I think I might be at a point where I will never sell another HP laser printer again.
Recently (since early this year), we’ve been selling Okidata color laser printers. We have a couple customers with C7350n units, and a few more with C5150n units (we’re using the 5150 ourselves) and everyone has been thoroughly pleased. Well, we just ordered our first B&W Okidata laser printer for a client – a B6300n. I installed this thing and was immediately impressed. Power-on to Ready to Print in under 5 seconds. And it prints so fast – not only PPM speed, but just as important a very low time to first print (official number is under 9 seconds – but so far I’ve seen it around 3 seconds).
We currently have an HP 4250tn in our office – and I have to admit that the Oki B6300n is every bit as much the printer as the HP 4250tn. The 4250tn does have a higher sheet capacity than the Oki – (1,000 vs 700), and is has a higher PPM rating (45ppm vs 35ppm). But for the average small business environment, the difference isn’t even noticeable. What is noticeable is the price difference: $1,499 for the 4250tn versus $839 for the B6300n
So going forward – I’m recommending the Oki printers for our customers when they ask . . .