Hp Laser Printer?

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  1. kevenka
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    So...Is a laser printer like a ink jet but we buy "toners" instead of ink to get the printer to work? Also, is there really such thing as a "color laser printer" because I would really love to get one of those... I am sorry these are nooby questions but I am not very up to date with technologies and how they work [​IMG]
    Any help would be appreciated! Also, any recommendations would be appreciated!!!! I am a recent college student and would really love to get my hands on a long lasting printer =]
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    Kevin
     
  2. Anakir

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    Yes. Laser Printers use toners. And yes, they're available in colors - I have one.

    If you print out lots of documents, just get a black and white to save up on money. Or, you can have a color and use it whenever color's needed and set everything else on black and white.
     
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    Colour laser? They exist and as of about 5 years ago they are more or less in the affordable range (some of the first "consumer" grade machines would cost as much as a decent second hand car).

    The way they work, you have the right idea and toner is the main "consumable" item in printers but a more detailed explanation:
    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/laser-printer.htm


    Recommendations, I tend to buy in older stuff and fix it up or buy stuff for a purpose (say one that will work under linux or something) so I am probably not the person to ask here.
     
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    Thank you guys! I really think I'll try to go with your second recommendation incase I really want color...Thanks Fast and anakir!!! Your words of wisdom to a nooby like me is always appreciated!
    Thanks again!
    -KEvin
     
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    I know this is bad, but can someone tell me what do they mean by # ppm? (ei. 16 ppm) b/c I am trying to pick out a printer, but these details...I don't know what they mean =/
     
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    Ppm means "pages per minute"
     
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    Thanks OMFG!!! Much appreciated!