Re: Color Printer Suggestions - Posted by Daniel Deddo
Posted by Daniel Deddo on March 15, 2001 at 23:23:29:
In response o your question as to what is a good color printer, it really is all relative. As a profession I an the Color Products Manager for IKON Office Solutions in San Jose California. Small printers can be great for the individual who is printing pictures of their vacation or the occasional letter with a splash of color. Unfortunately the smaller the printer the more costly they are to operate. For thos who are utilizling it for real estate applications where a great deal of text and graphics are involved, the cost of cosumables alone can run over $1.00 per page, depending on how intense the coverage of ink or toner is. If you are running less than 300 prints per month than I suggest to stay with those offerings found at Office depot or Fry’s Electronics. For those of you who do more than 300 prints per month but less than 1,500 I suggest looking at some of the larger models offered by HP, Canon, or Tektronix. And for those of you who do even greater monthly volumes and must resort to your ocal Kinkos for help there are larger, faster, and yet more cost effective solutions. Though I have my personal preferences in printing solutions I wouldnt want to lead anyone down one path without knowing what is important to them. Whether it is color quality, consistancy, photo realism, speed, paper handling, cost effectivness, etc… there are solutions that may be better for you depending on what you are looking for. If anyone has any questions I would be willing to accept emails at my office to assist you in implementing the best solution for your needs. This is not a solicitation to do business by any means. I simply have a vast knowledge on the subject and would be willing to assist those who need help being pointed in the right direction.
Santa Cruz, CA