Lexmark Unveils Laser Printer Targeted At Workgroups

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Lexmark Thursday unveiled a new business-class, networkable monochrome laser printer, targeted at small workgroups. The vendor also released three software packages for its printer products.

The new T420d printer carries an estimated street price of $649--a good deal considering that Lexmark's high-yield cartridges significantly reduce total printing costs, executives at the company said. The network-ready model costs $1,099.

The new printer prints about 22 pages per minute, has a duty cycle of about 50,000 pages per month and features a compact design aimed at businesses or business groups with limited office space, Lexmark said.

Paul Rooke, executive vice president of Lexmark and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division, said the new product meets specific demands expressed by customers big and small.

Meanwhile, Lexmark's new Document Solutions Suite consists of three applications that can be used separately or as an integrated solution: Document Distributor, Document Producer and Document Portal.

Document Distributor, which is an updated version of a package by the same name, aims to improve workflow by capturing and moving documents more efficiently and accurately into a broader range of network systems.

Document Producer is an e-forms solution aimed at helping customers with the presentation and delivery of output from almost any host system while avoiding the cost of preprinted forms and host system changes, Lexmark said.

Document Portal allows Lexmark multifunction printers to find, view, fill and print network documents.

All three applications are available immediately, although no pricing information has been disclosed yet.

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