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What's new from: HP, ScanCopy, Epson, Lexmark, Brother

What's new from: HP, ScanCopy, Epson, Lexmark, Brother

HP OfficeJet 5510

HP’s Officejet 5510 all-in-one printer, fax, scanner and copier is aimed at SMBs, and delivers professional photo quality — up to 4800-optimised dpi colour and laser-quality black text. The Officejet also produces high quality scans with 600 x 2400-dpi optical resolution and 36 bit-colour. With HP photo and imaging software and HP instant share, which allows you to quickly and easily email photos, the Officejet 5510 is suitable for all your digital photography needs. Print technology is drop-on-demand thermal inkjet printing and colour print speed is up to 12 ppm. Platforms supported are Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 professional, XP, Macintosh OS 9.1, OSX. The product is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific, Ingram Micro, and Synnex.

RRP: $399

ScanCopy 2300W

Konica Minolta has released an all-in-one solution for digital colour printing, copying and scanning. Targeted at business workgroups, the ScanCopy 2300W has a flatbed scanner allowing users to copy a wide range of material, according to the company. Its 36-bit colour depth ensures vivid, smooth colours, while its 9600 dpi resolution gives crisp, detailed images, according to the company. The product can also automatically send documents to a fax program on the PC. The product is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific and Alloys International.

RRP: $1099

Epson R800

Epson Australia’s concept desktop photo printer with an eight cartridge printing system is aimed at serious photographers and graphic designers. The Stylus Photo R800 creates archival quality matte or gloss prints using UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment ink. With an eight-channel print head and eight individual cartridges for maximum printing efficiency, the R800 adds UltraChrome Hi-Gloss red and blue inks to the standard cyan, magenta, and yellow to increase the colour gamut available on all prints, according to the company. A new Gloss optimiser completes the UltraChrome hi-gloss eight cartridge ink set and is used to create a uniform gloss finish across the entire print surface on glossy paper — even in areas where no ink has been used. The R800 also handles a range of paper sizes and styles, including roll paper of 100mm and 210mm widths. It features direct CD printing, which allows customers to print directly onto printable CDs or DVDs by placing them in a tray that slides through the printer’s front-loading, straight-through paper path. Other software provided with the R800 includes PhotoQuicker version 3.5, PIF Tool version 2.1, PIF Designer 2.1, Print CD version 1.2.0 for Windows/version 1.2.1 for Macintosh, and support for Exif2.2, and Print Image Matching [PIM]. For a list of distrib­utors, visit www.epson.com.au.

RRP: $699

Lexmark X5270

Lexmark’s new array of inkjet products is aimed at satisfying the growing demand for photo and colour printing by consumers, SOHOs and SMBs. The new line-up includes standalone printers (Z818) and All-In-One (AIO) products (X5270). Lexmark’s new ink technology is a six-colour system that combines dye-based and pigmented inks. Using this new, long lasting six-colour system and specified photo papers, consumers can achieve a wide colour gamut and print photos with vibrant colours that last for decades under display conditions, according to Lexmark. The X5270 All-In-One Office Centre was ideal for creative consumers and home office users on a Windows or Mac platform, the company said. The X5270 can print up to 15 pages per minute (ppm) in colour and can generate up to 22 ppm in black. The Z818 is a solution for Windows and Mac users. Featuring borderless printing, colour drop sizes as small as three picoliters for the highest quality detail, and standard six-colour printing technology. It is well equipped to produce top quality photos. The printer offers speeds of up to 15 ppm in colour and up to 22 ppm in black. The product is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific, Ingram Micro, Today Tech, Galas Electronics, IT Wholesale and Hi-Tech Distribution.

RRP: The X5270 costs $299; the Z818, $199

Brother MFC-3820CN

The Brother MFC-3820CN 6-in-1 Colour flatbed Multi-Function Centre features a colour digital copier, network colour printer, colour fax, network colour flatbed digital scanner, PC faxing capabilities and a PhotoCapture centre. It delivers inkjet printing at up to 14 pages per minute (mono) and up to 12 pages per minute (colour). Users can also select high-resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi printing for exceptional colour output, according to the company. Other features include: One-touch key for scanning directly to e-mail, OCR, card and imaging applications, high-resolution colour scanning at up to 9600 dpi, 16MB dual access memory which stores up to 400 pages so that faxes can be scanned in while sending or receiving, a 100-sheet capacity paper tray and 20-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). The PhotoCapture centre allows you to scan/print to/from Smart Media, Compact Flash, Secure Digital and Memory Sticks. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systemsand includes USB and Network interface. The product is distributed in Australia by: Teksel, Express Online, Pioneer Computers, Printcom, Leader, Xit distribution, Mega Electronics, Cellnet Telecommunications/IT Wholesale.

RRP: $499


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