[colug-432] Lazer Printer

tom thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 21:07:47 EST 2015

On 11/07/2015 07:19 PM, Rick Hornsby wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2015, at 18:58, tom <thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Any recommendations for monochrome, lazer printer for printing letter
>> size. I saw a HP one at Amazon:
>> http://www.amazon.com/HP-LaserJet-Monochrome-CE658A-BGJ/dp/B00847UWUE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1446943241&sr=8-3&keywords=Hp+Laser+Printers.
>> My neighbor needs to print a lot of letter letter size.
> Depending on the volume, it might be cheaper to make fewer prints at 
> home and have Kinkos do the duplication/volume work.  Depending on how 
> much printing, keep an eye on the PPM (pages per minute) count.
> Also, don’t be shocked when replacement toner cartridges cost nearly 
> as much as the printer itself.  I have an HP color laser, which ran 
> around $600 for the printer.  A full set of 4 replacement cartridges 
> runs right around $600.
> The printer you mentioned takes type 85A cartridges: 
> http://www.amazon.com/HP-CE285D-Black-Original-Cartridges/dp/B006588NGY/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1446945078&sr=1-1&keywords=HP+85A 
> (this is 2x, so ~$45/each for this model.)
>> Wireless would
>> be good. I lean towards HP as my Ancient HP lazerJet 1100 is still
>> tooling along quite nicely.
> HP might make worthless junk in other areas, but their printers are 
> solid and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend an HP printer.
> You don’t necessarily need to spend big extra money for a printer that 
> comes with wireless.  There are plenty of products that turn your 
> USB-only or ethernet-only printer into wireless.  Do some cost comparison.
>> While I am at it I notice there is a
>> centronics/USB device that can connect my LazerJet to my laptops USB
>> ports. Is there a device I could use to connect to that printer
>> wirelessly? No USB on it.
> No USB? Then how is it connected to your computer?  Parallel?
Yes, parallel. It's Its connected to my old ASUS/AMD Athlon tower I 
built in about 2002. Presently I have to copy from my laptop to USB 
stick to the old tower to print from the laptop. I will look for 
something like that device you showed me below.

> The problem I think would be power.  USB can supply power to a 
> wireless chipset, but parallel cannot (maybe?).
> Try something like this perhaps? goo.gl/mNvXiH <http://goo.gl/mNvXiH>
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