Scanners? Copiers? Printers?
New office, any suggestions?
See http://www.amazon.com/Xerox-DocuMate-Color-Cards-XDM2725D-WU/dp/B0009PD2WO for one idea I have for scanning. What software organizes scanned documents best?
I sue an HP 6310
Copies, faxes, scans, prints in color or bw. Takes 6 different kinds of memory cards or sends images to your PC. Can be installed directly or as a networked printer.
Not a lot of coin to purchase or operate.
Only drawback is that it doesn't have an envelope feeder for mailings, not that I do many so not a big negative.
I had a 6310 for home use, but upgraded to an HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier.
this is a wonderful machine, great features, such as scanned documement manager, fax from pc, and cheap cost per page.
Depending on the size of the office, I always suggest you get smaller printers for daily use. If they break down, getting a replacement is easy. The all in one printers are great, but if one function breaks down you will need to buy a new one. Toner cost is always high.
So inkjet vs laser? Is the color laser worth the cost?
Depends if you want color or b/w. With just b/w, lasers are cheaper in the long run especially the cheap desk version as the toner and drum come together (hence the higher price). Color laser workstations cost more because the toners, the drum, and some other part that escapes me, are sold separately. Inkjets are cheaper in the outset, but in b/w or color, they'll cost more in the long run and with higher volume due to the higher price of inks.
Stay away from <$100 HP printers. I've thrown out all 3 I've made the mistake buying. Went with a Brother printer and it's been flawless (and very reliable/sturdy... no cheap plastic attachments, etc).
the officejet pro series actually has a lower cost per page than laserjets.
Just had to buy toner for my laser printer and ink for the all in one.
toner for laserjet $69.99 for 2500 pages
black high cap cartridge for AOI $35.99 for 2200 pages.
the higher end HP's are completely different from lower end cheapies like the 6310's etc.
Dont get me wrong, i still have 4 other hp printers at home and office, but wouldnt use them for an office as I would have to buy new cartridges every 2 weeks. the 6310 is now at home for fax only duties.
I've recommended this one several times. It's our main office printer and does a great job. I have another color laser and two inkjets backing it up, but this one is our workhorse.