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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Okidata is looking to address the printing needs of the general-office worker with its Okidata C610dtn, a color laser printer that can handle everything from 3" x 5" cards to banner-size sheets. For security-conscious environments, there is the option of purchasing add-on features such as data encryption and password protection. To monitor the printer, users can view the device's operator panel, which displays toner levels, provides printer/network status, and enables printer and network settings changes. The C610dtn can hold up to 400 sheets of paper; businesses can opt to add up to two more trays, increasing paper capacity to 1,460 sheets.
Paper capacity: 400 sheets
Paper trays: One; can add up to two more trays
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 75,000 pages
B&W print speed: 34 ppm
Color print speed: 32 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 600
Time to first page: 9 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: Workgroups
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