(HP) has unveiled the LaserJet 3200m laser printer/fax/copier/scanner, at Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
Driven by HP’s Director software (runs under Mac OS 8.6 and 9.0), the new multi-function USB device features 1,200-dpi laser printing, copying and faxing, and 600-dpi color scanning capabilities.
For output the LaserJet 3200m has an output speed of nine pages per minute (ppm), 18-second first-page-out speed, “instant-on” fuser to eliminate warm-up time, and a 7,000-page-per-month duty cycle.
The device comes with PCL 6 and PCL 5e printer languages and Adobe PostScript Level 2 emulation for users requiring PostScript compatibility. Copy features include automatic collation, page reduction and enlargement, and the ability to print up to 99 copies.
The system works with legal-size and smaller papers, envelopes, as well as media ranging from 2 x 3.5 to 8.5 x 35-inches in size.
Expected to ship next month at a street price of US$699, the Laserjet 3200m also operates as a stand-alone fax machine that can store up to 300 fax pages and 275 speed-dial phone numbers.
In addition, the LaserJet 3200m performs 600-dpi (9,600-dpi interpolated) sheetfed color scanning at up to 9ppm. Scanning is complemented by “one-touch” button controls for sending documents directly to e-mail and Web applications, document management software developed by HP for the Mac, and ReadIris Pro for OCR scanning.
“The HP LaserJet 3200m’s Mac capabilities and rich feature set provide Mac users with a powerful yet simple office computing solution,” said Scott Tuthill, business manager, HP Imaging and Printing Systems. “The integration of Internet functionality allows users to quickly and easily work and share documents on the Web.”
The LaserJet 3200m ships with 16MB of memory (upgradeable to 80MB) and a USB cable. Networking the all-in-one device is optional through HP’s Jetdirect 300X external print server.