Printer News
December 23, 2015

Fear of Running Out of Ink? Let’s Check out HP’s Instant Ink

By Databazaar Blog

The requirements of printouts can crop up at any time for the execution of any essential work. In business organizations, a steady supply of print is expected for the uninterrupted and smooth running of the enterprise. Also, in the small businesses and home environment, it is essential to have a printer in good working condition so that you don’t get stuck at any time.  

This HP Instant Ink replacement is a unique printer technology, which delivers the convenience of print quality and speed combined together. By paying a monthly fee for this subscription, you can print a fixed number of pages which can be carried on to the next month according to the convenience of the user. You can opt for the Instant Ink program with the new printer models like HP Envy 5530, the Envy 5540, and the slightly more expensive HP Officejet Pro 8610. The cartridges provided can be reordered again to deliver the ink straight away when your printer runs low. 

Benefits of This Replacement Program

The main purpose of selecting this subscription is to avoid the cartridge delivery problems. In addition, you have the flexibility to select a particular plan according to the requirement. If in case the ink goes out during the emergency print situations, buying it from either the shops or online are the options available for you. While you can opt for any one of the two, it takes time. But, with the HP’s Instant Ink replacement program, you can get the cartridges on time. You can choose from one or two year plans, according to your budget.

How to Sign-up

In order to enter this subscription, firstly plug in the cartridge and connect the printer to the internet. The process could be executed with Wi-Fi connection also. You have to sign-up for the HP Instant Ink program in order to get enrolled. After your successful subscription, the level of ink in your cartridge is continuously monitored and it indicates when you are running low to deliver the new ink cartridge at to your doorstep before you completely go out of stock. 

Performance and Quality

It provides your documents with sharp, clear texts and images. The HP’s unique ink comes with innovative waterproofing features that bonds the ink to the paper well for brilliant print results. This prevents staining of ink due to accidental spills of water. The quality delivered remains up to the mark with spotless copy. You can get exceptional quality images with realistic colors and sharp precision while giving printing commands from your iPhones and tablets.  

Cost-Efficient Plans

This HP Instant Ink program provides subscribers with three types of plans to choose from with maintaining a convenient cost structure.

  • The Occasional Plan, which at the expense of $2.99 per month supports printing up to 50 pages a month. If you exceed your allotted page numbers, then a charge of $1 will be cut off for 15 pages.
  • The Moderate Plan, which at the expense of $4.99 per month supports printing up to 100 pages a month. If you exceed your allotted page numbers, then a charge of $1 will be cut off for 20 pages.
  • The Frequent Plan, which at the expense of $9.99 per month supports printing up to 300 pages a month. If you exceed your allotted page numbers, then a charge of $1 will be cut off for 25 pages.

In case, if you are not able to use up all your pages in one month, it will be carried forward to the next month and will be added to the present month’s page quota. The HP Instant Ink is a flexible program and you can cancel your plan or change to a different one at any time.

The HP Instant Ink results in substantial cost savings when compared with the traditional model of paying for individual ink cartridges. This plan does not distinguish between the black and color pages, and helps you to save a lot of money, if you print mostly in color. Whether you're printing text documents or photo prints, the cost per page will be the same. This process may be considerable for reducing the cost incurred, if you don't use up your allotted pages, or if you frequently print more page than are included with your plan for protecting your savings.

This incredible HP Instant Ink program provides ease of use, low initial cost and liberty to print images. It gives the customers the comfort of fast delivery without having to worry about drying out inks that might cause inconveniences during the emergency print situations. The costs are easily manageable with the freedom of subscription cancellation according to the preference of the customers.     

Article Filed Under: HP Printer News
October 12, 2015

HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer - The Perfect Companion to Networked Offices

By Oney Seal

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With the rise of networked offices and emergence of a variety of tasks, there is always a demand to do more with less. Ten years back, when we used to print; we talked about printers. Similarly, when we used to scan documents, we searched for scanners. And, when we required photocopies of documents, we looked out for copiers. However, things have changed now.

