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Lexmark C540n Colour laser printer. Less than half price from all the other sites. Comes with 1000 page toners.
Should be cheaper just to use it and when the toner runs out , chuck it in the bin.
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1 Like #2
Another throw away printer, no thanks.

std black cartridge holds 1000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £40 each
std colour cartridge holds 1000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £50 for each colour

high cap. black cartridge holds 2500pages worth of toner and costs ~ £50 each
high cap colour cartridge holds 2000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £70 for each colour



Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 06, 2011 23:20
#3
This is what I said, it's a throw away printer, but still a good deal, and it's not a bad printer at all.
#4
nikolarun
This is what I said, it's a throw away printer, but still a good deal, and it's not a bad printer at all.

Yeah... I hate em. Save the planet and all that stuff! (_;)

At this price I would almost guess that the included starter cartridges will not print more than a few 100 pages.

Just read the PDF on the website, the printer does include full 1000page std cartridges.

So yes, it is a great buy, if you want a printer to print 50 pages or less a month. Since it uses toner there is no ink to dry out (just give the cartridges a shake if the toner inside cakes up). Being networked is very nice too, you can plug it straight into your broadband router or into a Homeplug and place it literally anywhere in the house.

HOT, with some reservations.

Oh and refilling is not possible, unless you can replace the security chip on the toner cartridge with a new one each time.


Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 07, 2011 00:03: ..
#5
any after market toners/refills for this one? looks a better deal than the 2 recent posts...
4 Likes #6
Network colour printer for £55 is a good deal I don't care if I throw them away, burn them on the bonfire or feed them to orphans, this planets doomed anyway
#7
SUMMONER
nikolarun
This is what I said, it's a throw away printer, but still a good deal, and it's not a bad printer at all.

Yeah... I hate em. Save the planet and all that stuff! (_;)

At this price I would almost guess that the included starter cartridges will not print more than a few 100 pages.

I'll let you know when my one gets here. We use this at work ( large investment bank ) and they seem to print quite a few pages before toners are needed, but your millage may vary. I got it to compliment my B/W laser.
3 Likes #8
nikolarun
SUMMONER
nikolarun
This is what I said, it's a throw away printer, but still a good deal, and it's not a bad printer at all.

Yeah... I hate em. Save the planet and all that stuff! (_;)

At this price I would almost guess that the included starter cartridges will not print more than a few 100 pages.

I'll let you know when my one gets here. We use this at work ( large investment bank ) and they seem to print quite a few pages before toners are needed, but your millage may vary. I got it to compliment my B/W laser.


hmm, i wonder if a few cartridges are gona go missing.
#9
This is what I was worried about, but if they do, it's going straight back.
#10
This is the May 11 PC Pro budget colour laser (A List) winner. An amazing bargain at this price (full retail is £186).
#11
Platyboy
This is the May 11 PC Pro budget colour laser (A List) winner. An amazing bargain at this price (full retail is £186).

Read the user reviews on that site of people that own it and it puts it in a different light entirely.
1 Like #12
Great price for a good printer... but...

I do have a problem with this 'throw away' printer culture. It seems to be the new business model for most of these printer manufacturers these days. Sell the printers dirt cheap (with a set of cartridges) and then sell you massively over priced ink / toner which costs more than a new printer when they run out.

I can imagine there must be a lot of perfectly good printers ending up in landfill sites because it's cheaper just to buy a new one than buy new carts which is criminal.

I realise the 'starter' carts they provide won't print as much as new ones but even so, with certain printers it's still probably cheaper just to throw the whole thing out and get a new one.

Edited By: fuzzface on Apr 07, 2011 01:42
#13
If a colour runs out will it still print B&W?
#14
Was looking at the Lexmark website, this made me laugh.

Laser Printer License Agreement Terms

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE OPENING: Opening this package, installing the printing device software, or using the products inside confirms your acceptance of the following licenses/agreements:
License: The patented printer inside is licensed for, and designed to work with only genuine Lexmark toner cartridges and developer components for the life of the patented printer. You agree to: (1) use only genuine Lexmark toner cartridges and developer components with this printer except as otherwise provided below, and (2) pass this license/agreement to any subsequent user of this printer. The patented Lexmark toner cartridges and developer components inside are licensed subject to a restriction that they may be used only once. Following their initial use, you agree to return them only to Lexmark for recycling. Lexmark toner cartridges are designed to stop working after delivering a fixed amount of toner. A variable amount of toner may remain in them when replacement is required. If you do not accept these terms, return the unopened package to your point of purchase. Replacement toner cartridge(s) sold without these terms are available through http://www.lexmark.com, may be refilled by you, or a third party, as the only cartridge alternative to be used with the licensed printer.

The reason there are no refills/refurbished cartridges is probably that everyone is afraid to be beaten-up with the big patent infringement stick.

I would say that is hilarious, but then they are being serious, which makes me want to puke.


Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 07, 2011 04:29: formating
#15
SUMMONER
Another throw away printer, no thanks.

std black cartridge holds 1000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £40 each
std colour cartridge holds 1000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £50 for each colour

high cap. black cartridge holds 2500pages worth of toner and costs ~ £50 each
high cap colour cartridge holds 2000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £70 for each colour





black price normal for a laser and colour is cheap
#16
SUMMONER
Was looking at the Lexmark website, this made me laugh.

