What would you recommend - graphics printing
I'm starting to do a bit of research in to upgrading the printing facilities in our school's art department. Here's some background:
-1400 pupils, 11-16 plus 6th form.
-Art department caters for both Art and Photography courses
-5 art rooms
Currently we have various printers in each room to cater for various scenarios:
-2x HP 2605dn colour lasers with RAM upgrades
-1x HP K8600dn for "good" colour printing
-2x HP 6940 for quick colour printing
-1x HP 1320 mono for text work
Now, these are "doing the job" but I feel we should provide something better, particularly for GCSE and A level work. The 2605s are ok but slow with large files and colour is a bit iffy particularly with remanufactured toners. Some students require large format / A3 printing, hence the K8600.
If you have have GCSE art / photography in your school, I'd be interested to hear what you provide, or what you would recommend printer hardware wise. As you can see, we favour HP.