Lanier Worldwide Inc., a Ricoh company, today introduced the Lanier AP206 Color Laser Printer. The printer is capable of producing six color or 24 black and white pages per minute and works with both Windows and Mac OS (when used with an optional network interface), according to the company.
The AP206 outputs at 1200 x 600 dots per inch, and features a first print time of 17.5 seconds for black and white documents and 25 seconds for full color files. The printer also employs “Black Page Detection” which makes sure that all black and white-only pages in a mixed job are printed using the black print ink instead of a four-color process. This helps cut the print time and ink usage of large mixed jobs.
The AP206 ships with a 250-sheet paper tray that works with 18 to 43 lb. paper. Lanier also makes an optional 500-sheet letter-size tray and a 250-sheet legal-size tray, as well as an optional duplex unit to simplify two-sided printing.
The AP206 supports networking using an optional 10/100baseT Ethernet interface, and so equipped supports AppleTalk, TCP/IP and Internet Printing Protocols version 3.1. Lanier indicates the printer works with Mac OS 7.6.1 or later — specific information about the printer’s Mac OS X compatibility was not available as MacCentral posted this article. The printer’s street price is around $900 – $1,000.