I have not found a color laser that I really like yet. Two of our offices purchased Xerox Phaser (hard melting ink) printers which print very quickly, but photo images are not good at all. That was ok, because they were purchased for speed, not quality.

For a color laser for the IT department, I was flip flopping between a Brother 4040CN printer and an equivalent priced HP. Unfortunately for me, I chose the Brother which does have better photo quality but still not the best. 

The librarian has a cheap HP Inkjet printer which makes the most spectacular photo images. Some day, I'll find an affordable color laser that actually prints good quality photo's.


Bryan Thompson
Technology Coordinator
Winooski School District
Winooski, VT 05404

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.