Print Speed Quoted in pages per minute (ppm) the print speed is the theoretical maximum throughput that the printer is capable of. In reality, most jobs sent to the printer won’t achieve that speed, since the printer often needs time to warm up and different types of documents may take longer to process before they can be printed. If, for example, you sent 50 copies of the same simple text document to the printer then it would probably achieve its top speed. But sending numerous jobs of different size and complexity (as is more often the case) will result in a noticeably slower throughput speed. Related Posts:The case for colour printers in businessColour inkjets versus colour laser printersHigh-volume options from[…]

Mono was once the master of the office, but new colour printers at competitive prices means that there is a surge in colour usage in the business world. The past two years have seen a massive surge in the availability of low cost entry-level colour laser printers and prices across the entire spectrum of colour lasers have dropped significantly. As a result an increasing number of business have invested in the machines. Low-end devices can now be purchased for as little as £200, while more powerful models provide the kind of capabilities that in the past would only be available at professional print shops. As ever, the acquisition cost of the devices paints only half of the picture. Ironically, one[…]

With the acquisition cost of inkjet printers standing at an all time low, it is easy to understand why many organisations are tempted to ignore their high running costs. For under £100, or even £50, you can start outputting high quality colour pages instantly, but there are several important differences between the two technologies that should be considered. Colour inkjets have a couple of key advantages, they are very cheap to acquire, technically easy to maintain (most inkjet cartridges are user replaceable, and there are no other consumables to worry about) and their print quality is unrivalled. If you need to print glossy, photographic images, a colour inkjet combined with good quality inkjet or photographic paper is really your only[…]

After months of hearing of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) plans for the mid-high-volume market, two models arrive targeted at large organisations and enterprises – the LaserJet 9055 and 9065 multi-function products (MFPs). Both include the HP embedded web server to assess each device’s status and change and manage settings via a web browser. Additional features are a duplex unit, 256/384MB printer memory and 320MB copier memory with the option to expand, 300,000-page duty cycle plus print and copy speeds of 55ppm and 65ppm respectively the ability to work in a variety of environments (WinTel, Unix or Apple, for example) and a wide range of accessories, such as 2,500 multi-sheet finisher, and 3,000-sheet stapler/stacker. Further releases expected in the early part of 2004.[…]

HP has unveiled another inkjet printer for the small office with the release of the Deskjet 5850 – a wireless networkable model capable of printing colour presentations and general business documentation. The printer uses swappable black, tri-colour and photo inkjet cartridges – a combination of the latter two enables six-colour photo printing. Price: £199 Website: www.hp.com/uk   Related Posts:Printer specifications explainedThe case for colour printers in businessColour inkjets versus colour laser printersHigh-volume options from HP