CF081A HP Laserjet Enterprise 500 M551N Colour Printer
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I have found that where an inkjet printer is not used for a while the nozzles/printhead can dry out. In any case it seems that a relatively large amount of expensive ink is used to clean nozzles whenever the printer is switched on..
There is no alternative if you want to print a high quality photo on photo paper - just make sure the printer is used at least once a month to prevent nozzle dry out..
But for other pictures etc a laserjet is fully satisfactory for me..
Second - why this model M551N?
I originally tried other laserprinters which were unsatisfactory (and unreliable) and so I switched to HP - far more reliable but of course more expensive. I already had an old HP 2420 (black white) that has been working reliably for more than 10 years (and I had bought it second hand!!). I chose an HP CP1525 colour laser printer but i found it painfully slow. OK for occasional light domestic use but when printing out maybe sixty sets of 12 pages - double sided to reduce postage costs - the whole process was VERY slow - a print job like that seemed to take an afternoon..
The M551 prints about 30 colour or b/w pages per minute and a typical job (such as above) now takes an hour or so. Yes the M551 is more expensive than the 1525 but I like to think that my time also has some value..
re toner costs - laserjet colour toner costs MUCH less per colour page than expensive inkjet cartridges
I find that buying high capacity toner cartridges further reduces printing costs per page