What's New: the latest products for the week commencing January 30, 2008

What's New: the latest products for the week commencing January 30, 2008

Fuji Xerox Phaser 8560

The Phaser 8560 MFP prints up to 30 pages per minute (ppm), with a first page out time of 5-6 seconds, and is designed to provide flexible media handling, booklet printing and image smoothing capabilities. The printer uses specially-shaped solid ink instead of toner cartridges, which makes maintenance easier, according to Fuji Xerox. It also claims this machine produces 97 per cent less waste to landfill than traditional laser printers. Designed to suit office environments, the Phaser 8560 MFP features copy, scan and fax capabilities, and includes a scanning software bundle that allows users to convert paper and PDF documents into editable and searchable documents supporting Microsoft Office applications.

Distributed by Ingram Micro, Alloys International, BMS Technology, JMills and Synnex.
RRP: $4179

Oki B2400

The B2400 replaces Oki's B4100 model as the company's entry-level mono printer with networking capabilities. With a first time to print speed of five seconds and overall speeds of up to 20ppm, the B2400 model also includes PCL as standard and is network-ready, making it suitable for businesses. The printer has a print resolution of 1200 x 600. Alongside the hardware, Oki is offering users free downloads of its software plug-in, WebPrint, which is designed to solve common problems associated with Web printing by allowing users to scale pages automatically, select specific areas and preview before printing.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Alloys International and XiT.
RRP: $325

Samsung SCX-6345N

This A4 multifunction machine is designed to manage workflow and improve cost saving efficiencies for a medium-sized office print network. The SCX-6345N offers 43ppm monochrome print speeds with up to 1200dpi quality. Standard features include two-beam laser scanning, 50-sheet duplex copy and print and scan functions. Users can opt for a Finisher attachment that staples and collates multiple printouts, or an increased 384MB memory capacity. The SCX-6345N has a Jscribe open platform enabling secure document transfer through the network. Samsung said the scan-to-email function, and its SyncThru Web Admin Service, allow users to more easily monitor print jobs.
Distributed by Altech Computers, ASI, Cellnet, Infotech, Ingram Micro, LDS International, Leading Pacific, Legend, Ocean Office Automation, TodayTech and Westan.
RRP: $4345

Brother MFC-9440CN

The MFC-9440CN is a network-ready colour laser MFP suited to small office environments. It offers colour scanning at up to 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution, a 35-page auto document feeder capacity, and a 300-sheet paper input capacity with an optional expandable 500 sheet tray. The printer has a 33.6Kbps high-speed modem, 16 one-touch and 300 speed dial memory locations and 64MB memory. Brother claims it prints colour images at 21ppm as fast as monochrome due to single press engines. The MFC-9440CN has built-in Ethernet connectivity, as well as the ability to print or scan PDF or JPEG files from a USB drive or from a PictBridge compatible digital camera.
Distributed by Cellnet, XiT, Express Online, Multimedia Technology, PrintCom, Protac International, Leader Computers, RDT and Pioneer Computers.
RRP: $1499

Lexmark X560n

This network-ready colour laser MFP is built for medium and large businesses. According to Lexmark, duplex printing helps reduce paper usage, while high yield cartridges reduce running costs and create less waste for the environment. Over four years, the vendor claims users will require seven fewer cartridges when using the T644 laser printer cartridge. The X560n features a fast 400MHz PostScript3 and PCL6 Print Controller, will automatically adjust colour with photo, presentation and Web page modes to optimize output quality, and has an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine. This allows users to scan the contents of a document into a spreadsheet or word processor while retaining the format of text and columns. The document can also be saved in HTML format.
Distributed by Cellnet and Ingram Micro.
RRP: $1585

HP LaserJet P1006

Designed as a small and affordable option for small businesses, the HP LaserJet P1006 features HP's Instant On Technology and promises a first print page speed of 8.5 seconds, with overall print speeds up to 17ppm. HP claims the Instant On function provides up to 50 per cent in energy savings over traditional fusing. HP said its new patented Spherical Monochrome Toner and redesigned print cartridges increase the precision of toner placement to deliver bold, crisp text and sharp images. The spherical properties and uniform particle size of the toner also enables a more efficient printing process, which leads to a smaller cartridge design that requires less plastic than previous generations of cartridges.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex.
RRP: from $199

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