Friday, August 28, 2009
Samsung New Color MFPs?
Rumor on the street suggests that Samsung may be launching some new color MFP's in the near future. These could include several color printers and MFP's.
Here's a short review on some of their new systems:
The CLP-770ND (color laser printer)—billed as a printing powerhouse—outputs high-resolution colour image quality (3,600 dpi), at up to 32 pages per minute (ppm) in either black and white or colour. It can also handle a variety of paper stocks from extra-thick to transparencies. The extra thick stock is a nice enhancement, this feature alone could displace many A3 devices that operate at the same speed.
This is part of a recent press release from purchasing b2b:
“Samsung's new CLP-770ND will prove to be a strong contender in the A4 31-44 ppm speed range, which grew 44 per cent in the first quarter of 2009,” says Evan Hardie, senior research analyst, hardcopy peripherals with IDC Canada.
Samsung also announced upgrades to its MultiXpress line-up of digital multi-function printers, unveiled in 2008. The original MultiXpress models combined colour printing, copying, scanning and faxing.
This year’s models—the CLX-8385ND and SCX-6545N—have a more powerful CPU, faster colour scan and additional memory capacity. Colour touch screen controls were also added to both models, along with enhanced paper handling and increased toner and drum capacity for a lower total cost of ownership.
The CLP-770ND will be available in July from major reseller partners for a suggested MSRP of $1,599.99. The CLX-8385ND and SCX-6545N will be available in the second half of 2009 for a suggested MSRP of $7,099.99 and $3,999.99 respectively.
Samsung is here to stay, the CLX 8345ND will print 40ppm in color and 40ppm in monochrome for list price of $7,099, compare this to comparable A3 (will print and copy ledger) for $10,000 or more. The cost per page will be a determining factor when comparing to traditional A3 color MFP's