[Scribus] re: HP 2550L colour standards
el Sismógrafo , S.L.
Wed Feb 23 13:16:54 CET 2005
I do not know the HP model but from my experience (I have been running a
Tektronix A3 Color Laser printer and a Ricoh Aficio Color 6010 with a Fiery
E650 (which is almost 300 kg of hardware) for a long time now, so I feel I
should share some experience with other laser users.
- Do never ever trust what vendors tell you especially concerning tco and
other costs - they are based on a 5% coverage per page which is totally
unreal. In color laser printers almost half of the hardware are
consumibles!!! and some vendors will tell you the toner cost without
computing other consumibles and amortization. Do not trust figures about per
month output, they are anything next to Grims fairytales.
Laser systems give excellent results as long as they are new and/or properly
maintained. Until recently no one would sell you a big color laser system
without a maintenance contract. Problems may start once the machine has been
running for 50.000 copies or so. The cost per copy is high compared to
offset. Contrary to what they will tell you, you will be better off with
offset as soon as you have to make more than 250 booklets (if you want a
proof, ill send you the numbers). So, before you start printing big amounts
of docs or labels, have a word with your printer...
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