I'd be interested in this answer as well.
I found a place with info
And, I remembered that I need a multifunction with a copier
Still reading to find one that will work for me as far as cost to buy & operate
I have a Richo I got from Printer Showcase.
They have a nice service where you send them an image and a few bucks, along with the printers you are interested in; They print your image on up to 5 printrs and fedx you the printouts. So you can see the print quality yourself.
I use mine for general office work and to print DVD jackets for short runs < 100. Works great.
Color lasers are not as photo realistic as high res inkjet. But they are a heck of a lot faster and the better ones are close enough for what I do. But you wont be printing big photo portraits on them.
Well, http://www.printershowcase.com/spc232sf.aspx cost of a printer runs from $750-to-$850 http://www.printershowcase.com/magicolor4690mf4695mf.aspx or so... then each color toner is about $150
I think I will have to wait until after I build my i7 computer before I think about a color laser
>need to have some volume to justify a laser
Now, after looking at toner prices and considering there are 4 cartridges, I don't think we'll ever have the volume to justify a color laser
The price of toner would just about pay for a new printer. I purchased Lexmark and so far I love it. But then again I haven't had to replenish the toner yet either. The one thing I noticed was even though the printer was postscript it came with just a HP printer driver. I had to get the postscript driver from their web site.
It was a C544dn Color Laser Printer @ $374 but was on sale at the time. Mine was purchased from pcconnection.
The duplex is nice, but you can see a faint copy of the previous page. This may be due to running multiple copies, I haven't tried it on a sequence of pages yet. It is extremely fast for my needs. It takes longer tranfering data to the printer then it does printing it.
Printing photos is nice, they seam darker than on screen but I think thats to be expected as my system is not color corrected.
I have the printer connected to a network router with wireless connection, which is cool for printing from the laptop.
Anyway good luck with whatever you decide.
Edit: One thing I have noticed about laser printers is the lack of photo paper. So printing on plain paper could be effecting my prints.
Well, it appears that a spammer must have posted to this old thread, as it keeps showing as"[Updated]," when Silkrooster's 2009 post is the last - guess that the MOD's cleaned out the spam - way to go!