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HP 1020 Laser printer.. good printer??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kbaasit, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. kbaasit

    kbaasit Thread Starter

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    Hi, is this printer a good printer. i.e. I heard that after your toner runs out on some of these new laser printers, U have to replace more than juat a toner.

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  2. kiwiguy

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    HP printers do use a toner package that includes the drum, but that is the very reason I bought one about 6 years + ago, it is still as good as new.

    The cheaper units that I have used prior to this, where the drum was not replaced with the toner pack became very poor in quality after only a couple of toner packs, or 5,000 prints and were almost unuseable at 7,000 prints. The replacement drums were about the same price as the printer.

    On a cents per sheet basis, I have a better run with the HP approach where the drum is renewed each time.
     
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    Do u think it a good idea t buy a new printer such as the 1020... (I need only a black ink printer) or get a good condition HP4 or 5?
     
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    I have no idea of the relative values of the HP4 or HP5 compared to where you are and your cost of a new one to you, but the older ones you quote would be too old for me to consider, though total throughput and roller perishing would be the main considerations.

    Also have no idea of your throughput, so we simply cannot make those judgement calls when we have no base data.

    The HP 1020 is suited to no more than 5,000 copies a month, and will do about 2,000 copies on a toner pack.

    My HP 2100 is suited to 15,000 copies per month and does 5,000 copies per toner pack, (rated) but I get more like 7,000 copies per toner.

    It's horses for courses.

    I use an HP 2100.
     
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    If you are doing light work and not expecting it to print a ton of pages as posted in the previous post you will do well with this printer. You could however save a little money and look into a Samsung ML-2010 or Minolta 1400W or 1350W Laser Printer. They are a little cheaper and will do as good a job as the HP. I use all 3 here in my office and printer with them tons.

    Consumable wise they all have the benefit of being able to use toner refill kits. The Samsung ML-2010 being the easiest/cheapest to refill as you do need to replace any type of chip. Either way refilling the toner is incredibly easy and will save you thousands over the life of the printer.
     
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