View Full Version : Colour Laser Printer, which?

Oct 5, 2002, 01:45 PM
I'm looking into purchasing another laser printer, however, I want this one to be a colour one. here's what I'm looking for:

High PPM in Colour AND B&W
Has the ability to have upgradable RAM
Is able ot be assigned an IP address and/or is able to be networked to easily.
Has decent - good dpi for the colour printing
and is below $2000

Is there a certain manufacturer I should be looking for? Any advice? Thanks!

Oct 5, 2002, 07:27 PM
A Laserjet 2500 I believe which is $1499 with 10/100 Networking and a beefed up model for $1999. It's on HP's site.

Decided not to be lazy here's the press release


HP Color LaserJet 2500L printer: $999
HP Color LaserJet 2500 printer: $1,199
HP Color LaserJet 2500n printer: $1,499
HP Color LaserJet 2500tn printer: $1,899

Oct 6, 2002, 12:34 AM
try checking out the phasers too (xerox owns the line now). they're pretty good

Oct 7, 2002, 10:06 PM
After using HP Color Lasers in the Graphic Design lab at school, I would only suggest them to an enemy. They're probably fine with 24 lb. or lighter paper, but not at all good with card stock, photo weight, or heavier papers.

HP's professional (office-duty) ink jets are a better choice for heavy duty printing.

HP also has the DesignJet series. The 10PS, for instance, uses a software RIP (raster image processor) and has built-in Postscript level 3 and it's (only) $799.

The Xerox/Tektronix Phaser series are excellent and use solid ink so they can print continuous tone images.

Oct 7, 2002, 11:05 PM
Decided ona Phaser 8200 - Thanks everyone! (This thing is a monster! And best thing is, it's got AWESOME network abilities, as well as support for every OS all the way up to Solaris!)

Oct 7, 2002, 11:06 PM

Oct 8, 2002, 09:27 PM
I just went into Sam's Club today and they had a Minolta QMS Colour Laser Printer for $1099 (I think).

That was totally unexpected. I might have taken one home but I couldn't fit the box in my car. :eek: