Printer Recommendations Needed

21 May 2008 - 4:45pm
8 years ago
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So here is what I am looking for:

Color Laser Printer for UX guy
Home office - so a huge monster won't be viable
High quality for printing from Illustrator and Photoshop
Print speed is good - 18-22ppm
Resolution 1200 x 600

Here is the catch - I would really love it to be able to handle 11x17 (for

And I don't want to eat Ramen for 3 months to pay for it.

Any recommendations?

~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

Will Evans | User Experience Architect
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22 May 2008 - 12:36pm
Bill Fernandez

I have found the Brother MFC-9440CN to be very satisfactory in my home office:

o Color laser printer, copier, scanner, fax machine.
o About $450 at Costco.
o Ethernet networking built in.
o Surprisingly decent printing of color UI mockups.
o Color toner cartridges are expensive, but seem to last quite awhile.
o But only letter and legal size.

For 11 x 17 printouts, why don't you look at 13" or wider inkjet
printers. You can use cheap paper for draft printouts or glossy photo
paper for fine art photographic prints, and anything in between.


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