Dell’s 3110cn laser color printer is a very affordable middle priced and higher-middle-performing color laser printer. With this powerful office gadget even small start-up businesses can afford themselves a time saving and high quality color and black&white prints. This affordable machine has solid operating performances, with its up to 600 x 600 dpi max printing resolution for both mono and color prints, at the speed of 17 ppm for color and or 31 ppm for mono printing. Among other functions it ships with the integrated Ethernet port for network printing and there is a possibility of upgrading it with the additional devices, such as the duplex.
When it comes to dimensions, Dell’s 3110cn laser color printer is among the larger ones in the category. Its dimensions are 16” in width, 19” in depth, and 18½, in height and it weighs about 53 pounds. It is intended for small or home offices, but most of the printers in that category have also been a bit larger lately.
This robust printing machine is supplied with the 250-sheet input feeder and the multipurpose 150-sheet tray. The initial Dell’s 3110cn laser color printer model is suitable for letter-sized and legal size of paper and it’s a single-side printing model. There is a possibility of upgrading the initial model with the double side print function, and for those with higher color printing demands, there is a version that can handle different types of paper.
The memory capacity of the Dell3110cn model is more than enough for the average everyday office workload; it is supplied with the 128MB of memory, upgradable to astonishing 1152MB. It is suitable for network printing, because of its 10/100BaseT Ethernet port, and can easily be connected to any computer, with its USB & Parallel ports.
Dell 3110 laser color printer gives excellent results in both mono and color printing. With the print speed of 31 pages per minute for black and white printing, and 17 pages of paper for color printing, all in the 600 x 600 dpi, it is much better than some other comparable printers. The last but not the least, it saves the toner using only black when printing in mono option.
The control panel of this Dell’s model is very suitable for its initial purpose; using in the home and small offices. Some of the functions, such as network settings and message receiving, can even be managed remotely. The LCD display with 2 lines of 16 characters, indicator LEDs, and the navigation panel are very easy to use.
This cost effective model has a few disadvantages, and the large dimensions are on the top of the list. It will take a considerable desktop space, which can disturb the office working day routine. The largest amount of space inside the unit is being occupied with the color toner cartridge, so the large dimensions are just the necessary unwanted ‘side-effect’. The real disadvantage might be the position of the printer’s photosensitive parts, which are too close to the front panel, and are directly light-exposed when the panel opens. Changing of the toner could take a bit more time and effort for non-proficient users.
Xerox Phaser 6180MFP laser printer and its twin model Xerox Phaser 6180MFP/D come with the integrated fax, copier and scanner function. Along with the well known black print quality and highly rated work performances of their predecessor, the Phaser 6180N model, and these two gadgets give superb results in full color printing. With the multipurpose features these powerful models will improve efficiency and productivity of any office, and are highly recommended accordingly.
Xerox Phaser 6180MFP comes in duplex and non duplex option, both with the equally good other features and performances. Although rather expensive, the duplex model can be rated as highly cost effective, of course for those who can afford it. The non duplex model is significantly cheaper and except the double sided print option, has all the functionality features of the duplex model. The duplex printing function can be added on this version, but at a higher price, so this option could not be considered cost effective.
This top-notch multifunction device is suitable for stand alone faxing as well as over network faxing, with its 50 sheet automatic document feeder. Xerox Phaser 6180MFP initially has a 400-sheet capacity; with the 250-sheet input tray and a 150-sheet multipurpose tray. The whole set can be complemented with optional 550-sheet feeder, but at a cost as nearly the half of the whole initial unit.
The device’s speed capacity is 31 pages per minute for black and white and 20 pages per minute for color printing. It is suitable for up to 8.5 x14 inchsized paper and can deliver 60,000 pages of prints a month in total. The quality of the print in both categories is exceptional. Although the 60,000 pages of print a month seems to be slightly under expectation, considering the cost of the device, the performance is still above average for a color printer. All the mentioned makes the Xerox Phaser 6180MFP one of the best in its category. This high performance statistics are enabled mainly by the 400 MHz processor and 384 MB memory supply.
Graphic images test gives excellent results for the Xerox Phaser 6180MFP. Its 600 x 600 dot per inch max might seem a bit poor resolution features, but the device offers surprisingly high performance in color printing. Note that it simulates 1200 x 1200 dot per inch much faster. Delivering 16 shades of color per pixel, this device proves to belong in the top notch class of color printers, compared to the usual 1 shade of color per pixel. Fairly true colors can be produced almost from any source.
