What printer would you recommend for proofing purposes, today? $500 or under would be nice since I'm an independent designer.
Ideally, the minimum requirements would be:
- true 1200 dpi,
- Adobe PostScript 3
- laser printer technology
Are there other minimum requirements I should be considering?
In the U.S., the low-end cost for 1200 dpi plus Adobe PostScript 3 seems to be above $1,000. To get something around the $500 mark and below usually means going with the vendor's PostScript 3 emulation. In the past, I wanted to stay away from most emulations. If I lived in Australia, I'd probably try out
the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint P355d (which hits the under $500 mark with Adobe PostScript 3 and 1200 dpi).http://www.fujixerox.com.au/products/printers/monochrome-printers/docuprint-p355d/dpp355
Are there printers with PostScript 3 emulation and 1200 dpi that work well enough? 2400 dpi, though nice to have, seems to make the price increase a lot.
[Posting in Software since there wasn't a Hardware category.]