Now, we have all-in-one printers from reputed manufacturers that can do multiple functions. They can print, scan and copy documents thereby saving a lot of our time and cost. Office spaces are costly and individual machines take up space. The all-in-one printers, on the other hand takes up less space. 

This HP All-in-one inkjet printer offers high-resolution print outputs. The multifunction feature of this printer makes it a cost-effective and integrated solution for customers who are in need of printers, scanners and copiers for their personal or small business use.  

HP is one of the reputed brands known for its robust hardware and stringent testing of all its products. The HP printers are one of the most preferred printers among both the personal users and the business users. They produce sharp documents with proper illustration of the graphics in the printed texts.

This DeskJet 2540 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer from HP comes with wireless connectivity. You can print your documents seamlessly from your PCs, Smartphones and Tablets.  Let us get into some detailed technical specifications of this printer.

 

How Much Resolution Are You Getting?

The print resolution that you will be getting from this HP Inkjet All-In-One is up to 600×600 rendered dpi in the black printing mode. In the color mode, you can get a resolution up to 4800×1200 optimized dpi color. However, you can attain the maximum resolution only on selected HP photo papers.

Duty Cycle

The printer is going to offer you a monthly duty cycle of 1000 pages. If you are planning to use it for personal use, then it is all well. If you are planning to buy this for your office; then it is good if your printing needs are not so frequent. However, in case your office requires frequent printing; then you could opt for printers with even more duty cycle.

Print Speed

Expect your first page within 17 seconds, if you are printing in the black & white mode. In the color mode, expect your HP All-In-One to print your first page within 24 seconds. In the black mode, you will be getting a print speed of up to 7ppm (pages per minute). In the color mode, the print speed is up to 4 ppm.

Thermal Inkjet Technology

The printer works on the Thermal Inkjet technology, which offers a customized printing solution. The unique technology provides you a competitive edge over other printer models in terms of speed and performance. The two ink types that are compatible with the printer are color dye-based ink and black pigment-based ink. You are getting one paper tray and unfortunately, this model does not have an automatic paper sensor. The printer supports two ink cartridges: 1 black and 1 Tri-color.

What Are The Connectivity Options?

Coming to the connectivity options of the HP DeskJet 2540 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, it supports wireless connection as the name suggests. The standard connectivity is through the hi-speed USB 2.0. In addition, the built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n makes it wireless ready. The mobile printing capability of this printer makes it an attractive choice for customers who want flexible printing solutions. You can take prints using the wireless connectivity from your Smartphones and Tablets running on Android, iOS, Windows 8, Windows RT, Symbian and Blackberry.

Paper Handling Capability

The paper handling capability of the printer is good. The input tray offers space for 60 sheets of paper and the output tray can accommodate 25 sheets. The media sizes supported are A4, B5, A6 and DL envelope. You can use the media types including paper, photo paper, envelopes, labels and greeting cards to print custom text and graphics; and to exhibit your creativity and professionalism.

Scan Properties

This HP All-In-One has some impressive scan properties, which makes clear soft copies of your vital documents. It is a flatbed scanner and the file formats in which you can get the scans are JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF and BMP. The maximum scan size will be 8.5 × 11.69 in. The printer offers a hardware scan resolution of up to 1200 × 1200 dpi and an optical scan resolution of up to 1200 dpi.

Copy Properties

The normal copy speed in the black printing mode is up to 4.5 cpm and in the color-printing mode is up to 3 cpm. In case of black text, the printer offers a copy resolution of up to 600 × 300 dpi. The resolution is same in case of color text and graphics.

Are You Looking For A Cost-Effective Option?

This All-In-One printer no doubt is a cost-effective option for individual users, home based and small businesses. With the multi-function capability of scan, copy and print, the printer offers you a one-stop solution for all your documentation related needs. To get the best print quality from the printer consistently, you can take some concrete steps. By being proactive with your printer maintenance, you not only get the best print outputs every time but also can assure a long life of your printer.  

How to Assure the Best Outputs from Your Printer?

To assure the best outputs, make sure you always use the original HP ink cartridges. Also, check the ink levels of the cartridges at regular interval.  The integrated software provided by HP is easy to use and provides you with several options for performing your printer maintenance. You can clean the ink cartridges automatically by following the on-screen instructions given by the printer software.

