Best printer for reliability?

stratman

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I Googled "Total Cost of Ownership" for Laser and Inkjet. You might get lucky if you include a specific make and model of a printer you are interested in.

Here are a couple links to get you started. YMMV!

http://www.ganson.com/TCO-For-Color.html

https://medium.com/@amandam_95165/6...inters-for-home-office-this-2020-8c9398bbf337

These projections are typically under stable and well controlled environmental conditions. If you are in an arid or steamy environment then problems may be more likely than with a temperature and humidity controlled room.

What printers do people/businesses find well working and reasonable in cost to operate in your area? Figure out what you want to do with your printer and then seek out local opinions from those with similar printing habits.
 

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"I have doubts they will ever come close to being as cost effective as Inkjet. "
You may want to take a look at this link on Tom's: Inkjet vs laser lifetime cost.
Though I doubt the documented costs include electricity.
 

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I have had an inkjet Epson Artisan 730 for 7 years with a CISS system and this printer seems bulletproof to me. I know the same printerhas been used commercially for at least the same period by the CISS suppliers I use. If you can find one used it would still be a good buy and with the bonus of colour. The injects are mechanical rather than bubble tech. The Canon bubble jets are good when new but eventually the print head wears out, I have had three of them. They are cheaper but ink cartridges are expensive so I used a CISS system with them but they all eventually wore out. If you don’t want the issues of reinking then a cheap laser is your best approach with refurbished cartridges. So many to choose from and relatively cheap now it is hard to be definitive, but as always you get what you pays for :)
 
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