Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please



  • I have an old Brother 4150 CDN color laser printer that is used by about 20 people. I am estimating that it does about 15,000 pages a month. The toner likes to leak out of the sides by the rollers and contaminate the rest of the rollers and ultimately the pages. So, I am looking for a decent color print-only replacement.

    I know HP printers aren't what they used to be. Are the "Enterprise" printers any good?

    What are you using (or would you use) in this scenario?



  • I like my Lanier's. They have have a color desktop model that should handle 15K pages.



  • @dashrender - Thanks, I will check them out.



  • @wrx7m said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    Brother 4150 CDN

    Brother has a replacement model chart 2016 pdf. The recommended model to replace is HL-L8250cdn.



  • @wrx7m said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    I have an old Brother 4150 CDN color laser printer that is used by about 20 people. I am estimating that it does about 15,000 pages a month. The toner likes to leak out of the sides by the rollers and contaminate the rest of the rollers and ultimately the pages. So, I am looking for a decent color print-only replacement.

    I know HP printers aren't what they used to be. Are the "Enterprise" printers any good?

    What are you using (or would you use) in this scenario?

    Retire some of the people. What reason would those people have for printing an average of 25 color pages every day? Not being helpful at all (sorry), I was just blown away by the volume.

    My best color experience was with the OfficeJet Pro x line. Very fast, way better color than a laser, and not much more expensive than laser to operate: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-x576dw-multifunction-printer.



  • @kelly said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    @wrx7m said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    I have an old Brother 4150 CDN color laser printer that is used by about 20 people. I am estimating that it does about 15,000 pages a month. The toner likes to leak out of the sides by the rollers and contaminate the rest of the rollers and ultimately the pages. So, I am looking for a decent color print-only replacement.

    I know HP printers aren't what they used to be. Are the "Enterprise" printers any good?

    What are you using (or would you use) in this scenario?

    Retire some of the people. What reason would those people have for printing an average of 25 color pages every day? Not being helpful at all (sorry), I was just blown away by the volume.

    My best color experience was with the OfficeJet Pro x line. Very fast, way better color than a laser, and not much more expensive than laser to operate: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-x576dw-multifunction-printer.

    I fight here constantly about people printing out a draft of something, with like one letter in color.

    STOP!!!!



  • @black3dynamite said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    @wrx7m said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    Brother 4150 CDN

    Brother has a replacement model chart 2016 pdf. The recommended model to replace is HL-L8250cdn.

    Thanks. I don't know if I want to go with a Brother printer again. Not saying I won't, I just want to see what else comes up.



  • @kelly said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    @wrx7m said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    I have an old Brother 4150 CDN color laser printer that is used by about 20 people. I am estimating that it does about 15,000 pages a month. The toner likes to leak out of the sides by the rollers and contaminate the rest of the rollers and ultimately the pages. So, I am looking for a decent color print-only replacement.

    I know HP printers aren't what they used to be. Are the "Enterprise" printers any good?

    What are you using (or would you use) in this scenario?

    Retire some of the people. What reason would those people have for printing an average of 25 color pages every day? Not being helpful at all (sorry), I was just blown away by the volume.

    My best color experience was with the OfficeJet Pro x line. Very fast, way better color than a laser, and not much more expensive than laser to operate: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-x576dw-multifunction-printer.

    Thanks but I don't want/need a multi-function, just a printer. I would also like for some of these people to retire. It is mostly the old-timers that aren't savvy enough to use digital. I do have a couple of younger people that are just out to lunch when it comes to tech and they do everything on paper too. :(

    I have made some progress on eliminating printers. When I first got here at the end of 2010 , they were using 4 dot matrix printers for invoicing and whatever else was involved in that process. I have since had them go to pdf/e-mail only for the vast majority of our customers. Some "require" paper. Not sure why, though.

