Office Printers


If you are outfitting an office of say 8-10 people, what’s the best way to make printing. Well, with all these multifunction printers (a.k.a. all-in-one or mopiers), its been amazingly easy to get a nice color printer, scanning, fax and duplexing for not very much money. Here are some to consider for the small printer that might be behind the receptionist and the big workgroup one for those bigger print jobs. Like making 10 color books for a prospective client presentation. Today, cost per copy is on the order of $0.10/page for color and $0.02/page for black and white, so really very reasonable.

Here are models to consider

h3. Heavy Duty Printers

These are pure printers, but useful if you jsut want lots of output. “PC Magazine”:,2817,2145522,00.asp did a nice roundup. “HP Color LaserJet CP4005dn”:,2817,2145522,00.asp has a 600 sheet capacity and does duplexing. The output quality is decent and even photos look OK if you aren’t an expert. I’ve used this as a good standard printer, kind of the color replacement for the trusty, dusty HP LaserJet 4050n.

h3. Heavy Duty Multifunction Printer

If you dare, the “Xerox Phaser 8860MFP”: is pretty intriguing. It is $4K, so it ain’t cheap, but it does copy, fax, print and scan and is fully networked. 30ppm. It’s sister, the “Phaser 8860”:,2817,2199147,00.asp won Editors Choice

h3. Print Shop Quality Printer

If you really are doing big jobs, then for $5,500, you can get the “HP ColorJet 9500HDN”: which is literally everything but the kitchen sink. Has 3,100 sheet capacity and comesw with a 10GB hard drive even.

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