Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Konica Minolta Magicolor 4690MF

The Konica Minolta Magicolor 4950MF All-in-one laser printer has started to hit the street around $1,000. Not really that bad for a full multi-function color printer. Spec sheets on the printer.

  • Print at 25 ppm - both mono & color
  • Copy at 25 ppm - both mono & color
  • 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax
  • Built in automatic duplexer
  • Reversing ADF for two side printing, copying and faxing
  • 350 sheet paper standard capacity
  • 850 sheet paper maximum capacity

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Monday, July 28, 2008

HP Printer uses Latex Inks

HP Designjet L65500 with Latex Printing technology is now perfect for outdoor and indoor signage application printing. HP's site says coming in 2009.

  • This six-ink printing system produces applications— up to 104 inches
  • Outdoor prints achieve display permanence up to 3 years unlaminated and up to 5 years laminated
  • Prints are scratch, smudge, and water resistant on a range of media such as backlit, canvas, tyvek, satin and fabric.
  • High-resolution, indoor prints up to 1200 dpi with readable text as small as 4 point.
  • HP Latex Inks are completely cured inside the printer so prints come out of the printer ready to use.
Ink Cartridge Supplies
  • HP 786 3-liter Black Latex Designjet Ink Cartridge - CC585A
  • HP 786 3-liter Cyan Latex Designjet Ink Cartridge - CC586A
  • HP 786 3-liter Magenta Latex Designjet Ink Cartridge - CC587A
  • HP 786 3-liter Yellow Latex Designjet Ink Cartridge - CC588A
  • HP 786 3-liter Light Cyan Latex Designjet Ink Cartridge - CC589A
  • HP 786 3-liter Light Magenta Latex Designjet Ink Cartridge - CC590A
See more information on the supplies in our cross reference for inkjet printers.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Play Big with InFocus - X10

InFocus has a new Projector series called the PlayBig series - Their recent introduction of the PlayBig X10

Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Image brightness: 1200 ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ration: 2500:1
Lamp Type: UHP 300 Watt - SP-LAMP032

Estimated Street Price $2400.00
Spec Sheet for the InFocus Play Big X10

What is the difference in the two printers?

Lexmark introduced a few new Home & Student series of wireles printers and the Small Office Pro Series and after close review of the spec sheets these are very similiar.

The Lexmark X4950 Home & Student wireless printer will retail for $149.99, compared to the X4975 Small Office Pro Series which will retail for $180.00. Besides the price, the spec sheets were pretty much identical, except for the following:

X4950 Additional Spec from X4975

"Simplify printing from Microsoft Office 2008 applications with Lexmark Tools for Office."

X4975 Additonal Spec from the X4950
"Produce lab-quality borderless photos up to 4800x2400 dpi resolution (7). (7) On glossy media in photo mode.

SOHO users, if you don't plan on printing glossy photo prints, save the thirty bucks and get the X4950.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kyocera EcoPro Series

The EcoPro product line is offered from authorized Kyocera dealers that provide Managed Print Services, but the supplies are showing up through the distribution channel.

Color Printer Solutions:

· EP C320DN (1102HP2U10): The most robust color console printer in the new EcoPro series, this model’s output is 32-full color and monochrome page per minute (PPM) engine. 600 x 600 dpi print resolution, built-in duplexer, and standard long life consumables.

EPT-320K - 1T02HP0U10 - Black Toner

EPT-320C - 1T02HPCU10 - Cyan Toner

EPT-320M- 1T02HPBU10 - Magenta Toner

EPT-320Y - 1T02HPAU10 - Yellow Toner

· EP C270N (1102F42U10): The small EP C270N color laser printer is a color solution for the new EcoPro line. This models output is 26 PPM engine for color and black and white documents.

EPT-270K - 1T02F30U10 - Black Toner

EPT-270C - 1T02F3CU10 - Cyan Toner

EPT-270M - 1T02F3BU10 - Magenta Toner

EPT-270Y - 1T02F3AU10 - Yellow Toner

· EP C220N (1102HK2U10): With a small footprint for the workgroup environment, the EP C220N printer offers a 22 PPM engine for color and black and white documents. Long life consumables standard with this machine.

