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What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with ink compatibles?

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  1. OM2

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    What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with compatible inks?

    I'm happy to invest in buying a colour laser: but I can't find any refills for lasers
    At least they don't seem to be widely available

    So, my choice is: colour laser + genuine inks or colour inkjet + compatible inks

    From what I know, side by side: laser's are cheaper
    But, how about when compared to genuine laser ink to compatible colour inkjet inks?

    I should stress that for me needs, I am not overly concerned if using compatibles doesn't give me perfect results - just close as possible is fine for me

    What's more important probably is speed of print at highest quality

    ANY feedback would be great

    Thanks


    OM
     
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    Finding Compatible Remanufactured Color Toner cartridges can be dicey. While they may be available, the problem may end up being the company tht does the remanufaturing. It is also dependant upon the model printer you get. I have noticed that the savings on my Black Canon X-25 toner cartridge is only about $12 lower than the cost of a Factory original cartridge. There are sites that I would save up to $30 per cartridge, but part of this is eaten up by the shipping charges. For my toner cartridge, I am about 1/2 mile from the store that does nothing but ink and toner refill services, and their garauntee thier cartridges 100%. In 3 years I have only had to return one cartridge and it was an HP #17 Color cartridge.

    Now per page printing cost on a laser is much cheaper than on an inkjet. Though the printer cost itself is usually much higher for a Laser. Personally I use the laser much more than than my Inkjet, but I do use the inkjet for all color printing. But then 95% of my printing is monochrome text.
     
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