Network printer specifications

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IBM InfoPrint 20
IBM Printing Systems Co.
Boulder, Colo.
tel. 800-358-6661

HP Mopier 320
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Palo Alto, Calif.
tel. 703-204-2100

HP LaserJet 8100N
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Palo Alto, Calif.
tel. 703-204-2100

IBM InfoPrint 32
IBM Printing Systems Co.
Boulder, Colo.
tel. 800-358-6661

Xerox DocuPrint N40
Xerox Corp.
Stamford, Ct.
tel. 800-349-3769


Pages per minute

20 ppm

32 ppm

32 ppm

32 ppm

40 ppm


GCN Lab tests ppm

13 ppm

19 ppm

19 ppm

17 ppm

15 ppm


Resolution dots per inch (actual)

600 dpi

600 dpi

600 dpi

600 dpi

600 dpi


Software resolution enhancement

Yes, 1,200 dpi

Yes, 1,200 dpi

Yes, 1,200 dpi

Yes, 1,200 dpi

Yes


Total paper capacity (as tested)

2,500

3,100

1,100

3,500

3,500


RAM (as tested)

64M

48M

16M

32M

24M


Network interface card

Ethernet

Fast Ethernet

Fast Ethernet

Ethernet

Ethernet


Languages
 
 
 
 
 


PCL 6

No

Yes

Yes

No

No


PCL 5e

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


PostScript Level 3

Yes, true Adobe

No

No

Yes, true Adobe

Yes, true Adobe


PostScript Level 2

N/A

Yes, emulated

Yes, emulated

N/A

N/A


Media
 
 
 
 
 


Letter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Legal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Tabloid

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Envelopes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Transparencies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Labels

Some

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Media weights

16 to 28 lbs.

16 to 53 lbs.

16 to 53 lbs.

17 to 24 lbs.
(up to 110 lbs from manual feed)

16 to 28 lbs.
(up to 110 lbs. from manual feed)


Features (as tested)
 
 
 
 
 


Edge-to-edge

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes


Duplex

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes


Stapling

No

Yes

No

Yes

No (optional)


Printer-based Web administration

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes


Performance
 
 
 
 
 


Setup

C+

B

A

B

C


Server installation

B-

A+

A

B-

B-


Management

B

B+

B+

B

A


Client drivers

B

B-

B

B

B


Output quality

B

A

A

B-

B+


Overall grade

B-

A-

B+

B

B+


Price

$3,405

$14,498

$2,829

$5,780

$4,500





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