doesnt have a scanner though, and I know i've seen some cheapo inkjets on sale for like $29 w/MIR . It would only be used in situations when I need a scanner or my Brother dies ( :( )

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Re: Printers?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:29 pm

thelong wrote:This is relevant to my interests as well. I'm actually looking at picking up this printer and toner cartridge for <$100 shipped. Toner is good for 2600 pages so I'll have 5200 pages worth of toner right out of the gate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828113616

Edited for poor linking skills.


I don't think this model has auto duplex. I loved that about my old laser printer.

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Re: Printers?

Postby random5483 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:47 am

I found a printer useful. A black and white no frills printer should be fine though. I did use my scanner once or twice, but I could have lived without it. I printed a few color documents as well, but it was for non-law school purposes.

You want to print out WestLaw/Lexis cases using the WestLaw/Lexis printer. However, having a printer at home can be convenient for printing something at a pinch (occasional case, outline, notes, memo, or anything else you need).

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Re: Printers?

Postby Rock-N-Roll » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:00 am

kazu wrote:Shameless bump as I will be needing to buy a printer for law school soon as well. Laser vs. all-in-one inkjet? Any specific recommendations (besides the ones already listed above?)


I've had really bad experiences with HP. Would strongly recommend against.




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