Xerox Phaser 8400B Printer

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HP Officejet Pro 8100 N811A Printer

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HP Photosmart 7550 Photo Printer

Hewlett-Packard Q1605A#ABA
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HP Photosmart 8250 Photo Printer

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Price Best Price: $150.00
Best Price: $600.00
Best Price: $500.00
Pros
  • Fastest time to print a single page
  • Generous RAM configuration with Panther
  • Fast performance
  • Cheap toner
  • Smooth-looking photos
  • Built-in LCD simplifies direct printing
Cons
  • No Ethernet
  • Slow to warm up
  • Driver incompatibilities
  • Color palette can be orangey
  • Standard warranty is just one year
  • Very slow
  • Relatively poor output quality
At A Glance

Xerox's Phaser 6700/DN produces nice output and does so quickly, but the single-year warranty is disappointing.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 8400/B CM752A#B1H Q1605A#ABA Q3470A#ABA

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parallel Port Yes      

General Information

Manufacturer Xerox Corporation Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number 8400/B CM752A#B1H Q1605A#ABA Q3470A#ABA
Brand Name Xerox HP HP HP
Product Name Phaser 8400B Printer Officejet Pro 8100 N811A Printer Photosmart 7550 Photo Printer Photosmart 8250 Photo Printer
Marketing Information

The obvious choice for colour printing. The fastest first-page-out time of any colour printer. Stunning, rich colour output on virtually any media. All at a price far below what you'd expect to pay for a professional quality printer. The Phaser 8400B printer is unbeatable value for thriving businesses that need the benefits of colour without any trade-offs.

Get professional color for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers. Easily print on the go, and increase productivity with wireless and wired networking, plus automatic two-sided printing. Rely on HP to help conserve resources.

Get high performance from the HP Photosmart 7550 printer - HP's best photo-quality printer! Preview and edit photos before you print with the color LCD for easy photo previews. Print directly from your digital camera memory card using convenient card slots - without using a PC. Easily save photos to your PC, and print borderless photos using the 4" x 6" photo paper tray. Your printed photos will resist fading twice as long as most traditionally processed photos, up to 65 years with the new and improved premium plus photo paper and 7-ink color printing.

The world's fastest photo printer - 6 individual ink cartridges for realistic photos and rich text.

Product Model 8400B N811A 7550 8250
Product Type Solid Ink Printer Inkjet Printer Inkjet Printer Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.xerox.com http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com http://www.hp.com
Product Line Phaser Officejet Pro Photosmart Photosmart
Product Series 8400 8100   8200
UPC Code   886111547371 808736231718 829160882840

Memory

Standard Memory 128 MB 128 MB 16 MB 64 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB   16 MB 64 MB
Memory Technology   DDR3    

Miscellaneous

Additional Information
  • Maximum Resolution: 2400 FinePoint
  • Xerox Walk-Up Printing Driver
  • Printer Management:
    Xerox CentreWare Printer Management for Microsoft, Novell and Unix, CentreWare IS Embedded Web Server, CentreWare Web Administrator, Xerox NDPS Gateway, Usage Analysis Tool (not available on non-networked model).

    Print Quality Modes:

  • Fast Color Mode (24 ppm)
  • Standard Mode (18 ppm)
  • Enhanced Mode (12 ppm)
  • High Resolution/Photo Mode (7 ppm)
  • Colour Standards:

  • PANTONE-approved solidcolour simulations
  • Adobe PostScript deviceindependent colour
  • CIE International colour standards
  • Support for ICC and Apple ColorSync colour management systems
  • Colour Correction Modes:

  • TekColor Dynamic Correction Colour Profiles selectable from the driver:
    • Automatic
    • sRGB Display
    • Vivid Colour
    • SWOP
    • Euroscale Commercial
    • SNAP
    • Black and White
    • None

    Productivity Standard Features:

  • Custom-size pages
  • Phaser Installer
  • Intelligent Ready
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  • Easily print directly from your digital camera memory card
  • Conveniently print photos directly from select HP digital cameras (812 digital camera) with direct printing capability using the front USB port
  • Organize your photos and create photo slide show with the HP memories disc creator software included
  • Paper-type and size sensor automatically adjusts print settings for best print quality
  • Best fade resistance in its category--up to 73 years and longer than most traditionally processed photos

    Preview photos on LCD:
  • Preview, edit and enhance photos using color LCD and front panel buttons
  • HP's best true-to-life photo-quality printer:
  • High quality photographic reproduction using advanced HP photoret IV color layering technology

    Direct photo printing:
  • Easily print directly from your digital camera memory card (CompactFlash Type I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, Multi-Media cards, Sony Memory Stick®) without using a computer

    Photos resist fading longer:
  • Resists fading twice as long as most traditionally processed photos-up to 65 years

    Everyday performance:
  • Ink-reserve printing mode completes the print job even if one cartridge runs out
  • Paper-type and size sensor automatically adjusts print settings for best print quality
  • HP memories disc creator software-create your own digital photo slide show and view them on a PC or TV via DVD player-plus organize and store your digital photos on CD and print your favorite photos (Windows only)
  • HP photo & imaging software-one easy-to-learn-and-use software application for all your hp digital products (Windows only)
  • Creating and printing photo album pages is simple with included hp photo imaging software
  • PictBridge Standard
  • Direct print from PTP-enabled cameras via the front USB port
  • Custom Media Sizes:

  • Tray 1: 3 x 4 to 8.5 x 24 in
  • Tray 2: 3.5 x 5 5 to 4.1 x 6.5 in
  • Memory card compatibility:

