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Color laser recommendation?

445 195 August 10, 2018 at 10:41 PM
I've had a B/W laser for some years and use it primarily, but now I want to do more frequent colour printing - not photo quality, mostly will be solid areas of color (specifically I want to do some bulk button making)

Looking for a color laser under 300-ish, pref around 200 if possible - must do good quality prints (ie no banding), be reliable for 2 - 3 years without needing a new platen, and support cheap 3rd-party toner refills.

If you can put photo paper through it and do photo quality color prints that would be a bonus but not essential. Neither is any MFC stuff - don't need scanner or fax. I have wifi and wired networking available, but also a Windows 10 PC powered up all the time that could act as a shared server for printing if the printer doesn't support networking.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

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There was a deal on the board recently for a Dell color laser that was within your budget & a Ricoh. Both are Adorama deals.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11911195-dell-c3760dn-color-laser-printer-200-free-s-h?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

https://slickdeals.net/f/11934379-ricoh-sp-c435dn-color-laser-printer-199-free-s-h?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

I bought an HP LaserJet Pro 200 a couple years ago for $200 and have been happy but my husband refuses to buy 3rd party toner. I'm sure it is available.
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There was a deal on the board recently for a Dell color laser that was within your budget & a Ricoh. Both are Adorama deals.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11911195-dell-c3760dn-color-laser-printer-200-free-s-h?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

https://slickdeals.net/f/11934379-ricoh-sp-c435dn-color-laser-printer-199-free-s-h?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

I bought an HP LaserJet Pro 200 a couple years ago for $200 and have been happy but my husband refuses to buy 3rd party toner. I'm sure it is available.
Thanks - it was the Dell thread that encouraged me to make the switch to a colour laser but that particular one has problems and buying *any* laser from Adorama is something I would have to think four or five times about! There have been some terrible support stories told about Adorama lasers.

The Ricoh thread is new since I posted the question above, and it's a little more interesting but the manufacturer's inks are expensive and I'll need to research the third party ink (and chip) situation on that one before considering it. And again that particular offer is Adorama who I'm a little skeptical about.

I spent some time going over the reviews of the various printers at that price range at Amazon and other vendors, and couldn't find any that were both reliable and with cheap 3rd party inks that still printed at good enough quality - hence why I'm asking here for personal recommendations from people who have used various printers. Unfortunately the majority of people posting in the printer deals forums don't read the deals wanted forum :-(
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I finally went for a Color imageCLASS MF634Cdw at Amazon for $245.
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MF634Cdw installed easily (Wifi) and prints are excellent. Obviously too early to comment on other parameters. So far, so good.
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Hi there, I would like to steal the this thread. What is the best option for a Multifunction Color Laser with most affordable third-party toners?

Need features:
- Duplex printing
- Duplex scanning (single pass)
- Fax
- Wifi

Is the MF634Cdw only option? or there are also alternatives that has cheaper third-party toners?

Thank you
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