EPT-270K - 1T02F30U10 - Black Toner

EPT-270C - 1T02F3CU10 - Cyan Toner

EPT-270M - 1T02F3BU10 - Magenta Toner

EPT-270Y - 1T02F3AU10 - Yellow Toner

· EP C170N (1102HJ2U10): Ideal for small workgroups, the EP C170N offers a 17 PPM engine for color and black and white documents. With 600 x 600 dpi multi-bit print resolution.

EPT-170K - 1T02HJ0U10 - Black Toner

EPT-170C - 1T02HJCU10 - Cyan Toner

EPT-170M - 1T02HJBU10 - Magenta Toner

EPT-170Y - 1T02HJAU10 - Yellow Toner

Monochrome Solutions:

· EP 510DN (1102G12U20): This model has a 51 PPM engine with built-in duplexer, ledger printing, and standard long life consumables.

EPT-510 - 1T02G10U10 - Black Toner

· EP 470DN (1102GA2U30): This models has a 47 PPM engine, this monochrome laser desktop printer is one of the toughest business machines in the new EcoPro series.

EPT-470 - 1T02GA0U10 - Black Toner

· EP 370DN (1102F92U10): A laser desktop printer, the EP 370DN combines a 37 PPM engine with a built-in duplexer and standard long life consumables. True 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution.

EPT-370 - 1T02F90U10 - Black Toner

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fried Chicken with that Printer?

I ran across a recent article about the new Canon SELPHY CP770 which has a useful feature for picnics. It comes with a basket to carry your fried chicken. I got a little chuckle so I had to pass it on.

Some quick specs on the Canon SELPHY CP770
  • Dye-Sublimation

  • 2.5" TFT Display

  • Storage Basket (for fried chicken)

  • Print Speed (up to) 4x6 Color Photo: 4" x 6" borderless photo: approx. 52 seconds

  • Print Resolution 300 x 300 dpi

  • USB, IrDA® v.1.23

  • Bluetooth® v.2.01 (optional)

  • Card Slots (See Memory Card Support)
    Automatic Sheet Feeder 54 sheets
Item #: 3058B001

Estimated retail: $149.00 (including basket)

So what will you use the "basket" for?

New Lexmark AIO due in September 2008

Lexmark announced three new all-in-one series of printers for the Home and Student series expecting to hit the streets in September 2008.

Lexmark X4950 Wireless All-in-One is priced at $149.99

  • Wireless 802.11 b/g

  • 25 Page auto document feeder

  • 2 Sided printing

  • Print Scan Copy Fax

Lexmark X5650 All-in-One is priced at $99.99

  • Front Laptop port

  • 25 Page auto document feeder

  • Print speeds of 25 mono / 18 color ppm

  • Print Scan Copy Fax

Lexmark X6650 Wireless All-in-One is priced at $129.99
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g

  • 25 Page auto document feeder

  • Print speeds of 25 mono / 18 color ppm

  • Print Scan Copy Fax

Monday, July 21, 2008

Samsung SCX-4824 & SCX-4828 Multi-function

We have started to see the supplies pop up on a few of the U.S. e-commerce sites for the supplies.

  • Mono laser printer
  • USB direct printing via flash drive
  • Network enabled
  • 24 page per minute for the SCX-4824
  • 28 pages per minute for the SCX-4828
Spec sheets & brochures for the Samsung SCX-4824

Toner for these machines are MLT-DT209S and are selling for about $69.00
Firmware and Software Drivers and Updates for the Samsung SCX-4828
User Manuals for the Samsung SCX-4828

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Finally Epson comes out with a Laser Printer!

Epson recently announced the Epson AcuLaser M2010D and the network version AcuLaser M2010DN.
  • 1,200 dpi

  • 28 ppm

  • 20,000 max monthly volume

  • 250 paper capicity, expandable to 800 sheets

  • 32MB / 64MB memory

  • USB & IEEE Connections

Cartridges are High & Low Yield, with or without return prices - starting to sound like Lexmark Prebate. Oops, Lexmark now calls it "Lexmark Return Program Cartridges"

  • C13050439 - Epson high yield cartridge

  • C13050440 - Epson standard yield cartridge

  • C13050441 - Epson high yield return cartridge

  • C13050442 - Epson standard yield return cartridge

Spec sheet for the Epson Aculaser M2010 series.

