Network Printer Recommendations

All of these printers can be purchased from the online vendor SHI, which is accessible through SAP (BU Works).

You should choose your printer based on how much you expect it to be used.  Low usage printers are for small offices or labs.  High usage printers are for larger departmental offices.  Departments that require multifunctional printers for high volume usage may want to look into purchasing a Ricoh multifunctional device (print/copy/scan/fax).  See below for details.

Please visit our computer recommendations page for information on purchasing computers and software.

Black & White

HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401dneLow usage

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dne

  • Fast printing: speeds of up to 35 pages/min
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 750 to 3000 sheets
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 Printer M603dnHigh usage

HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603dn

  • Fast printing: speeds of up to 62 pages/min
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 5000 to 20,0000 sheets

Color

 HP LaserJet Pro 400 color Printer M451dw

Low usage

HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dw

  • Fast black and color printing: up to 21 pages/minute
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 750 to 2000 sheets
 

 

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High usage

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750dn

  • Fast black and color printing: up to 30 pages/minute
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 2500 to 13,000 sheets

All-in-One (Color/Copy/Print/Scan/Fax)

Boston University has a contract with Ricoh and we recommend departments who are interested in a large all-in-one units to purchase or lease a Ricoh All-in-One unit. The Boston University Ricoh Copier Program delivers these benefits to the University:

  • Latest technology in multi-functional printing devices
  • Ricoh 2550b CopierDefined installation processes
  • Coordination with BU internal desktop support
  • Data security
  • Sustainable environmental initiatives
  • Lower total cost

 

Complete information about ordering and leasing a copier through the BU Ricoh Copier Program can be found at http://www.bu.edu/sourcing/how2buy/copiers/.

Links

Toners and Ink Cartridges

Please note that the department is responsible for replenishing paper, toner and ink cartridges in their printers. Departments can purchase printer toners and ink from:

  • Canon and Ricoh Copiers – included in maintenance contract. Call phone number on the printer
  • Printer toners and inkOffice Depot | SHI | GovConnection