Back in the real 2D world, agencies still need printers
- By John Breeden II
- Oct 09, 2012
There has been an incredible amount of talk about 3D printing of late, but if you’re not printing drones or parts for troops in Afghanistan, the tested and true technology is the way to go. HP has announced two new printers that are perfect for small to mid-size government offices. Both contain a lot of advanced features but also rely on a solid foundation.
The HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color M251 is selling for $329. It can print in color or black and white at speeds up to 14 pages per minute. Its native resolution is 600 by 600, so it can put out some high-resolution prints. It has a monthly duty cycle of 30,000 pages.
The HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276 s a multifunction device going on sale for $349. It can also print at up to 14 pages per minute, and additionally has a 30-bit flatbed scanner with a scan resolution up to 1,200 dpi. It also has a 33.6 kbps fax modem.
Both include several HP programs such as HP Business Apps, which gives users direct access to Web-content using the touchscreen display. They also have HP ePrint for on-the-go printing from virtually anywhere and Wireless Direct for direct printing from Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices. HP innovations such as HP Smart Install provide easy set-up without the need for a CD, and Auto-On/Auto-Off keeps energy costs low.
John Breeden II directs the GCN Lab.