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What's New: Printers: February 28, 2007

What's New: Printers: February 28, 2007

Brother MFC 240C/MFC 440NC

The 240C colour inkjet all-in-one machine features faster printing speeds and networking with enhanced photo printing. Some features include colour printing, colour copying, colour scanning, colour faxing, PC fax send and PhotoCapture Center technology. The automatic document feeder holds up to 10 pages. It features up to 6000 x 1200 dpi print resolution, up to 25ppm mono print speed, and up to 20ppm colour print speed. There's also borderless printing, along with 16MB memory, and four separate ink cartridges. The MFC 440CN includes all of the features of the MFC 240C plus 2.0-inch fl ip-up colour LCD display, and a photo bypass tray that holds up to 20 sheets of 4 x 6 glossy paper without removing the 100 sheets of standard paper. It has a network-ready built-in Ethernet interface (share print, scan, fax and media card access). Brother includes features such as stand-alone faxing and an auto document feeder to complement standard robust printing, copying and scanning functions.
Distributed by Brother.
RRP: 240C $199; 440CN - $279

Ricoh MP C3500/MP C4500

The MP C3500 can produce up to 35ppm, high quality output in both colour and black and white, while the MP C4500 offers 40ppm-45ppm in colour and black and white. Both machines are designed to function as a durable and reliable document hub, offering network scan, print and copy functionality for work groups of up to 30 users. They each feature Ricoh's new full colour LCD display technology, making them more intuitive for users and administrators to use. Document output has also been improved. Image quality is guaranteed thanks to the PxP toner and 600dpi 4-bit engine, which will allow 2400 x 600 dpi as opposed to 1800 x 600 dpi on previous models. The new devices include Ricoh's Embedded Software Architecture (ESA), a Java-based platform that enables third-party software to be customised and embedded inside a Ricoh MFP. With ESA, an organisation can draw on Ricoh's continually expanding library of solutions, such as integrated cost recovery or centralised Webbased printing on demand.
Distributed by Ricoh.
RRP: MP C3500 - $17,380; MP C4500 - $19,690

HP Colour LaserJet CM1017


With integrated copying and scanning functionality, and built-in networking, the multifunction printer delivers the power and functionality small work teams need. It prints in colour and monochrome at 8ppm and features an intuitive, easy-to-use control panel with 2.4-inch colour graphical display. It requires four consumables, making it easy for customers to use and maintain. The HP ColorSphere toner included has enhanced melting and fusing features, enabling optimum toner release and better flow onto the page for more consistent colour, higher resolution and a 40 per cent increase in gloss levels. It also features a photo memory card slot. This printer series allows users to send scanned documents (such as manuals and reports) directly to the desktop or an email address, enabling better management of paper based content in digital formats. Users can also send scanned documents to a network drive for easy archiving. It comes with HP Marketing Assistant software to help SMBs produce in-house marketing collaterals with ease.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex.
RRP: $1249

Kyocera FS-C8100DN

Kyocera Mita has launched a new A3 office colour printer for workgroups and departments. An organisation looking to print a range of colour material, from reports to leaflets to booklets, and that needs to be able to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible, is the main target market. The A4/A3 colour laser printer is aimed at users who require high quality, high speed and advanced finishing options for large print runs. The reliable Ecosys colour printer offers duplex as standard and full network capability. The security of data is ensured through a variety of standard and optional features. Security features include proof and hold, private print, data security kit, security watermark, departmental code function and an array of paper handling and finishing options. The printer boosts productivity, allowing up to 32ppm output in colour and black and white. It features a new touch-down development system.
Distributed by Dynamic Supplies, Ingram Micro, Cellnet, Tecksel, Alloys International, BMS Technology, Compu Wholesale, Dicker Data, Hitech Distribution, J Mills Distribution and Phoenix Toner.
RRP: from $6999

Epson CX6900F

This MFP is the ideal all-rounder, suitable for printing documents such as flyers through to photos. It has an inbuilt fax with a 33.6Kbps modem for immediate transmission, and supports the international colour fax standard for colour-to-colour communication. It can produce 4 x 6 BorderFree photos and can print at up to 27 A4 pages per minute in monochrome or colour (draft mode). It features PhotoEnhance, a tool that analyses images and corrects common problems encountered by amateur photographers such as shadowed faces, backlit images and dull colouring. With five card slots (xD, Smart Media, Compact Flash and Micro Drive, Memory Stick, SD card and MultiMedia Card), the MFP offers PC-free printing, copying and scanning options. The 1200 x 2400 dpi scanner and easy-to-use copying features eans it allows users can scan anything from documents to photos.
Distributed by Ingram MIcro, Synnex, Phoenix Toner, Dicker Data, Cellnet, XIT Distribution, BMS Technology, Hitech Distribution, Leader Computers, Johnson Tech, Compu Wholesale and RTD Technologies.
RRP: $299

Fuji Xerox Phaser 3428

The high performance black and white laser printer is built specifi cally for small workgroups, and is designed to increase workplace efficiency and productivity. It prints at speeds of up to 30ppm with a first page out time of 8.5 seconds. The compact printer includes a 400MHz processor that delivers complex pages quickly. It also features automatic duplex two-sided) printing as a standard. It offers crisp, professional printouts with 1200 x 1200 image quality resolution and high volume Duty Cycle of up to 65,000 pages per month. Easy to install and use, the Phaser 3428 is an affordable desktop printer designed for the daily printing needs of the small office. It also includes value-added features such as watermarks, N-up, posters and booklets - plus USB, Parallel and Ethernet 10/100Base TX interfaces (on Phaser 3428DN configuration) at the ready, which translates to quicker turnaround times, improved productivity and low running costs.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Alloys International, BMS Technology, J Mills Distribution and Synnex.
RRP: $519.20


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