Lexmark intros C912 color printer

The innovative Lexmark C912 uses in-line, or tandem, technology to produce vivid color pages at an impressive speed. With this technology, all four colors (black, yellow, cyan and magenta) are transferred to paper in one pass at the full process speed, enabling users to print color at the same rated speed as monochrome.

One of the great assets of the Lexmark C912 is its versatility. It can be used for:

  • General office printing
    – to add highlight color to memos, letters, forms or reports;
  • Expanded graphic applications
    – new banner application allows users to print store signs on demand. Its ability to produce 12 inch-by-18 inch output has many applications in schools or graphic design shops; and
  • Vertical industry applications
    – whether used for architectural drawings in a manufacturing environment, retail shelf labels, or forms on demand in government offices, the Lexmark C912’s customizable functionality is nearly limitless.

“With the announcement of the C912, Lexmark provides superior performance and value relative to its leading competitor,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division. “This printer is well-positioned to support the growing demand for color print-on-demand applications with its high-quality resolution and advanced paper-handling capabilities. The Lexmark C912‘s versatility makes it indispensable to the office, its reliability makes it the go-to device for demanding workgroups and its affordability makes it as popular with the CFO as it is with the CIO.”

The Lexmark C912 prints at up to 28 pages per minute in both color and monochrome, and its cost per page in both color and monochrome is lower than the comparable model from Lexmark’s leading competitor. It has three levels of color toner saver and input capacity of 5,300 sheets. The Lexmark C912 can handle complex jobs due to its finishing capabilities that include stapling, hole punching and offset stacking, and it can handle numerous large jobs thanks to a rated maximum monthly duty cycle of 100,000 pages.

The Lexmark C912 has an estimated street price of $3,499. A networkable model, the Lexmark C912n has twice the memory and a 550-sheet tray for $4,499. For an extra $1,000, customers can acquire the Lexmark C912dn with all the features of the networkable model plus the ability to further reduce output costs with duplexing capabilities. For $8,999 the Lexmark C912fn offers customers high-quality output, networkability, duplex printing, additional paper capacity and comprehensive finishing capabilities. All models of the Lexmark C912 are available immediately.

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