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#61308 by RDanne
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:32 pm
Any recommendations for an affordable & dependable new 11x17 B/W laser printer? Might consider color but really dont need. thx - rd
#61330 by David Porter
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:46 am
I have used an HP laserjet for 11x17 for a lot of years. A real workhorse and long lasting toner and drum cartridge unit. The one I currently have is an HP LaserJet 5200. It replaced the 4V printer that HP used to make. The 5200 might not be the cheapest 11x17 on the market but I have never needed either the 4V or the 5200 serviced and they each have lasted 10 years or more with daily use. The toner cartridge runs about $200 but it lasts me about 2 years.
#61331 by joshhuggins
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:11 am
Same here. We ran the LaserJet 4MV for a decade plus, and gave it away still working when we got our LaserJet 5000's when print speeds got faster. They have been going strong since 2000.
#61388 by Nick Pyner
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:13 pm
Same career.....

The HP 4MV had to be the best B/W DataCad printer in the known universe. The 5200L is a worthy replacement - and quite a bit lighter.

In both cases, I bought mine ex-lease. They were about $300
#61397 by joshhuggins
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:06 am
Only thing I would add about the LaserJet 5000's is when the driver design changed for XP/Vista/Windows 7 compatibility, print speed using their built in jetdirect cards dropped significantly. There was never an update that sped them back up :( LPT/USB connection still shoots out fast as ever.

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