Recent printers and multi-functional devices offer a variety of ever-changing features
The world of printers and multi-function devices is constantly evolving. These devices offer ever-increasing print speeds and improved print and image quality. Meanwhile, as today’s workforce becomes more mobile, many printers are now using cloud-computing and other technology to allow users to print from anywhere. Here are several examples of new printing devices on the market recently.
Xerox’s newest series of light production devices—the Xerox D95/D110/D125 printers—delivers sharp black-and-white image quality, the company said. Built for print-intensive environments, the devices let educators create curriculum materials, student directories, course packs and bound materials. They also have archiving and stamping software that allows legal, insurance and healthcare users to store documents electronically and guarantee authenticity with numerical markings.
The copier/printer models are available at 95, 110 and 125 pages per minute (ppm), while the D110/D125 printers offer 110 and 125 ppm. Copier/printers feature a standard single-pass color scanner, 2400×2400 dpi print resolution and they print from and save to a USB drive. The built-in scanner scans up to 200 images per minute and has a 250-page automatic document feeder.
An integrated controller comes with the copier/printer models. Two optional servers—the Xerox Freeflow Print Server or the Xerox EX Print Server—deliver additional flexibility, said Xerox.
An array of finishing options includes booklet making to creasing, stitching and hole punching. Users can produce tape-bound, lay-flat and full-bleed booklets with the Xerox Tape Binder, the GBC e-binder 200 and the Plockmatic Pro30 Booklet Maker.
Brother has launched a line of monochrome laser printers (HL-5450DN, HL-5470DW, HL-6180DW) and monochrome laser all-in-ones (MFC-8510DN, MFC-8710DW, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8950DW). The monochrome laser line-up offers faster print speeds (up to 42ppm), automatic duplex printing and advanced security and energy saving. Both lines offer flagship models: the HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer and the MFC-8950DW monochrome laser all-in-one represent line-up expansions.
The MFC-8950DW is a high-speed laser all-in-one built for hassle-free productivity, Brother said. It offers reliable print, copy, scan and fax functions, up to 42 ppm and print speeds and print resolution up to 1200×1200 dpi for letters, spreadsheets and other documents. The device has a 12,000-page replacement toner cartridge and a toner save mode.
The five-inch touch-screen display helps navigation, menu selection and web connectivity. Users can also print from mobile devices via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother Print&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct. Share print, scan and PC-FAX features with built-in 802.11 b/g/n and gigabit ethernet interfaces or connect locally via hi-speed USB 2.0 interface.
The device offers a legal-size scanning glass, 50-sheet auto document feeder, adjustable 500-sheet capacity paper tray for letter- or legal-size paper and 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray for letterhead and custom paper sizes. Users can add a 500-sheet capacity paper tray.
With a print speed of up to 42 ppm, the wireless HL-6180DW works for busy offices that have higher-volume printing needs. The device has up to 1200×1200 dpi resolution for crisp, clear text and graphics for letters, spreadsheets and other documents, the company said. It also features 802.11 b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and hi-speed USB 2.0 interface.
Brother’s HL-6180DW offers a large, adjustable 500-sheet capacity paper tray for letter- or legal-size paper and a 50-sheet capacity, multi-purpose tray for printing letterhead and custom paper sizes. Add an optional 500-sheet capacity paper tray for higher volume print capacity. The HL-6180DW provides security features including: secure function lock, enterprise security and more.