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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Selecting Printers

Choosing the right printers for an organization is a lot like choosing the right car. There are certain practical matters to look at such as up-front cost, cost of consumables (gas, ink, or toner), and suitability to the task at hand (for example, hauling lumber or printing brochures).

Color laser printers have become affordable for most businesses, but the cost of color toner remains very high. However, if you have a property sales office and need to print hundreds of high-quality color photos daily, a color laser printer is not an extravagance. A printer that will produce beautiful color at a rate of 20 or more pages per minute can be had for well under $1,000.

On the other hand, if you need lots of black-and-white pages and ...

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