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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Xerox, which manufactures many of the large and industrial-strength printers found in high-volume printing departments around the corporate world, also offers devices for departments, conference rooms, and business centers. The company's new Xerox Phaser 6500, which can handle paper sizes up to 8.5 x 14 inches, includes 256 MB memory standard that is upgradable to 768 MB. To save energy and print costs, the model can skip blank pages and will fit-to-page. The device also features Personal Print, Proof Print, RAM collation, Saved Print, and Secure Print offerings.
Paper capacity: 150 sheets
Paper trays: One; one optional
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 40,000
B&W print speed: 24 ppm
Color print speed: 24 ppm
Max. print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Time to first page: 12 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: Office workgroups
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