At its core the practice of law, my profession, is black and white with an infinite number of shades of gray. Ours is a verbal profession and our use of the written word is usually limited to correspondence, pleadings and briefs. However persuasion is the predominant goal of our craft, and lawyers increasingly are using color to enhance their efforts. That is why for a long time I have been looking for a color laser printer. The first question that arises is, "why not use an inkjet? " The answer is that inkjet printers produce copies that look like they were made on, well, an inkjet. No lawyer could imagine sending opposing counsel documents that will easily smear. Crisp images and tight typefaces are natural offspring of color lasers.As result the work product always appears professionally set. This Xerox machine draws on the engineering and design acumen of Tektronix which produced some of the finest high-end printers and laser printers of its day. Xerox may not have needed the acquisition of Tektronix given its own engineering history, but it certainly did not hurt. The result is a low cost color laser printer with a price tag even a small law office can embrace. The printer is networkable either with an Ethernet or USB connection, and it is Mac as well as PC compatible. I have made it wireless (sort of) by connecting it to my [[ASIN:B000UZCR56 Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (Gigabit) MB053LL/A]] using a USB cable. The output seems a bit slower than its rated 16 ppm (B & W) and 12 ppm (color), but this may be a result of my USB and wireless configuration. The quality of the output is superb however. This is definitely as Best Buy for those in search of an affordable color laser printer.
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