Gartner Research

Workgroup Printers: Overview

Published: 25 August 2003

ID: G0090582

Analyst(s): Ken Weilerstein

Summary

Buyers can make better choices when purchasing full-color or monochrome printers by becoming familiar with the technologies as well as the improvements still needed for products and vendors to advance.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Processing Components: The Controller and Page Description Languages
    • Printing and Imaging Components and Technologies
    • Paper-Handling Technologies
    • Printer Management Software
    • Multifunctional Products
    • Operating Requirements
  • Technology Analysis
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Standards
    • Price vs. Performance
  • Technology Leaders
    • Canon
    • Hewlett-Packard Corp.
    • Lexmark
    • Xerox
    • Other Vendors
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Insight

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