If you’re looking for a color printer for a small office, you might go with an inexpensive laser printer. Or you might pick the HP Officejet Pro K5400dtn Color Printer, an ink jet with many of the qualities of a color laser, at a much lower price and running costs.
The K5400dtn has laser-like speed on text, finishing our business suite in 8 minutes 49 seconds, a record for standard ink jets. But photo speed was not very good, averaging 2:25 (min:sec) for a 4-by-6 and 5:22 for an 8-by-10. Like a laser, the K5400dtn is optimized for business printing, and that includes output quality. Text and graphics were decent though not laser-quality), but photos fell short. Colors were often too punchy, and prints prone to smudging.
Paper-handling capability is strong, thanks to the two paper trays and duplexer. The K5400dtn is priced inexpensively, and at 1.5 cents for a blackand-white page and 6 cents for a color page, the company’s claimed cost per page is relatively low.
When it comes to quality, the K5400dtn may not be a match for a laser, but small offices may find it a good substitute.PriceHP Officejet Pro K5400dtn Color Printer: $249.99 directCheck This Out:Canon Pixma Pro9000: Photo Prints Fit for FramingSony Picture Station DPP-FP90: Snapshot Printer DeluxeDELL PHOTO ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER 926: BUDGET AIO FOR HOME OR DORM