Paper jams are a common problem faced by the printer users and frustration may arise when you are on an important printing task. So, you should take some precautionary measures to avoid the chances of paper jams during the crucial times. Do not overstuff the sheet input tray. Keep on removing the printed papers from the output tray frequently. Make sure that the edges of the paper are not bent while loading it onto the input tray. Also, do not try to add paper while the printer is in operation. If in case, you run out of paper; wait for the printer to complete the previous operation and give a message.

By taking some simple steps like the above, you can properly maintain your printer health and can get consistent printing quality. 

Article Filed Under: HP Printer News Printers
January 17, 2013

Dell C1660w Color Printer – affordable LED color printing, wirelessly

By Databazaar Blog

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The economically priced Dell C1660w Color Printer is built with LED technology. This compact printer can be easily connected on your wireless network. It also supports high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity so you can connect it to your computer using the USB cable that’s provided in the package. You can print from Android mobile devices to this printer; support for iOS is expected to be available in January 2013.

The 150-sheet input capacity and 100-sheet output tray are sufficient for personal printing, homework assignments and even for the printing requirements of small businesses. The drum and fuser unit have been designed to last the life time of the printer thereby ensuring low maintenance. You just need to replace the toner cartridges and stock up on paper. The toner cartridges that ship with the printer have a 500 page capacity (Black as well as C/M/Y). The standard replacement toner cartridges have yields of 1,250 pages (Black) and 1,000 pages (C/M/Y).

Print resolution is 600 x 600 dpi and you can get pretty decent print speeds of around 12 ppm mono and up to 10 ppm color when you print on letter/A4 paper. The printer’s standby and power saver modes keep energy consumption down when you aren’t printing. While you don’t get duplex printing, a port for a USB drive or an auto document feeder, the C1660w offers reliable color printing at a very affordable cost.

Summary

The Dell C1660w Color Printer is ideal for personal use, in homes and small businesses.
MSRP: $199

Manufacturer

Dell
Product Page
Dell C1660w

Supplies

Toner
Black Toner – 1,250 page capacity, C/M/Y Toner – 1,000 page capacity

Specs that matter

Release Date:November, 2012
Notable Features:Color Printer with LED technology; Wireless capability, easy Wi-Fi setup; Print from mobile devices; Drum and fuser designed to last the life of the printer; Energy optimization; Print speeds of 12 ppm (Black) and 10 ppm (Color); 150-sheet input tray; 100-sheet output bin; Two line LCD display and 5 button control panel; Low maintenance
Printer Resolution:600 x600 dpi (up to 1200 dpi IQ)
Paper Sizes:A4, B5, A5, Letter, Executive, Folio, Legal, Monarch, C5; Custom Sizes – 3” to 8.5” Width, 5” to 14” Length
Paper Compatibility:Plain Paper, Cover (106 – 163 gsm), Coated Paper (106 – 163 gsm), Label, Envelope, Recycled Paper, Hagaki
Standard Interface:High-speed USB 2.0; Wireless (b/g/n), WPA (2.0), WPS
OS Compatibility:Windows 7/8/Vista/Server 2008/2003 Server/XP (32/64), Server 2008 R2, Server 2012; Mac OS X 10.4.11 – 10.7
Warranty:1 year limited hardware warranty and 1 year Advanced Exchange Service

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July 05, 2012

Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One – user-friendly wireless All-in-One

By Databazaar Blog

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The Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One has been designed specifically for home use. It is sleek, compact and relatively silent in operation. This inkjet all-in-one (AIO) delivers print, copy and scan functionality with excellent resolution. It’s perfect for homework assignments and school projects. You can easily share it with everyone in your family on your home wireless network.

With ISO print speeds of up to 8.7 ppm (Black) and 4.5 ppm (Color) it’s relatively quick. You can use a wide variety of paper qualities including plain paper, glossy, semi-glossy and photo-quality paper. It supports borderless photo printing on a number of paper sizes including Letter and A4. This AIO automatically handles red-eye removal and photo correction of under/overexposed images.

