PCR’s guide to the latest printing products

From EcoTank to 3D printers, portable devices and managed print services, the market for printers and scanners is more varied than ever before.

PCR highlights some of the newest models in this buying guide for resellers.

Veho VFS-002M slide and negative scanner
Distributors: Exertis, Peak Development, Westcoast
The VFS-002M is Mac-compatible and comes with 35mm slide and negative trays, plus a 110mm negative tray. Convert your old memories onto your PC ready for editing, archiving, restoring or printing.
Specs: USB 2.0, from 1400 DPI to 1800/3600 DPI scan resolution via Interpolation.
SRP: £29.95

Veho VFS-008 Smartfix Slide device
Distributors: Exertis, Peak Development, Westcoast
Transfer 35mm slides and 35mm and 110mm negatives onto an SD card with the standalone VFS-008 Smartfix scanner. The device is compatible with PC and Mac (though they are not required).
Specs: Scans 35 Slides, Negatives and 110 Negatives, 5 Mega Pixel CMOS Lens – 3600DPI (Interpolated).
SRP: £59.95

UTAX 350ci Colour A4 ‘plus’ MFP
Contact: Utax
This powerful, feature-filled A4 compact console MFP provides workgroups the functionality, productivity and flexibility of an A3 device in a space-saving A4 footprint. Workflows can be simplified using a range of HyPAS apps.
Specs: 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi; prints up to 35ppm; scans up to 120 images pm; handles paper of up to 200g/m2.
SRP: £5,000

Startech Wireless-N USB AirPrint Server
Distributors: Ingram Micro, Misco
The PM1115UA Wireless-N USB AirPrint Server lets you print directly from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices to most standard USB printers over a wireless network.
Specs: Compliant with 802.11b/g/n wireless networks, with data rates up to 150 Mbps.
SRP: £95.99 inc VAT

Brother 3-in-1 colour laser printer
Distributor: Northamber
Brother’s most affordable 3-in-1 colour laser for the small office allows users to print, scan and copy with the same machine. They can send documents to print direct from their mobile device and scan to the cloud.
Specs: 18ppm print speed, integrated touchscreen.
SRP: £315

Brother colour laser printer
Distributor: Northamber
The new HL-L8350CDW will help even the smallest office increase productivity by allowing staff to create crisp, clear professional colour prints at a fraction of the price. Print speeds deliver best in class performance of up to 30ppm.
Specs: 30ppm, first page out speeds of 10 seconds, on-board Wi-Fi.
SRP: £339

Ricoh Geljet Multifunction Printer
Distributor: Northamber
Ricoh’s innovative GELJET multifunctional Aficio SG 3110DN provides fast, eco-friendly colour printing. It features Ricoh’s fast-drying Liquid Gel technology.
Specs: Fast-drying liquid gel technology, up to 29ppm.
SRP: £219

Ricoh SP 4510SF Multifunction Printer
Distributor: Northamber
This versatile multifunctional printer packs a lot of features into a compact design. With a single pass duplex scanner, the SP 4510SF can scan both sides of an original colour document for fast distribution to email, USB and more.
Specs: 40ppm, 1,200 x 1,200dpi.
SRP: £499

Fujitsu PFU ScanSnap iX500
Distributor: Northamber
The ScanSnap iX500 provides PC and Mac users with an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space and security risks associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or the office. For even greater accessibility and usefulness, users can now scan wirelessly to a PC or Mac as well as iOS or Android mobile devices. It also comes with Nuance PowerPDF, which lets users edit generated PDF files.
Specs: 25ppm colour scanning, 50 sheets automatic document feeder, USB 3.0.
SRP: £399

OKI C911DN A3 colour printer
Distributor: Northamber
Easy-to-use and serving a broad range of office and creative needs, the versatile C911dn A3 colour printer combines high paper capacity and fast print speeds for increased productivity and a low cost of ownership. From letterheads and business stationery to glossy brochures, leaflets and flyers, the C911dn provides fast, high definition colour multi-media printing on paper, film or a range of other media.
Specs: 1,200 x 1,200dpi, print speeds of up to 50ppm.
SRP: £1,739

OKI MC853DN A3 Multifunction Printer
Distributor: Northamber
The MC853 A3 colour 4-in-1 multifunction printer is built for small workgroups, offering excellent print quality all in a compact yet powerful device. This smart MFP has a low total cost of ownership yet provides all the functionality you would expect from higher priced devices. Incorporating automatic double-sided copying, printing, scanning and faxing, it also optimises its speed and power usage.
Specs: Print speeds of up to 23ppm, 14 seconds to first print.
SRP: £1,769

Epson WorkForce DS-520
Distributors: Exertis, Tech Data, Ingram Micro
The WF DS-520 is a high-quality A4 document scanner, which offers powerful image quality and links up with document management systems. It offers text enhancement and automatic de-skew, as well as multi-document size detection. It comes with a five-year warranty too.
Specs: Up to 30ppm/60ipm scanner speed, five-year warranty.
SRP: £414.46