Laser Printer License Agreement Terms

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE OPENING: Opening this package, installing the printing device software, or using the products inside confirms your acceptance of the following licenses/agreements:
License: The patented printer inside is licensed for, and designed to work with only genuine Lexmark toner cartridges and developer components for the life of the patented printer. You agree to: (1) use only genuine Lexmark toner cartridges and developer components with this printer except as otherwise provided below, and (2) pass this license/agreement to any subsequent user of this printer. The patented Lexmark toner cartridges and developer components inside are licensed subject to a restriction that they may be used only once. Following their initial use, you agree to return them only to Lexmark for recycling. Lexmark toner cartridges are designed to stop working after delivering a fixed amount of toner. [b]A variable amount of toner may remain in them when replacement is required.[b] If you do not accept these terms, return the unopened package to your point of purchase. [b]Replacement toner cartridge(s) sold without these terms are available through http://www.lexmark.com, may be refilled by you, or a third party, as the only cartridge alternative to be used with the licensed printer.[b]

The reason there are no refills/refurbished cartridges is probably that everyone is afraid to be beaten-up with the big patent infringement stick.

I would say that is hilarious, but then they are being serious, which makes me want to puke.



surely thats against competition law and eu regulations
#17
fuzzface
Great price for a good printer... but...

I do have a problem with this 'throw away' printer culture. It seems to be the new business model for most of these printer manufacturers these days. Sell the printers dirt cheap (with a set of cartridges) and then sell you massively over priced ink / toner which costs more than a new printer when they run out.

I can imagine there must be a lot of perfectly good printers ending up in landfill sites because it's cheaper just to buy a new one than buy new carts which is criminal.

I realise the 'starter' carts they provide won't print as much as new ones but even so, with certain printers it's still probably cheaper just to throw the whole thing out and get a new one.


same model gillete uses - razors
#18
royals
SUMMONER
Another throw away printer, no thanks.

std black cartridge holds 1000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £40 each
std colour cartridge holds 1000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £50 for each colour

high cap. black cartridge holds 2500pages worth of toner and costs ~ £50 each
high cap colour cartridge holds 2000pages worth of toner and costs ~ £70 for each colour





black price normal for a laser and colour is cheap

Do you mean the black toner price is normal for a colour laser or for any laser printer?
#19
royals
fuzzface
Great price for a good printer... but...

I do have a problem with this 'throw away' printer culture. It seems to be the new business model for most of these printer manufacturers these days. Sell the printers dirt cheap (with a set of cartridges) and then sell you massively over priced ink / toner which costs more than a new printer when they run out.

I can imagine there must be a lot of perfectly good printers ending up in landfill sites because it's cheaper just to buy a new one than buy new carts which is criminal.

I realise the 'starter' carts they provide won't print as much as new ones but even so, with certain printers it's still probably cheaper just to throw the whole thing out and get a new one.


same model gillete uses - razors


Yep, still very wasteful, though it's even worse with a more bulky, electrical item like a printer which uses more energy and resources to produce.
#20
Everyone complaining. It is a networked colour laser printer for £55, all the ones who moan, you tell me where you can get this sort of value, for this price, sure you can buy the Dell one for £130 plus with extra toners but anyone looking to move from a inkjet it is a superb deal. It must cost £15 shipping. I say unbelievable price, can these things get any cheaper, it has to be no.
1 Like #21
Should be cheaper just to use it and when the toner runs out , chuck it in the bin.

What a bad attitude.

But why should you care if your childrens planet is knee deep in broken old printers, as long as you got to screw as much use as you can out the environment.

Sad that so many people are so selfish and short sighted.
#22
Agharta
Read the user reviews on that site of people that own it and it puts it in a different light entirely.


I trust PC Pro's impartiality far above what some random internet user reviews say.
1 Like #23
£55 for color laser network printer and people are complaining?
I may have woken up in different reality today. For me this is VERY HOT!
#24
weiran
Agharta
Read the user reviews on that site of people that own it and it puts it in a different light entirely.


I trust PC Pro's impartiality far above what some random internet user reviews say.


Well I don't! I believe PC Pro are pretty good when it comes to impartiality, but I have often read reviews there where they inexplicably recommend a slightly poorer performing slightly more expensive 'regular' contributor, who advertises a lot in their magazine, over a less common one. They are a commercial business after all.

Yes, user reviews could be anyone, including employees of rival companies, but are generally very useful.
#25
£55... BARGAIN! I've ordered one to replace my faulty Epson InkJet :)
#26
Comes with 1000 page toners.
Should be cheaper just to use it and when the toner runs out , chuck it in the bin.

i hear the manufactures, in a ploy to make some money have started to make cartridges, also their competitors in the toner business are making knock off toners for a fraction of the price..... best to explore these avenues before disposing of a fairly decent printer in my opinion.
#27
Out of stock :-(
#28
Ordered one yesterday
Thanks
#29
Sold out
1 Like #30
I bought them all.

