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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2018, 05:22:24 PM »
there is a 3 function HP laser ( print/scan/copy) for £125 here ( after cashback deal)

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-m281fdw-multi-function-wireless-colour-laser-printer-12491-after-cashback-ebuyer-2918494
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2018, 05:29:23 PM »
Yep - that's my laser printer and its very very good. if you can get it for £125, do it.
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2018, 07:25:10 PM »
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I dont suppose this will be your problem, but just for reference, Ive used and printed downloadable brick papers from two diffeent suppliers...

That's a really good point...  I will check later this evening to see where the downloads are from.  If I remember correctly I have sourced the .pdf's from more than one place.  I have not tried printing many of them - I printed a couple then decided they were all going to be rubbish.  Thanks for your post.

I've learned from here, and other places, that laser printers are not generally the best for photographs but I do like the thought of the non fade aspect of the result.

Again, thanx for all the input, very much appreciated...  :NGF:
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2018, 07:28:41 PM »
there is a 3 function HP laser ( print/scan/copy) for £125 here ( after cashback deal)

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-m281fdw-multi-function-wireless-colour-laser-printer-12491-after-cashback-ebuyer-2918494

Yep, as mentioned in an earlier post one of our household printers is the very similar looking but older model MFP277DW, with which I've been impressed so far.
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2018, 12:43:19 AM »
@Zogbert Splod
I dont suppose this will be your problem, but just for reference, Ive used and printed downloadable brick papers from two diffeent suppliers...

That's a really good point...  I will check later this evening...
And I did!  Some of the downloads were from scalescenes and they were NOT the ones I had tried printing!  So, I printed a couple of them.  Much better.  I am going to print them again after I go out for some better quality paper but I am delighted with the difference as compared to what I had before.  With any luck I will be able to have a proper go with my existing Epson.  I'll still have to do the spray thing to stop fading but that's cheaper than a laser printer!!!

Thanks for the nudge in that direction @kirky .....
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2018, 10:41:15 AM »
The ink jet printer may be cheaper than a laser printer, however the cost per page for a laser printer is  better than ink jet, often one tenth or better. (and no jets to clog either).

The exception in cost per page comparisons could be the Epson "Ecotank" range, although the printer cost is much higher than types using normal ink cartridges.
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2018, 12:05:03 AM »
The ink jet printer may be cheaper than a laser printer, however the cost per page for a laser printer is  better than ink jet, often one tenth or better. (and no jets to clog either). ...
The thing is this Mr Mike, I have a very lightly used Epson ink jetter.  Even saving on printing per page, it would take a  l o n g  time to use the 'per page' argument to convince my head that a new printer just for brick papers can slip past the exchequer.  The thread was inspired because of the really poor quality I was getting with some downloaded modeling papers.  Since kirky suggested that there was such a dramatic difference between papers from different sources, I have found that I am willing to go with what I have for now.  Possibly not for ever though.  I am just getting back into doing some modeling after the last couple of years of builders and such.  It is well possible that things will change 10 times in the next week!
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2018, 12:34:29 PM »
Hi! I just came across this and I feel you. I have had an HP deskjet 2620 for many years until I gave up. I have to admit I was happy the first years (I bought it in 2010 if I am not mistaken), the pixel resolution was good back in those times. I messed it up printing work stuff probably. Since it was always blurred and I could print at work (design agency) I haven't bought another one. At work we have an Epson that prints in A3, which I'm using for my modeling labels with an amazing pixel quality. It is a professional printer but maybe you can get inspiration about the possibilities of a3 printers in case you didn't solve it. The ipd technology is quite good nowadays. And as someone has pointed out, don't forget about the paper you are using.

I hope it helps. Let us know how did it end and how do you find the results?
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Re: Printer... Laser v Inkjet... Thoughts/Experience...
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2018, 08:54:04 PM »
Just a thought if you do decide to buy a new printer in the future - most can print directly from a USB stick, so maybe you can persuade the shops to let you try their display models with your own file.

 

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