Gartner Research

Production Printers: Overview

Published: 02 January 2004

ID: G0090533

Analyst(s): Ken Weilerstein


Many production printers are now enhanced with 600-dpi resolution and color capabilities. This, plus support for more data streams, allows businesses to easily create on-demand brochures and promotional mailings.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • The Controller
    • Printing and Imaging Components and Technologies
    • Paper-Handling Components
    • Operating Requirements
  • Technology Analysis
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Standards
    • Price vs. Performance
  • Technology Leaders
    • IBM Printing Systems
    • OcĂ© Printing Systems
    • Xerox
    • Others
  • Technology Alternatives
    • Technologies That Production Printers Are Replacing
    • Technologies That Are Replacing High-Speed Printers
    • Printer and Copier Convergence
    • Digital Presses
  • Insight

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