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My Kyocerca Ecosys M2530 printer is near 7 years of age and printed documents are looking streaky despite cleaning the metal registration unit and the main charger.  Kyocerca will charge £90.00 for a call out plus possible extras.  So, it looks like time to bite the bullet and buy a new one.  I probably only get through a max of two toner laser cartridges per year.  I do use the printer for scanning documents since I often have to print off individual docuemtns and rescan as a single batch.

Previous readers seems to have recommended Brother printers, Looking at MFC-L2750W.

Any recommendations?

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By kdbr
16th Mar 2021 10:41

After the replacement Brother failed to pass the test of time I switched to an OKI MB472. It's been grand, several years in, so far. Touch wood.

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By Andy556
16th Mar 2021 11:53

I use a brother laser printer (for the last 10 years with no issue). I think the model is HL-2140. They probably don't sell this anymore but will have updated models that are similar. You can get toners for £10 and they last me about 2 years these days as I don't print much.

For scans I just use the app Genius scan, quick and easy.

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paddle steamer
16th Mar 2021 12:15

I use two Brother DCP 7065DN black and white printers with sheetfeed scanners at home and have a better quality colour MFC in the office (cannot remember model number but must be circa 7 years old now), the b&w are far cheaper to run re toner costs, a set of toners for the MFC is £250 odd plus vat, the DCP circa £30.

All have lasted a good few years now, none have broken, one of the B & W 7065s was my at home workhorse the other rarely used (used to be downstairs).

They are all pretty quick for the odd 70-100 page printout (lots of legal documents) and when I want tax return hard copies or 6-8 sets of accounts (though these days tend to only print two and send pdfs to everyone) they knock them out quickly.

Sometimes Brother do cashback deals that can make them quite appealing re price, I tend to buy via BDS Computers and they often contact me when offers are running. (though have not done so that recently)

The scanner software that came on the disks with them, CC4, is pretty easy to use and intuitive, but no idea if still bundled with the drivers.

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By SE_Confused
18th Mar 2021 10:19

I would look at Epson ET5800
Branded ink is cheap and the scan fast.
I would connect it by wire to the router instead of wifi. Seems faster that way. Or maybe it is my set up with Talktalk.
Excellent quality otherwise.

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By 2156806
18th Mar 2021 10:34

We moved to a Continuous Ink Printer a few years back - Epson 4500 (also used for scanning and wireless printing).

Our ink costs are now a faction of what they used to be - you but bottles of ink instead of cartridges and they last forever.

Trying to move away from printing - one of these days we will get there.

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18th Mar 2021 10:51

I bought an Epson ET-2750 colour printer last year. it has scan, copy etc and also Wi-fi.

still using the same ink, so very good ink usage. it is bottle replacement. there was a few larger ones in the series at the time as well and very economical.

My student daughter prints on it through the Wi-fi quite a bit and could even print from phones to it so could be worth having a look at the spec and the reviews.

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By Charlie Carne
18th Mar 2021 11:17

I'd keep printing and scanning separate. For scanning, you can't do better than the Fujitsu ScanSnap 1X500. I print rarely (maybe once a fortnight, if that) and have used Brother laser printers for years, as they are very cheap and very reliable. I use the HL-2250DN Mono Laser, which is possibly replaced by the HL-L2370DN.

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By kevinringer
18th Mar 2021 13:21

We'd been using Brothers for years and replaced them with a smaller number of large capacity non-Brother printers (Lexmark, Ricoh & Utax). Since home working we've bought a couple of cheap Brothers for staff at home. But the printers have barely lasted 12 months before packing in. I fear the quality isn't what they were. Only today I decided to take the plunge for a colour laser for the home office. I ended up buying from who have a huge range. I spoke to someone there who was very helpful. Maybe they can help you with your decision.

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By ashmehta
18th Mar 2021 14:25

Inkjet & Toners have an offer for a Kyocera Ecosys M5221 cdw multi function (printer/scanner/copier/fax) free of charge if you buy their IJT branded toners
I have bought similar deal from them in the past

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