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 Brother HL-4570CDWT, a color laser printer, includes dual paper trays that can house up to 800 sheets, a time-save for employees at enterprise workgroups. The device, which includes automatic duplex to allow users to print two-sided documents to save paper, can be connected to the network wirelessly, and Brother offers a free app that enables users to print JPEG images from their Android smartphones directly onto the HL-4570CDWT. Users also can print PDF and JPEG files directly from a USB flash memory stick. High yield replacement toner cartridges are available to reduce the cost of printing and ownership.
Paper capacity: 800 sheets
Paper trays: Two
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 60,000
B&W print speed: 30 ppm
Color print speed: 30 ppm
Max. print resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
Time to first page: Less than 16 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: Workgroups, mobile workers
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