Thursday, October 2, 2008
Muratec 4550 "The Biggest Little MFP"
Well, sold another one of these today a Muratec MFX 4550, and another A3 system bites the dust!
I'm so impressed with this system from the ability to faxforward2email as a pdf, the speed of the unit @ 45 pages per minute and the sleek touch screen. The Muratec 4550 does have a few cool features also, such as the ID copy that allows for seem less copying of divers licenses and Medical ID cards. This feature is great for those in the insurance and medical industry. The system will copy the front side, hold the image in memory and then you flip the card on the glass and what you get is a copy of both sides of the card on the one side of the paper. No need to refeed the paper or make wasted copies trying to figure out where to place the card! One more thing to add, copy and print quality is AWESOME!
Each paper cassette can hold 520 sheets, such a plus when compared to 500 sheet cassettes or 250 sheet cassettes. Document Feeder is good for 50 originals and will recirculated for auto two sided copying. I have also have had some time to work with the print drivers and find them easy to use and very productive. You can send documents from the PC and store them on the hard drive of the 4550, great for forms, spec sheets, and address book management.
As of right now, I have ten of these Muratec MFX4550's in the field (8 of them replaced A3 systems) and all of the are performing like champs while running 5,000 to 10,000 pages per month.
My belief is A4 machines will take the market by storm, there is already talk of a 75pp and a 95 ppm device being released by the first quarter of 2009. If you're a dealer and you not have A3 devices such as the Muratec 4550, you will lose business! Make no bones about it, if you do not need 11x17, who in their right mind would pay $15,000 for a full system when you can get one loaded for $7,500?
So, make the call, call Muratec , they are actively seeking dealers for these fantastic devices!