Minolta 2300w or Xerox 8400B


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Richard Faulkner

Hi,

My Minolta 2200DL has given up the ghost, (55,000+/- pages), and I need
to buy a new printer fast.

I've narrowed it down to either the Minolta 2300w with scanner for £400

or the Xerox 8400 for £600.

I like the idea of the Xerox speed, and fewer consumables, and the extra
money is not massive.

Any comments on print quality for general letters, and estate agency,
(real estate), brochures with photographs. The 2200DL was fine for
photos.

Regds
 
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Martyn

Richard Faulkner said:
Hi,

My Minolta 2200DL has given up the ghost, (55,000+/- pages), and I need
to buy a new printer fast.

I've narrowed it down to either the Minolta 2300w with scanner for £400

or the Xerox 8400 for £600.

I like the idea of the Xerox speed, and fewer consumables, and the extra
money is not massive.

Any comments on print quality for general letters, and estate agency,
(real estate), brochures with photographs. The 2200DL was fine for
photos.

Regds
YGM
 
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9100DN OWNER

Richard

Do thee numbers over 55,000 sheets and see if the Kyocera fs-5016c is not
less expensive than the Minolta even if you get it free.

Eddie
 
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Richard Faulkner

Eddie,

I'm sure you are right but, for reasons I cant go into, I need a low
'ish capital cost, and wont be investing that much.

Regds

Richard


9100DN OWNER said:
Richard

Do thee numbers over 55,000 sheets and see if the Kyocera fs-5016c is not
less expensive than the Minolta even if you get it free.

Eddie
 
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Elmo P. Shagnasty

Richard Faulkner said:
but, for reasons I cant go into, I need a low
'ish capital cost
So you need to acquire the beast as cheaply as possible. What about
ongoing expenses?

The general rule of thumb is, the cheaper the printer is to acquire, the
more it will cost per page to operate.
 
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Richard Faulkner

Elmo P. said:
So you need to acquire the beast as cheaply as possible. What about
ongoing expenses?

The general rule of thumb is, the cheaper the printer is to acquire, the
more it will cost per page to operate.
Cant argue with that, but I have my reasons.
 
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Timothy Lee

Richard Faulkner said:
Hi,

My Minolta 2200DL has given up the ghost, (55,000+/- pages), and I need
to buy a new printer fast.

I've narrowed it down to either the Minolta 2300w with scanner for £400

or the Xerox 8400 for £600.

I like the idea of the Xerox speed, and fewer consumables, and the
extra money is not massive.

Any comments on print quality for general letters, and estate agency,
(real estate), brochures with photographs. The 2200DL was fine for
photos.
Hello, fellow escapee from uk.finance!

We had a Minolta 2200 which we have replaced with the Phaser 8200. The
output quality is much better due to the gloss effect the wax produces,
however it likes to be on all the time as it uses quite a bit of black
ink charging itself when being turned on, the other consideration is
whether you laminate much output since the wax isn't too keen on the
heat from the laminator. (I can just about get around this so the
blurring isn't too bad and I am still sticking laminated output on the
walls.

I don't know who you are dealing with but try Printware who can provide
sample output of your own stuff.

Another possibility is one from Samsung in the same sort of price range
which I think there is some sort of special offer on these at the
moment. Obviously I can't comment on quality on this one since I don't
have one, but PC Pro reviewed one in their march or april edition. Just
had a quick look, 395 with 100 quid cash back. (It has taken me six
months to get my cashback from Xerox!)


[Apologies if this arrives twice, the nntpheffalump seems to be playing
up]
 
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Elmo P. Shagnasty

So you need to acquire the beast as cheaply as possible. What about
ongoing expenses?

The general rule of thumb is, the cheaper the printer is to acquire, the
more it will cost per page to operate.
Cant argue with that, but I have my reasons.[/QUOTE]

Oh, understood. Completely.

Just as long as you're aware of the trade-off of ongoing expenses. Many
organizations are set up to ignore that, interestingly enough...
 
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Markeau

Timothy said:
We had a Minolta 2200 which we have replaced with the Phaser 8200.
The

Just curious: overall how did the 2200 perform? Were there a lot of
paper jams? Or other problems??
 
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Richard Faulkner

Markeau said:
The

Just curious: overall how did the 2200 perform? Were there a lot of
paper jams? Or other problems??
It was fine. Cant recall any jams, nor any other problems of any
significance.

Trouble occurred when the fuser unit gave up the ghost. It costs about
£350, so definitely not worth replacing.

I bought a second hand 2200 on ebay, and used the fuser unit from that
for a month or 2, but then both gave up the ghost with service call
messages.

I reached the point where a new, faster, printer seemed to make sense.

I've actually bought an OKI 5100N. Only 12 pages per minute, but a
really nice colour print for our photos.

The Xerox 8200B didnt seem to be in stock anywhere, and I needed
something immediately.
 
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Timothy Lee

Markeau said:
The

Just curious: overall how did the 2200 perform? Were there a lot of
paper jams? Or other problems??
I only got jams out of it when I was getting to the end of the fuser
unit, and at the same time it was needed fresh toner so I took the
decision to replace it. Actually it wasn't certain that a new fuser
would have sorted it since it was giving an error message about it and
refusing to print more than a couple of pages at a go before locking up.

When the OPC and the fuser roller were getting to the end of their lives
the output would get glossy for a few pages and then the toner would not
fuser to the paper. I found the colour of the output less than entirely
consistent.

I didn't tend to use the multipurpose tray as it was quite keen on
deciding that it didn't have any paper.
 
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cwitoner.com

The fuser takes forever to run out! It is suppose to last you approx.
4 toner changes. If you ever need to replace your imaging supplies
again, take a look at the QMS Magicolor 2200 on cwitoner.com. They
have great pricing!
 
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Richard Faulkner

In message said:
The fuser takes forever to run out! It is suppose to last you approx.
4 toner changes. If you ever need to replace your imaging supplies
again, take a look at the QMS Magicolor 2200 on cwitoner.com. They
have great pricing!
The 2200 isnt listed. Or at least I couldnt find it.

Not much use to me in England anyway <g>
 
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Timothy Lee

Richard Faulkner said:
The 2200 isnt listed. Or at least I couldnt find it.

Not much use to me in England anyway <g>
Nor here in England either, especially since we have both got rid of it.
 

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