Xerox Phaser 6180MFP in general has far more advantages than the disadvantages. In fact, major disadvantages can’t be found at the performance level, but are mainly related to convenience in the network function setup. So, while the setup automation of the device itself is very convenient, the network scanning feature needs to be setup manually, so it takes a little more time and effort. There are some network faxing feature issues, as well. Instead of an easy to handle software one must deal with a bit complicated, hard to find faxing option. But these technical details concerning the handling could certainly be considered minor errors.
Manufactured by Copystar the CS-1820 provides low volume document production as a multifunctional printer. It has a compressed shape along with a strong system that allows a user to print, copy, scan, and the option to fax. This printer is one of the most appropriate options that small offices should consider.
With whopping speeds of 18 pages per minute for standard paper, and 15 pages per minute for legal paper, the production speed of the Copystar CS-1820 is phenomenal. And even more impressive is that these speeds apply to printing and copying tasks as well. Initial copy results reach as quickly as 9.5 seconds or lower, and initial print results reach 8 seconds which is remarkable. When it comes to resolution the CS-1820 is equally impressive as it has a standard of 600 x 600 dpi; and with additions such as the Fast 1200 Mode it increases to 1800 x 600 dpi, and KIR increases it to 2400 x 600 dpi. With the ability to be upgraded to 320MB, the printer is initially equipped with 96MB of memory. When upgraded, the printer can handle the higher resolutions easily as well as it other abilities. On top of the already awesome features of this printer it also includes zoom capabilities to customize jobs that require magnification. The zoom ration runs from 50-200% and can be adjusted by 1% increments.
Additional features of copying include imaging methods for text and photo productions that include automatic and manual exposure levels. To save toner and power it has an ECO function that saves money on production costs. The CS-1820 can copy continually for up to 999 copies and has the ability to reset back to 1 when finished. To expand on the copying features, it has the capability to electronically sort, select paper, prioritizes copying and gives you a choice of 8 job programs and a job cache.
Embedded with a controller, the CS-1820 has 300MHz PowerPC 750 processor that shares the RAM with all the other functions available. The printer is network capable as well as having an optional fax and network faxing. It can handle protocols such as NETBEUI, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk. When faxing there is a G3 modem installed that transfers data at 33 Kbps. It normally takes 3 seconds per page when transferring and if you are doing a quick scan this time is cut down to 2.5 seconds. If you need the option to scan in color this printer has the ability. You can scan in resolutions that range from 200, 300, 400, and 600 dpi. When scanning in black and white it performs at 18 ppm and in color at 5 ppm.
The printer comes with a standard 250 page paper tray and an additional 50 page multipurpose tray for media paper. If needed, you can request an additional paper tray that holds another 250 pages bringing your total to 550 sheets. On top of the paper trays the printer is equipped with a 50 page document feeder that will handle 18 ppm of original content and paper weights from 13 to 32 lbs.
The small size of the CS-1820 could become complicated when it comes to handling large volumes of production. Measuring 19.5 x 16.6 x 17.9 inches the Copystar CS-1820 this multifunctional printer cannot process high volume for an office.
Compared to functional printers on the market today, the Copier ImageCLASS MF6540 by Canon has a slow rate of 24 pages per minute, which was considered faster than it forerunners.
Monochrome printers had a resolution print quality of 600 x 600 dpi, while the MF6540 came in with a whopping 1200 x 600 dpi resolution. With this higher resolution the results you get are sharper text and business images that provide a better look.
The Canon Copier ImageCLASS MF6540 allows for printing double sided documents without an issue. Not only can it print it but it can also scan and copy it. The ability of this printer to handle this form of printing allows for savings when it comes to paper, and you can save additional money when you use the 2 on 1 copy element.
The 2 on 1 function is a genius of an idea. You can zoom in up to 50 % which allows the data that has been scanned to be minimized and two pages can be placed on one page. The reverse can also be done when you zoom out up to 200% you are able to maximize one page making it larger so that it fits on two pages. This can be useful in all sorts of applications.
