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Old 02-08-2008, 06:41 AM   #4
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I’ll tell you what I did to be able to print cheap. There are some very excellent older laser printers out there. They cost a bunch of money new and the toner was expensive. But as the printer gets older, the toner is sold cheaper and cheaper, and if the printer is a work horse…well…

My printer is old but looks like new – IBM Network 17 laser duplexer. It cost $1500 new, but I found one on e-bay with one month of usage for $100. The toner cost then was $225 for 10,000 pages, (20,000 miser, which I never tried). Now the toner cost on average is $40 to $50, but there is one on e-bay right now for $20, and it just depends. Two web sites still sell this printer refurbished for $400, and the printer still gets very high reviews.

It’s only B&W. And the resolution is only 600x600, but this is a very nice and crisp 600x600, when the right font and paper is chosen. Of course, I have ways of finding paper or whatever at the right price also.

Well, I’ve had a bunch of printers. But one by one, I get rid of them, cause this is my printer.

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