The 2.5” LCD with touch panel is easy to operate and you can use it to preview and edit before you print. Copying is PC-free and you can make a maximum of 99 copies at a time. Using the built in memory card slots you can also do PC-free printing from a memory card or camera. The individual ink-cartridges are easy to replace and are available in standard as well as high-capacity.

With Epson Connect, you can easily print from mobile devices to this AIO. It also supports Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print.

Summary

The compact Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One is user-friendly and ideal for home use.
MSRP: $99.99

Manufacturer

Epson

Supplies

Ink
T200120 (Black), T200220 (Cyan), T200320 (Magenta), T200420 (Yellow), T200520 (Multipack), T200XL120, T200XL220, T200XL320, T200XL420 (High Capacity)

Specs that matter

Release Date:June 2012
Notable Features:Color Inkjet Print, Copy, Scan; Flatbed Scanner; ISO Print Speeds of 8.7 ppm (Black) and 4.5 ppm (Color); Built-in memory card slots; Supports Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Epson Connect Email Print; 2.5” LCD with touch panel to preview, edit and print; PC free copying; Borderless PC-free printing from a memory card or camera; Individual ink cartridges
Printer Resolution:5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
Paper Sizes: 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", A4, letter, half letter, user definable
Paper Compatibility:Plain paper, Presentation Paper Matte (Standard, Premium, Premium Double-Sided, Ultra Premium), EPSON® Bright White Paper, Brochure and Flyer Paper Matte Double-sided, Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy (Standard, Premium, Ultra Premium), Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper, Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets
Copier Quality:Color, Black/White, Draft, Normal
Scanner Resolution:Max. 10,200 x 14,040 interpolated dpi
Max. Scan Document Size:8.5” x 11”
Standard Interface:High-Speed USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
OS Compatibility:Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), Windows XP Professional x 64 Edition, Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.x and 10.7.x
Warranty:1 year limited warranty

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June 28, 2012

HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425dn – efficient streamlined workflows, increased productivity

By Databazaar Blog

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HP’s web-enabled monochrome LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425dn enables you to streamline your workflows and enhances productivity in the office. You get black and white print, copy and fax functionality and color scanning with this model. If you need wireless capability as well, then pick the LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425dw which costs a bit more.

You can use the 50-sheet multipurpose tray with custom size papers, envelopes, cards or transparencies; the standard input tray can handle 250 sheets at a time. If you need more input capacity, then add on the optional tray that can take 500 sheets. Printing on both sides of the paper is easy with automatic duplex printing. Prints from this MFP are sharp and bold, and the print jobs run at speeds of up to 35 ppm, at 1200 dpi resolution.

The 500-sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) has dual head scanning technology so you can copy and scan two-sided documents in a single pass. You can also scan directly to e-mail or a network folder. With this, your scanning and copying jobs just got easier and quicker. You can even directly print from or scan to a USB flash drive. The standard Ethernet connectivity lets you share the MFP on your office network.

The control panel has a 3.5” color touch screen display and buttons for print, copy, scan and fax functions. It’s easy to use. Installation is simple with HP Smart Install. Mobile printing is possible using HP ePrint or Apple Airtime. The Auto On/Auto Off technology that’s incorporated in this MFP ensures energy savings.

Summary

HP’s LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425dn streamlines workflows for increased office productivity.
MSRP: $499

Manufacturer

Hewlett Packard

Supplies

Toner
CF280A (HP 80A), CF280X (HP 80X High Yield)

