Network Printer Recommendations

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

Workgroup/lab printers are for lighter usage.  Departmental printers are high volume printers that can be used by large groups.

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

Black & White

HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401dne

Workgroup/Lab:

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
M601dn 

Departmental:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M601dn

  • Fast printing: speeds of up to 45 pages/min
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 3000 to 12,000 sheets

Color

M551dn 

Workgroup/Lab:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551dn

  • Fast black and color printing: up to 33 pages/min
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 1500 to 5000 sheets
CP5525dn
Departmental: 

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP5525dn

  • Fast black and color printing: up to 30 pages/minute
  • Automatic two-sided printing
  • Recommended monthly print volume: 2500 to 10,000 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