Colour Laser Memory

  Gary 20:45 05 Jun 04

I'm looking at buying a colour laser printer. I know that such printers have internal memory which needs to be big enough to hold the entire page because the whole sheet is printed at once. However, how do I work out how much memory would be enough? The printer I'm looking at has 32Mb, but I don't know whether this will be enough or not or how I can work it out?!


  AndySD 20:49 05 Jun 04

what are you using it for?

  Gary 20:51 05 Jun 04

To print pages (obviously!) that include photos and text - DTP type work mostly.


  AndySD 20:55 05 Jun 04

will it be networked. If not 32 mb should be fine. With most you can upgrade the ram simply at a later date. What is the max on the printer you are looking at?

  Gary 20:57 05 Jun 04

I'm looking at Minolta Magicolor 2300 DeskLaser. Max is 228 Mb. Some of my documents can be quite large with several photos on a page...

  Gary 21:02 05 Jun 04

should have said - no, it won't be networked, though it may be shared across my home network via Windows printer sharing.

  AndySD 21:54 05 Jun 04

then work on what your largest documents are....I tend to use 64 mb

  Gary 11:04 06 Jun 04

A friend has suggested that any colour laser without postscript support isn't worth bothering with. What do people think?

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