Tagged: Laser

Should You Buy Third-Party Toner Cartridges for Your Laser Printer? Our Hands-On Test Report Provides the Answers

Third-party vendors have been selling “compatible” toner and developer since the development of electrophotographic laser printing. They were traditionally supplied as bottles of dry or liquid toner, dry developer, and liquid dispersant. The liquid-toner imaging system eventually fell into disfavor around the time that bottled, dry toner cartridges...

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Review: Retail Business-Class A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro X476dw is Best in Class

Any office or company whose core business entails paper-based transactions with customers must own a color All-in-One or MFP that can quickly, reliably, and economically produce high-quality color prints. While there are many candidates, Wirth Consulting narrows the field to Business-Class A4 Color MFPs available from the retail...

First-Quarter Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments Down 9.7 Percent

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market decreased 9.7 percent year-over-year, with 25.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2013. In its report, Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, IDC also reports that shipment value experienced a decline of 5.7 percent year-over-year to $14.3 billion....

Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 Color Printers – Samsung CLP-775ND is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Enterprise-Ready A4 Color Printers. While these devices can cost as much to purchase and operate as several aqueous inkjet printers combined, and their Cost per Page and energy consumption can be higher than business-class inkjets, only the solid-ink Xerox ColorQube 8570/DN offers...

Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs – Samsung SCX-5935FN is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs. Since virtually all inkjet All-in-Ones print in color, this group is composed of laser/LED- array devices that employ toner-based imaging. While these devices can cost as much to purchase and operate as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their...

Review: Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs – OKI MC361 Color MFP is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs, a product that nearly every business wants or needs. While these devices can cost as much as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their Cost per Page (especially color) and energy consumption can be considerably higher than business-class...

Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W Laser/LED Printers – OKI B710DN is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated a group of the most mission-critical digital imaging devices: Enterprise-ready A4 B/W Laser/LED printers. Our  requirements for this class include networking, PCL or PostScript print drivers, 250-sheet expandable media supply, network security and compatibility with a fleet network-management solution. Armed with these...