What's new: <i>ARN</i> looks at the latest printers for the week commencing May 9, 2007
- 09 May, 2007 10:30
Oki C8600The vendor claims this is the smallest A3 colour page printer. Retailing at almost half the cost of comparable models, the C8600 removes budget and space limitations that have prevented businesses enjoying the benefits of A3 printing in the past. The C8600 can print materials from A6 to A3, handling paper up to 200g and banners up to 1.2m long. Its straight paper path and duplex capability support low-cost printing of business documents such as financial spreadsheets, booklets, reports and work plans in an easy to read format. Other features include network and duplex colour and mono printing, as well as high print quality via the company's collection of hardware and software technologies and high definition colour.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Alloys International and XiT Distribution.
RRP: Prices for C8600n, C8600dn, C8600dtn and C8600cdtn start at $2950
Kyocera Mita KMnet AdminThis Web 2.0 integrated print network device management tool allows administrators to perform tasks that once used to require a multitude of programs, such as network print device management, print queue management, reporting and accounting. KMnet Admin's Web-based interface lets administrators manage printers from anywhere through a browser. It is based on technologies such as J2EE and AJAX. KMnet Admin's integrated Accounting Manager console has advanced, fully featured print accounting for the network directly from KMnet Admin, while the Print Job Manager provides effective server-side control of print usage. This lets administrators install and configure print queues on Windows 2000 and Windows XP print servers, monitor their use, control and reassign print jobs, and set device and user policies directly in KMnet Admin. In addition to Kyocera devices, KMnet Admin also supports most network printers that can send and receive standard MIB messages.
Distributed by Kyocera Mita.
HP Officejet Pro L7580This all-in-one delivers laser-quality prints with faster speeds and lower running costs than most colour laser multifunction devices under $1000, according to HP. Developed for small businesses with unmanaged IT environments, the Officejet L7580 delivers cost reductions of up to 30 per cent cost per page (cpp) for colour, and up to 25 per cent cpp for mono, the vendor claims. With flexible networking options for sharing documents, multiple features (duplex printing, scanning, copying and faxing), and the ability to scan to portable storage devices, the latest HP all-in-one is an affordable way to boost business productivity and efficiency. The printer is capable of printing 2450 pages black and 1700 pages colour on a single set of cartridges thanks to HP Vivera ink, which is optimized for plain paper office printing.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex.
Panasonic Workio DP-C354/DP-C264The DP-C354 and DP-C264 colour multifunction devices offer enhanced reliability, productivity and security features, and the fastest warm up time in their class of just 15 seconds, according to the vendor. Both models offer network printing and scanning, along with copying and faxing. The DP-C354 is capable of printing and copying up to 35 pages per minute (ppm) monochrome and up to 26ppm in colour, with the DP-C264 printing and copying both monochrome and colour at up to 26ppm. The new models are designed for the SMB market and combine the convenience of colour with effective business data security. The new machines also have a built-in SD card slot. New security features range from daily data deletion and network user authentication to complete hard disk erasure, helping small or large businesses minimise data breach and loss.
Distributed by Panasonic.
RRP: DP-C264 - from $13,399; DP-C354 - from $15,699
Ricoh Aficio SP 4110NDesigned for small offices and workgroups, this black and white laser printer is a highly productive, yet economical desktop printing solution. Its compact design makes it ideal for environments where space is at a premium. It offers printing speeds of up to 36ppm, with a warm-up time of less than 19 seconds, and a first print speed of just 6.9 seconds. It can produce professional graphics, text and drawings. The printer has many user-friendly features to make it simple and intuitive to operate. An easy-to-read LCD screen and easy-to-use control panel let users quickly manage jobs and control their printing environment. Email alerts immediately notify users when the printer needs attention for items such as more paper or new toner. It also has an array of security features, including a network protection unit for encrypting the data stream. It comes with an optional hard disk drive which can be used to hold confidential documents until released with a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Distributed by Ricoh.
Lexmark X4550/Z1420/X3550Lexmark has unwrapped three wireless-enabled printers catering to the home and business markets. The X4550 is the most affordable three-in-one printer in the inkjet market with built-in wireless capability. It prints at speeds up to 26ppm black and 18ppm colour. It offers a broad range of functions for professionals, including photo functionality, copying and scanning. The Z1420 single function printer delivers print speeds up to 24ppm black and 18ppm colour. Users can print borderless photos up to 8.5-inch by 11-inch using new photo editing software. The X3550 colour all-in-one with optional wireless capability features fast print speeds, delivering up to 24ppm black and 17ppm colour. Features include one-touch copy and scan and professional photo printing options. The printer also features a 48-bit flatbed colour scanner, making it easy to scan documents or photos.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Cellnet, HiTech, TodayTech, Galas, and RDT.
RRP: X4550 - $199; Z1420 - $149; X3550 - $129