The output tray on the unit can hold up to 100 sheets before overflowing and that device’s standard paper cassette can handle standard sized paper in the thickness range of 17 to 24 lbs. When thicker media is needed to be printed to, the multipurpose tray can be used for 15 to 35 lb. paper. While this is still not heft enough to handle card stock, most special media types will work in the multipurpose paper tray. The tray itself can hold up to 100 sheets of input while the larger cassette is good for 500 pages, or an entire ream of paper.
It can be frustrating when you contemplate the limit on the duty cycle of the MF6540. For a price that is lower, a newer model Canon can print up to 30,000 pages each month; while the MF6540 can only handle 15,000 pages per month. These newer models can handle these higher page limits without any hassle whatsoever.
The other problem that people have with the MF6540 is that it only prints 24 pages per minute. When you compare this side by side with say a newer model Canon printer, this is slow when the newer models can handle 30 pages per minute. Canon is known for upgrading their product line to meet trends, so the Canon Copier ImageCLASS MF6540 has become a distant memory.
The Dell 1710n is close to an exact replica of the Dell 1710. Its forerunner was said to be quick, cost-effective and resourceful but it lacked the ability to connect with networks. The new model provides what the earlier lacked making it ideal for all types of workplaces that cannot afford to lose quickness, cost-effectiveness and resourcefulness.
The Dell 1710n has a larger memory than its predecessor with a whopping 160MB compared to a mere 140MB. This increase in memory allows this printer to handle many jobs all while maintaining its speed. It maintained the design of the original but included more elements. The dimensions of the Dell 1710n are 355mm (D) x 247mm (H) x 396mm (W), and include a grey and silver sheen. This printer is made with small spaces in mind but still allows for exceptional performance. The print resolution for text and graphics is 1200 x 1200 dots per inch, and will print 26 pages per minutes on type A4 paper.
Like the Dell 1710, this printer can handle the same types of paper to include folio, A5, folio, statement, executive and JIS B5 paper. Equipped with a 250 sheet paper tray, it can handle an additional 550 sheets with the additional paper tray. This is an immense amount of paper for a printer designed to save space. It can print with a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dots per inch which guarantees top-notch text and graphics prints.
The best feature of this printer is the ability to network among multiple users. By adding this feature it allows workers to be more productive and it saves time in the process. When it comes to using the Dell 1710n there are no disks to install. The software drivers are already loaded on the printer, so that all you need to do is plug it into a computer, let it upload, and start printing. In addition it handles three different operating systems to include Windows, Linux and MAC.
Compared to other printers in the same class and of the same quality it still lacks improvements that its forerunner had. It does not come equipped with an automatic feeder to adjust paper feed. Graphics and image printing is mediocre at best given that it does so at the almost exact same resolution as the 1710. When you need to duplex, an automated feature would be useful, but instead it is manual. This feature would allow the printer to fully capitalize on its quickness and power.
HP Laserjet M1319f Printer
HP LaserJet M1319f is one of those kinds of printing devices which offer everything that any small to medium sized business needs. It is a multifunctional device, so we can call it a 4 in 1 device (monochrome laser printer, scanner, copier and fax in the same time). It was very well built, so it will last a very long period of time. It comes with 32 MB of memory, a printing resolution of 1200 x 1200 dots per inch and 18 pages per minute printing speed.
The native resolution is 600 x 600 dots per inch, but it can be improved to 1200 x 1200 dots per inch, by using software. The copies’ dimensions can be adjusted from 25% to 400%.
It comes with a surprising 32 Mb of memory. Also, it is a very quiet printing device. Practically, it is “dead silent” while it is in standby mode and it produces only 50 decibels while it is working.
It is also very good as a fax machine. The transmission speed is 20 ppm and it can store up to 500 faxes in its memory.
Its dimensions are 14“ x 10.5”, so it is relatively small. It has to be connected to a computer by using the USB port, but it can also work as a stand-alone machine and it can perform operations like scanning, copying and faxing. However, the printing function is available only when it is connected to a computer.
It is able to hold up to 250 sheets in the paper input and its multi-purpose slot can hold 10 sheets, for putting envelopes and transparencies.
Because HP developed new technology, it is able to start printing within less than 8.5 seconds. Also, the graphics look very good, the monochrome text is sharp and all these can be done with a speed of 18 pages per minute.
