When shopping for a new printer, odds are two names are at the top of your list: Canon and HP. We've covered a bunch of Canon printers and all-in-ones recently, and we will soon be able to even out our printer coverage with reviews from HP's new laser lineup, which the company unveiled yesterday. It includes seven new all-in-ones and two printers.
In addition to five monochrome-only LaserJet all-in-ones that target large enterprises with prices that range from $1,499 to $3,999 and print speeds that range from 27ppm to 35ppm, there are two all-in-ones that are slower and cheaper and give you the option for color prints:
HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP
$499; 8ppm for both color and monochrome
HP Color LaserJet CM1017 MFP
$699; same speed as above, but it's networkable and can hold additional memory
The two printers announced yesterday boast impressive print speeds for businesses with high-volume printing needs:
HP LaserJet P3005
$549; 35ppm monochrome only
HP Color LaserJet CP4005n
$1,299; 25ppm for color and 30ppm for monochrome
HP says the P3005 is available now and the CP4005n will start shipping on November 1. The others will ship in either late November or December.
Looking forward to next year, HP announced that some of its high-end business printers will begin using the company's Egdeline printing technology, which it introduced in in-store retail photo-printing kiosks last spring. With Edgeline, a printer is constructed so that the printheads stretch across a whole page so that they don't need to move. The paper moves, but the printheads remain stationary, and prints can be completed in just one or two passes. According to an HP VP, it's four times faster than any HP printer on the market today, and because the printheads are motionless, you'll get more accurate ink placement and better image quality.
Source: PC Magazine