Lexmark C720 Signals New Era of High-impact Color Office Documents
Press release from the issuing company
LEXINGTON, Ky., Mar 22, 2001 -- Designed to give mid-volume business workgroups a competitive edge, the new Lexmark C720 helps users significantly increase the impact of their business documents by adding fast, photo-quality color output capabilities to their technology fleet.
“Until now, enterprises have shied away from adopting color laser printing technology – largely because of slower speeds and higher costs,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark vice president and president of its Business Printer Division. “The Lexmark C720 color laser printer gives enterprises a powerful business tool to help them gain a competitive edge and enhance their printed communications.”
The C720 is affordably priced at $1,999* and operates at 24 pages per minute (ppm) in monochrome and six ppm in color. The C720 also offers an innovative two-color highlight mode, which operates at 12 ppm and a compact duplex option for printing two-sided color documents.
Recent independent performance testing completed by QualityLogic of Moorpark, Calif., revealed that Lexmark’s C720n was 36 percent faster than Hewlett-Packard’s Color LaserJet 4550DN, 91 percent faster than the Minolta-QMS Magicolor 2200DP and 47 percent faster than the Tektronix Phaser 750DX.
Lexmark’s new C720 color laser printer is offered in three models: the C720 base model, the C720n and the C720dn. The C720 base model has a 266 megahertz (MHz) processor, 32 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM) and is robust enough to handle printing up to 35,000 pages in a single month or 5,000 pages per month on a continuous basis. The C720 boasts a time-to-first-print of 22.5 seconds in color and 15 seconds in monochrome. The C720 operates at 51 decibels, making it the quietest color laser printer in its class and ideal for almost any office setting. The C720n ships with built-in 10/100 Ethernet capabilities, 64 MB RAM and 250 sheets of input capacity. The C720dn includes all the features of the C720n model plus an additional 500 sheets of input capacity and a duplex unit.
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