Originally Posted by MidnightShadow
I would suggest a LaserJet of some sort. If you don't need to print in color, then a monochrome LJ printer to save money. The brand depends on what you are looking to do. Some places have a contract that you can purchase for regular maintenance in case the unit goes down. Otherwise, you can purchase one outright. I have a personal preference for HP products, but Konica and Xerox machines are really good as well.
I was thinking that laser printer are the once of heavy duty office printing, but yesterday I found that isn't necessarily the case. For instance, some HP Officejet multifunction printers are heavy duty as well and the capacity of their ink cartridges can reach up to 9000+ pages (like in HP OJ Pro X476dw).
The salesman who explained to me about inkjet printers say that the concept has been changed in the last few years and inkjet printers are now competing in the business sector for text printing (not only picture printing). He added that the only reason why laser printers are still more expensive is because their toners don't expire if you don't use it for a long while. So schools for instance, keep their printers idle for the summer holiday. If they have an HP OJ printer, they will likely have to replace all its cartridges at the start of the new year.
This is as far as the inkjet/laser is concerned. How much do you agree with he claims?
On the other hand, I still don't know what is the different between the multifunction products of those companies which started with printers and scanners like HP, and those companies which started with photocopiers like Xerox. What is the difference? Is it true that HP MFPs are not so good in photocopying as their Xerox counterparts?