Panasonic Ships Single-Pass Color Laser Printers
May 2, 2003
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Panasonic announced yesterday that it is shipping its long-awaited WORKiO® Series of color laser printers. The printers are being marketed towards small- and medium-sized businesses.

The new series is available in four configurations?the KX-CL500, KX-CL500D, KX-CL510, and KX-CL510D?with outputs up to 1200x1200 dpi(1) true resolution.

The base model?KX-CL500?is a PCL®-based machine, but the KX-CL510 includes Adobe® PostScript® 3 with automatic emulation sensing and switching, plus 128MB RAM. According to the company, the KX-CL500D offers the same features as the KX-CL500, plus 128MB RAM and auto duplex; the KX-CL510D has the same features as the KX-CL510, plus auto duplex.

The units reportedly take up just 5,396 cu in of space and weigh only 65.7 lbs. The new printers are also Energy Star® compliant, with the CL500 Series using only nine W of electricity in Power Save mode, according to the company.

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