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Reading this thread over @ Reddit and I'm wondering if laser printers are a better investment? I'm reading comments and people are saying they haven't had to buy ink/toner for years... Thoughts?
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Toner costs a fortune, but you are likely to get more than enough pages out of a toner cartridge to make up the difference, at least in black and white.

Color is, in my experience (which is admittedly with older color laser printers), more economical with an inkjet.
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Laser toner will last you longer.

The only thing that can get you is toner cartidge cost...but depending upon your laser printer might be $70. And I haven't had to replace mine in 14 months.
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I bought a B&W laser printer in 2004. I have not bought toner or printer since then.

Laser printers generally have a higher initial cost but you don't have to buy ink every two weeks like an inkjet printer.
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If your print jobs are around the  1000+ range or more a month, then you would benefit from cost savings from going to laser vs injet, not to mention lasers are built with more heavy usage in mind. Yes, the toner upfront are pricey, but over the long run, they save you alot of money and most quality and gaurentteed refurbished toner cartridges like ones from Cartridge World work well and save you even more.

 

You don't have to fork over alot for a decent color laser printer unless you want duplexing which will up the cost. This little guy will handle 30,000 pages a month

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828115774


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Laser over ink any time. Toner lasts forever. Ink...probably a week at best.
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