What is a print server / controller or RIP?:
It is a device that acts as a print queue and can be capable of print language translation on a computer network. These devices provide document/information mangement and the speeding up of the print job raster image processing (or RIPing) which then passes the jobs to the output device.
Further options, may include but are not limited to: Scanning to email, billing/accounting and/or clustered printing. Clustered printing is where all the printers/copiers connected to the device work in tandem and have load balancing for the fast printing of very large print jobs. Through E.O.E and Konica Minolta, these devices facilitate speeds up to an incredible 850 pages per minute. This device can be a stand alone server, however current trends lend toward the device being intergrated into the printer/copier reducing the overall footprint for network printing.
Below are various options available for your digital photocopiers, some are scaled for smaller businesses while higher end devices allow for even the most demanding and variable printing enviornments.
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|Model||Connects To:||Page Per Minute B&W||Page Per Minute Colour|
|Pi3502||Di200 / 251 / 351||35||N/A|
|Pi5500||Di450 / 550||110||N/A|
|Pi5501||Di450 / 470 / 550||110||N/A|
|Pi6000||Di520 / 620||62||N/A|
|Pi6200||Di520 / 620||62||N/A|
|Pi7500||Di750||75 - 150||N/A|
|Pi8500||Di850||85 - 170||N/A|
|X3E||CF1501 / 2001 / CF9001||15 - 20||15 - 20|
|3101E||CF2002 / 3102 / CF5001||*||*|
|3102E||CF2002 / 3102||20 - 32||20 - 32|
|S300||CF2002 / 3102||50||50|
|MICROPRESS X SERIES|
|Features||Micropress SX||Micropress DX||Micropress MX|
|Archive to PDF||YES||YES||YES|
|PDF and TIFF Output||YES||YES||YES|
|TrueForms (Variable Data)||YES||YES||YES|
|TrueColour (Colour Management)||YES||YES||YES|
|TrueCluster (Cluster Printing)||Optional||YES||YES|
|MicroSpool (OPI Spooler)||Optional||YES||YES|
|TrueScript (Job Scripting)||Optional||Optional||YES|
|OCR and Microtiff||Optional||Optional||YES|
|MicroImager (Scanning / Capture)||Optional||Optional||YES|
|E-Prove (Billing and Accounting)||n/a||n/a||YES|
|E-PSM (Remote Job Editing)||n/a||n/a||YES|