I have a cheap laser for text, $99 for the printer, $75 for toners and over 1500sheets per toner (or so they say, but still haven't used up one)
The price makes these entire printers essentially consumable so I'll probably just buy a whole new printer rather than a new toner.
It's important to find a bargain printer that includes a full toner, as many of the ones available have only 300-500 prints from the included toner.
ENVIRONMENTAL NOTE: I'm a keen electronics enthusiast and radio ham, so I'll be stripping the obsolete printer for gears and other parts. Great practice too for (de)soldering. If you don't have a similar use, or know of somebody who'll be happy to get a free printer, then use your judgment about buying a 'throwaway' printer.
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