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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 9:14:15 AM

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I hope that someone can recommend an excellent printer to me. I am
producing a range of illustrated books and would like to print them on
demand at home. The print quality of the illustrations needs to be
excellent, one of the nicest examples I have seen is from a Xerox
Phaser 8400 but the look and feel of the output is just a little too
waxy and glossy.

My budget is around £500 or so, but cheaper would be nice but probably
not feasible, speed is not too important as volume will be about
1000-1500 pages per month, and, as I am producing books, Duplex is a
mandatory requirement.

Thank you,

Simon.
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 4:08:06 PM

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In article <1125576855.003235.246640@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
"happysi" <happy_si@ic24.net> wrote:

> I hope that someone can recommend an excellent printer to me. I am
> producing a range of illustrated books and would like to print them on
> demand at home. The print quality of the illustrations needs to be
> excellent, one of the nicest examples I have seen is from a Xerox
> Phaser 8400 but the look and feel of the output is just a little too
> waxy and glossy.

Simon-

There are good and bad points about nearly any printer we (the net) could
recommend.

For speed and economy, a Laser Printer might seem to be the best choice,
but printed pages will tend to stick together over time, as well as
adhering to some plastics such as vinyl.

Inkjet printers are often painfully slow. Some inks fade rapidly. Some
are not moisture resistant. But pages seldom stick together or to other
materials, and photographs are usually superior to those done on a Laser
Printer.

If product quality is important, it may be better to find a publishing
company to print some. Choose a quantity that gives you a price break,
and have more printed if/when you run out.

Fred
September 1, 2005 6:12:09 PM

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In message <1125576855.003235.246640@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
happysi <happy_si@ic24.net> writes
>I hope that someone can recommend an excellent printer to me. I am
>producing a range of illustrated books and would like to print them on
>demand at home. The print quality of the illustrations needs to be
>excellent, one of the nicest examples I have seen is from a Xerox
>Phaser 8400 but the look and feel of the output is just a little too
>waxy and glossy.
>
>My budget is around £500 or so, but cheaper would be nice but probably
>not feasible, speed is not too important as volume will be about
>1000-1500 pages per month, and, as I am producing books, Duplex is a
>mandatory requirement.
>
More than you're asking for price wise, but the running costs will make
up for it, look at the Kyocera range.

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Timothy
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