The Phasor 3500 was the first and the best laser printer I ever used. Print quality was flawless and as a life long conservationist I especially liked that the 3500 never jammed when I used paper that was already printed on one side. But last year when a critical paper feed part failed and the replacement part became unavailable on this old model I was forced switch to using a HP Laser Jet P4014. This HP mode prints just as nicely but it jams at least 50% of the time when I try printing on used paper. I found out that this happens because old paper absorbs moisture, minutely increasing the paper thickness and which evidently gets too thick to pass through the HP's paper path.
All of these are company printers and which are IT staff doesn't like maintaining anymore, preferring to have us use the server printers. I want to buy my own laser printer but only if, like the Phasor 3500, its paper path won't jam if fed used paper.
Please recommend such laser models. I will also consider used or discontinued models but only if all major parts remain available for at least seven years after purchase.
I see no one has responded to this post yet. So, at this point I would recommend contacting your local Marketing Support @ 1-800-ASK-XEROX to speak with a sales representative.
Thanks but I'd much rather hear from actual users/owners of current laser printer models as they would have been more likely to have tried printing on used paper.
We have has no problem with any of our Xerox machines.
No printer *likes* used paper. Paper must be dry and flat, not too heavy and not too light. It must not have a curl to it. Frequently the heat from the fuser will leave a bit of a curl in the paper.
If you are using paper that has been through a laser printer before, the fused flecks on that paper may be remelted and refused, but that should not be a problem since priters are supposed to print on both sides.
So A dollar to a box of donuts, the paper is your problem. I do not use used paper in my printers. Some of the cheap skates areound here try this as much as I tell them not to. We are monks, you see, and they abhore wasting the second side, but used paper gets tossed into a box and so is never ready to feed properly. I take my one sided waste down to the print shop and cut them into quarters for use as note pads.
All of our printing presses have been replaced with Xerox Machines, go figure!