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Lexmark B2236DW Wireless Duplex (2-Sided) Mono Laser Printer $99 Delivered (Most Locations) @ Centrecom

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Bought it on Friday, received yesterday and works great.

Wireless printing is a super plus as 3 of my family members are using this printer.

cheapest price post COVID-19


As per amazon comments there is no WIFI set up instructions. Luckily i got some experience on how to set up chromecast. Took me 2 min to download the Lexmark Mobile App on my phone and WIFI set up is there.

Once set up i do not need to re do the settings, the printer is always there. After turn on and off, i can still print without any problems.

Yes the printer cannot continue your print after turn off and on again however I consider it as a plus as it can avoid some printing error.

Overall I am happy with the printer, only downside might be the toner as some comments say the first one only last 300 pages.

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  • +9 votes

    The real question is. Can you get cheap knock off toner for this?

    • +10 votes

      I don't think so. Cannot see them selling anywhere. Best to buy Brother brand. You can definitely buy dirt cheap generic brand toner for it on ebay.

      • +9 votes

        Best to buy Brother brand.

        Also, the Brother ones aren't as heavy…

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          I understood that reference.

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        Any good deals on a brother printer?

    • +1 vote

      Definitely better to get the duplex version. I bought the Brother single and is the only thing I regret. Especially if your printing reports just for checking or reference. Saves paper.

      • +1 vote

        Bought this for my folks..

        mfc-l2750dw

        Duplex printing and wireless printing.

        Bought cheap knock off toner off ebay as per others recommendations here.

        No complaints from my folks.

        • +4 votes

          Same, also got this for my parents.

          I am absolutely and completely done with inkjets - for me and my family/support circle.

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            @muzzamo: I bought a flatbed scanner & I'm done with inkjets too.

            I have a 15yo HP laser printer I got on gumtree, connected to a raspberry pi for wifi remote printing (using the HP linux driver & CUPS). Works perfectly. Knock off HP toner is $25 for 2000 pages.

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        I am in the same boat. Bought the non-duplex version at Officeworks a few months back because the duplex was sold out. Now regretting it. Oh well…

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        print 2 sheets in 1 page?

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      Aliexpress has 2 seller selling the knock off toner. Seems there are 2 parts.

      https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=A...

      Toner last around 1200 pages and the drum last around 15000 pages.

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      not sure if catridge world still do this, but i used to take my laser toner catridge to catridge world to refill rather than replace. Was at the time cheaper than buying a new toner.

      https://www.cartridgeworld.com.au/promo/products-services

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      Just had a look around and no you can't :(

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    • +2 votes

      As per amazon comments there is no WIFI set up instructions. Luckily i got some experience on how to set up chromecast. Took me 2 min to download the Lexmark Mobile App on my phone and WIFI set up is there.

      Once set up i do not need to re do the settings, the printer is always there. After turn on and off, i can still print without any problems.

      Yes the printer cannot continue your print after turn off and on again however I consider it as a plus as it can avoid some printing error.

      Overall I am happy with the printer, only downside might be the toner as some comments say the first one only last 300 pages.

  • +1 vote

    Is the ink cheap when refilling??
    I don't know much about printers but I really need one.

    • +2 votes

      No ink, toner. Buy the Brother laser, you can just refill toner for as long as you're happy with the print quality

  • +10 votes

    If anyone prefers Brother, CPL has duplex non wifi version HL-L2300D for $109 and duplex Wi-Fi version HL-L2350DW for $135.

    Bought the non-WiFi version as a second printer and been very happy with it. Finished the starter toner and have started used a generic one from ebay $10 each.

    • +3 votes

      you can turn your non wifi version printer to wifi enable by plug your print to a router or wifi extender or another computer

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      HL-L2350DW is a fantastic printer. Would recommend it to anyone. AirPrint and Wifi Print is flawless.

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  • +9 votes

    Post Covid-19

    I like your optimism.

  • +2 votes

    what would be a good option with this duplex feature set but with a scanner too?

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      same question. my Google is also a bit lazy today ;)

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        This also has a scanner, i have one too of the same model but the color one .. my only gripe about this is that you cant scan both sides of the paper when u put in on the scanner bed ..

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      Randomly thinking aloud here, but I wonder if a shift to remote working/WFH long term means some companies might reduce their office capacities and end up flogging off old MFC units or something …

      The document feeder on my duplex scanning inkjet is already a bit screwy, drawing in multiple pages and stuff.

