Best 11x17 copier/scanner/printer (standalone, not tabletop)?
April 12, 2012 10:55 AM Subscribe
I'm overwhelmed by the task of finding a 11x17 copier which also scans and prints. I'm looking for a reliable product -- and willing to spend the money -- but I don't know where to start. Geeky details--
I'm a musician moving to an all-iPad workflow, which means I need to scan pretty much every score on my shelf. My current scanner (Xerox Documate 510)
is way slow and too small (only LTR/A4 paper). My experience has been that photocopiers are awesome devices for the document scanning I'm talking about, and it would be useful to be able to print 11x17 from time to time -- I'm looking for a professional solution which:
- supports 11x17 paper
- supports printing from a Mac at 600x600dpi or higher
- (has a document feeder, which I think is almost a given)
- is not room-sized -- I don't need a saddle-stitcher, for example
- (I don't need color copying/printing, though color scanning--which many of these have--would be good)
Some example devices:
- Toshiba e-Studio206L
- Xerox WorkCentre 5300
I know there are also similar machines by Canon and other companies, but I have no idea how to pick a company, no less a particular product. Also, I'm not an office, I'm a freelancer, so I'm a little worried about spending some serious cash and having it break in six months. The last question about similar issues had a <$500 budget, and I know this is going to cost at least $2000, probably more. Any advice or guidance would be very appreciated! Thanks, Metafilter!