Unlike single-function wide-format inkjet printers, such asÂ HP’s $249.99-list Officejet 7610 Wide Format e-All-in-One Printer, single-function wide-format laser-class machines are fairly expensive. Take, for example, the topic of this review, OKI Data’s $1,699-list C831n. This tabloid-size laser costs almost six times more than today’s average-priced (about $300) wide-format device, and most of them are multifunction machines capable of not only printing 11×17-inch pages, but also scanning, copying, and often faxing them. In addition, several of these wide-format inkjets can handle pages up to 13×19 inches.
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