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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HP addressed the needs of power-hungry, print-seeking business users with its HP LaserJet CP6015, designed to handle everything from letter-size documents all the way to output that measures 12.6 x 36 " and weighs up to 58 pounds. The printer, which ships with all supplies preinstalled, includes HP's Advanced Auto Navigation, designed to easily clear paper jams, while HP Web Jetadmin, which includes new features such as color access control, allows remote maintenance, HP said. Businesses can control color printing costs by assigning color-printing rights to individuals or departments.
Paper capacity: 2,100 sheets
Paper trays: Up to five
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 175,000 pages
B&W print speed: 40 ppm
Color print speed: 40 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 600
Time to first page: Less than 11 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: High-volume networked printing and marketing materials on diverse media types and sizes; advanced finishing options
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