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7 Most Expensive Printers

7. Ricoh Aficio CL7300DT

The last of the top 7 most expensive printers belongs to the Ricoh Aficio CL7300DT, which is slightly slower – just 35 pages per minute for full color and black and white. However, it has a larger maximum paper capacity of 3,100 sheets and a duplexing unit. 200,000 pages per month is the maximum duty cycle for this laser printer.

Ricoh Aficio CL7300DT Printers

The Ricoh Aficio CL7300DT comes standard with 256MB of RAM and a hard drive with 100 Mbit Ethernet and USB 2.0 ports. Wireless (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and wired (Gigabit Ethernet) options available. Additional features include a sheet finisher and booklet finisher. The Aficio CL7300DT costs a “modest” $5,700 in standard configuration

6. Epson Stylus Pro 10600

This creation of Epson engineers ranks sixth on our top chart. Featuring UltraChrome, the ultimate ink technology, this printer is twice as dense as traditional Epson pigment inks, delivering a wider color gamut as well as improved water resistance and durability.

Epson Stylus Pro 10600 Printer

This wide-format printer can print banners up to 44 inches by 100 feet at speeds up to 231 square feet per hour. The printer uses 7 separate color ink cartridges, including light cyan, light magenta, and matte black inks. If you want to make your own welcome banner or wallpaper, you should consider buying an Epson printer, which will set you back $6,500

5. Canon imagePROGRAF W8200

Fifth place went to the imagePROGRAF W8200, another wide-format printer, this time from Canon. Featuring a 1-inch-wide printhead and 7,680 nozzles, the printer prints a color A0 (33.1 x 46.8-inch) page in just 2 minutes. The Canon imagePROGRAF W8200 also supports paper rolls up to 44 inches wide. Another candidate who made wallpaper for you cost $7,200

Canon imagePROGRAF W8200 Printer

4. Xerox Phaser 7400DXF

The Phaser 7400DXF, Xerox’s top laser printer for large workgroups, climbs to fourth place. The printer prints at 40 pages per minute in black and 36 ppm in color. Massive paper drawers with a capacity of 3,000 sheets and numerous organizing units make this printer stand out. 512 GB of RAM and a 20 GB hard drive boost the impression. Still not impressed? how’s the price? That’s $7,600!

Xerox Phaser 7400DXF

3. Lexmark X854e All-in-One

You can get more printers from the Lexmark X854e MFP. 55 pages per minute, 300,000 impressions, maximum monthly duty cycle and maximum input of 5100 sheets are not all. Not only is this multifunction laser printer faster and can handle larger paper volumes, it also offers security measures for network communication and data, such as Secure Sockets Layer and hard drive data erasure. For only $17,000, all of this is yours!

Lexmark X854e MFP

2. HP LaserJet 1160

The Silver Award went to… interestingly, the Silver Award went to the Gold Award! At GITEX 2006 in Dubai, HP showcased the Gold Edition of the LaserJet 1160 to celebrate sales of 4 million in the Middle East. When I say “gold edition,” I mean it literally. The printer is coated in 24 karat gold and is worth $20,000!

HP LaserJet 1160

1. IBM Infoprint 2085

The top spot went to the IBM Infoprint 2085 Multifunction Printing System. As the most expensive printer, it’s also the largest—82.9 x 28.9 x 58.1 inches. The device is capable of printing and copying at 600 x 500 dpi at 85 pages per minute. The monthly duty cycle of 800,000 impressions is indeed impressive, and to be expected for such a high-speed printer.

IBM Infoprint 2085

The IBM Infoprint 2085 holds up to 7,550 pages and can interleave paper of different colors without paying for manual insertion. As with many features that increase flexibility and efficiency, this IBM printer is a true leader in high-end printing solutions. Even though this model has been discontinued, it’s still available here and there for an unbelievable $30,800!

That’s all for today, see you next time! By the way, if you have a different opinion on what this Top7 should look like, you are welcome to comment.



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