Specs that matter

Release Date:May 2012
Notable Features:Monochrome laser print, copy, scan, fax; Color Scan; Print speeds up to 35 ppm; Automatic duplex printing; 50-sheet multipurpose tray, 250-sheet input tray, optional 500-sheet tray; 50-sheet ADF for single pass two sided scan and copy; Mobile printing capability with HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™; Energy saving with HP Auto On/Auto Off technology; Print from or Scan to USB flash drive; Control panel with 3.5” color touch screen
Printer Resolution:1200 x 1200 dpi (Best); HP FastRes 1200 (Normal); HP ProRes 1200, 600
Paper Sizes:Tray 1 – 3” x 5” to 8.5” x 14”; Tray 2 and Tray 3 – 4.1” x 5.8” to 8.5” x 14”
Paper Compatibility:Paper (plain, green mode, light, heavy, bond, color, letterhead, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), envelopes, transparencies, cardstock
Copier Reduction/Enlargement (e-All-in-Ones):25%–400%
Scanner Resolution (e-All-in-Ones):Up to 1200 dpi (Enhanced); Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (Monochrome); Up to 600 x 600 dpi (Color)
Max. Scan Document Size (e-All-in-Ones):8.5” x 14” (ADF); 8.5” x 11.7” (Flatbed)
Standard Interface:High Speed USB 2.0, Host USB, Walkup USB, Ethernet 10/100/1000 Gigabit network
OS Compatibility:Full software install supported on Microsoft Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Vista (32 and 64 bit), XP (32 bit SP2 and above); Driver only installs on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit), Windows Server 2003 (32 bit SP3 and above), Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.7, Linpus Linux 9.4 and 9.5, RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.0 and 6.0, Open SuSE 11.3 and 11.4, Fedora 14 and 15, Ubuntu 10.04 10.10 11.04, Debian 5.0 and 6.0, HPUX11i
Warranty:1 year

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June 21, 2012

Motorola Symbol LS4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner – the robust, convenient, productivity booster

By Databazaar Blog

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Motorola’s Symbol LS4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner ensures superior data capture and high productivity in any user environment – be it warehousing, retailing or healthcare. With its multi-line raster scan pattern you don’t need to accurately aim the scanner at the barcode strip. It very accurately reads even small or poorly printed bar codes. This barcode reader is very effective within a 50-feet radius.

Your productivity increases because you don’t need to re-scan. Additionally, because of its superior motion tolerance you don’t need to pause between scans. Since it is cordless you eliminate the hazards of a cable trailing behind you while you move around scanning. The integrated Bluetooth wireless network ensures secure transmission of data between the scanner and your PC (or host machine). The batch mode operation allows for greater flexibility in application design.

The scanner consists of a single circuit board and is ruggedly built to withstand knocks and scrapes at the workplace. Both the scanner and its cradle have industrial charging contacts that can handle over 250,000 insertions. On a fully charged battery, you can manage over 32,000 scans before you need to stop and recharge. You can use up to three scanners with a single cradle. With its wide range of interfaces and plug-and-play deployment, this scanner can be rapidly adapted to any computing environment.

Summary

Motorola’s Symbol LS4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner is easy to deploy and its efficient multi-line raster scan pattern enhances productivity.
MSRP: Online retail price range between $400 and $650

Manufacturer

Motorola

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Cordless barcode scanner; Multi-line rastering scan pattern; Range of up to 50-ft radius; Bluetooth secure wireless data transmission; Rugged build can withstand a 5-foot fall; Support for multiple interfaces; Plug-and-play and universal cable; Batch mode operation; Multi point-to-point; Up to 32,000+ scans on full battery charge
Radio Range:up to 50-feet radius
Standard Interface:IBM 468x/469x, Keyboard wedge, RS-232C (Standard, Nixdorf, ICL, Fujitsu), Synapse, USB (Standard, IBM SurePOS, Macintosh), Laser/Wand
OS Compatibilityn:Plug-and-Play and universal cable adapts to any computing environment
Warranty:3 years from shipment date. Lifetime warranty on the Liquid Polymer Scan Element

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June 15, 2012

OKI C841 A3/A4 Color Printer – Reliable, flexible, High Definition Color Printing

By Databazaar Blog

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The OKI Data C841 series high definition A3/A4 color printers come with a 3-year warranty. Based on tried and tested LED technology and with print speeds up to 35 ppm (A4) and 20 ppm (A3), you get crisp, sharp text and graphics at 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. The C841 series supports a wide range of paper sizes so you can print brochures, marketing collateral, banners, newsletters and presentations in-house.

