Buying a new printer
Posted on 2007-04-08
I am about to buy a laser printer, so far I have had only ink inject printers.
It's primary use is for a student (no need for high resolution printing, 600x600 is just fine)
within my price range, you can find these printers, I will put in paranthesis how much it costs (it has been translated from another currency)
Xerox Phaser 3117 (87$)
HP LaserJet 1018 (100$)
Samsung ML1610 (95$)
Samsung ML2010 (102$)
I tend to go for the Xerox, as in my country there is a website that people post comments on products and this got great amount of good comments, the others got much less. and besides, it is being sold at more amount of stores than any other printer (except the HP LasterJet1018)
I would like to know what are a laser-printer consumables? i mean, what will i need to replace and when, and what is it's relative price to the printer cost. what's that drum everybody speaks about ?
(tell me also about the ink - how many pages? is there some kind of absolute that i can compare ? such as ml in the cartridge etc)