1. Print Speed
A print speed of at least 20 black-and-white pages per minute is a minimum standard to look for as a print speed specification. Waiting for something to print is not only frustrating.
2. Printer Quality
Print quality is measured in dots per inch; black-and-white printers should have a minimum resolution of 600 x 600 dots per inch. Black-and-white resolutions of 2400 x 1200 produce high-quality print productions. Color print quality of 1200 x 1200 is a good minimum standard, and a resolution of 4800 x 2400 produces excellent-quality color printouts.
3. Duty Cycle
A printer’s duty cycle is the maximum number of pages that should be printed per month. Printers that are to be used in an office setting should have a high duty cycle in the 20,000 to 25,000-page range. A home printer with a monthly duty cycle of 5,000 pages is probably sufficient for most users.
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