What's New: ARN reviews the latest products for the week commencing August 1, 2007
- 01 August, 2007 10:20
Oki C3530MFPOki Printing Solutions has updated its A4 colour MFP range with the new cost-effective C3530MFP. The network-ready product integrates printing, copying, scanning and faxing for small work teams and individuals, giving more businesses the chance to benefit from the document management features of an MFP. Oki claimed the compact printer is the fastest in its class at 16 pages-per-minute (ppm) colour and 20ppm mono, with a monthly duty cycle of up to 60,000 pages. Its ability to handle a wide range of media means more print jobs can be completed in-house, including the production of banners, business cards and CD labels. Its built-in 128MB of memory helps with these high volume or media intensive jobs. The C3530MFP features direct network connection for printing and scanning as well as document sharing programs, Nuance PaperPort and Omnipage OCR, included as standard.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Alloys International and XiT Distribution.
RRP: from $1639
Brother HL-4050CDNHistorically, small businesses have chosen to buy colour inkjet printers for occasional colour printing. However, many are now faced with an increasing need to print higher volumes of colour documents quickly and affordably on a daily basis. The Brother HL-4050CDN colour laser works at print speeds of up to 20ppm in both colour and monochrome. The printer includes a built-in Ethernet network connectivity standard, in addition to a USB 2.0 and parallel interface and offers PCL6 and BR-Script3 emulation. It also has a USB Direct Interface that allows compatibility with both PictBridge and USB Flash Memory Drives. It produces high resolution 2400 x 600dpi output on paper which is front loaded. Users also have a choice of standard or high yield toners - whichever best fits the budget or type of use.
Distributed by Brother.
RRP: from $1099
Samsung CLX-2160The CLX-2160 is the world's smallest colour laser multifunction printer (MFP), according to the vendor, and is designed specifically for the desktop. It delivers precision colour printing, digital copying and high-resolution scanning functions in a compact device ideal for space-constrained small office and home office environments. The machine also serves a need for distributed colour MFP capabilities on the personal desktops of larger organisations. Based on Samsung's CLP-300 colour laser printer engine, the CLX-2160 Series uses the same compact and easy-to-use, four-component toner consumables for economic, colour-by-colour replenishment. All of the consumables are interchangeable across five different Samsung printer models. The printer also features Samsung's patented NO-NOIS engine technology that significantly contributes to the unit's low-noise operation and small size. It delivers quiet colour MFP functionality with the form-factor of a monochrome MFP.
Distributed by Alloys International, Altech Computers, Cellnet, Ingram Micro, J Mills, Leading Pacific, TodayTech, Westan and XiT.
HP CP3505HP's Colour LaserJet CP3505 printer series is designed for workgroups with moderate print volumes and has a recommended maximum monthly print volume of 5000 pages. It also offers high productivity with print speeds of up to 21ppm mono and up to 21ppm in colour. With the CP3505 printer users can print up to 6000 pages CMYK per toner cartridge. The machine features ImageREt 3600 technology which automatically enhances the precision and colours of printouts for the greatest impact. Users will also benefit from less than 12-second first page out time with HP Instanton Technology, a standard 250-sheet paper tray, 100-sheet multipurpose tray, with optional 500-sheet paper tray and compatibility with HP's printer management tools, HP Universal Print Driver and HP Web Jetadmin.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex.
RRP: from $1349
Lexmark X502nThe Lexmark X502n is a desktop colour laser MFP which promises quality output and speedy printing. It is aimed at small businesses that want to save money by consolidating devices and that need affordable access to high-quality colour printing, copying and scanning. The X502n offers print, copy, fax and scan capabilities and prints up to 8ppm in colour and 31ppm in monochrome. According to Lexmark, it has the fastest processor, the fastest time to first print and the highest aftermarket toner yields in its class. For customers which frequently copy multi-page colour jobs, the X502n also features a 35-sheet automatic document feeder that enables it to deliver colour copies up to twice as fast as the leading competitor.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Cellnet.
Kyocera FS-2000DThis new generation workgroup printer offers double-sided printing as standard. When configured with the optional network interface, it can handle a growing workgroup and supports a wide range of paper types and formats. Low noise, compact design and cost-effective Ecosys technology give users space to think about the bigger picture, Kyocera claimed. Platform-wise, the FS-2000D offers USB, parallel and network. Its single platform technology means that the same driver can be used for every Kyocera PCL/PostScript print device on the network; from single-user desktop printers to high-end multifunctional systems. With the Kyocera page design and control language Prescribe IIe, complex graphics, logos and forms (even multipart forms) can be created independently of the system and saved and updated in the printer. This means files are only accessed as required, therefore relieving the load on the network.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Dynamic Supplies and Alloys International.