The clear LCD display features intuitive menus that users find easy to use. There’s a numeric keypad that you can use to input PIN numbers to print confidential documents. You can enhance the standard 400-sheet paper capacity to 1,990 sheets by adding on optional paper trays. The duplexing unit is standard with the C841dn and C841cdtn models. The high capacity toners have a 10,000-page yield, so you get to print more before stopping to replenish consumables.

OKI has included useful software like Print Job Accounting, Template Manager and PrintSuperVision to enable you to improve productivity as well as get more value for your money. The Deep Sleep and the Auto Off modes ensure energy savings, while the Toner Save function reduces toner usage when you print draft documents.

Summary

The OKI Data C841 series high definition A3/A4 color printers bring reliability and flexibility to the workplace.
MSRP: Available on request

Manufacturer

Okidata
Product Page
Okidata C841 Printer

Supplies

Toner
Cartridge (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow), Drum (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Specs that matter

Release Date:May 2012
Notable Features:A3/A4 Color Printer; can support up to 30 users; A3 print speeds up to 20 ppm; A4 print speeds up to 35 ppm; Standard Duplexing unit available with C841dn and C841cdtn, optional in C841n; Power saver and Deep Sleep modes; 256 MB RAM can be enhanced to a maximum of 768 MB; Optional 16 GB SDHC Memory Card; PCL5e, PCL6 and PS3 emulation; Secure Print, Secure Erase; High capacity toner cartridges; Wireless option to print from mobile devices using ePrint and Cortado Workplace
Printer Resolution:1200 x 1200 dpi
Paper Sizes:A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, Custom Sizes up to 1321 mm
Paper Compatibility:Paper weights up to 256 gsm
Standard Interface:Network enabled; Wireless option
OS Compatibility:Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Professional (x32 and x64), Server 2003 (x32 and x64), Server 2008 (x32 and x64), Server 2008 R2, Vista (x32 and x64), 7 (x32 and x64); Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.7
Warranty:3 years

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June 06, 2012

Lexmark X740 Smart MFPs and C740 Color Printers – high productivity tools for the mid-range segment

By Databazaar Blog

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Lexmark’s X740 and C740 series Smart MFPs and Color Laser Printers have been designed specifically for the mid-range segment. With print speeds of up to 35 ppm, high yield toners and input paper capacity in the range of 650–4300 sheets, these devices have been built to handle high capacity and high productivity requirements. Lexmark’s Named Color Replacement enables easy color matching for text and graphics. The high-speed processor combined with expandable RAM, the Hard Disk option and optional Gigabit Ethernet lets you print more, quickly. The conveniently located front USB port allows for direct printing from a USB drive.

The X740 series MFPs are capable of Color Laser print, copy, scan, fax and network scanning. They are equipped with the e-Task 7” LCD display with audible feedback, which has intuitive menus and icons to access all the MFP’s features. With standard integrated duplex printing you can print on both sides of the paper and reduce paper consumption. Your productivity is improved with the 50-sheet ADF and duplex scanning. The 100-sheet multipurpose document tray is ideal for handling envelopes, cards and custom sized media. The fax modem operates at 33.6 kbps and includes all the standard useful features. The X740 series consists of the X746de, X748de and X748dte models that are distinguishable from each other on the basis of paper and toner capacity and Hard Disk option. Standard security features built into the MFPs include user authentication and access control, support for LDAP, implementation of network security protocols and security audit logging.

The C740 series color laser printers deliver quick, sharp prints at speeds of 35 ppm and 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution. With the exception of C746n and C748e all the models incorporate integrated duplex printing. The C746 models have a 2.4”color touch screen display whereas, the C748 models have a larger display size of 4.3”. All the models in the C740 series come with the HDD option for enhanced productivity.

