Demand for networked color laser printers continues to grow. They offer high-resolution, crisp text, and vivid colors, and are playing a greater role in businesses. But they face challenges: high-performance and lower cost inkjet printers and a weak economy that caused companies to look for ways to cut print costs or allocate those costs to departments. And there's still a big market for black and white printers. Most printers now meet Energy Star standards, which means energy efficiency isn't a
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The Okidata C9650hn laser printer gives businesses the flexibility to printout media on an array of paper sizes such as tabloid-size newsletters and brochures, ad layouts, large illustrations, banners or specialty media. The printer, part of Okidata's C9650 series, includes OKI Printing Solutions' High Definition Color Printing technology and Color Matching software, plus Auto Color Balance designed to make certain that color output remains accurate and consistent, according to the developer. The Okidata C9650hn is equipped with Job Accounting software that tracks color and black & white pages, the types and quantities of paper used, and a record of printing activity by individual or department.
Paper capacity: 760
Paper trays: One; two add-on options
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 150,000
B&W print speed: 40 ppm
Color print speed: 36 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 600
Time to first page: 9 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: Departments, printers of specialty media
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