Please Help Us Choose an Affordable Color Laser Printer
by babbleon - 5/19/08 2:16 PM
I am writing for my friend who runs an adult family home where my mom is staying. Her Brother MFC-9420CN color laser multifunction printer has died (this is confirmed with the Brother service center in Redmond, WA). They say that the laser is dead (and it is out of warranty). She runs it for an average of 17,000 cycles per year, and she prints most often with copies next and faxes third.
We have received some advice from the VirtualDr.com forum that she might be better off going with a color laser printer and inkjet all-in-one/multifunction. She definitely needs a color printer for her med sheets and a fax capability is required for quick communication to doctor's offices. We're kind of leaning towards Canon for the inkjet b/c she can mod it to print on discs (I've done this with my MP500).
Where I am stuck at is deciding which color laser brand & model to recommend. I've been reading thru Tom's Hardware for specs and reviews as well as checking out the manufacturer sites but as I have no experience with these machines I am kind of stumped. She wants to keep the color laser cost under $400 and woud prefer to purchase from Staples b/c there is a store near her house and she likes their extended warranty. So, which brand should we go with for reliability:
Any advice, suggestions, tips etc. are greatly appreciated. Thanks!