Summary

The Lexmark X740 Smart MFPs and C740 series Color Laser Printers have been designed to deliver high productivity and high performance in demanding environments.
MSRP: $699 to $1,499

Manufacturer

Lexmark

Supplies

Specs that matter

Release Date:April 2012
Notable Features:X740 series – Color Laser Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Network Scanning; Print/Copy speeds up to 35 ppm/cpm; Integrated Duplex Print/Copy/Scan; Standard 512 MB RAM can be enhanced to 1536 MB; 160 GB HDD (optional with X746de); Input paper capacity 650–4300 sheets; 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF); PCL 5c, PCL 6 and PS 3 emulations, PDF 1.6 and XPS; High Yield Toner Cartridges; Lexmark e-Task 7” color touch screen with audible feedback; Direct Scan to, Print from USB
C740 series – Color Laser Printers; Print speeds up to 35 ppm; RAM 512 MB–1536 MB; Optional Hard Disk; Input paper capacity 650–4300 sheets; High yield toners; Integrated Duplex Printing (optional with C746n, C748e); 4.3”color touch screen display in C748 series; 2.4” color touch screen display in C746 series; Direct print from USB; PCL 5c, PCL 6 and PS 3 emulations, PDF 1.6 and XPS
Printer Resolution:1200 x 1200 dpi (4800 Color Quality 2400 x 600 dpi)
Paper Sizes:A4, A5, A6, B5, Envelopes, Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Statement
Paper Compatibility:Card Stock, Envelopes, Paper Labels, Plain Paper, Transparencies, Vinyl Labels
Copier Reduction/Enlargement (X740series):25%–400%
Scanner Resolution (X740series):600 x 600 dpi
Max. Scan Document Size (X740series):8.5” x 14”
Standard Interface:Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Front USB 2.0 port, Rear USB 2.0 port (not available in C746n, C746dn, C746dtn), Ethernet 10/100/1000 BaseTX; Optional ports - RS232C serial port, parallel port, Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless
OS Compatibility:Microsoft Windows - XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, 7; Apple Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7; Linux Operating Systems – SUSE Linux, Red Flag, Linpus, open SUSE, Debian, Fedora, Mint, Red Hat, Ubuntu, PC Linux OS 2010; Novell Operating Systems; Unix Operating Systems – Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX
Warranty:1-year onsite service, Next Business Day

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June 04, 2012

Canon imageCLASS D1370, D1350, D1320 Multifunction Copiers – the cost effective option for your office

By Databazaar Blog

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Canon’s imageCLASS D1370, D1350 and D1320 monochrome Multifunction Copiers (MFCs) offer speed, high-volume paper handling capacity and increased productivity for mid-volume office environments. Add to this the duplexing feature for print, copy, scan and fax and you also get great savings on paper consumption.

The standard paper input consists of a 500-sheet cassette tray, a 50-sheet multipurpose tray and a 50-sheet Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (DADF). You can enhance the paper capacity by using the optional 500-sheet cassette. The DADF not only reduces your paper consumption, it also simplifies the task of copying/faxing/scanning a set of two sided documents. It’s as simple as loading the documents in the DADF and then pressing a button. With print/copy speeds of 35 ppm (single-sided) and 17 ppm (double-sided) you don’t have to wait around for your output.

The scanner is compatible with TWAIN and WIA and you have a choice of output file formats that include High-Compression PDF, Searchable PDF, PDF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP and PNG. You can scan direct to e-mail, SMB, PC, USB or network. The conveniently located USB port allows you to directly print from or scan to your USB drive.

The fax function has a 512-sheet memory capacity and includes features like speed dialing, group dialing, auto redial, auto fax reduction and more. You can use PC Fax for sending faxes and the fax forwarding feature to forward to fax, e-mail or SMB. The lower end D1320 and D1350 models don’t include scan to E-mail and scan to SMB. The D1320 doesn’t include Fax.

These MFCs come with security features such as IP Filtering, Department ID Management and MAC Address Filtering. The D1370 also includes the Secure Print feature.