Friday, July 18, 2008

HP Color LaserJet CP1515 (CC377A)

We visited HP's site to check the compatibility for the HP Color LaserJet CB540A Black Print Cartridge and their compatibility says it works in these printers:
  • HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP (CC431A)

  • HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Printer (CC376A)

  • HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni Printer (CC378A)

But in HP Malaysia site the CB540A works in the following machines:

  • HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP (CC430A)
  • HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP (CC431A)
  • HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Printer (CC376A)
  • HP Color LaserJet CP1515n Printer (CC377A)

But if you went shopping on HP's U.S. Site for a black toner cartridge for a Color LaserJet CP1515 - it shows it takes the CB540A. So where is this mystery CP1515 spec sheet in the US market?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nickel & Dimed - Not any More

This phrase being "nickeled and dimed" has no value in the meaning now, it is no longer nickels and dimes - It is more like being "Ten-ed and Twenty-ed". With the recent change in the economy, additional service charges are just getting outrageous.
  • I got my taxes to the IRS on time - I just got a notice of $120.oo penalty, still haven't figured out what for.

  • American Airlines - $15.00 for the first bag and $25.00 for any bag over 50 pounds

  • Bank of America - $39.99 late fee

  • Bank of America - $39.99 over limit fee

  • Wachovia - $30.00 Return Check fee

  • AT&T Phone Bill - $30.00 in (Bu******) taxes and service fees

  • UPS - Fuel Service Charge

  • Airports - Landing Fees

And the list continues - what service fees are driving you nuts?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hewlett Packard Photosmart Printers for August

The HP Photosmart A630 Compact Photo Printer

  • 4.8-inch touchscreen

  • 300 ways to edit photos up to 5 x 7 inches

  • Print wireless from bluetooth devices

  • USB Connect to PC or Mac

  • HP 110 Tri-Color Inkjet cartridge (CB304AN)

  • Estimated Retail $149.00

We are not to sure on the reorder part numbers, but we think they will be the following:


The HP Photosmart A530 Compact Photo Printer

  • Print wireless from bluetooth devices

  • USB Connect to PC or Mac

  • HP 110 Tri-Color Inkjet cartridge (CB304AN)

  • Estimated Retail $99.00

Spec Sheets for the Photosmart A530

We are not to sure on the reorder part numbers, but we think they will be the following: Q8625A, Q8624A, Q8626A; Photosmart A532, Photosmart A536, Photosmart A538

The HP Photosmart A630 and A530 Compact Photo Printers are expected to be available in August 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

eBay and Counterfeit Product

A recent press release from eBay about winning a legal battle about counterfeit claims.

After reading this press release from eBay made me wonder how much counterfeit, patent or trademark infringing, stolen product and fraudulent orders are actually happening on eBay.

Does this effect eBay's bottom line profit, or just the crooks?

What are your thoughts?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Canon PIXMA 310 - Special

Wow, a price drop again on this Canon Multi-function printer for $66.73 with Free Shipping. has a special on this Canon printer for while supplies last.

Get the spec sheets for the Canon PIXMA 310

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dell V305w 3-in-one Inkjet Printer

  • 3-in-1 Convenience – The versatile V305w offers convenient print, copy and scan in one compact, easy-to-use device.
  • Wireless Freedom - Improve mobility and print from anywhere within range of your wireless network.
  • High-Speed Output - Print precise photos, documents and online images in high-speed – up to 21 ppm black and 16 ppm color.
  • Borderless Photos – Create memories that are ready to frame and hang with up to 8.5” x 14” quality photo printing.
  • Direct Printing - Enjoy the convenience of printing directly from cameras via Pictbridge connection or built-in media card slots – without turning on your PC.
Quick Specs for Dell V305w

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Projectors Added

Recent Projectors added to the AnswerCo cross reference database for projector lamps.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Toshiba TDP-SP1U Projector

Offering a wealth of advanced connectivity options and features to maximize most any setting. Very affordable ($719.00) and highly portable the lightweight TDP-SP1U mobile projector makes a great traveling tool for presentations (4.8 lbs.).
Quick Specs for the Toshiba TDP-SP1U
  • Display - 800 x 600
  • 3,500 hours lamp life
  • 2,200 lumens
  • Replacement lamp - TLP-LV9

Ricoh Afico SP 3300D Sneaks into the Marketplace

The two new Ricoh Aficio SP 3300D & SP 3300DN (network ready) monochrome printers offer compact size, big value and high performance. With a resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi, 30 PPM and up to a (501) paper capacity with additional paper tray, really isn't a bad printer.

