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[Discuss] color laser printer

Of the color printers I've used at various jobs, my favorite in terms of
print quality and ease of maintenance was a Xerox Phaser. I don't recall
the specific model number.

Its most memorable attribute is that it didn't use toner cartridges;
instead, it used solid blocks
of ink. Essentially, they were oddly shaped crayons. Each color had a
distinct shape to ensure
that you couldn't fit the wrong color in a given slot.

The thing ran like a champ, and it never suffered the kinds of problems
that seem endemic on
more traditional color laser printers.

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 7:19 PM, Rich Braun <richb at> wrote:

> I swear by my Ricoh Aficio SP C410DN.  Drivers for Linux/Windows/Mac work
> easily, the thing is built like a tank, and each toner color has two
> separate
> elements:  one is a bottle of powder rated for 15,000 pages, and the other
> is
> the roller mechanism rated for at least 3x as long.  I get hardcopy for
> less
> than a nickel a page; haven't had to buy many supplies in the 6 or 7 years
> of
> ownership.
> Ricoh probably has improved its products in that timeframe, I haven't
> followed
> them because I haven't needed to.  Just Plain Works.  Tip: monitor your
> supplies (with Nagios or whatever your favorite monitoring daemon is) and
> order new ones before need.  This printer's Ethernet support for monitoring
> makes it easy, along with plugins
> (
> -rich
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