regarding printer????

@smart23 (100)
India
June 18, 2007 12:47am CST
Can anyone guide me reagrding toner printer or cartridge printer. which one is better?
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@santuccie (3383)
• United States
18 Jun 07
It depends on what you want to use it for. Cartridge printers are capable of higher DPI (Dots Per Inch), especially on photo paper. Toner printers are faster, and may offer greater accuracy. Their sharpness is also unaffected by the type of paper that you use. Toner is a powder, which is heated to make it stick to the paper. Toner does not bleed on soft, ordinary paper, the way ink does.
@smart23 (100)
• India
18 Jun 07
Is HP good or any other brand?
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@santuccie (3383)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I love HP. My printer is an HP (PSC 1410). :)
@santuccie (3383)
• United States
18 Jun 07
If you're getting a cartridge printer, Epson is usually one of the best. HP's got good stuff too. My printer is almost two years old, and has gone through strenuous, lengthy tasks and thousands of pages without any sign of problems yet (knock on wood). The page feed is still flawless, never missing a sheet, and it's still even. Lexmark is the brand I avoid like the plague. They sucker you with $40-50 printers, then you find yourself paying exorbitant amounts of money (almost as much as the initial price of the whole printer) for replacement cartridges that run out ridiculously fast! If you're going for a laser printer, I wouldn't pay as much attention to brand as I would to features. I look at DPI, the arrangement of the feed trays, and minor details. Ultimately, you get what you pay for. Thank you for the best response! :)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 07
I think cartridge printer is better. The reason is they are cheaper. Second reason is I can refill the cartridge tank with even cheaper ink.
@maybey (366)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
Toner printer is not a lot of places to refill those as toner dust is highly carcinogenic. Your best bet with a toner because they have many moving parts it to purchase a good quality re-manufactured cartridge. You should be able to find them at most Staples and Office depot. They are a bit of savings, and you can ensure that all the gears and ribbons have been replaces to provide you optimal performance. While laser printer it may appear that the cartridge still has a toner in it, the waste gate may be full too and there's really not a lot you can do without laying out some cash. You really would be best off to just replace the toner cartridge. If you're trying to save more cash, find a supplier that sells remanufactured, not just refilled, or new compatible toner cartridges. I hope this information help you to decide what your need is..