Ink Jets For Nets

If you want a shared color printer for your work group or small-business network but don't want to spend a fortune, consider a high-end ink-jet unit. The Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 1600CM, which retails at just under $2,000, comes network-ready and supports both Windows and Macintosh units under a variety of networking schemes. It prints text-only pages at up to nine per minute and color graphics at one to four pages per minute, depending on the quality selected. The DeskJet is slower than color lasers or printers that deposit dots of colored wax, but its price tag is at least $3,000 less than rivals such as the Tektronix Phaser 340.

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