HP LaserJet M1319f does not offer PCL or Post Script print emulation. However, this should not be a problem for those users who don’t use complex Adobe graphics. An average user will not see any difference of performance.
There are two features which are not included at HP LaserJet M1319f. They are called 2 sided page printing and 2 sided page scanning. It would be very well to have those features because you can save money, paper and you will reduce the carbon footprint by using them.
Another disadvantage would be that direct scanning on glass platen is not allowed.
HP laserjet 2840
HP Laserjet 2840 has been developed in 2007, and at that time, it was one of the few color laser printers that were available on the market at a low price. At that moment, the price was under $1000. However, nowadays, there are advanced models, and if you buy a refurbished HP Laserjet 2840 at a very low price, you should not expect to have good results.
It is a multifunctional device( fax, printer and copier) and it is able to hold some media card. It is very good because you can print photos or whatever you want directly from a card.
In the past, there were only two models of color laser printers with a price below 1000 dollars (HP Laserjet 2840 and Canon ImageClass MF8170c), but the HP Laserjet 2840 was definitely better than the equivalent Canon. However, buying one of these two models of color printing devices will not pay off because their very low printing speeds. Even though the printing speed is very low, you need to know that it can still produce very nice color printings.
HP Laserjet 2840 has a very well built control panel. It is very simple and because of this fact even a beginner will not have any problems with it. The dedicated controls are made of an LCD screen, alphanumeric keypad and five speed dial keys for those people who want to work very easy with the fax function.
The color scans are very low quality. This thing disappointed a lot of customers who bought HP Laserjet 2840. Also, it produces an infernal noise while it is working. It is definitely much louder than any type of model which can be found on the actual market.
However, it is not the only disadvantages of this printer. The printing speed is the biggest. While it prints color pages, the printing speed is 4 pages per minute, which is unacceptable for today’s needs. However, when it prints in black and white, the printing speed is quite good, 20 pages per minute.
Remember that the 4 pages per minute speed is only for small to medium photos. If the photo is bigger, the longer will take to print the photo. The reason why the printing speed is so low is because in the past the printers’ architecture was different from today. The page cycles four times in the printer until it comes out.
Dell 3115CN Printer
The Dell 3115cn all-in-one printer is one with many great features. Such features include faxing and printing at high speeds, network functionality and high quality color printing. This 4-in-1 high quality printer gets the job done fast and right! The design is robust and energetic like and allows this printer to have an increased monthly duty cycle. This means it can produce high quality prints at an increased rate for what you need done.
The Dell 3115cn is super fast and can produce black and white prints at 31 pages per minute. It has a resolution of 600 x 600 DPI.
Multiple copying and scanning works easily and quickly. This is because this printer comes with an automatic document feeder which allows for 50 pages of documents. Because of this feature, you will not have to keep feeding the printer.
Because it has an optional auto-duplexing feature, you can print both sides of the page with ease. This feature is great if added because it can cut down on costs since it can decrease the size of booklets and other printed materials. This makes it cost effective and environment friendly since it does cut down on printing space.
Because the scanner is a high quality color scanner, it can provide scans at high speed and high quality. You will also be given the option to scan the documents to your PC or save them to the computer through the network.
Because it comes with bundled software with powerful tools, you can scan and archive office documents.
The printer can also be used as a fax machine which allows for you to send faxes right from your computer. You are able to send faxes from your email as well. You can do these options without staying by the printer and computer so you can go off and do other tasks.
This printer has a Color Track control tool which is network enabled to allow the network administrator to make up to 50 additional user accounts. Other features include setting limits for color prints as well as black and white prints, setting printing and permissions for individuals and workgroups and use a tool that comes with it to track usage and user information. All of this can be done remotely.
You can upgrade the MFP many different ways since it is flexible. You can also install a wireless printer to be used for laptops that are WI-FI- capable. A user can add a 550 paper holder to increase the paper feed. This will increase the paper feeder to 950 sheets which is good for high volume printing jobs. Printer memory can even be increased from 128 MB to 1152 MB for large printing jobs. This is also good for different scanning jobs with higher graphical content including brochures, catalogs and other marketing materials.
The Dell 3115cn is a little difficult to set up and is not really user friendly. The manual for installation is also not clear on many things. The set-up will require technical knowledge as well as some knowledge of TCI/IP
LCD display is hard to read and the commands will have to be entered in as plain text.
