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DavidJ
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High speed duplex printers for HP3k

Does anyone know of 3rd party printers that can connect to the 3000 'hassle free' and can print at 26pp full duplex as a minimum spec?

HP will only be releasing their 50pp printer in May/June 2001 and this will not give me the duplex speed I need.

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paul courry
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Re: High speed duplex printers for HP3k

This is not an answer to your question directly, however...........

Have you considered platooning two or more slower printers to the same device class, such as LP? What will hapen is that the first print job goes to the first available printer, the next job sees the first is busy and searches for the second available printer and prints there. You may platoon as many printers together as you need. This effectively, if not actually, increases the page-per-minute capacity of the device class.
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DavidJ
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Re: High speed duplex printers for HP3k

Thanks Paul, but this will not solve my printing problem as I currently have 8 X 5Si's and 4 X 8000dn printers on my main print bank and these print at +- 6 - 8 ppm full duplex. My print volumes are close to 750000 pages per month. Throwing more printers at this volume which is set to increase soon will NOT solve my problem. What I need is a few (about 4) high volume, high speed quality duplex printers. It's a pity that HP does not have printers capable of printing at these speeds!!!
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Loren Blakeney
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Re: High speed duplex printers for HP3k

Take a look at the Kentek K40DXE printer,
www.kentek.com.

This printer prints duplex at 40ppm and emulates HP PCL 5e, Postscript.
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Loren Blakeney
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Re: High speed duplex printers for HP3k

David,

Have you had a chance to look at the Kentek Printers? Let me know if this was any help?

Thanks,

Loren Blakeney
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DavidJ
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Re: High speed duplex printers for HP3k

Loren, thanks for the 'pointer'. I have contacted some suppliers and they talk about 40 IMAGES per minute which will give me 20 ppm in full duplex. I am arranging for a demo machine to be installed and will let you know what the outcome of this will be.

David.
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DavidJ
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Re: High speed duplex printers for HP3k

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