• Subject: Re: Laser Printer Recommendations
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 07:32:17 +0100

Mark ,

We have an HP4000 but the speed is less than the 5si so I was a bit worried 
about
that. I will definitely check out the HP8000. And on the printer/memory deal,
yep, "been there done that" - laser printers LOVE memory. Of course so do PC's;
hmmmmmm ;-)

Thanks !

Chuck

"Mark A. Manske" wrote:

> I am not sure of the cost, but I can check that out too for you, but we have
> two HP's, one main one is
> a HP8000 and the A/R department has a HP4000, both running similar to how
> you currently have your HP5si; both are running to our network too as
> Ethernet; they were a bit flaky at first, but the budget kept us down on
> memory until we could convince them to purchase more.  Go with as much as
> you can (at least 32Mb) it will be less painful in the long run.   We did
> not loose any reports, just would lock, have to be powered off, varied off,
> varied on and restarted.... time consuming irritant.   The AFP/IPDS kit is
> MPI Blue Kit here too, configured as a local IPDS printer.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Mark A. Manske      [mailto:manske@pconline.com]
> Sr. Project Lead
> Minter-Weisman
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Chuck Lewis
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 8:03 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Laser Printer Recommendations
>
> Hi Folks !
>
> We have an HP 5si (24ppm) attached to our AS/400 via the MPI Blue Kit
> (supports AFP) with a simm that allows supports IPDS... It has a twin-ax
> attachment feature and connects over Cat 5 twisted pair. It configures
> as a *IPDS printer on the AS/400. This printer has a LOT of miles on it
> (the printer - was the system printer for an NCR Unix box for 4 or 5
> years before this past January's AS/400 installation...) and it is
> getting a bit flaky.
>
> We print between 1000 - 1500 Invoices daily and then after that it just
> does print screens and 10-30 page prints sporadically throughout the
> day...
>
> So what are you all using ?
>
> Lexmark ?
> HP ?
> IBM ? (or is that Lexmark now ?)
> someone else ?
>
> SMALL company so price is important...
>
> TIA !
>
> Chuck
>
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