Great Printer Features you Can't Live Without
Ready for the latest and greatest in this year's printer market? Several of the companies have some great new innovations they think you'll love.
Dell has made a bold claim that the Dell 5130cdn is the fastest office color laser printer in the world. They are claiming the printing speed is 47 pages per minute (ppm). The Dell 5130cdn will produce both color and black and white prints at this speed, with a resolution of 1200 by 1200 dots per inch (dpi). Also incorporated into this printer, designed for small to medium offices, is a new color management system called ColorbyDell. The new color technology produces more saturated color and improved resolution.
The 7130cdn is also new. This is the first printer by this company to use a LED-based printing system. Tabloid-sized prints with Pantone approved color accuracy can be printed on the Dell 7130cdn. The printer can produce a first print in as little as 6.5 seconds, and has a print speed of 35 ppm according to Dell.
Sony has recently announced the DPP-F700, an attractive combination photo printer and photo frame. The printer will create up to 4x6 inch prints in about 45 seconds. The pack of 40 sheets of photo paper and printer ink will run about $19.00 which figures out to be about 47 cents. The 7-inch LCD screen can be laid flat or angled with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. Images can be copied from the most of the major memory devices.
Epson has also given us some great printer features we can't live without. Their latest addition is a new compact photo printer called the Charm. It is part of Epson's PictureMate family. The Epson PictureMate Charm is only 9.1x6.7x5.9 inches when folded up. Image previews and menus are shown on a 2.5 inch LCD screen built into the top panel. The Epson PictureMate Charm can produce a 4x6 inch print in about 37 seconds with a resolution of 5760x1440 dpi.
Leave it up to Polaroid to go pink with its special version of their PoGo portable printer. The new color benefits breast cancer charities. This special Polaroid PoGo sells for $49.99 and $10.00 from each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Next we move on to Kodak and see what they have to offer us. It looks like their newest feature they are claiming is to have two new printers with the lowest ink costs in the industry. The new ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 both use separate black and color ink cartridges, which cost $9.95 and $14.95 respectively. Kodak is saying the new technology, which they are calling Kodacolor, will produce "lab-quality" prints.
Canon has announced a cute little compact Selphy printer that talks to the user. The Canon ES40 photo printer has 3.5 inch screen and a voice guidance system that talks to user through the printing process. This little cutie pie measures just 8.9x8.9x5.4 inches and includes a carrying handle. Canon claims it can produce 4x6 inch prints in about 55 seconds. An optional $50.00 Bluetooth adapter allows for printing from cell phones and other Bluetooth devices.
As you can see there are a lot of new and fun printer features being brought to us by most of the big names in the industry. It may not be easy to settle for just one.