It is cheaper than firewood. So I bought 56 of them, and 2 gallons of petrol and had a needless fire in my back garden.

My neighbour Al Gore looked over the fence and started having a go, but I said 'shut it you big fat, private jet flying, carbon offset money making poo head.'

So he put his head down and went to feed his penguins.
#31
Managed to get an order in earlier this morning - got an order conf by email. Hope I managed to get one in time!
#32
Sold out
#33
I bought one of these on the 22/06/10 on the basis of the PC pro review, even though the company I worked for around 10 years ago supplied Lexmark printers and they were bloody awful. So against my better judgment I trusted PC Pro's review. I got a cash back and ended up paying only around £90.

What a complete waste of space those printers are, it did 398 total pages of which 160 were black and white, and then 3 months later I had to buy new Black and Magenta toner cartridges! The final straw came a further 2 months later when the yellow toner ran out and the Cyan was almost gone. I ended up having to skip the stupid thing, something that I never normally do.

The printer I had before was a HP 2600N and I had that 5 years and was still using the toner cartridges that came supplied with it right up until the day it stopped working. My usage has not changed.

Don't waste your time with this.
#34
spaceinvader
Should be cheaper just to use it and when the toner runs out , chuck it in the bin.

What a bad attitude.

But why should you care if your childrens planet is knee deep in broken old printers, as long as you got to screw as much use as you can out the environment.

Sad that so many people are so selfish and short sighted.


I totally agree.
#35
LonegunmanRX

What a complete waste of space those printers are, it did 398 total pages of which 160 were black and white, and then 3 months later I had to buy new Black and Magenta toner cartridges! The final straw came a further 2 months later when the yellow toner ran out and the Cyan was almost gone. I ended up having to skip the stupid thing, something that I never normally do.

The printer I had before was a HP 2600N and I had that 5 years and was still using the toner cartridges that came supplied with it right up until the day it stopped working. My usage has not changed.

Don't waste your time with this.

I bought this because it's worked out to only be a few pounds more than a new yellow toner for my small Samsung laser printer which I've had for about 3 years so for me it's a great deal. A new printer, with the peace of mind of a fresh warranty and toners that do 1,000 pages for £55 is a bargain, not a waste of time in my eyes! ;)

Anyway, don't they say the number of pages varies on what you're printing i,e, a photo uses more ink than a letter so you'll get more letters printed than you would photos?
#36
For around double this you can get a colour laser with scanner with 2/3000 page refills. Lexmark as well.

Surely someone must stop these people making items so large and wasteful as to be disposable because the components are so expensive.
1 Like #37
Ricoh Aficio SP-C231N A4 Colour Laser Printer

Even cheaper if you can be bothered to wait for the £20 cashback + quidco.

Had one of these on order with the full intention of chucking it after the 1000 page starter cartridges ran out, then started to feel so guilty I cancelled the order and went for the Dell 1320cn instead. The green police really working on me!
#38
marktime
Ricoh Aficio SP-C231N A4 Colour Laser Printer

Even cheaper if you can be bothered to wait for the £20 cashback + quidco.

Had one of these on order with the full intention of chucking it after the 1000 page starter cartridges ran out, then started to feel so guilty I cancelled the order and went for the Dell 1320cn instead. The green police really working on me!

I would get this printer, its awesome and i have bottles of ORIGINAL ricoh toner which i will refill when necessary.
#39
Rupz
marktime
Ricoh Aficio SP-C231N A4 Colour Laser Printer

Even cheaper if you can be bothered to wait for the £20 cashback + quidco.

Had one of these on order with the full intention of chucking it after the 1000 page starter cartridges ran out, then started to feel so guilty I cancelled the order and went for the Dell 1320cn instead. The green police really working on me!

I would get this printer, its awesome and i have bottles of ORIGINAL ricoh toner which i will refill when necessary.

May I ask where you got this from, I couldn't find any cheap options anywhere, certainly not original. Plus, don't you have to replace the chip to get it to work? If I can get toner for a more realistic price I might still go for this and cancel the Dell.
#40
marktime
Rupz
marktime
Ricoh Aficio SP-C231N A4 Colour Laser Printer

Even cheaper if you can be bothered to wait for the £20 cashback + quidco.

Had one of these on order with the full intention of chucking it after the 1000 page starter cartridges ran out, then started to feel so guilty I cancelled the order and went for the Dell 1320cn instead. The green police really working on me!

I would get this printer, its awesome and i have bottles of ORIGINAL ricoh toner which i will refill when necessary.

May I ask where you got this from, I couldn't find any cheap options anywhere, certainly not original. Plus, don't you have to replace the chip to get it to work? If I can get toner for a more realistic price I might still go for this and cancel the Dell.


i am working on a project and use a Ricoh CL7000 toner, its the big industrial ones and has a carrier beads in the developer so the toner is dosed in when required to maintain the optimum toner concentration, i think it has well over 10K prints with each cartridge. and as you would espect the black (K) has a larger toner cartridge.

http://www.14toner.co.uk/images/Ricoh_ap3800_toner_black.jpg

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