Colour Laser Printer, which?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by shadowfax0, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. shadowfax0 macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    I'm looking into purchasing another laser printer, however, I want this one to be a colour one. here's what I'm looking for:

    High PPM in Colour AND B&W
    Has the ability to have upgradable RAM
    Is able ot be assigned an IP address and/or is able to be networked to easily.
    Has decent - good dpi for the colour printing
    and is below $2000

    Is there a certain manufacturer I should be looking for? Any advice? Thanks!
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    HP Just announced

    A Laserjet 2500 I believe which is $1499 with 10/100 Networking and a beefed up model for $1999. It's on HP's site.

    Decided not to be lazy here's the press release

    HP Color LaserJet 2500L printer: $999
    HP Color LaserJet 2500 printer: $1,199
    HP Color LaserJet 2500n printer: $1,499
    HP Color LaserJet 2500tn printer: $1,899
  3. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    try checking out the phasers too (xerox owns the line now). they're pretty good
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    After using HP Color Lasers in the Graphic Design lab at school, I would only suggest them to an enemy. They're probably fine with 24 lb. or lighter paper, but not at all good with card stock, photo weight, or heavier papers.

    HP's professional (office-duty) ink jets are a better choice for heavy duty printing.

    HP also has the DesignJet series. The 10PS, for instance, uses a software RIP (raster image processor) and has built-in Postscript level 3 and it's (only) $799.

    The Xerox/Tektronix Phaser series are excellent and use solid ink so they can print continuous tone images.
  5. shadowfax0 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2002
    Decided ona Phaser 8200 - Thanks everyone! (This thing is a monster! And best thing is, it's got AWESOME network abilities, as well as support for every OS all the way up to Solaris!)
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I just went into Sam's Club today and they had a Minolta QMS Colour Laser Printer for $1099 (I think).

    That was totally unexpected. I might have taken one home but I couldn't fit the box in my car. :eek:

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