Printer Recommendation- 10,000 prints/mo

Hey guys, im looking for a fax/copier than can handle high volume - say about 10K prints a month, looking to fit on a countertop, what do you recommend?
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I have some questions. Without answers to them any recommendations are just guesses.

  • Mono or colour?
  • A4/Letter or A3/Tabloid?
  • How many paper trays do you need?
  • Do you need duplexing?
  • What budget do you have in mind? Or would you consider a pay-per-page contract?
  • For this kind of printer I'll assume a wired network i/f. If wrong, please explain - but I advise against USB or WiFi.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
My clients use Xerox for this kind of work.

They come Colour or Black and White;  with / without FAX.
Cobra25Author Commented:
Black and white, standard wired..
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need a heavy duty laser printer for this sustained volume. Xerox (preferred), Canon, or possibly a high end Ricoh.
Cobra25Author Commented:
ok which xerox model # ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to talk to a local Xerox salesperson as there are so many models, each with different features. Even the ones I know of are now older models (18 months old)
I agree with the others that Xerox is your best bet. However, as you haven't answered any of my other questions, we're still guessing. Here are a couple of low-end alternatives.

Workcentre 3655i
WorkCentre 4265

These are both A4/Letter printers. If you require A3/Letter the price goes up significantly. Both include duplexing, including duplex scanning. The 4265 scans both sides at once. Extra trays and stapler options are available.

The 3655i is recommended at up to 15,000 pages per month. It's duty cycle is 150,000 per month, but one thing printer manufacturer's don't normally tell you is that printers are only good for about 6 months if run at full duty cycle. For the 3655i that means lifetime total of 900,000 pages - 90 months in your case. The 4265 will go about 1,500,000 million pages. If that is not enough, have a look through the full Xerox mono multifunction list. Note that their copier models are not included in that list.

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