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Topic # 240999 6-Oct-2018 13:26
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Any suggestions?
Nothing fancy. Don't need colour.
Need to be able to scan as well.
Prefer laser and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for toner.
I know I'm asking for a lot :-)

I saw a Brother one, but then noticed that yield from toner was 1000. Isn't that very low?

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  Reply # 2102516 6-Oct-2018 14:55
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I have a B&W Brother multi-function and it does everything I need (including good Linux support).  The toner seems to last a decent amount of time.  I think most Brother toners also come in a high-yield version as well.




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  Reply # 2102517 6-Oct-2018 14:57
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scetoaux:

I have a B&W Brother multi-function and it does everything I need (including good Linux support).  The toner seems to last a decent amount of time.  I think most Brother toners also come in a high-yield version as well.



Thanks.
Which model do you have?
How much do you pay for toner (model?) and what's the yield like?

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  Reply # 2102521 6-Oct-2018 15:26
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We have the Brother MFC-9140CDN, the starter toner cartridges that come with it aren't full capacity but the replacement ones we just put in are 2200/2500 page.  They were $120 - $150 ea (3 colors and black).  The black got to almost 900 pages before being replaced, the colours made about 1300 (on the starter ones).

 

Replace Toner (BK) Page : 893
Replace Toner (Y) Page : 1331
Replace Toner (M) Page : 1367





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  Reply # 2102541 6-Oct-2018 16:05
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It's an MFC-L2720DW.  The toner is a TN-2345 which is supposed to do 2,600 pages at 5% coverage. PBTech do replacements for ~$100 inclusive.


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  Reply # 2102556 6-Oct-2018 16:45
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You can get non brother toners at very low prices, but your warranty may be invalidated.
Suppose it depends on the printer price v the amount of consumables you use.




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  Reply # 2102630 6-Oct-2018 18:52
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danepak:

 

I saw a Brother one, but then noticed that yield from toner was 1000. Isn't that very low?

 

As printers get more expensive and their duty cycle increases so too does the capacity of the cartridges. The average cost per page drops accordingly.

 

consumables.co.nz has a website that provides cost per page figures. I'm not sure how comprehensive the range of printers is. Nor have I checked any of the data but it is easy enough to calculate the costs yourself. Here's multifunction colour laser printers:

 

https://costperpage.nz/index.php/index.php?option=com_costperpage&task=search

 

 


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