Samsung Electronics has launched its new ProXpress C30 series of printers, with its "lower operating costs and high productivity" aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB).
The printers -- C3010ND, C3060ND, and C3060FR -- are aimed at SMBs such as professional services and retail that require high printing quality, high usability, and low operating costs.
The C30 series' high-yield toner cartridges can handle heavy printing volumes that will have lower total cost of ownership (TCO). A technology called Instant Fusing System, which allows a shorter waiting time for prints and copies, will lower energy consumption, the company said in a statement.
The printers have a resolution of 9,600 x 600 dots per inch and the company's Rendering Engine for Clean Pages (ReCP) omits unnecessary details and unclear elements on printed, copied, and scanned documents and images.
Printing speed has been increased to 30 paper per minutes (ppm) from 26 ppm, a toner yield of 8K/5K, and capacity of 1,400 sheets from previous models. The printers have a 800 Megahertz dual-core CPU that is 50 percent faster.
"Samsung Electronics has established itself in providing products that offer reliable performance with a low TCO for small- and medium-sized enterprises and workgroup users," said David SW Song, Samsung's senior vice president of its printing solution business. "With an array of business-efficient printing devices, Samsung will continue to develop a smart office environment that enhances document management."
Selected independent software vendor solutions such as Rindale, Scanshare, and Cirrato, as well as any Samsung eXtensible Open Architecture (XOA) embedded devices, can be embedded with the C30 series.
Samsung has been upping efforts to expand in the lucrative enterprise printing market dominated by HP, Canon, and Sharp.
Last month, it announced its partnership with Amazon Dash for a printer ink replenishment service. Printers out of toner will automatically order additional stock from Amazon.
The company also acquired Brazilian printing firm Simpress last year, and continues to focus on other emerging markets where conventional dominant players are relatively weak and demand for cost-effective infrastructure is high.
In South Korea, the tech giant last week signed a deal with Korea Post, the country's postal service, to supply its cloud printing solutions.