PCR's guide to the latest printers

New printers from the likes of Samsung and Lexmark feature this month
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With such a vast collection of printers, scanners, photocopiers and accessories available, Jade Burke helps you choose the right products for your customers...

LEXMARK CX410DTE 30PPM COLOUR MFP

Distributor: Westcoast

Two-sided printing functions are available with this addition from Lexmark, which allows users to copy, fax and scan documents. A colour touch screen is also included, while pages are printed with speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm). This MFP is compatible with Apple OS X, Citrix, Linux and Windows.

Specs: 1200x1200 dpi, 4,800 colour quality, compatible with a variety of operating systems. 

SRP: £332.11 excluding VAT

CANON IMAGE FORMULA DR-2020U FLATBED SCANNER

Distributor: Northamber

Designed to enhance the management of documents, this Canon scanner has high-speed colour scanning of up to 20mmp or 40ipm (200dpi). It also comes with a range of scanning options, including ADF, flatbed and business card feeder. It features CaptureOnTouch software for faster and easier scanning. 

Specs: Software applications included, enhanced image quality, 20ppm or 40ipm scanning speeds, CaptureOnTouch technology.

SRP: £480

BROTHER DS-620 PORTABLE DOCUMENT SCANNER

Contact: Brother

With the ability to scan up to A4 documents, as well as ID cards and receipts, users can carry this scanner around with them on the go. It features a 7.5ppm scan speed and has a 600x600dpi scan resolution. In addition, it is powered by a USB port and is compatible with both Macs and Windows. 

Specs: USB 2.0 port, 400g, 7.5ppm A4 scan speed, Mac and Windows compatible.

SRP: £118.80

MAXIFY CANON MB2050 PRINTER

Distributor: Beta Distribution 

This printer has various multifunction capabilities, including fax, copier and scanner. It has a print speed of eight seconds for black and white and 12 seconds for colour, while its wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n connectivity allows the printer to connect via Wi-Fi.

Specs: USB 2.0 port, flatbed scanner type, copier, fax, scanner and printer functions, Wi-Fi connectivity. 

SRP: £76.01

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HP LASERJET ENTERPRISE M604

Distributors: Westcoast, Ingram Micro, Tech Data

This enterprise printer has been designed for large workgroups of 10-25 users, printing between 3,000-20,000 pages a month. A four-line LCD control panel with a keypad is included, along with 512MB of standard memory. It has a print speed of up to 50ppm and features a 500-sheet input tray.

Specs: 1.2GHz processor, 512MB standard memory, USB 2.0 port, two-sided printing functionality.

SRP: Varies

LEXMARK CX410E 30PPM COLOUR MFP

Distributor: Westcoast

A colour touch screen is included with this printer from Lexmark, along with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder that lets users copy, scan and fax. It has a print speed as fast as 30ppm and a printer 1200x1200 dpi. Plus, it is also compatible with Apple OS X, Citrix, Linux and Windows.

Specs: 4,800 colour quality, barcode and prescription DIMM modules for retail and healthcare sectors.

SRP: £234.44 excluding VAT

CANON iB4050 INKJET PRINTER 

Distributor: Beta Distribution 

This high-speed printer has been designed for small offices and features built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet. It features two-sided printing as well as high capacity ink tanks. Pages are printed with a resolution of 600x1200dpi, while the printer comes with print speeds of up to 23ppm. It is also compatible with Macs and PCs. 

Specs: USB 2.0 port, Wi-Fi connectivity, duplex printing, print speeds of up to 23ppm. 

SRP: £91.38

UTAX 261CI DESKTOP MFP

Contact: UTAX (UK)

Thanks to its HyPAS interface, document management software can be integrated on this printer. With a paper capacity of up to 1,300 sheets in formats from A4 to A6, this MFP has been designed to print and copy up to 26 A4 pages in simplex as well as duplex – and scans up to 35ppm.

Specs: A4 colour, 600dpi, HyPAS enabled, up to 35 A4 ppm, LCD screen, lifetime print of one million pages.

SRP: From £1,000

EPSON RIPS WF-R5190DTW PRINTER

Distributor: Ingram Micro

Epson’s RIPS printer makes use of a replaceable ink pack system, which is a pack containing enough ink to print up to 75,000 pages, meaning businesses can continue use for an average of three years. In addition, it features an A4 colour printer and a standard 540-sheet paper capacity.

Specs: 75,000 pages per black ink supply, A4 colour printer, up to 34ppm, max cycle of 45,000 pages.