See Quick Specs of the Ricoh Aficio SP 3300 series, Ricoh SKU 406227.
Estimated street price $185.00 to $225.00

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Konica quietly introduces new bizhubs

Ramsey, N.J. - June 2, 2008 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the introduction of the bizhub 501 and the bizhub 421 multi-functional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system). With print/copy speeds of 50 and 42 pages per minute (ppm), respectively, the bizhub 501/421 Series is ideal for mid- to high-volume office environments that require a reliable, monochrome MFP with network capabilities, and flexible document finishing and distribution functionality.

Quick specs of the bizhub 421

  • 42PPM
  • 150,000 page per month duty cycle
  • Color LCD screen
  • 5,650 paper capacity
  • Super G3 fax option

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Canon RealiS WUX10 Projector - October 2008

This is for the mystery visitor that comes from Canon Netherlands to visit our blog. Canon USA to deliver WUX10 Top of the line projector in October 2008. Boasting "the world's first WUXGA (1920 x 1200) projector using LCOS technology."
  • 3200 Lumens
  • 1.5 Zoom Lens
  • Full 10 bit Color
  • HDMI Version 1.3 Deep Color
  • Network Ready RJ-45 Port
  • Replacement Lamp (RS-LP04), 3000 hours
  • Spec Sheet of the Canon REALiS WUX10
  • SKU: 3288B002
  • Estimated Retail $12,999
Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader updated for this spec sheet.

So will people be confused between the Sanyo WXU10 and the Canon WUX10?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Apple iPhone 3G - Hits stores this Friday

The Apple iPhone 3G will go on sale as a first come, first serve basis on Friday July 11th at your local Apple store. So will you be camping out over night to get the new Apple iPhone 3G? Here is a list things you need to bring to activate your phone.
  • Credit card
  • Social security number
  • Valid, government-issued photo ID
  • Your current wireless account number and password or PIN (if you’re new to AT&T)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lightweight InFocus IN-1100

One of the coolest features is a is their DisplayLink™ technology which transmits video content over mini-USB, - just connect and present in seconds. Easy to carry and simple to use, DisplayLink™ eliminates the need to toggle screens and turns your computer into a fully functional remote control for your presentations.

• Compact (2400cc) and light (2.75 lb/1.25kg)
• Up to 2200 lumens with DLP® BrilliantColor™
• Instant setup with exclusive DisplayLink™ feature
• Optional WXGA widescreen

InFocus IN-1100 & 1102 Projector Spec-sheet.

As of July 6th, 2008 you can order directly from InFocus for $1099

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Free HP 3180 Fax Machine!

Well not really - June 26th HP announced a recall on the HP stand alone Fax 1010 & 101oxi due to a faulty power supply, and power cord that could cause overheating. While they have had only three complaints of over heating, HP does suggest a few alternative fax machines as a replacement.

So if you own a HP Fax 1010 or 1010xi, you could get a free replacement of a recent upgrade to a Fax 3180. With the $100.00 rebate HP is offering for the faulty Fax 1010, you can get a new Fax 3180 directly from HP's site for $99.99. Final cost, you make a penny - priceless.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mitsubishi Projectors just recently added to our database:


Samsung Introduces A400 and D300 Projectors

A400 is the perfect crossover projector for business and entertainment usage.

  • Key Features:

  • Native WXGA (1280x768) resolution

  • 2500:1 contrast ratio at 2000 ANSI lumens

  • Connectivity options include: RGB, HDMI, composite/component video, S-video and monitor-out

  • RS-232 projector control capability

  • 9.9 pounds

  • Noise levels: 32dB (bright mode) and 28dB (theater mode)
  • Estimated Street Price $1,099

The Samsung D300 does the trick for classrooms and meeting rooms.

  • D300 Key Features:

  • Native XGA (1024x768) resolution

  • 3000 ANSI lumens with a 3000:1 contrast ratio

  • Connectivity options include: RGB, HDMI, composite/component video, S-video, monitor-out and RS-232 projector control capability

  • 9.9 pounds
  • Estimated Street Price $999