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PostSubject: Decided to print my own manuals   2013-07-31, 3:01 pm


Because of my two online manuals for my transistor test equipment I've decided to get a laser printer,to make hard copy manuals.


I have also had in the past a graphics program that allowed one to reposition, cleanup and reproduce pages. I think it was Photoshop essentials, but havn't found my copy so I have to go on the web. I know that IRFAN is pretty good and so is Picasa. I want to take the online manuals, clean them up and get a laser printer, because I want hard copies. They are easy to read and less eye fatigue for me.

I was looking at WalMart and the have 2 B/W printers. One is a brother and the other is a Lexmark???? the brother cartridge is $62 and will print a claimed 1200 pages before refill. The other is $43 and makes the claim of 1500 pages. I have may reversed which is which.

But after buying a Kodak inkjet with its claim of low cost ink and finding out it will only print out 20-50 pages per cartridge I was robbed!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Decided to print my own manuals   2013-08-05, 3:40 pm

I 've had my Brother laser printer model DCP-7040 about three years now and am still thrilled with it. Ive changed the toner cartridge (TN-360) twice and the drum once. Best buy for these essentials is Amazon.com, who even have free shipping (items over $25); worst buy (in my area) is Staples, who charge full MSRP, which is more than twice as much as at Amazon.
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PostSubject: Laser Printer   2013-08-12, 3:59 am

I have a Brother DCP-7065DN black laser printer, I've had for a couple of years, and use the toner from a company in CA. I just pour it in and reset the gears and go. I just recently bought a new roller from them too. They have drums, etc. All supplies are reasonably priced and work fine for me. I also have a Epson and the same applies also.

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PostSubject: Re: Decided to print my own manuals   2013-08-13, 10:49 am

sitn Can you post what toner company you use? Web link?
I did get A Samsung SCX-3405W the toner cartridges are $69 at Walmart and will print 1500pages. I hooked it up via WiFi and its not printing right away but takes several minutes to start.

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PostSubject: toner   2013-08-19, 8:27 pm

Mr. Cliff, did you get my reply on the toner supply? If not you can get it from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: Decided to print my own manuals   2013-08-19, 10:14 pm

yes thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Decided to print my own manuals   2014-07-13, 8:49 pm

Cliff.
Tues - Friday 12:30-4 Sat (9-12 IIRC): Washington State Surplus by the Olympia airport.
I got 2 HP Laser Jet printers for $5.00 ea.WITH DUPLEXERS!!!!!
The first one I tried was working, and had plenty of toner in its cart.
So this is the best deal around.
Its quite common for them to put printers on sale, ranging from 5 bux to 75.00 for a laser color printer.
Considering the lifespan of these printers. its a killer deal. They typically good up for ( literally) millions of copies.

I had some LJ2's and a few LJ4's I gave like 10.00 ea for. They held up for many years. IIRC my LJ2 had like 3 million copies on it before the pick up rollers needed replacement again. It was cheaper to just replace the printer with another ten buck unit than to buy more rollers
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PostSubject: Re: Decided to print my own manuals   2014-07-14, 6:22 pm

Well done. Im' kinda stuck with my New Samsung for now, but I did reinstall the CD after deleting the Program, so now it works and I have it connected through my Wi-Fi. Within just a second or two it now prints. So I am a happy Camper (err I mean Computerist).LOL

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