Epson has obviously been busy of late, launching not one but two brand new A3 laser printers, each with several variants. The M7000N range comprises five models, available with or without duplex and with up to three trays, giving a maximum paper capacity of 1,230 sheets. All five models feature PostScript 3 emulation and true 1200dpi resolution, with quote print speeds of up to 32 pages per minute in A4. Designed with a heavy workload in mind, the M7000N uses high capacity toners and has a claimed monthly duty cycle of 100,000 pages.
The C9300N is Epson's newest colour A3 printer, boasting AAM (Advanced Amplitude Modulation) technology which, according to Epson, 'analyses dot placement and produce sharp images with well-defined edges.' Epson also claims that its resolution improvement technology eliminates uneven edges in text to give clear, crisp charts and graphics. Quoted print speeds are up to 30 pages per minute for A4 colour and Epson claim that the C9300N has the lowest cost-per-page of any of its laser printers. There are no fewer than six models in the C9300 range, starting with the entry-level C9300N. The awkwardly-named C9300D3TNC tops the range with four paper trays plus a multi-purpose tray, giving it a massive 2,055 sheet paper capacity.
We're expecting stock of both printers to be available very soon but, in the meantime you can find out more about the C9300N series here and the M7000N series here.
by Anthony Morgan