5th place. Kyocera FS-9530DN ( 4360)
A very expensive device for offices and design companies. The model has all the parameters important for printing drawings.
In particular, it is a black and white laser printer with a capacity of up to 300,000 pages per month. The resolution is 600 x 1200 dpi and its speed is impressive. 51 pages per minute (A4) and 25 pages per minute (A3).
The set includes a TK-710 cartridge with a resource of 40,000 pages, there is also an Ethernet port, which will make the device available over the local network.
The reviews are great. In particular, the owners note its reliability. After printing 1.5 million pages, it still works without any problems. The printer is fast, efficient and very reliable. Yes, it is very expensive, but it boasts a low cost per print. After printing 1.5 million pages, it will beat its cost!
9th place. OKI C9655n ( 2355)
A fairly expensive printer for a large office with LED color technology. Its productivity is 150,000 pages per month.
The maximum print format is A3, the print speed of this format is no more than 19 pages per minute for color images and 36 pages per minute for black and white. Resolution 1200 × 600 dpi. There is an Ethernet port for connecting to the network.
Consumables cannot but rejoice. the cartridges have a resource of 22,000 and 22,500 pages: color and black-and-white cartridge, respectively.
Another plus: cartridges with resettable chips. they can be refilled.
4th place. Kyocera TASKalfa 1800 ( 295)
Unlike previous models, this is a full-fledged MFP. The model prints only in black and white at a speed of up to 18 pages per minute and a resolution of 600 × 600 dpi.
The productivity of the printer is 2000 pages per month, the resource of the black and white cartridge is 15000 pages, which is quite a lot. This toner usage keeps the cost per page low.
Reviews about this MFP are positive due to the high quality of the print, low price and rather large volume of the cartridge. The device is reliable and of high quality, but there are also disadvantages: there are problems with the pickup roller, the scanner sometimes refuses to scan and complains about the wrong paper size.
In general, this is an inexpensive and good printer that can print A3 format.
1st place. Epson Stylus Photo 1410 ( 570)
This is a color desktop small office device with 6-color inkjet printing. The maximum resolution is 5760 x 1440 dpi.
The maximum print size is A3. It should be noted: the device is quite functional. Here you can print photos directly from the camera, the ability to print on dvd-disks, as well as on other popular media: films, envelopes, photo paper, etc.
Overall, this is a solid gadget with perfect color reproduction. It does not glitch, does not break with proper use and prints on everything that can be printed on!
By the way, regarding the installation of CISS on this model. Below
3rd place. Epson L1800 ( 755)
One of the best A3 color printers, the Epson L1800, costs 755 cheaper. This is a desktop model for small offices with 6-color inkjet technology at a maximum format of 5760 × 1440 dpi.
As expected, there are many functions here. In particular, it is worth highlighting the possibility of printing on all possible media. It uses 6 cartridges with a resource of 1800 pages, but if you wish, you can connect CISS and significantly reduce the cost of printing one page and the cost of ownership in general.
The device does not have an ethernet port and wi-fi, which is a minor drawback. Also, some customers do not like the high frequency squeak after printing.
Despite the minor drawbacks, this is a reliable and high-quality device, which primarily stands out for its high speed and print quality. These are its main advantages, which fully justify the high cost of the model itself.
2nd place. Epson Stylus Photo R3000 ( 1150)
Expensive, but worth it. for 1,150 you can get a great A3 printer.
It has 9-color inkjet printing at a resolution of 5760×1440 dpi on possible media: dvd disks, matte and glossy paper, envelopes, labels, cards, photo paper, etc. There is an Ethernet port and the ability to connect wirelessly via wi-fi. Uses 9 cartridges with a yield of 440 pages. And let not be scared by such a small resource of cartridges, because there is the possibility of installing CISS, which will make this printer a very economical device and significantly reduce the cost of one print of any format, including A3.
8th place. Xerox Phaser 7100N ( 1200)
Less expensive Xerox Phaser 7100N mid-range office printer with A3 printing capability. It also uses 4-color laser technology.
The printer resolution is 1200 × 1200 dpi, the print speed of A3 format is 17 pages per minute, A3 format is 30 pages per minute. Uses 4 cartridges, black for 10,000 pages, color for 4,500 pages. There is an Ethernet port for connecting the device to the local network of the office.
7th place. HP Color LaserJet Professional CP5225dn ( 2,000)
This model is intended for medium or even large offices. This is a laser color printer with a fairly high productivity: up to 75,000 pages per month.
Printing resolution. 600×600 dpi, there is Ethernet, 4 cartridges with a resource of 7000 (black and white) and 7300 pages (color) are used.
Excellent print quality, reliability and long life of cartridges, low cost of ownership of the device. these are its main advantages. It is not buggy, efficiently copes with its tasks and for its capabilities its price is more than acceptable.
