>We have rare opportunity to acquire a 1200 dpi (Mac) postscript printer,
>but it must be ordered by Monday. Currently I am clueless, but have been
>told that many 1200 dpi printers have an apparant resolution worse than
>that of 600s (currently we have an Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS which we're
>quite happy with). It would be great to have a printer that would truly
>replace the stat machine! Our budget starts at $5000-- hopefully we could
>boost that a bit.
>Thanks, and have a great holiday,
>Marlene Hill Donnelly
I assume you are looking for a B&W printer. You could get a color one for
that money, put it would not replace a stat machine.
I recommend a Xante Accel-a-Writer, probably a G3 model, though that might
be overkill, maybe an upgraded 3N or 3DN.
They are a little difficult to find a seller however, as I think at some
point in the recent past, they may have decided to go after the
professional marked through resellers, pbut not the mass Mailorder
magazines. Call their 800 number and find out. Mary Parrish has one of
thier older models. Id did find one reseller on ther web, listed below the
xanté speeds laser printer line
By Andrea Dudrow ([log in to unmask])
xanté Corp. last week unleashed three high-speed additions to
its Accel-a-Writer laser printer
The $2,395 Accel-a-Writer 3, $2,995 Accel-a-Writer 3N and
$3,295 Accel-a-Writer 3G print 20
pages per minute at a resolution of 1,200 dpi. Each features
Adobe PostScript 3 page
The monochrome printers, which xanté said can be upgraded to
print at 2,400 dpi, are based
on a 133-MHz RISC processor. All have mirror print
capabilities, which let users print documents
with reversed images, and negative print capabilities, which
let users reverse areas of black and
white in a document.
The Accel-a-Writer 3, which has a serial interface, and
Accel-a-Writer 3N, which ships with an
Ethernet port, can print on media as large as 13 by 18.5
inches; the maximum printable area is
12.75 by 18.42 inches, the company said. Both printers ship
with 32 Mbytes of RAM and can
accommodate as much as 256 Mbytes.
The higher-end Accel-a-Writer 3G, which also ships with
Ethernet capabilities, can print on
media as large as 13 by 35.5 inches with a maximum printable
area of 12.75 by 35.25 inches.
The unit comes with 64 Mbytes of RAM and can accommodate as
much as 256 Mbytes, xanté
said. The 3G also features the company's halftone calibration
Each of the new models, when connected to an optional
internal IDE drive, can take
advantage of built-in font acceleration and print job
spooling features, according to xanté.
xanté Corp. of Mobile, Ala., can be reached at (334) 342-4840
or (800) 926-8839; fax (334)
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A Reseller for Xante Printers:
HPS Newspaper Division
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You can ask for a sales rep if you need questions answered.
Xante Produces a number of graphics printers:
With simultaneously active LocalTalk, Ethernet, parallel, and serial
interfaces, the Accel-a-Writer 3N
offers a solution for office and network environments.
In addition to the standard features of the Accel-a-Writer 3N, the
Accel-a-Writer 3DN includes a
duplexer, an additional paper feeder and 500 sheet cassette, and
32 MB of RAM to meet the needs of
high volume office and network environments.
The Accel-a-Writer 3G is the printing solution for high-end desktop
publishers and graphics
professionals with the network capability of the Accel-a-Writer 3N
and XANTÉ's Graphics Software
The new ScreenWriter 3 is specially designed to produce high-quality
positive film output. XANTÉ's
graphics technology combined with Myriad film and the FilmStar 2 create a
that screen printers will love.
The Accel-a-Writer 3G is designed for high-end desktop publishers and
graphic users such as
service bureaus, advertising agencies, and prepress environments. It
includes the same
features as the Accel-a-Writer 3N, plus:
Oversized printing up to 13" x 35.5"
64 MB RAM standard, upgradable to
XANTÉ's Graphic Software Package:
X·ACT (XANTÉ's Accurate
20 pages-per-minute (letter)**
600x600 dpi (standard);
1200x1200 dpi (standard);
2400x2400 dpi (optional)**
NEC VR4300 133 MHz
64 MB; 16 and 64 MB SIMM
options for expansion to a maximum of 256 MB
14,000 sheets, (Letter/A4; 5%
Media Handling* **
Letter; legal; ledger; A3; A4;
13" x 18.5" (12.75" x 18.42"
13" x 25" (12.75" x 24.72"
13" x 35.5" (12.75" x 35.23"
COM 10; Monarch; DL; C5; Executive
Approved label stock,
transparencies, and envelopes
16 to 36 lbs (60 to 135 g/m2)
500-sheet paper cassette
150-sheet multipurpose tray
Up to 2 optional paper cassette
feeders raise maximum input to 1,650 sheets
Optional 2,000-sheet paper
feeder*** raises maximum input to 3,150 sheets
Optional envelope cassette with
capacity of 75
500 sheets maximum, face down
With optional duplexer
installed, 750 sheets maximum, face down
Optional: Letter/A4; legal; 11"
x 17"/A3; B4
(W) 22.8" (580 mm)
(D) 23.68" (602 mm)
(H) 16.24" (413 mm)
73.3 lbs (33.2 kg)
Printing less than 49.5 dB;
Standby - less than 35 dB
Adobe PostScript 3
136 resident PostScript
Typefaces; TrueType 42 font rasterizer; Types 1, 3, 4,
5, and 6 PostScript download
Simultaneously active -
LocalTalk®, Centronics® parallel, and RS-232 serial;
Ethernet® (EtherTalk®, Novell
NetWare®, TCP/IP); Optional 2.5" internal IDE
*At 1200 dpi, additional memory is required to print 13" x
**At 2400 x 2400 dpi, engine speed is 10 pages-per-minute
and maximum page size is 13" x 18.5"
***Optional with 20 pages-per-minute print speed only
Options & conumables
For the PlateMaker 3, the ScreenWriter 3, and the Accel-a-Writer 3 series
Toner Cartridge - The high volume 14,000 page toner cartridge requires less
frequent replacement, while
offering a low 1.7˘ per page cost for letter size
prints at 5% coverage.
Duplex Unit - Duplexing capabilities allow you to print on both sides of
the page on up to 11" x 17"/A3 output.
In addition, the Jog feature offsets the printed page by approximately 1"
in the output tray, allowing users to
separate print jobs easily. Note: Duplexing is not
available on 2400x2400 dpi versions, the PlateMaker 3, the
ScreenWriter 3, or 10 ppm versions with NEIT
Paper Feeder - Up to two optional 500 sheet paper
feeders can be added to increase paper capacity to 1,650
sheets. A 500 sheet universal cassette is provided
with each paper feeder. The Accel-a-Writer 3DN ships with
one additional paper feeder and 500 sheet universal
2,000 Sheet Paper Feeder - A maximum input paper
capacity of 3,150 sheets is available with the addition of
one 500 sheet paper feeder and the 2,000 sheet
paper feeder. The 2,000 sheet paper feeder supports letter/A4
size paper. Note: The 2,000 sheet paper feeder is
not available on 2400x2400 dpi versions, the PlateMaker 3,
the ScreenWriter 3, or 10 ppm versions with NEIT
500 Sheet Universal Paper Cassette - The universal
cassette handles paper sizes from 5.5" x 8.5" to 13" x
18.5" and paper weights from 16 - 28 lb bond.
75 Envelope Cassette - The envelope cassette
handles approximately 75 Com-10, Monarch, DL and C5 sized
envelopes with the same paper weight range as the
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