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Xerox offer to Non Profits for free Color laser jet printer

  • I just received an offer for a free Xerox color laser jet printer -- Can I get other opinions of the offer. My concerns are that the cost of the color cartridges may make it too expensive of a proposition.
  • I recommend reading the fine print before entering into any agreement offering free computer hardware; especially hardware that under normal circumstances is very expensive to purchase.

    Without reading your offer, I *suspect* it is a contract to pay for the printer through the purchase of consumables (toner etc.) - in the same way mobile telephones are offered for *free* when you sign-up for a 24 month usage contract with your favourite Telco - rather obviously you do pay for the phone handset under such an agreement (plus interest) over time. No doubt this printer offer carries the same overheads.

    Rgds, Don

  • Yes really do the math..
    Count how many copies you do as there are minimums etc..

    Unless you are printing brochuses etc and lots of them color laser for general office use is NOT the way to go ..

    But I have seem color lasers for a cheap as $900..
    So see how many copies you do per month and go from there
    Ozzie http://www.call4tech.com/np Non Profit Organisation Network Consulting System Design New York http://call4tech.com/itil/
  • Yes really do the math..
    Count how many copies you do as there are minimums etc..

    Unless you are printing brochuses etc and lots of them color laser for general office use is NOT the way to go ..

    But I have seem color lasers for a cheap as $900..
    So see how many copies you do per month and go from there
    Ozzie http://www.call4tech.com/np Non Profit Organisation Network Consulting System Design New York http://call4tech.com/itil/
  • the xerox program as follow.
    1. it require 3 yrs contract which you have to purchase ink and maintain kit from them. After that it's your. (that's the only 2 consumables these printer use)
    2. You can get out of contract anytime with no panalty, you just have to ship the printer back to them at your cost. (it's heavy)
    3. the printer come with 3 yrs onsite service and warranty
    4. You have to print the minimum number of pages you state in you application if xerox approve. (usually above 2000 pgs/month. below that most likely will not be approve)

    I do have one of those xerox free printer. keep in mind, It is NOT, I repeat, NOT laser printer. It's a solid-ink printer. It doesn't use toner. It use ink stick which the printer will melt it and put on the paper.
    So far it very good but it depend on what you will print the most. If black and white the quality is very good. If you will use it to print picture, inkjet is better. read more detail before signup.
  • Where I used to work, we had 3 of the Xerox color printers (1 free, 2 donated by donors). In my new job, I got 1 since we do alot of brochures and handouts. They do have a minimum useage, but if you don't meet it, they charge you $75 for that month. I love it because of quality and also duplex printing which an ink jet printer won't do, saves on paper. I know of a non profit that only prints in black (free color) and they don't print minimum, so they pay $75 per month and free black ink. We have about 12 ink jet printers, different makes/models, and I figured I could save money by not buying the ink jet cartridges. The color quality is very good, their tech support is very quick also. As previous posts state, you really need to look at how many copies you are doing and what type of copies, i.e. brochures, handouts, letters, spreadsheets, etc.
  • The free black ink is end with 860 model. now u have to buy it. for me sometime if I can't meet the minimum, I just print "abcdefg" on both side and recycle the paper. this way I avoid the panalty as well.
  • Instead of typing abcdefg maybe you could create letter heads then print those..
    now you can meet the minimum and have paper thats functional rather than recyclable..

    Also you need to look at how much you pay for paper and toner now then look at what xerox charges..
    I have client who has a Xerox color laser its a Phaser 7700 and the color print is amazing..
    BUT you pay an arm and leg for the toner as you can only get it from xerox..
    Also wih color laser printing the paper can make all the difference..


    Ozzie http://www.call4tech.com/np Non Profit Organisation Network Consulting System Design New York http://call4tech.com/itil/
  • If you are interested in a Free Printer offer without the hassle and want to save 30% on the supplies plus save an entire year in the agreement you need to visit www.FreePrinters.com. Their offer is considerably easier, less expensive, and reauires only a two year agreement.
  • If you want ot eliminate the minimum number of prints, eliminate the monthly reporting, save 30% on supplies, and eliminate a full year off the agreement look at the Free Printer program offer at www.freeprinters.com
  • I'm sorry, but this doesn't seem like a good deal to me. They charge $225 per month for supplies! I could buy a pretty nice color laser and all the supplies I need for the $2700 they would charge in just one of the two years of the contract. Read the small print before you jump for an offer like this.
  • We just bought a Minolta color laser printer for $499 ($699 with a $200 rebate) with toner cartidges that will do 35,000 pages in a 25%/75% of color to black. Is working well so far. Got it at Staples and can't beat the price