Laser printers are basically office equipment designed as high-speed printers, although print quality is also extremely audacious – to classify it as the best desktop printing machine ever devised. While inkjets can only print as much as 15 ppm (pages per minute), single function color laser printers deliver much more, some at topnotch speeds 50 ppm.
Find below a list of the 10 fastest printers in the category of single function color laser printers released by the more popular OEM printer brands. All current models, these so-called top high speed printers have been identified based on the unit specified ppm (pages per minute) speed for color prints and first page out speed (with minor reference to warm up time, ppm for monochrome prints and acquisition cost) as reflected on its respective profile page at the manufacturer website.
# 10 HP Color LaserJet CP6015dn. This Laserjet printer model is likely a top performer and the more flexible unit in its class. The machine turns out documents at the generous print speed of 40 ppm while the first page out time is published at 11.5 seconds – that is for color prints. The LaserJet CP6015dn color laser printer is designed for the printout of general office documents, spreadsheets, sales and marketing flyers, and even architectural drawings.
#9 Ricoh Aficio SP C811DN. The Aficio SP C811DN is classified as the best performing printer in the line of Aficio color laser printers. The unit offers a similar 40 ppm color and monochrome print speed as the LaserJet CP6015dn but boasts of a zippier first page time out of 9 seconds for color prints. It is further described as a single, in-house solution that is devised to handle all complex color print jobs, including professional quality brochures, postcards and flyers.
#8 Ricoh AficioÂ® SP C820DN. Another Ricoh laser printer lands on our top 10 list. Operating at the same print speed and first page time out as the Aficio SP C811DN, the SP C820DN however is set with a faster warm up time of 30 seconds. Moreover, the $3000 unit is a cost-efficient printing partner as it is designed to turn out different types of documents across a wide range of media. This feature allows the user to enjoy the lowest total cost of ownership in its class while significantly reducing outsourcing costs.
#7 IBM InfoPrint Color 1767. The InfoPrint 1767 supports high speed color printing also at the rate of 40 ppm and at the first page out time of only 9 minutes for color prints. However, the wide format printer offers a generous monochrome print speed of 45 ppm compared to the abovementioned Ricoh color laser printers. This single function color laser printer fits any workgroup size given its 1.25 GHz processor, 512MB memory and optional 40GB hard drive plus features such as a simplified user panel, post printing facilities and direct to USB printing that lets the user do more work at a much quicker pace.
Wonder what single function color laser printers made it to top 6 of our top high speed printers list? Find out more from part 2 of this post.