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22 September, 2010

a printer (Brother MFC-9840CDW)

a Brother colour laser printer

For those who read my blog regularly should know that I have a few printers. And we have been printing on sort of high volume (for home users). We had been using the colour laser printer (Epson AcuLaser C1100N) for our daily printing needs until reducing the workload of it to Brother MFC-8890DW which is a mono-laser (all-in-one) featuring built-in duplex printing and very handy wireless connectivity.

Well, colour printing is also important for us, and the Epson AcuLaser C1100N (colour later, no duplex) has some problems recently, and two weeks ago, it stopped printing for one (pretty new) toner cartridge not functioning. So we decided to get an upgrade.

So the hunting of a colour laser printer started. Initially we were looking at a business end high volume inkjet printer instead, then, we decided to go for colour laser printer instead. At that time, I followed Don's evaluation procedure, working out the ongoing running cost (as in per print). Of course, the built-in duplex printing is a must in our decision. Turning print outs over for the second side printing is a pain.

Since getting a colour laser printer with built-in duplex, I thought why not getting an all-in-one version? So if we need to photocopy colour page, it would be easier. Therefore we upgraded the models we were deciding.

Since we have decided to get an all-in-one version, why not getting one that supports wireless printing to make life easier and easier positioning for the future? (This is also following Don decision method: future proofing.)

Brother MFC-9840CDW

So we decided to get the Brother MFC-9840CDW.

Well, please excuse the messing room, we haven't had much time on cleaning.

Brother MFC-9840CDW

The Brother MFC-9840CDW is virtually the colour version of Brother MFC-8890DW we got earlier. The MFC-9840CDW takes a bit longer to warm up for first page printing, and it costs a bit more (per page) of course.

Unlike most other colour inkjets or colour toners, most printers won't function at all if you are out of one colour and say you are not printing colour. With Brother MFC-9840CDW, if one colour toner is out, you can still print the rest in monochrome.

To make Don's life easier, there's the updated tiny list of printers and other types of printers:

  • laser printers
    Epson AcuLaser C1100N (colour laser printer, blog entry, about to retire)
    Brother MFC-8890DW (black and white multi-function laser printer, blog entry)
    Brother MFC-9840CDW (colour multi-function laser printer, this entry)
  • inkjet printers
    Epson Stylus Photo 1410 (A3 inkjet, blog entry)
  • label printers
    Brother P-touch 1280 (labal, blog entry)
    Brother QL-570 Label Printer (address label printer, blog entry)
  • photo printer
    Canon Selphy CP740 (compact photo printer, 4x6 inch, no blog entry)

That's all. Still far less than the number of computers Don owns.
(to Don: Antony is poor.)

This entry has Lightbox effect enabled. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.

related blog entries:
bye bye Epson Stylus Photo R230 (16 August 2010)
Brother MFC-8890DW (28 March, 2010)
printing like hell (7 September, 2009)
Epson 1410 (Epson Stylus Photo 1410, 10 August, 2009)
Brother label printer (Brother QL-570 Label Printer, 12 May, 2009)
Epson AcuLaser C1100 (Epson AcuLaser C1100N, 1 May, 2007)
new toy - Brother P-touch 1280 (Brother P-touch 1280, 27 April, 2007)
hello Epson (Epson Stylus Photo R230, 13 March, 2007)
hello Brother (Brother MFC-240C, 22 January, 2007)

Posted by Antony on 22 September 2010 9:47 AM | gadget

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To make Antony's life easier, here's the updated tiny list of printers:
HP LaserJet 1100
Posted by Don_HH2K on 23 September 2010 2:12 AM.
Congratulations on the new printer Antony. I myself got a new laser printer, a HP LaserJet 1020. It was 6 dollars at the salvation army thrift store. Not color like yours, though.
Posted by John Egenhofer on 23 September 2010 11:17 AM.
Don,
Did you hit the "Post" button a bit too early? I can only see one.
John,
Very very good price!
Posted by Antony on 23 September 2010 4:25 PM.
No, I said exactly what I meant to say.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 24 September 2010 8:02 AM.
Well, printers are generally considered as peripherals or accessories. Computers are the main devices that counts. Without a doubt, you have a very impressive list of computers!
Posted by Antony on 25 September 2010 11:24 PM.
I currently have five PCs in service: my laptop, two servers, a NAS, and a desktop. Obviously I'm not going to count the ones that don't work and/or that I am trying to sell. That's less than the number of printers you're using.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 26 September 2010 9:35 AM.
Well, the Epson AcuLaser C1100N is to be retired soon, so we can ignore that in the list, the label printers and photo printer are not the regular type of printer. Further, Brother P-touch 1280 does not connects to computer at all.
Posted by Antony on 26 September 2010 2:24 PM.
Well, I personally would count the photo printer, as I can use my printer to print out photos and you can use your printer to print out things other than photos, even if mine isn't advertised as a photo printer and yours isn't advertised as a general-purpose printer.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 27 September 2010 9:33 AM.
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