The World’s Most Expensive Printers

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The World’s Most Expensive Printers

A look at seven of the priciest printers out there.


If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. And, if a job is worth doing well, you need the right tool for the job. So, if you are in the market for Xerox phaser printers or digital printing presses, it is worth buying the absolute best machinery that you can afford. Having said that, you don’t want to be spending a fortune on a gold-plated printer (bizarrely enough, this is no joke). DocX offers fantastic printing equipment at reasonable prices, meaning that you can get a better model in your office for less. And, if this wasn’t incentive enough, take a look at the figures attached to some of the world’s most expensive printers.


Number 7: The Ricoh Aficio CL7300DT

This printer’s hard-drive, RAM, Ethernet and USB ports, as well as its impressive output of 35 black and white or colour pages per minute earns Ricoh’s Aficio CL7300DT a price tag of roughly R68,500.

Number 6: Epson Stylus Pro 10600

This printer’s exceptional UltraChrome ink technology is what drives its price up. With excellent pigment density and water-resistant finish, this wide-format printer is ideal for printing banners. But, unless you are in the banner business, the R78 000 price tag is a little steep.


Number 5: Canon image PRORAF W8200

Also a wide-format printer, Canon’s W8200 is a great wallpaper and banner printer. One of these will set you back around R86 500.


Number 4: Xerox Phaser 7400DXF

While not all Xerox phaser printers are expensive, this particular model has a higher price tag. This is because it puts out a massive 40 pages per minute and has excessive paper storage space. On top of this, the 7400DXF has 512 MB RAM and a 20GB hard-drive. These features put this printer’s value at around R91 000.


Number 3: Lexmark X854e MPF

This printer prints 55 pages per minute and, like the Xerox phaser printers, has a great deal of paper storage space. But it is this printer’s specialised security software that puts its price around R204 000.


Number 2: The HP LaserJet 1160

In order to celebrate 4 million units being sold in the Middle East, HP launched a special edition of this printer, which was plated with 24-carat gold. Because of its expensive skin, this printer sold for about R240 000.


Number 1: The IBM Infoprint 2085

This printer can print 85 high resolution pages per minute, and has optimum paper storage space. With countless features, this is the most expansive printer on the list (despite being discontinued) with a value of R370 000.


With printers, as with many things, you get what you pay for. But, just because you are willing to pay for the best printers and digital printing presses, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get good deals on them. For reasonable prices on the best equipment, contact DocX today.

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