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Laser Printer (and scanner) with automatic feeder

de_raabs 12 10 September 22, 2015 at 08:10 AM
Hello Techies
I am a small start up business owner with limited resources. I am in market looking for a reliable multicolor laser printer equipped with scanner that can feed in documents automatically. We do have lot of pages to scan and thus a scanner that can print multiple pages into one file by placing it into a feeder would be appreciated.
Wi-Fi required!
If you can list the names of printer companies and their models that are recommended I would like to consider them.
Thank you

Summary
1. Color Laser Printer
2. Print, Scan (Color), copy and fax
3. Multiple page feed in and automatically scan
4. Documents in one file and multiple file option
5. Wi-Fi

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Not Dell

What is your budget?
How many pages a day are you scanning?
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Not Dell

What is your budget?
How many pages a day are you scanning?
Our Budget is approx $100-125

Scanning is about 50 pages every time. (sometimes 200 pages/day)
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Our Budget is approx $100-125

Scanning is about 50 pages every time. (sometimes 200 pages/day)
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I've seen B&W laser AIOs get to that price point, but not color. Lowest I've seen is ~$175-$200 for a color laser AIO...

Do you need to print in color, or would B&W be sufficient? Does it need to be an AIO, or would a printer and separate scanner be an option? How many pages do you tend to print at a time / per day / per month?
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Quote from de_raabs View Post :
Our Budget is approx $100-125

Scanning is about 50 pages every time. (sometimes 200 pages/day)
Thank you

Your price point and requirements are not compatible. If color lasers with doc feeders and scanners were that cheap, everyone would have one.
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Quote from de_raabs View Post :
Our Budget is approx $100-125

Scanning is about 50 pages every time. (sometimes 200 pages/day)
Thank you
I agree that your objective and price point are incompatible.

For that volume of scanning the only thing that really makes sense is a dedicated document scanner:
http://www.newegg.com/Document-Sc...ocScanners
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6838102007

They generally run from about $250-$700+. This type of scanner works so much better than your typical AIO. You've probably seen them at doctor's offices and hospitals.

You anticipate scanning up to 200 pages / day, would you be scanning a minimum or 50 pages per day? How many pages do you anticipate scanning and printing in a month?

A color laser printer without a scanner would also blow your budget.
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Last edited by jkee September 22, 2015 at 03:15 PM
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As has been stated, to buy new you'll need to think $200-$300 and that's a very consumer-grade device. Not sure how good the options are (professional business-grade systems are I don't know how many thousands of dollars), but the Brother MFC-9130CW is $279 and seems to meet your needs.

If it's that critical to your business I would think $279 still isn't much money in the big picture, but if you can only swing $125 then I'd look at Craigslist or something. Unfortunately needing color and wifi will eliminate many "older" models that people would be getting rid of, so there may not be much out there.
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The Cheapskate listed this Canon Color Laser AIO for $179 earlier today. Only problem I see is that it doesn't have duplex printing. Other than that it seems quite the printer for the price, and it has a 50-sheet autofeed.

http://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-ca...CAD7dba523
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Thank you everybody. I am going to be on a look out for the Brother and cannon model stated earlier. Looking at my options, I think $279 is not that bad either!
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I got a very nice HP color Laser printer for $150, perfect for small business use at Staples on clearance. It was originally $450. The only thing wrong was they lost the power cord. Toner was still full too.

Keep your eyes open and you'll run across such deals.
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