Minolta-QMS Magicolor 6110

This hefty color laser produces striking color graphics and top-quality text documents

WHAT'S HOT: If your office is one of the few that need to print other than standard 8.5-by-11-inch letter-size or 8.5-by-14 legal-size pages, the Magicolor 6110's ability to produce 13-by-19-inch documents (that's even larger than tabloid-size pages) is a dream come true. It prints crisp, black text with near-perfect detail, sharp, narrow lines, and graphics with fine shading and lifelike color. And unlike many laser printers, the 6110 produces attractive gray-scale photos. With 256MB of memory--far more than the typical 32MB or 64MB of most color lasers we've tested--the unit should be able to support network users hammering away all day long without any logjams. Though the printed manual focuses mainly on setup, Minolta provides extensive online documentation, including videos that show how to perform common maintenance tasks. And as you'd expect from a printer geared toward graphics professionals, its driver provides a number of color space options for approximating the printer's final color output on your monitor. The 6110 also has a nifty e-mail feature: Once configured on a network and an office e-mail server, it notifies users when their print jobs are complete.

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