Looks like you have to do 2000-4000 pages per month and buy the
cartridges from them now plus the maintenance kits. Cost if you run
under is $100 to $150/month
Nice units though, two sided scanning and two sided printing.
Too many pages for us. :)
At 12:42 PM 2/13/2007, you wrote:
>When I worked at Highgate Elementary, we applied for and received a free
>color laser printer (Xerox - wax based), through their Free Color
>Printer program. You have to apply and tell them approximately how many
>pages you would print per month. The only commitments were that you
>needed to print out and fax them a report once a month which listed
>usage (total pages, black coverage, color coverage, etc). If you didn't
>mail in the report, or if you didn't meet your minimum monthly printing
>commitment (you can print anything, it doesn't need to be color), you
>were charged $75 for the month. At the time, they provided all the
>black ink for free, though I don't see that they still do this. We used
>this to print our school yearbook, but also let classes print
>(especially black and white) to it to help us achieve our commitment.
>The contract is for 3 years, then the printer is yours to keep.
>One major drawback is that they required a credit card be kept of file
>by them. They would automatically charge this card if you didn't hold
>up your end of the bargain.
>I think we only paid the $75 twice. Basically, we had a color laser
>printer for $150 including all the black ink.
>You can look into this program at http://www.freecolorprinters.com/
>Franklin Northwest SU
>District Technology/Data Coordinator
>100 Robin Hood Drive
>Swanton, VT 05488
>From: Jack Barnes [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 11:14 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: color laser issues
>We have an HP color laserjet 3800dtn that works pretty well. We also
>recently purchased as part of an overall copier purchase, Xerox 2424
>Copier/Printer/Scanner. It will scan to PDFs. I don't know what it
>would cost but if its close, you get a lot of options. It uses a wax
>based toner. If you are interested, let me know and I can get you more
>information about it.
>Jack W. Barnes, CNE
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> >>> [log in to unmask] 2/13/2007 11:06:36 AM >>>
>I have an HP color LaserJet 2600n that's about 1.5 years old.
>the print quality has seriously declined. The pages are "dirty" and
>generally not great quality. I have used the toolbox to clean and
>recalibrate. I've also run a "demag" paper through it. If you own one
>these, it this common? Do you have any advice as to how to improve the
>print quality? I would also take suggestions on a new HP color laser
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