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OldMacs4Me

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Looking for a basic laser printer. Light duty, but needs to handle card stock. USB-2 connectivity is fine, don't need scanner etc. This one Seems to fit the bill. Must work with ElCap, Snow Leopard would be a bonus. Note that prices are Canadian dollars.

Any comments? Is the 1200 pages per standard cartridge fairly accurate? Notice that it only has 8MB RAM, is that adequate?
 
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velocityg4

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1200 pages would be on toner saver mode. Which usually looks fine. 8MB is fine for most documents. Although it may slow things down on PDF. Perhaps documents with high res images too. As it'll have to spool one page at a time. Regular text documents from Word and emails should print quickly.

Brother's my favorite brand for personal printing and small networks. It's the most reliable I've found at client job sites. HP is awful, those things are a frequent headache. I don't come across the other brands very often. Except in big workgroup printers.
 
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glenthompson

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I have a Brother 2360 and it’s done a great job. Not a huge amount of printing but it’s never jammed or messed up printing. Print via either Ethernet or AirPrint.
 

edk99

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Looking for a basic laser printer. Light duty, but needs to handle card stock. USB-2 connectivity is fine, don't need scanner etc. This one Seems to fit the bill. Must work with ElCap, Snow Leopard would be a bonus. Note that prices are Canadian dollars.

Any comments? Is the 1200 pages per standard cartridge fairly accurate? Notice that it only has 8MB RAM, is that adequate?

I would get a model that supports network connectivity and Airprint like this model. Seems to be the same price but on sale.
 

MacDividend

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I've had a good experience with Brother. I actually used to have the Brother HL-L2370DW before I moved, but I had both my Mac and PC computers use it. It was sturdy and compared to some printers had fewer technical issues compared to other brands (i.e. HP). It's a simple basic printer that does the job well, and getting a laser printer will save you money over the long run compared to inkjet printers. I sold printers in college in Best Buy for a third party company and while I represented a different brand (Canon), I do think Brother is the best for the price and quality for the average user.
 
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