Dynamic Business Logo
Home Button
Bookmark Button

Desktop Printer Options

Whatever your budget, here are some desktop printer options to meet your businesses printing needs.

1) Ricoh Aficio SP C410DN and SP C411DN

Active Image(RRP $2789 and $3689 respectively,cartridges from $89 for black, and $409 each colour)

Ideal for the small office, Ricoh’s new devices give businesses with occasional colour printing needs the flexibility of high quality laser output without the high running costs. The new printers are fast and efficient, with the SP C410DN produces prints at 25 pages per minute (ppm) in both black and white and colour, while the Aficio SP C411DN pushes this even further to 30 ppm. Depending on the network configuration, additional output productivity can be increased with the addition of a gigabit ethernet.


Standard paper capacity is 650 sheets (1,750 if you add up to two optional 550-sheet trays), and print resolution is up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, for high quality output. Both are network-ready devices with ethernet USB 2.0 connections.

2) HP Officejet Pro K850

Active Image(RRP $599, cartridges from $122.95)

This A3 wide-format printer provides cost efficient printing at the touch of a button. The optional automatic two-sided printing accessory (auto-duplexing) increases productivity and helps creates multi-page, two-sided brochures and booklets.

It prints documents, reports and letters in laser quality black text on a variety of paper types (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes, transparencies, labels and cards. And it produces professional quality colour photos and graphics at up to 4800-optimised dpi in a variety of sizes such as A3 and 4×6 photos. Fast print speeds mean users can print up to 24ppm in black ink and up to 2ppm in colour.

The K850 can reduce or enlarge business documents from 25 to 400 percent with HP document scaling and, from their desks, users can monitor individual ink levels and cancel print jobs, reducing paper wastage.

3) Lexmark X9350

Active Image(RRP $499, cartridges from $43)

This printer will appeal to today’s mobile laptop users who want the flexibility to print without being anchored to their printer, and prefer the clutter-free work environment of wireless. And for offices with multiple users, wireless and ethernet networking make it possible to print from a single printing device, with or without a direct connection.

Users looking for functionality that rivals high-end printers will appreciate the automatic two-sided duplexing feature of the Lexmark X9350 that gives a professional look to reports and other documents while reducing paper usage in the process.

Aim for professional results with Ever-Colour 2 pigmented ink technology and Lexmark PerfectFinish paper. From printing business cards, to marketing brochures, to flyers and presentations, Ever-Colour 2 pigmented inks are resilient to touch and the smearing effect of highlighter inks, as well as being water-resistant.

Whatever your budget, here are some options to meet your business’s printing needs.

4) Canon LBP-5200

Active Image(RRP $499, cartridges from $149 black, $169 each colour)

Designed for the professional office wanting to produce or enhance their business communications, this printer prints up to 19ppm mono and 4ppm colour. Equipped with a colour laser printer engine of 600 dpi resolution, its gradation control enables high definition print at a resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. Using Canon Advanced Printing Technology, it can deliver high speed printing because it works with the processing power of your PC to process large amounts of data quickly, so there is no need for additional printer memory.

 The LBP-5200 uses a drum cartridge combining intermediate transfer unit, waste toner container and photosensitive drum, and is replaced easily from the front of the unit. Print various types of media, including plain paper, heavy paper and envelopes, and achieve network sharing through the simple installation of an optional network card.

All prices correct as of April 2007.

What do you think?

    Be the first to comment

Add a new comment

Guest Author

Guest Author

Dynamic Business has a range of highly skilled and expert guest contributors, from a wide range of businesses and industries.

View all posts