Laser Printer with Scan and Xerox (All in One Kind) - B&W ok, low maintenance preferred

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This is a very good model. Offline it goes lowest to 14k.

It has wifi, easily refillable. Has duplex. My friend is using it since 3-4yrs as a mini xerox machine. Works great. Very popular.

I have the cheaper model with just printer. Its amazing. I bring a 100 rs toner and refill + reset whenever required. Nothing beats it.


By refilling it yourself, you can save around 200 per refill and in a few yrs you'd save enough to get another one of these printers if your volume is high :D

The duplex works very well. I have printed documents with 500 pages in duplex (in bunch of 50 or 100s)
Which model is your ?
 

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This is a very good model. Offline it goes lowest to 14k.

It has wifi, easily refillable. Has duplex. My friend is using it since 3-4yrs as a mini xerox machine. Works great. Very popular.

I have the cheaper model with just printer. Its amazing. I bring a 100 rs toner and refill + reset whenever required. Nothing beats it.


By refilling it yourself, you can save around 200 per refill and in a few yrs you'd save enough to get another one of these printers if your volume is high :D

The duplex works very well. I have printed documents with 500 pages in duplex (in bunch of 50 or 100s)
What offline stores should I look for? Honestly if i am saving a lot then only I will opt for offline else I will just buy online and be done with it.
 

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We use Canon 244dw at work - has everything you need. Costs around 20k all inclusive and even has ADF scanning. Only negative is the usual chip cartridges and the toner change irritations.

It has a fax. What stands out here is the device memory. 512MB. The brother has only 32MB so this one can handle multi user print jobs better. Not necessary in a home environment.

It can handle legal size printing and scanning which the Brother cannot. Monthly duty cycle is 5k pages more at 15k pages/month than the brother at 10k/month.

It has a detailed display and is back lit. Best is that display swivels up. What i like about the brother is the display points up since i'm usually standing when i use it. The HP in comparison has the display pointing horizontally so its to be used sitting down or you won't see the display.

 
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It has a fax. What stands out here is the device memory. 512MB. The brother has only 32MB so this one can handle multi user print jobs better. Not necessary in a home environment.

It can handle legal size printing and scanning which the Brother cannot. Monthly duty cycle is nearly double that of the brother at 15k pages/month

It has a detailed display and is back lit. Best is that display swivels up. What i like about the brother is the display points up since i'm usually standing when i use it. The HP in comparison has the display pointing horizontally so its to be used sitting down or you won't see the display.

I actually did not peruse the other posts. We went with the Canon since we wanted something reliable and with good ASS - both of which we got with this. Its replacing our standalone printers/xerox machines pan India. So far works great.
 

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Brother DCP-1616NW Multi-function Printer. It's an all in one. Brought on flipkart for 10.5k about a year back. It's wifi so can print from mobile as well with the brother app
Come to think of it i did see your model at the local brother distributor back in 2016 but can't remember why i didn't go for it. Maybe the lack of duplex

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For the brother printer I had mentioned, do I have to buy replacement toner only or I can get the existing toner refilled somehow for cheaper price?

Also for replacement, do I need to buy original brother toner cartridge or some other generic brand is ok?
There are ways of refilling it but you would need experience as to what toner powder to use. The wrong kind won't print well. Could cause problems with the drum too. Who can help with that ?

I don't plan to refill, i'm sticking with OEM toner. Prices aren't too high and would last years with my use.
 
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Ok so i just called up my local brother retailer (got its location from brother's website and luckily it is very near). They told they have this one...


The guy on phone could not give me price as it told "abhi sab bandh ho gaya hai". Probably he was cross checking price from somewhere else. I saw online and this is "Tank" printer. I am confused what tank printer is and are they any good? Somewhere I read it is inkjet like but uses bottled ink or so.
Can anyone tell me if these are economical in terms of refills or so?

edit: I am dumb. It is the same printer. Let me get the final price from him and will buy then online or offline.
 
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Ok so i just called up my local brother retailer (got its location from brother's website and luckily it is very near). They told they have this one...


The guy on phone could not give me price as it told "abhi sab bandh ho gaya hai". Probably he was cross checking price from somewhere else. I saw online and this is "Tank" printer. I am confused what tank printer is and are they any good? Somewhere I read it is inkjet like but uses bottled ink or so.
Can anyone tell me if these are economical in terms of refills or so?

edit: I am dumb. It is the same printer. Let me get the final price from him and will buy then online or offline.
Ink tank is a kind of inkjet. I mentioned this earlier. There is a thread here where people spoke about it. Its cheaper and you get colour.
 

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Ink tank is a kind of inkjet. I mentioned this earlier. There is a thread here where people spoke about it. Its cheaper and you get colour.
But the one I am planning to buy which is 17K on amazon is laser right? Because the amazon listing for some reason says "Ink Tank" so it is confusing.
 

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Jeez man, what confusion is this. Just got to a few local shops that are popular. They will give you rates instantly. They will also refill it later for 200-300. Amazon is overpriced.

Yes its laser printer only. Prints only black and white. Prints duplex. Just watch a review or something online.
 

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But the one I am planning to buy which is 17K on amazon is laser right? Because the amazon listing for some reason says "Ink Tank" so it is confusing.
Yeah it is laser, the idiots made a mistake

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Some people also confirmed

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Hello members - Excellent topic and discussion going on, Complete noob here.....

Just wondering where the HP Laserjet M1005 stands in this regards - Almost all Govt Office/Courts and some remote places/tourist spots of India I find this printer used as Xerox machine - Upon searching YT shows tons of Tuts regarding 12A refilling.....must be running very very cheap.

Looking for a solution at home for scan/copy job.

What is the expert's opinion regarding this....Amazon IN does have negative comments too.

 

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Hello members - Excellent topic and discussion going on, Complete noob here.....

Just wondering where the HP Laserjet M1005 stands in this regards - Almost all Govt Office/Courts and some remote places/tourist spots of India I find this printer used as Xerox machine - Upon searching YT shows tons of Tuts regarding 12A refilling.....must be running very very cheap.

Looking for a solution at home for scan/copy job.

What is the expert's opinion regarding this....Amazon IN does have negative comments too.

I have it.

Bother one is better. Its called a mini xerox machine. It has duplex which is a life saver and ADF. Also has wifi. Its very easy to refill the brother one too. If you need help I can post pics next time. There are plenty of tutorials for it too. Only thing they dont show in tuts is how to reset the cartridge gears. Just posting one pic will solve that problem.

Refil cost for my HP printer is 350 (Guy comes to office to do it.). For brother it is 100 (I get the toner in bulk and Do it myself. I have just the printer which has same cartridge)


If you dont need duplex, adf, wifi, then you can go for HP. In HP one is easier to set up other size pages like a5 etc. These are also work horses like brother one.
 
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