The Dell 3115cn is not for you if you need your office set-up fast and running efficiently. This is because the auto-duplexing feature is only an optional upgrade with a separate purchase and does not come with the printer.
The design is clunky and the automatic paper feeder can jam up easily. The user will waste 10% of paper because the printer sometimes runs hot and paper jams happen often. Because of the paper jam that may happen often, the scan and print quality can come out poor.
Even though the auto-duplexing feature is supposed to save time and paper because it should be printing on both sides, it is often impossible to scan both sides of the paper because of the paper feeder.
The Xerox Phaser 3600 provides small and medium sized businesses with ideal printing solutions. The monochrome printer is fast, efficient and affordable. With reasonably priced consumables, and a duty cycle of 200,000 pages a month, this printer won’t be intimidated by even your largest print jobs. Large paper capacity, 128 MB of RAM (upgradeable to 512 MB) and a one-year warranty are just a few of the features you’ll find on this printer. It comes network ready and has optional WI-FI connectivity. The Xerox Phaser 3600 will suit small and medium sized businesses that have monochrome printing needs.
The printer’s dimensions are 15.7” x 18.8” x 15.1” (width, depth, height) and weighs 39 pounds. It will sit comfortably on a shelf or table, but is probably too big for a standard sized work desk. It will likely take two people to settle it into place.
The output is one of the fastest on the market, at almost 40 pages per minute. Even large print jobs will be completed at laser speed.
The paper tray can accommodate 500 sheets, while the multi-purpose tray holds 100 sheets. There is an additional tray available which holds another 500 sheets. This saves you from constantly having to reload the trays with paper.
The standard memory is 128 MB, and is upgradeable to 512 MB.
Resolution is 600 x 600 dpi, with an enhanced image quality of a maximum of 1200 x 1200 dpi.
The Xerox Phaser comes with a one-year warranty and a Xerox Total Satisfaction Guarantee. This means that if the printer is not working the way you want it to, and it’s still under warranty, Xerox will come and repair or replace the unit.
The control panel is easy to use and makes troubleshooting fairly simple.
It’s not one of the quieter printers on the market; it’s best kept away from workstations, such as a copy room or lounge area.
The Xerox Phaser 3600 does not come standard with duplex printing, although you can purchase it as an extra feature. These days, with most people trying to lessen their carbon footprint, it would be nice to have duplexing as a standard accessory.
It only prints in black and white, which is usually sufficient for most business operations; if you’re a graphics designer, however, this is probably not the printer for you.
Wireless connectivity is an optional feature; with today’s technology, more consumers are demanding this as a standard feature.
When it comes to buying a printer every owner of a small or big office is looking for a device that works fast, offers quality prints and has no functional problems. Well, there is an answer for all these requirements: the printer Konica Minolta BizHub C35. This printer do a very good job, its speed reaches up to 25 pages per minute and the warm up time is shorter than you expect. The prints have a high level of quality and accuracy.
With Konica Bizhub C35 you will get four devices in one outstanding package: printer, scanner, copier and fax. Its capabilities will improve the daily activity of your office. Although is a four-in-one tool you don’t need to find a special place for it. The size of this device was specially designed to fill just a little square.
Do you need a hard-working tool? The printer Konica Minolta Bizhub C35 is the answer you are looking for. You don’t need to worry if you have six days a week program. This printer can work a long time with the same excellent results. The quality of all printed materials is very good. You will be amazed to see that even those small fonts of four points can be read. The copies of the text documents are clear and the colours of the pictures look great. There is almost no difference between the copy and the original.
The printer can easily be connected to network. It comes with software for the installation and a manual with the entire way of operating. The installation of the software will take only a few minutes. The manual is clear and with a bit of attention you will put at work all the features of your machine.
You can link your printer to any personal computer. The producer of Konica Minolta Bizhub C35 has a white ball because this multifunctional device doesn’t use much energy. It is the friend of the environment and your friend too. Just think about the money for the energy that can be saved.
The cartridges for the toner can be used again and one more thing: the toner has saver mode function. With Konica Bizhub C35 you will take all the benefits provided by an outstanding all-in-one device for a long time.
Every device has its advantages and disadvantages. This one has two disadvantages. Its abilities of handling the paper are at a low level. On the other hand, the lack of an automatic duplexer points an important minus for the whole device.