SRP: TBC

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VFS-008 VEHO SMARTFIX SLIDE AND NEGATIVE SCANNER

Distributors: Peak Development, Westcoast, Target Components

Images can be previewed on this printer’s LCD screen, plus it can also scan colour, black and white slides and film negatives. It comes with an optional USB connection for Macs and PCs, as well as a high-resolution 5MP scanner. Users can preview pages on the 2.4-inch screen included and mirror, flip and rotate documents with the additional controls.

Specs: Portable design, USB connection, 5MP scanner, one-touch scanning, 2.4-inch preview screen. 

SRP: £79.95

OKI ML3391ECO PRINTER

Contact: Oki

With a power consumption of 1.5W in sleep mode, this printer has been designed to be eco-friendly. It features a 24-pin printhead, with up to 390 characters per second (cps) print. Plus, it has a two million character ribbon life and a graphic resolution of up to up to 360x360dpi.

Specs: Eco-friendly, 360x360dpi, 390cps, can print up to one original and four copies.

SRP: TBC

FUJITSU SCANSNAP IX500 SCANNER

Distributor: Northamber

Fujitsu’s ScanSnap is compatible with Windows devices and Macs, and can reduce paper clutter, storage space and security risks associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or at the office. It has a maximum scan colour speed of 25ppm, a USB 3.0 port and features Wi-Fi connection.

Specs: One-button function, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB 3.0 port, 25ppm colour scan speed.

SRP: £399

HP OFFICEJET PRO X 476 DW MFP

Distributors: Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Westcoast

Printing, copying, scanning and fax functions are available with this printer. It comes with up to 1200x1200 optimised dpi and a print time of 9.5 seconds. Using original HP inks, users can also save on laser printing costs.

Specs: Up to three paper trays, designed for SMBs, wireless, copy, scan, fax and printer functions. 

SRP: From £324 excluding VAT

BROTHER HL-S7000DN PRINTER

Distributors: Midwich, Exertis

This printer offers speeds of up to 100ppm and comes backed with 2GB of built-in storage. It also has automatic duplex printing and booklet capabilities, plus its standard 600-sheet paper input can be expanded to 2,100 sheets. 512MB of memory is available, as well as wireless Wi-Fi connectivity.

Specs: 100ppm, backlit LCD screen, Gigabit Enternet, Wi-Fi connectivity, 512MB memory.

SRP: Varies

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SAMSUNG M2675 MONO MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER

Distributor: Beta Distribution 

Users can print content on a variety of different types of paper with this printer from Samsung at up to 220gsm paper density. It can also print up to 26 pages per minute, as well as scan, fax and copy images and text. Samsung’s printer supports both Macs and PCs and has a standard memory capacity of up to 128MB.

Specs: LCD display screen, prints 2ppm, 4800x600 dpi, compatible with PCs and Macs.

SRP: £105.57

BROTHER DCP-J4120DW A4 MULTIFUNCTION INKJET

Contact: Brother

Wireless networking is available with this printer, meaning users can sync it up to either a laptop, PC or mobile device. It features a 6.8-inch touchscreen, and can also connect to cloud platforms such as Google Drive and Dropbox. A scanner and copier are also included, along with double-sided and A3 printing.

Specs: 128MB memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, touchscreen, scanner and copier, A3 printing. 

SRP: £142.80

RICOH AFICIO MP W5100

Contact: Ricoh

Boasting a colour scanner, as well as flexible workflow solutions, this printer from Ricoh also has a black and white print resolution of 600dpi. It allows users to copy, scan and print documents at up to 30 metres in length, with 1GB memory, as well as two 160GB hard disk drives.

Specs: USB 2.0 port, 600dpi resolution, A0 to A1 paper sizes, 1GB memory, 230kg, flexible workflow solutions.

SRP: TBC

Epson EcoTank L355 printer

Contact: Epson 

The L355 comes with around two years worth of ink, which is enough to print up to 4,000 pages in black and white and 6,5000 pages in colour. It features Wi-Fi connectivity and allows users to print images directly from their smartphone. Scanning and copying functions are also available with the printer.

Specs: Print, scan and copy functions, Wi-Fi connectivity, refillable ink tank, 15 pages/min colo

SRP: £249.99

CONTACT

Beta Distribution 020 7531 2828

Brother 0333 777 4444

Epson 0871 4237766

Exertis (Home) 01279 822 822

Exertis (IT) 01256 707070

Ingram Micro 0871 973 3000

Midwich 01379 649 200

Northamber 020 8296 7066

Oki 01784 274300

Peak Development 01489 796979

Ricoh 01784 416900

Target Components 01977 739 300

Tech Data 01256 788 000 

UTAX (UK) 01793 786000

Westcoast 0118 912 6000

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