[rescue] Score

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Fri Oct 30 06:34:40 CDT 2009

Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> Charles Monett wrote:
>>> Just a matter of opinion, isn't ~20ish ppm a bit low for printing speed?
>>> My experience has been that's the territory of the form printers and
>>> some B&W(HP 8500dn?) lasers.
>> 8500DN is an 11x17 color laser, and it's good for 24ppm in B/W.  It's a
>> pretty serious departmental printer.  What kind of size printer are you
>> used to that 20ppm is "a bit low"?
> Well, almost 30 years ago the Xerox 9700 could do 120ppm, and
> lower-end models could do 40-60ppm.  The 9700 was a beast.  It had a
> duty cycle of something like a million pages a month.  Hell, they
> probably just fed whole trees in one end of the thing. :-)

Yeah, I wondered if Charles was thinking about something like that.  We
had a big Xerox printer/copier at Cardima, eventually.

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