questionsany good deals on an 11x17 copier/scanner/printer…

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I would pay a bit more and find one that uses toner. Toner is generally less expensive then ink jet. I do not have a specific recommendation. Keep in mind a printer is sent with started toner/ink.

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Indeed. I definitely want one that utilizes toner. Which makes it more difficult to find one.. I'd also want it to be quick at printing sets of plans (typically large PDF files) on 11x17 (Ledger).

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@steeftee: Well, there it is. I think that the price you're looking at suggests that you'd be better off looking for used. I've had printers that had all of the qualities you speak of, but the price was two to three times what you're hoping to spend. You don't say color (which is good, because we'd then be talking about adding on another thousand).

I think that having laser + 11x17 is going to be plenty. Wanting the ability to have the printer scan to email just makes it out of the question for you. Xerox has a nice printer that would do what you're asking. They book at three to five grand.

Here's a nice eBay one (and more on that same page).

http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-LaserJet-5000N-11x17-Tabloid-Laser-Printer-5000_W0QQitemZ330517073085QQcmdZViewItem

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@shrdlu: As an aside, Thank you for that ebay link... if anything else it was a good giggle to look at the network connection card photo to see the BNC network connector. Brings back a few ever-so-old memories.

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@steeftee: Albeit a refurb Brother unit: Search STAPLES.COM: http://www.staples.com/Brother-EMFC-5890CN-Refurbished-Inkjet-All-in-One-Printer/product-nr_870091

The Professional Series MFC-5890cn all-in-one is perfect for your presentations, signs, spreadsheets, reports, photos and more with versatile printing from 4" x 6" up to 11" x 17".

•4-in-1: Print, copy, scan & fax
•Prints up to 35 ppm black, 28 ppm color (mfr specs)
•Widescreen 3.3" Color LCD Display
•Built-in Wired Ethernet Network Interface
•Standard paper tray can hold up to 150-sheets of paper from 3.5" to 11" x 17"
•Unattended Fax, Copy or Scan up to 50-page auto document feeder (ADF)
•Secure Function Lock. Allows you to restrict public access to certain machine Secure Function Lock functions such as Fax, Copy, Scan and Print
•Print photos directly from your digital camera's media cards, PictBridge-enabled camera, or USB Flash Memory
•14.6"H x 23.2"W x 21.1"D, 31.1 lbs.
•2-Year Express Exchange Limited Warranty