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February 21st, 2006
February 21st, 2006

Time for a new printer

Xerox 8550DP Printer
Xerox 8550DP Printer
Itīs been About 5 years with my Current colour laser (a great deal from an auction) but with all the printing we do for various organizations and 2 businesses it was time for something new.

Our existing printer needed a new photoconductor (a $350 part) so I started looking around and found that prices had come down so much that something much better wouldnīt cost too much more then the part I needed.

After some looking we settled on the Xerox 8550DP which is staggeringly Fast with itīs new solid ink system (close to 30ppm in full colour) and has the nice advantage of producing no waste from cartriges that need to be tossed as the tonor runs out. Instead, it uses a small ink "pellet" that drops into a holder in the printer.

Plus, it has a different transfer mechinism that isnīt reliant on a fuser like with laser - so it will print much better on card stock. Having some wedding invitations currently in the queue to be printed - this sounded ideal.

Finally, the 8550 is currently subject to a special rebate of $150 plus what they call a "year of free black ink" = 18 free pellets.

All told, that drops About $450 from the $1200 price tag - leaving the cost to buy for this new (2400dpi) printer just over the cost of the replacement part of my old (600dpi) one.

Iīm smiling.

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