    My next two hills to die on are:

    The last dot matrix printer that they use to print checks in triplicate. I kept asking them why they had to use a dot matrix printer for this. The ONLY reason - "We just bought a few more boxes of checks". I tell them to stop buying the checks but they never do. SMH

    and

    I shit you not, a vacuum tube that runs from the front office to the other end of the warehouse. This isn't some relic from the 40s. This was installed in 2007 or so. The purpose? To transport printed pick tickets for the warehouse team to pull orders! If they absolutely had to print the thing in the first place, why didn't they print it to a networked printer in the warehouse, where they have several computers and laser/label printers. Or, slightly less efficient but WAAAAAAAY better than a vacuum tube, e-mail it to someone out there or save it to a shared folder and have them print it. Nope - We will install a relic from the past to handle our problem of getting a piece of paper from one end of the building to the other, without having someone walk back and forth.

    Not only that, but 2 years ago, they moved some things around on the warehouse end and added 2 more computers. What did they do when they needed to move the vacuum tube system/equipment 20 feet to the right? Paid someone to come in and reroute it. ARGH. This stuff drives me insane.



  • @brrabill said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    @kelly said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    @wrx7m said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    I have an old Brother 4150 CDN color laser printer that is used by about 20 people. I am estimating that it does about 15,000 pages a month. The toner likes to leak out of the sides by the rollers and contaminate the rest of the rollers and ultimately the pages. So, I am looking for a decent color print-only replacement.

    I know HP printers aren't what they used to be. Are the "Enterprise" printers any good?

    What are you using (or would you use) in this scenario?

    Retire some of the people. What reason would those people have for printing an average of 25 color pages every day? Not being helpful at all (sorry), I was just blown away by the volume.

    My best color experience was with the OfficeJet Pro x line. Very fast, way better color than a laser, and not much more expensive than laser to operate: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-x576dw-multifunction-printer.

    I fight here constantly about people printing out a draft of something, with like one letter in color.

    STOP!!!!

    Yeah, I hear ya. I wouldn't need to print anything if it weren't for our antiquated process for purchase orders and expense reporting. We use a filemaker database to fill out the PO and then print it out and attach it to a copy of a receipt/invoice that we had to print out too. Both were already digital, but now we have to print them so that they can be submitted to accounting! What's worse, is that they don't even record the PO number when entering the purchase into the ERP system. I just started getting requests from them to see if we were still using certain equipment and all they could give me was combined totals and some dates. They didn't use my detailed descriptions of what it was or the PO number or who the vendor was. I have no idea how we are still in business.

    Our expense report is an excel spreadsheet that you have to fill in the blanks and print out and submit with receipts. I understand if it is cash register receipts or something (not that you haven't been able to use the ubiquitous smart phone for the last 10 years to convert it to pdf or jpg or anything) but it is ridiculous.

    Fortunately, the new CFO is all for streamlining and using technology to our advantage.



  • @kelly said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    @wrx7m said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    I have an old Brother 4150 CDN color laser printer that is used by about 20 people. I am estimating that it does about 15,000 pages a month. The toner likes to leak out of the sides by the rollers and contaminate the rest of the rollers and ultimately the pages. So, I am looking for a decent color print-only replacement.

    I know HP printers aren't what they used to be. Are the "Enterprise" printers any good?

    What are you using (or would you use) in this scenario?

    Retire some of the people. What reason would those people have for printing an average of 25 color pages every day? Not being helpful at all (sorry), I was just blown away by the volume.

    My best color experience was with the OfficeJet Pro x line. Very fast, way better color than a laser, and not much more expensive than laser to operate: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-x576dw-multifunction-printer.

    I actually got one of the 576dw printers early last year, I believe. I was going to get a couple more for a director and CFO but they were discontinued by that time. My only real complaint about it was there was NO NTP client settings. How the hell do my $150 Brother printers have NTP and this thing didn't?





  • @dashrender said in Color Laser Printer - Recommendations, Please:

    Lanier

    Do you know what the difference is between Lanier and Ricoh? I have some older Ricoh multi-functions and they are just so-so.



  • Looks like they want to scale back the color printing at some point. Hopefully, to a trickle ;)

    I am going to look at some more lower - mid-range ($500-700) print-only models.



  • @wrx7m Laniers and RIcoh are the same for the hardware.


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