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        You can already get really cheap used copiers from many commercial places if you ask; they generally receive them back at the end of contract.

        $800 for a freestanding A3 laser copier with something like 2500 sheet capacity is a reasonable deal - but you just can't find easy/simple generic toner replacements for many of these commercial machines.

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        exactly what I was asking for. thanks, legend :)

    • +2 votes

      After10 years working with inkjet printer/scanner combos, I bought a Canon USB scanner. I have a separate laser printer.

      There are too many problems with all-in-one devices.

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    Anyone know if this has AirPrint?

  • +3 votes

    I bought this printer at the beginning of lockdown in Melbourne when it was on an eBay sale. It works great - connects to Wifi easily, the duplex printing is fantastic. Haven't had a paper jam etc. I think they say the included toner does about 700 pages - this is wrong. It probably did about half that (and I print double sided 2 per side).

    Once the printer 'estimates' that it's out of toner, it just refuses to work - I looked around Google to see if there was a hack e.g. holding down various buttons or forcing it to print some other way, but once it 'estimates' it's out of toner it locks you out of the settings on the printer. Very annoying. Hate this about consumer printers so much.

    In terms of toner, they have different model numbers for the toner depending on geographic region - but the toner is all the same (until some capricious firmware update comes along).

    I found it cheaper to buy the US-model toner from the US with free Prime shipping than to buy the equivalent Australian toner.

    B221H00 US-model high yield (3,000 pages) toner via free Prime shipping was about $106 ($103 with 3 per cent off Suncorp discounted e-gift cards) - https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07N255XTJ/

    The cheapest Australian B226H00 high yield toner I could find (through Static Ice and Google Shopping) was about $150.

    Have had no problems with the US-model toner thus far.

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    good price for a Wireless Duplex (2-Sided) Mono Laser Printer , but I do need the scan!!! no good deals with scanner + printer all in 1 yet.

  • +12 votes

    If the toner costs a fortune, it is not a bargain. Links to toner should be compulsory for printer listings!

    DO NOT BUY without factoring this, or you will regret. And SOON, as this comes with a half-full "starter cartridge".

    Maybe that can be refilled, but it sounds like you need to reset or replace the chip too. The printer will refuse to print after a certain number of pages apparently, not when the toner is actually gone. There are ways around this on my Brother printer, but that requires at least swapping to a different cartridge first.

    Sorry, but NOT a bargain from what we know.

    The cheapest Australian B226H00 high yield toner I could find (through Static Ice and Google Shopping) was about $150.

    Toner for my Brother printer is <$20, or $45 for a full set of colour toner. delivered.

    (printer itself was $99, in the before times. You'll have to pay more now, but better once up front than every time you need toner. )

    • +1 vote

      Where do you get your generic toners from? I don't know if it's the drum or the toner, but the generics I got tend to have inferior print quality. Not horrible, but compared to Brother originals, the difference is obvious. Originals produce really nice black smooth looking fonts.

      • +1 vote

        from "Aussie Toner", not that I've compared to others. You are probably right about the blackness, but I've not thought about it.
        I have noticed the colour quality, which is far from commercial inkjet, but that applies to any laser printer.
        But fine for my work notes, archives or the kids' schooling.

        If you want nice sales brochures, use Officeworks etc.

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    Toner for this printer is ridiculously expensive, even when you fill up toner yourself still need something to reset the chip set inside it. Not worth buying but lexmark is exellent brand, for small business or household using, brother is much more suitable, $40 bucks for 5 tones, express shipping, still have airprint, google print bla bla

  • +1 vote

    This Brother model might be an option if you don't need duplex printing and want to be able to use dirt cheap toner:

    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/brother-co...

    Third-party toner can be bought from eBay for like $10 each (1500 pgs capacity). Print quality is reasonable.

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    I'm tempted to buy this as it appears to be one of the cheapest laser printers you can get that still has a physical ethernet port (which I need for my use).

    Sucks that it only takes expensive toner though; although my printing requirements are quite modest (few hundred pages per year) so maybe not the end of the world; but if there's a brother or other model that has an ethernet port and takes generic carts I'm all ears …

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    No experience on laser printer, so i need some opinion here. The printer mainly for my 2 high schools kids (school)
    - Cheaper the better but can pay a bit more for much better printer
    - Lower toner price
    - Wireless Colour Laser MFC Printer
    - Automatic duplexing function

    Any suggestion?