  • MMC
  • Microdrive
  • xD-Picture Card
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • CompactFlash Type I and II
  • mini SD (optional adapter required)
  • Memory Stick (including PRO, Duo, MagicGate)
  • Printing Capabilities:

  • Photo Proof-sheets
  • Video Action Printing From supported video types (MPEG-1, AVI, QuickTime)
  • Package Contents  
    • Officejet Pro 8100 N811A Printer
    • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
    • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
    • Shopping Card
    • Power Cord
    • Duplexer
    • CD-ROM
    • USB Cable
    • Setup Poster
    • Getting Started Guide
  • HP Photosmart 7550 color inkjet printer
  • Power cord
  • HP 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge, 17 ml (C6657AN)
  • HP 58 photo inkjet print cartridge, 17 ml (C6658AN)
  • HP 56 black inkjet print cartridge, 19 ml (C6656AN)
  • Reference guide
  • Setup poster
  • Printer drivers on CD-ROM
  • HP photo and imaging software
  • HP memories disc creator software (Windows only)
  • HP photo media assortment pack
  • HP Photosmart 8250 Photo Printer
  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • User's Guide
  • Quick Start Booklet
  • Registration card
  • Software CD
  • HP 02 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (16 ml)
  • HP 02 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta Inkjet Print Cartridges (4.5 ml)
  • Physical Characteristics

    Height 14.5" 11.2" 0.3" 8"
    Width 16.3" 19.5" 0.8" 17.6"
    Depth 21.0" 25.4" 0.6" 19.1"
    Weight (Approximate) 987.68  oz 387.2  oz 228.8  oz 299.2  oz
    Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
    Additional Warranty Information  

    24-hour, 7 days a week Web support, business hour phone support within warranty period

       

    Media Handling

    Media Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.25", A6 - 4.13", B5, B5 - 7.16" x 10.12", Letter - 8.50" x 11", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", Statement - 5.50" x 8.50", US Folio, Index Card - 3" x 5", Custom Size, Com10 Envelope, DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66", C5 Envelope - 6.38" x 9.02", Lee Envelope - 5.25" x 7.25", Chou 4 Envelope - 3.54" x 8.07", Chou 3 Envelope - 4.72" x 9.25", Monarch Envelope Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Government Legal - 8.50" x 12.99", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Statement - 8.50" x 5.51", 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 5.12" x 7.09", 8" x 10", 3.94" x 5.91", L, 2L, Envelope No. 10, Monarch Envelope, C6 Envelope - 4.49" x 6.38", C5 Envelope - 6.38" x 9.02", DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66", A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83" Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", 3" x 24.60", 4" x 6", Letter - 8.50" x 11", Envelope No. 10 - 4.12" x 9.50", A2 Envelope - 4.38" x 5.75", Index Card - 3" x 5", Index Card - 5" x 8", Custom Size Letter, Legal, Executive, 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Envelope No. 10, 8.50" x 24", Custom Size
    Standard Input Media Capacity 625 sheets 250 sheets 200 sheets 200 sheets
    Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 525 Sheet 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 150 Sheet 2 x Input Tray 100 Sheet 2 x Input Tray 100 Sheet
    Media Type Coated Paper, Photo Paper, Label, Envelope, Business Card, Weather Proof Paper, Postcard, Trifold Brochure, Transparency, Brochure Paper Plain Paper, Thick Paper, Bright White Paper, Presentation Paper, HP Premium Media, Matte Paper, Photo Paper, Inkjet Paper, Glossy Paper, Specialty Paper, Greeting Card, Brochure Paper, Flyer Paper, Trifold Brochure, Hagaki Card, Card Stock Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Transparency, Label, Card Stock, Iron-on Transfer, Banner Paper Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Index Card, Greeting Card, Iron-on Transfer, Borderless Media
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2 1 2 2
    Number of Input Trays Supported   2    
    Borderless Printing   Yes   Yes
    Maximum Input Media Capacity   500 sheets    
    Maximum Print Size   Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"    

    Processor & Chipset

    Processor Speed 500 MHz 360 MHz    

    Technical Information

    Platform Supported PC, Mac PC, Mac Mac, PC PC, Mac
    First Print Speed 6 Second      
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 24   13 31
    Maximum Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Duplex Printing Manual Automatic   Manual
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 24   17 32
    Print Color Color Color Color Color
    Number of Colors   4    
    ISO Color Print Speed (ppm)   16    
    Color Cartridge Type   Individual Color Cartridge    
    ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm)   20    
    Maximum Photo Print Speed       14 Second

    Reliability

    Duty Cycle 85000 pages per month 25000 pages per month 5000 pages per month 3000 pages per month

    Fonts & Emulation

    Language Emulation PostScript 3, PCL 5c PCL 3 Enhanced, PCL 3 GUI HP PCL3GUI+, PML PCL 3

    Network & Communication

    Wireless LAN   Yes    
    Wireless LAN Standard   IEEE 802.11n    
    Ethernet Technology   Fast Ethernet    
    Ethernet   Yes    

    Power Description

    Off-Mode Power Consumption   270 mW    
    Standby Power Consumption   270 mW    
    Operating Power Consumption   3.84 W    
    Maximum Power Consumption       80 W

    Performance

    Macworld Labs (Speed)

    Print speed: Text

    ppm

      25.7    
    Print speed rating: Text

      Superior    
    Print speed: Color photo

    seconds for 8X10 photo

      37.98    
    Print speed rating: Color photo

      Very Good    
    Print speed: PDF

    seconds for 4-page PDF

      46.47    
    Print speed rating: PDF

      Good