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    Hey from Yorkshire - new device help needed

    Hi there

    based in Yorkshire I run a small digital business - being digital we don't print much but our Xerox A4 duplex colour laser is now 12 years old and its time for an MFP as we now need to scan stuff like receipts much more than we used to. Budget is up to 500 inc VAT

    Looking for reliable and cheap to run (isn't everyone one)

    Liking Kyocera 5526, it has modest B&W costs - but it seems it doesn't like compatible toners, so that affordability may change over time as genuine toner prices go up (which they did a lot for our Xerox). If Kyocera are finickity about consumables, it makes me wonder if they are a bit fragile too

    No issues (touch wood) with our Xerox but they don't seem as good as they used to be

    Wondering what else to look at?

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    Re: Hey from Yorkshire - new device help needed

    Glad to have you join us.

    No matter what brand you get, compatible supplies are actually going to cost you more in the long run. They don't have the quality control that Genuine supplies have.

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    Re: Hey from Yorkshire - new device help needed

    thanks slimslob, yeah not saying I would use compatibles.

    My clumsy English sorry
    (i) I wonder if Kyocera are fragile? Other than lots of complaints about setting up the 5526/5026 seems decent for our needs.

    (ii) I also wonder if the sensible price of Kyocera toner will go up when the the model is no longer current - saw that with Xerox, virtually doubling when model went out of production. Now 12 years later they are getting hard to find, hence the other reason to need a new device.

    Its well known that manufacturers make their profit on consumables, it seems to me that common business practice could be to keep toners cheap while the model is current (makes the pence/page look really good) then, when a new model comes along with different toners the old model becomes increasing expensive to run

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    Re: Hey from Yorkshire - new device help needed

    hello there

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    Re: Hey from Yorkshire - new device help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    thanks slimslob, yeah not saying I would use compatibles.

    My clumsy English sorry



    Its well known that manufacturers make their profit on consumables, it seems to me that common business practice could be to keep toners cheap while the model is current (makes the pence/page look really good) then, when a new model comes along with different toners the old model becomes increasing expensive to run
    Xerox is expensive IF you don't have a supply/service plan.

    I have worked with the following ink based life forms:
    Canon
    Epson
    Richo
    HP


    Out of all brands through the model lines, if run properly the Epson IMHO are the best.
    NO ink based printer does well in one/two sheet runs twice a day (either roll feed or sheet feed)




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    Re: Hey from Yorkshire - new device help needed

    Hi guys. I'm new in this forum.

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    Re: Hey from Yorkshire - new device help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinty1993 View Post
    Hi guys. I'm new in this forum.
    Good start your own newbie checkin thread.

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