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6 top enterprise workgroup printers

John Brandon | May 15, 2014
Is your office paperless? Didn't think so. Consider one of these six printers, then, for the workgroups in your enterprise.

Brother HL-S7000DN Monochrome Inkjet Printer

Price: $3,000Speed: 100 PPM

If speed is your primary concern, here's the printer you want for large groups. Print speeds blaze a trail at 100 PPM, the fastest we've found. Paper capacity runs 2,100 if you choose the configuration with three additional 500-sheet trays. (That total capacity includes a 100-sheet feeder.) What you lose for your workgroups is the capability to fax, copy or scan.

The Brother HL-S7000DN also has a small, non-color LCD screen for managing the printer. You can, though, print from a smartphone using the Brother iPrint&Scan app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

The Lexmark MX812dxe Monochrome Laser Printer. (Image courtesy of Lexmark.)

Lexmark MX812dxe Monochrome Laser Printer

Price: $4,699Speed: 70 PPM

The Lexmark MX812dxe runs at the same speed as the HP Officejet Enterprise x585z, at 70 PPM for black-and-white pages. Your teams can also scan, copy and fax; there's even a version of the MX812 that can staple pages.

Unlike the HP Officejet Enterprise x585z, the MX812dxe model comes with the extra paper trays you'll need for a 2,700-sheet capacity. There's a massive 10-inch color touchscreen for setting up options such as networking and security. The printer also shows how many pages are remaining to print on the toner cartridge.

HP Officejet Enterprise x585z

Price: $2,799Speed: 75 PPM

The HP Officejet Enterprise x585z cranks out black-and-white documents at 75 PPM. While that's slower than the Brother HL-S7000DN (below), you can also print out color pages at similar speeds. Note that the ISO-rated speed is 42 PPM for the first sheet; the HP rating of 75 PPM is for the general office-use draft mode in black after the first sheet comes out.

The HP Officejet Enterprise x585z. (Image courtesy of HP.)

The multi-function device lets you scan, fax and make copies. Sheet capacity runs 1,050 pages if you add the extra 500-sheet tray for $299. HP Web Jetadmin software is provided for managing the printer. There's a large 8-inch color LCD screen for managing jobs, as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. Like the Samsung printer, you can sync a phone using NFC and print using a mobile app.


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