Looking for older color laserjet printer, work horse and possible costly units

Discussion in '8 ½ x 11 Color Laser Printers' started by Markrethy, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Markrethy

    Markrethy New Member

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    Hello, I run a small home business and have been purchasing the printer listed below for many years and now I am trying to consider with all the printers out there if anyone else has a good recommendation for another older printer that works for them too.

    I have been using HP cp2025 color laser printer for many years, I have a total of 4 of them in my home office and every 1 to 2 years instead of fixing them, when they mess up I just replace them with another used printer the same model. They usually start to mess up after about a year some have lasted 2 years. These printers can be picked up for around 150 to 200 dollars each, toners, I only use genuine toners so Genuine HP toners can be picked up for low cost as well around 100.00.

    I print full color 8.5 x 11 and 8.5x14 pages on regular paper, 24lb, 28 lb, 32 lb, card stock, and even 66 lb photo paper. I shut off the toner is low setting and I can easily get around 1, 000 copies per 4 toners cartridges at around 100.00 total cost of all 4 toners.
    I print business cards, flyers and post cards on card stock and photo paper and my stuff comes out great.To me is a great printer, however I want to get or see what is out there for a bit more money out of my pocket.
    a few questions...

    Do any of you know of a color laser jet , older model for around 600.00, 700.00 that is a work horse with cost effective toners? That you have used if in the same situation as me. It can be discontinued (which most are) in the last 5 to 8 years that are reliable?

    Also I am considering purchasing a printer, bigger unit off lease, there are companies that sell these units for around 1, 500.00 to 2,300.00 which is fine by me (Ricoh,Canon, Bizhub) but calling these companies on the phone they all say this one is good or this one is bad and out of calling about 6 or 7 companies not one of them said any of the good ones others said were good, were good. Basically they are sales people just trying to sell an off lease machine they have in stock.

    Maybe Ricoh, Sharp, HP or another branded printer. Paper sizes I typically use is 8.5 x11, 8.5x14 and I print post cards/card stock on that machines as well. Looking for small printer recommendations and in August I am thinking of buying a bigger one for around 2300.00 to 2500.00. Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. Markrethy

    Markrethy New Member

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    The reason I say used/refurbished is that is how I purchased all of the units I purchased and I have probably purchased about 15 of these machines in the past few years. Nothing wrong in my opinion with going refurbished.
     
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