HP Laserjet Printers

  PhlipChip 15:21 08 Feb 03

Has anybody used any of the HP LaserJet series of printers, the 4,5 or 6L and can vouch (or otherwise) for their usefulness. I fancy getting one simply for 'quality' text documents, ie, CV's, etc. I am aware of the 'paper grabbing problems' but bear in mind I want a quality finish am I better getting a mid/high end Epson ?

  Pesala 15:36 08 Feb 03

Cannot speak for later HP Laserjets, used the 4L many years ago (4ppm). As far as print quality is concerned, I woulnd't have any qualms about Epson Printers. I use EPL 5900, the EPL 5900L is even cheaper, and more suited to personal desktop use.

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If you want lower running costs, or heavy use, you need to look at other models. This one got PC Advisor's award

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  david4637 15:58 08 Feb 03

Got a HP5L, this range (4 & 5)suffers from poor paper take up, and paper jams. Print quality is excellant. Buy one knowingly. David

  Diemmess 16:06 08 Feb 03

Laser Printers are probably a similar experience at any given price bracket between HP and Epson.

Long coveted one and 18 months ago bought an EPL 5800. Like all on this thread so far, I wanted quality output, and greater printing speed.

Output quality is superb. Speed very good, but have yet to achieve a long print run without a paper jam....... which is not good at all!

  PhlipChip 16:12 08 Feb 03

Thanx for the info thus far.The EPL 5800 and 5900 are a bit rich for my blood. I only need it purely for the odd document but I am not overly impressed by the text quality even on good paper using either my HP Deskjet 3822 (whicjh prints superb photos, and all for £40 in the PC World sale) and the Lexmark Z33. The HP just about pips it but is still not crisp enough for me.

  Pesala 16:49 08 Feb 03

If you want cheaper, try the Minolta Page Pro

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You won't find laser printers much cheaper than that, but try Morgan Computers. This one looks pretty good:

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