Color laser printers deliver great color, but they are expensive. The type of paper used in color printing affects the quality of the hard copy. I think the quality you get from the Alps is as good as or better than the other inkjet and laser printers out there and it would be an excellent choice for the average business or home user. Printers by Rick Broida Oct 16, You can also get whatever ribbons you need there.

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I hope this works. Laser printers produce great looking and crisp text, but are not noted for the quality of printed photographs as they are not continuous tone printers. Inkjets can be slow. Answered on Mar 30, There are no ink cartridges.

Alps MD-5000 Standard Thermal Printer

One is printed, the other is on the CD. I was not overly impressed with the manuals. Transparencies, greeting cards, labels, plain paper.

I tested the printer against a variety of laser and inkjet printers. But information on overlay is in another chapter; the information is scanty at best; and further information about settings for this type of printing were found on the last page of the 89 page manual.

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for the average computer buff to have a variety of peripherals and printers so I thought this was a good test to see how the Alps handled the situation. Their Web site is worth checking out: Interface Required Connector Type.


My advice to anyone interested in the printer is to make sure you have the right cables, switch boxes, additional ports or whatever you need before you start. Again, the store wasn’t sure what they had sold me.

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The MD leads the way in desktop printing. Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature. Enjoy easy-handling smooth printing! Posted on Aug 24, Be the first to answer. What do I Self-printing is performed by turning on the powerswitch with the LF switch held down. Instead, they are offset slightly, a process called dithering. Dithering is more apparent on inkjets.

You might have a “parts” machine now. The Alps patented printer insures exact control of dot diameter, resulting in superior print quality.

The blue photo and the Econo Black cartridges cannot be used for the self test. You would have to throw out the whole cartridge if you ran out of even one color.

Alps MD5000

Ifthe problem still exists, then probably you need to replace the motor. Answered on Nov 29, Posted on Sep 18, Be the first to answer. Answered on Nov 06, I have been purchasing printers, scanners, and general computer equipment for over 10 years and I still have the manuals that came with the items. We delete comments that violate our policy printe, which we encourage you to read. Dye al;s inks are smear-proof and waterproof; Dye sub inks are no-dot, continuous tone; Standard Micro Dry inks are fade-proof, waterproof, and smear-proof; White inks are available for a wide variety of applications; Metallic inks are available for greeting cards, business cards and other applications; Gold and silver foil inks are available for greeting cards, business cards and other applications; Alps offers a special dye sub paper suitable for photo mug, plates, and tiles; Photographic dye sub mode offers continuous-tone photographic output; Photo-quality print mode offers dpi glossy output on plain paper; Easy to accomplish back-to-back printing is standard; Install up to alpz different printr cartridges at one time; Reusable Finish ink is available for extended ribbon life use up to 5 times ; Reusable EconoBlack ink is available for extended ribbon life and inexpensive black-text printing use up to 20 times.

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It’s a great resource. There are also ribbons so you can print with metallic colors, use silver and gold foil colors, and print in white. Ifyou are receiving LF motor error, then the problem is with the paper feedmotor.

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