I have had luck with the Ricoh color lasers (great specs for the price).   I set the drivers to print to B/W by default and used it as the only printer in a couple of labs.      I had purchased one Xerox which the drivers would not allow you to set the default color settings (as per Xerox).

Most of the low end HP's I bought I wound up upgrading the ram to make it really usable, but never had any other issues with them.  

Bjorn Behrendt
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On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear List:

Looking for a suggestion about a network color last printer.

small workgroup sized

NEED basic driver (windows) no 1/2hr installs (some of the HPs can be if if it
insists on loading THEIR photo editor, etc)
WANT a model that is new but proven or has long availability (so that I can
order similar units a year from now)

if you have one that you love or hate, I would appreciate knowing.