Epson WorkForce DS-860
Distributors: Exertis, Tech Data, Ingram Micro
The DS-860 is one of the fastest scanners out there – ideal for governments, banks and healthcare where fast and efficient scanning is a priority. It comes with seamless integration into document management systems, barcode recognition and comes with useful features like text enhancement and automatic de-skew.
Specs: High-speed scanning of up to 65ppm/130ipm, even at 300dpi in colour.
SRP: £829.85

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6590DWF
Distributors: Exertis, Tech Data, Ingram Micro
This high-capacity 4-in-1 colour printer is perfect for busy offices. It comes with duplex printing features, fast scan speeds and a colour first page out time of just seven seconds. It’ll also save you up to 80 per cent on energy consumption and relies on clean technology, which means no fan noise when not printing, no heat and no ozone gas.
Specs: Up to 80 per cent lower energy consumption than colour lasers, up to 10,000 black and 7,000 colour pages.
SRP: £682.80

HP LaserJet Pro M402dn Printer
Distributor: Westcoast
The M402dn offers printing performance and robust security built for how you work. This capable printer finishes jobs faster and delivers comprehensive security to guard against threats.
Specs: Up to 38ppm, 350 sheet capacity, 4,800 x 600dpi, USB 2.0.
SRP: £188

HP PageWide Pro 477dw Multifunction Printer
Distributor: Westcoast
Boasting ultimate value and speed, the HP PageWide Pro promises to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership and fastest speeds in its class. The device also has quick two-sided scanning, plus best-in-class security features and energy efficiency.
Specs: Up to 55ppm speeds, 500 sheets, colour, inkjet.
SRP: £455

HP Officejet 7510 A3 All-in-One Printer (pictured)
Distributor: Westcoast
Help your business stand out with stunning, wide-format colour prints at a price that you can afford. Accelerate productivity and keep business moving with a wide range of tools.
Specs: Up to 9ppm (copying) and 15ppm (printing) speeds, 250 sheets, USB 2.0.
SRP: £124

Lexmark CX410de Multifunction printer
Distributor: Westcoast
The network-ready Lexmark CX410de MFP lets you copy, scan and fax. It features a colour touch screen and a print speed as fast as 30ppm, with two-sided printing.
Specs: Speeds of up to 30ppm, 250 sheets, USB 2.0.
SRP: £527.20

Lexmark MX410de Mono Laser printer
Distributor: Westcoast
The Lexmark MX410de MFP with print, copy, email, fax and scan functions prints up to 40ppm. It also boasts two-sided printing and 300 sheets of input.
Specs: Speeds of up to 40ppm, 300 sheets, USB 2.0.
SRP: £200

Brother HL-6180DW
Distributor: Midwich
This A4 mono laser printer is ideal for the large corporate office, supporting teams of up to 10 users. It’s strong on both capacity and flexibility with a high print speed and large paper capacity.
Specs: 40ppm, 600 x 600dpi resolution, 128MB internal memory, USB 2.0.
SRP: £454.80

Kyocera KYOM6026CDN
Distributor: Midwich
The unique Kyocera ceramic drum technology ensures printing is more economical, sustainable and reliable than many other brands, and the printer helps users maximise productivity whilst minimising waste.
Specs: 26ppm, 600 x 600 dpi, A4, network ready.
SRP: £510

Brother Scan to Sim Bundle
Distributor: Midwich
At the heart of the Brother Direct Scan Solution is the Brother ADS-2600We scanner, an advanced piece of software that acts as a digital filing assistant.
Specs: Up to 24ppm/48ipm 2-sided scan, 1200 x 1200 dpi (Interpolated), 600 x 600 dpi (Optical).
SRP: £2,999

Kodak i1190WN scanner
Distributor: Midwich
The Kodak i1190WN document scanner offers a new dimension of mobility with wireless and network capture possibilities. Users can scan documents over a wireless network to a notebook, desktop and even mobile devices.
Specs: 5,000 pages per day, 40ppm scan speeds.
SRP: £730

Robox 3D printer
Distributor: Midwich
Robox, the robot in a box, offers great quality 3D print at an affordable price. Continuous development of hardware and software has pushed Robox beyond the potential of more expensive printers.
Specs: HeadLock Tool change system, SafeLock Enclosure, SmartReel System, AutoMaker Software.
SRP: £999


Exertis: 01279 822 822 (Home)
Exertis: 01256 707070 (IT)
Ingram Micro: 0871 973 3000
Midwich: 01379 649200
Misco: 0800 038 8880
Northamber: 020 829 7066
Peak Develop: 01489 796 979
Tech Data: 01256 788 000
Utax: 01793 786008
VIP Computers: 0871 622 7500
Westcoast: 0118 912 6000

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