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End users expect more from their MFPS nowadays and printer vendors are being tasked with improving efficiency and cost on every level, from paper to power to ink usage. ACN takes a look at the state of the printer market to see which models can make the cut for enterprises.

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By  Brid-Aine Conway Published  June 7, 2008

End users expect more from their MFPS nowadays and printer vendors are being tasked with improving efficiency and cost on every level, from paper to power to ink usage.

ACN takes a look at the state of the printer market to see which models can make the cut for enterprises.

Kyocera Mita KM C4035E

• Black and white and colour printing and copying

• 40 ppm for colour and 35 ppm for black

• First copy time 5.5 seconds or less in black, 7.5 seconds or less in colour

• Print resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi multi bit technology (9,600 dpi level x 600 dpi)

• Double-sided printing

• 2 x 500 sheet universal paper feeder

• Scan speed 40 originals per minute in black (600 dpi/A4), 35 per minute in colour (600 dpi/A4)

• ITU-T Super G3 fax, 33.6 Kbits/s

An enterprise-sized MFP with decent speeds, which uses Kyocera's long-life consumables technology and features 768 Mbyte copy memory as standard, 40 Gbyte HDD and 256 Mbyte printer memory as standard, upgradeable to 1 Gbyte.

Xerox WorkCentre 7345

• Black and white and colour printing and copying

• Up to 35 ppm for colour and 45 ppm for black

• First page out - 4.8 seconds for black and 7.2 for colour

• Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution available

• Double-sided printing

• Standard paper capacity: 2,180

• One- and three-line fax options

• Scan to e-mail, mailbox, desktop, network file server, and to various document management applications

High resolution and a reasonable price, along with an encrypted disk and image overwrite feature (which deletes images from the hard drive automatically on job completion or on demand) means this MFP is a good all-rounder for the medium to large enterprise.

HP CM8050

• Black and white and colour printing and copying

• An average of up to 40 ppm for colour and 50 ppm for black

• First page out - 12 seconds from ready mode and 35 seconds for sleep mode

• Up to 1200 x 600 dpi print resolution available

• Double-sided printing

• Input capacity up to 1580 sheets

• Fax transmission speed supports V.34 at 33.6 Kbits/s and below

• Scan resolution 600 x 600 dpi

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