quote:Originally posted by BigMac: Does anyone have competitive info on HP 815MFP...especially costs per square foot for ink, media, and service? Also need "real" speeds for copying, printing, scanning "D" size documents.
I've been checking out HP website and speaking to their sales people. So far, everything's clear as mud.
First question that comes to mind if the cost per square foot for ink, the copy print speed "d" size, the scan & print speed "d size. Of course any other tips you may have for us when we are in the field.
Thanks Bill for the offer. Art Post's request is just fine. The problem with HP's specs, at times, is that the real world doesn't match the specs. That's why I asked the question the way that I did. Real costs...Real times for printing and copying CAD drawings of D size. Another help would be advantages of 240W Scanning / Editing workflow compared to HP 815MFP. Right now I'm trying to sell a 240W and an Encad T-200 to match a customer's workflow. That is, mostly B/W with very little color demand. Thanks for your help.
BigMac, I think you are in good shape here. The Ricoh has the following advantages. Copy mode is a 6-1 speed difference and higher copy quality on the Ricoh. Scanning will be much better on the Ricoh. How do I know, because I have tested it against the HP. One roll feed and only a 150' roll at that. Do they really want to change paper that often? What about different sizes?
The only advantage I see for HP is up to 42" wide size and color output/scanning. Only if the customer has a requirement to scan in color do you have a problem here. You can still put a 30" roll on the Ricoh and print 30x42" drawings. Much faster as well. Remember the ink yeilds on the cartidges for this machine are based on 5%. There is not a drawing out there I have seen which has a 5% coverage. They will be spending quite a bit on their supplies as well as having to keep more on hand since they will replace them more often. I would look to see if set printing is an application here as well. 500' rolls make a difference for batch plotting. Plus, you should be able to put a 240 in with an Encad plotter at about the same price as the HP.
Thanks for the help. We got the sale. 240W + Encad T-200+. The client needs B/W production more than they need color production so our solution was somewhat ahead of HPs solution from the beginning. Moreover, the speed and functional superiority of our equipment outdueled HP this time. Pricing: We were about the same. Maintenance Costs: About the same. Running cost per square foot...about 1/2 of HP. Again, thanks for the help.
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