Summary

The Canon imageCLASS D1370, D1350 and D1320 monochrome multifunction copiers are cost effective, robust and efficient office assistants.
MSRP: $499 - $799

Manufacturer

Canon

Supplies

Specs that matter

Release Date:March 2012
Notable Features:Monochrome Laser with duplex Print, Copy, Scan and Fax; Print speeds of up to 35 ppm (single-sided) and 17 ppm (two-sided); Direct Print JPEG and TIFF from USB; 50-sheet Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (DADF); Standard 500-sheet input tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray, and optional 500-sheet tray; Scan to Email, SMB, USB Flash Drive, High Compression PDF, JPG, TIFF; ID Card Copy; PC Fax, Fax Forwarding; Security features; Embedded Web server with browser based remote UI
Printer Resolution:Up to 600 x 600 dpi (1200 x 600 dpi quality)
Paper Sizes:Letter, Legal, A4, A5, B5, Statement, Executive
Paper Compatibility:Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Bond Paper, Label, Small Documents (i.e. Index Card)
Copier Reduction/Enlargement:25%, 50%, 64%, 78% / 129%, 200%, 400%; Zoom 25%–400% in 1% increments
Scanner Resolution:Up to 600 x 600 dpi (optical); 9600 x 9600 (interpolated)
Max. Scan Document Size:Platen: Up to Legal; DADF: 5.5" x 5" to Legal
Standard Interface:USB Device 2.0 Hi-Speed, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
OS Compatibility:Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista®, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP/2000, Mac® OS X 10.4.9 & up, Linux (print only)
Warranty:1-year limited exchange

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June 01, 2012

HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-one – Print, Copy, Scan for busy professionals on the move

By Databazaar Blog

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HP’s Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-one has been designed to deliver print, copy and scan functionality for professionals on the move. It is expected to be available in June 2012. This small and compact AIO features Bluetooth® for wireless printing from Bluetooth® enabled notebooks and smartphones, and a long-lasting lithium-ion battery. HP claims that the long-lasting battery provides enough power to print up to 500 pages, and it automatically powers off when idle to save battery life.

The 50-sheet input tray and draft print speeds up to 22 ppm (Black) and 18 ppm (Color) get the job done when you need to print while flying long-distance. With the dye-based color inks and pigment based black ink your prints have brilliant professional color with resolutions up to 4800 dpi (with 1200 input dpi). You can save paper with the manual duplex printing feature. Scan and store your documents on memory cards or a PC so that you can share them electronically without creating paper copies. HP has also incorporated support for multitasking as well as borderless printing in this AIO.

The Officejet 150 Mobile AIO comes with Bluetooth, USB and PictBridge connectivity and also includes a memory card slot. You can print directly from memory cards or PictBridge enabled digital cameras by using the 2.36” color touch screen.

Summary

The small and compact HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-one is ideal for professionals on the move.
MSRP: Around $399

Manufacturer

Hewlett Packard

Supplies

Ink
HP 98 (Black), HP 94 (Black), HP 95 (Tri-Color), HP 97 (Tri-Color), HP 99 (Photo)

Specs that matter

Release Date:May 2012
Notable Features:Color Inkjet Print, Copy, Scan; Draft print speeds up to 22 ppm (Black) and 18 ppm (Color); Multitasking; Borderless printing; Direct printing from memory cards, PictBridge cameras; Manual duplex printing; Scan file formats – jpg, png, pdf, rtf, tiff, searchable pdf; 64 MB RAM; 2.36” color touch screen; Input capacity – 50 sheets, 3 envelopes; Auto power off when idle; Scan to PC, USB and memory card; Print directly from Bluetooth enabled laptops and smartphones
Printer Resolution:Black up to 600 dpi; Color up to 4800 optimized dpi with 1200 dpi input
Paper Sizes:Letter, Legal, Statement, Executive, Envelopes (No. 10, Monarch), Cards (3” x 5”, 4” x 6”, 5” x 8”), Photo (5” x 7”, 4” x 6”), Custom Sizes – 3” x 4” to 8.5” x 14”
Paper Compatibility:16–24 lb (plain paper); 20–55 lb (envelope); up to 90 lb (cards)
Copier Reduction/Enlargement (e-All-in-Ones):25%–400%
Scanner Resolution (e-All-in-Ones):up to 600 x 600 dpi
Max. Scan Document Size (e-All-in-Ones):8.5” x 14”
Standard Interface:USB 2.0, PictBridge, Memory Card Slot, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
OS Compatibility:Microsoft Windows 7, Vista (x32 and x64), XP Professional x32, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008; Mac OSX v 10.5 or higher
Warranty:Information unavailable

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