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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While it doesn't look a general-office laser printer, the Pitney Bowes DP40S printer is designed specifically for departments and businesses that create and produce promotional materials. Enterprise marketing departments, as well as advertising businesses and other creative businesses, are the target audience for this device, which prints at a 1200 dpi on an array of materials--including glossy, matte, and card stock--and a wide variety of sizes, up to 13" x 47". The Pitney Bowes DP40S can handle up to 500,000 envelopes and 150,000 documents each month, the vendor said.
Price: Contact company for quote
Paper capacity: 5,000 sheets 20 lb bond, or 1,000 envelopes
Paper trays: One
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 500,000 envelopes and 150,000 pages
B&W print speed: 40 ppm
Color print speed: 36 ppm
Max. print resolution: 600 x 1200 dpi
Time to first page: 9 seconds
Environmental features: N/A
Designed for: Creators of promotional material
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