Xerox Phaser 5335DT
Desktop black and white printer for office use. The device operates with a resource capacity of 100,000 pages per month. Provides printing on sheets of large, medium and small format. The first comes out in 16 seconds, and in a minute 20 A3 pages or 35 A4 units will be printed. The standard amount of supplied material reaches 1250 pieces, which is one of the highest rates among printers in general. The maximum feed is on par with many high-performance printers and equals 2350 pieces. The cartridge is enough for 10,000 copies. The printer is designed to use a parallel LPT data transfer interface, as well as a network and USB interface. PostScript and PCL are also supported, but not PDF. There are over 200 available fonts. The device works with three main operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux.
- Weight: 34 kg.
- Dimensions: 375 x 765 x 459mm.
- Noise level: 55/35 dB.
What to look for when choosing a printer
First of all, you should determine where is the most suitable place for it. Based on this, a table or floor model is chosen. In addition, uptime, frequency of consumable replacement and print speed are important. Wherever the printer is located, at home or in the office, the occupation determines the appropriateness of a particular model. If the work process is more about printing rather than creativity, then office options are needed. On the contrary, for people of creative professions and working with a large amount of graphic information, personal use models with access to file storages and a developed interaction structure are suitable. They also require devices with a large amount of memory. Laser printers offer versatility in printing on a variety of textures.
- power consumption;
- maximum resolution;
- support for languages and emulations;
- value for money.
One of the key performance parameters is black and white output per minute.
Xerox Phaser 6020
The Xerox Phaser 6020 small office printer produces color printing on an LED basis. A total of four primary colors are supported. The first print is prepared in 19 seconds. In a minute, up to 12 black and white and 10 color sheets can be printed. In this case, the resolution reaches 2400 dpi. As for the density of the material, the printer is designed for paper up to 220 grams per square meter. meter. There are 4 cartridges available. Uses yellow, magenta, cyan, and black toners. The resource of black and white is 2,000 pages, of color. half as much. The printer supports 81 PCL fonts and the same number of PostScript fonts. The Phaser 6020 is capable of replacing multiple scanners, printers and copiers at once. The quality of its work ensures good transmission of halftones. The storage capacity is 128 megabytes.
Ricoh SP C840DN
Desktop printer that prints in two color palettes. The printer is intended for large offices, as it can output up to 200,000 pages per month. Working format. A3 and less. The color model generates an image from 4 basic tones with a quality of 1200 × 1200 dpi. With any color scheme, 45 A4 pages will be released in a minute. The first black and white page will appear in 4 seconds, color. in 5.7. From the off state, the device warms up in 22 seconds. The trays are very spacious: you can feed 4700 sheets at a time and get 3500 sheets. over, the device works with a wide range of density. from 52 to 300 g / m². Stable operation is ensured by a productive processor with a frequency of 1750 MHz. The C840DN works with major interfaces, RJ-45 and USB networking, and PCL and PostScript environments. 93 fonts are provided in each of the two languages.
KYOCERA ECOSYS P3045dn
The P3045dn is designed for medium sized workgroups. This press accepts A4-size printing at up to 45 pages per minute and a 100-sheet feeder. The first finished page is fed in less than 6 seconds on average. It is allowed to use paper with a standard thickness of 0.11 mm. The maximum delivery volume is 2600 units. The device has a mobile mode for the KYOCERA MP and Mopria. Printing can be done in quiet mode with noise levels up to 53 decibels. The storage device is rated for 512 MB of memory, but can be expanded up to 2 GB. Universal control module. mixed alphanumeric keyboard. The device allows the use of all major fonts. A high-speed USB interface and the ability to use an internal server are provided. Mobile protocols and cloud services supported.
Xerox VersaLink B400DN
The VersaLink B400DN mid-range office printer prints on A4 pages and smaller (A5, A6). The maximum size of a copy is 356 × 216 mm. It takes only one minute to warm up the device, and the first print appears after 8 seconds. Several trays at once provide a large feed volume, maximum. 2350 pieces. The standard output volume is 250 sheets. You can work with matte paper, envelopes, labels, cards. The imaging drum of the MFP has a resource of 65 thousand pages. The device has a 2 GB memory, works with connected cameras. A 16GB SSD device can be used as additional memory. There is also a network interface (RJ-45). Wireless printing is provided by AirPrint. There are 226 fonts, including PCL and PostScript. Current printing information is displayed on the color monitor.
- Maximum printer load. 110 thousand pages / month.
- Processor frequency. 1.05 GHz.
- Weight. 17.4 kg.
- Dimensions. 459 x 426 x 399mm.
Xerox VersaLink C9000DT
Desktop printer for large workgroups. Maximum productivity reaches 270,000 pages per month. At the same time, the output speed per minute is 55 A4 sheets and 27 A3 sheets. The four-color model prints in quality up to 2400 dpi. The standard input tray only holds about 1,200 sheets. The Xerox VersaLink C9000DT is designed to handle high density media. up to 350 grams per square meter. meter. The product also prints on card stock, glossy and matte paper. A carrying capacity of 190,000 pages is very high for printers. The device is serviced by a memory of 4096 MB. enough for such performance parameters. The main interfaces are supported: flash format, Airprint, ETHERNET (RJ-45). Mobile OS support.
Performance at peak performance means the printer is operating at full power, which will result in breakdowns and shortened life.