Gestetner has launched its MP C6000 and MP C7500 hybrid colour MFPs – combining fast colour print, copy, scan and fax functions with a range of professional finishing solutions, in a compact device which offers the same speed and quality as professional colour printers at rates as affordable as those of traditional black and white.

The ability to easily switch between colour and mono printing, whilst handling greater print volumes than that of their inkjet counterparts, makes these MFPs ideal for companies sending out regular customer communications, requiring a splash of colour. For example, small businesses can add just a spot of colour to the logo in their letterhead.
"Our new hybrid colour MFPs provide print on demand at virtually the same cost per page as mono printing. Although they require a slightly larger initial capital investment, the return on investment is quickly realised, with colour print costs that compare well with the average costs of printing black-and-white pages on other types of printers," says Michael Barnett, product marketing manager at Gestetner.
Improvements over previous models include a full colour touch screen, for greater usability and greatly improved finishing options. A 100-sheet stapling function is complemented by booklet finishing, two-tray feed cover interposer, punching and z-foldiing, facilitating the production of high-quality materials for maximum productivity. It can also handle paper with a weight of up to 300gsm and up to A3+ size, printing at speeds of 70 pages per minute in colour.
Maintenance agreements are included, so all companies have to do is make sure that there¹s paper in the tray. The units also come standard with measures to control the use of colour, allowing IT managers to limit colour printing to specific people, teams or workstations.
"Colour printing makes sense for companies, but because it traditionally had to be outsourced, it lacked flexibility and often resulted in delays. The technological advances of hybrid colour are bringing us one step closer to colour documents becoming a standard in the office environment. As with black-and-white televisions and monochrome cellphone screens, colour printing will eventually overshadow black and white printing, as technological advances make them equally affordable," says Barnett.