The latest printers, HD cameras, laptops, and software make it easy to create and deliver memorable messages.
With Dymo's LabelWriter Twin Turbo ($190), you can print up to 55 labels per minute, directly from your computer database or Palm Desktop. You can quickly customize labels or nametags with photos, and the new Dymo Stamps software lets you print postage from a LabelWriter printer connected to a PC or Mac.
The Konica Minolta magicolor 5440 DL delivers high performance and speed--even on large volume print jobs. It uses single-pass laser imaging technology to print 2400x600 dpi black-&-white and color prints at an impressive 27 pages per minute. It features both 10/100BaseTX Ethernet and high-speed USB interfaces, with prices starting at $999.
The rapid evolution of high-definition TV technology has brought this powerful communication tool within reach of any business with a cinematic story to tell. Sony's new HDR-HC3 camcorder records spectacular 1080i HDV and standard resolution digital video, offers a full lineup of automatic controls, and sells for less than $1,500.
The impressive Canon XL H1 camcorder, with its HDV recording capability, extensive range of manual video and audio controls, and interchangeable lens system, is an ideal production tool for the serious business videographer. This sub-$10,000, 3-CCD camcorder is capable of producing broadcast-quality HD footage in a wide range of lighting conditions. It offers advanced features including adjustable black stretch and color gain settings, time code and genlock for multi-camera shoots, and phantom power for use with professional microphones.
Once you've shot your marketing masterpiece, you can whip it into shape it with Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 ($849). Final Cut Pro 5 from Apple for $825.
Mac users on a budget can edit HDV video with iMovie HD editing software that is included in the iLife '06 bundle from Apple ($79). PC users will find InterVideo Ulead's DVD MovieFactory 5 an exciting and cost-effective ($50) tool for HDV and DV editing.
Sony's Vaio AR-190G is the first laptop computer with a Blu-ray writer and a native 1080p HD display. That means you can edit, playback, and burn your masterpiece to a Blu-ray (HDTV) disc or standard DVD. This powerful desktop replacement portable features a beautiful 17-inch WUXGA (1920x1200 pixels) screen, weighs a substantial 8.4 lbs., and costs about $3,500.
Finally, to display your high-def business video (or home movie) with maximum impact, look for a big, bright HD screen such as Panasonic's awesome TH-50PX60U 50-inch plasma HDTV with 1366x768-pixel resolution, and a crisp 10,000:1 contrast ratio ($3,500). Another excellent choice is the sub-$5,000, super high-res Sharp Aquos LC-45D90U, a 45-inch LCD TV that can display 1080p (1910x1080 pixels)--the highest level of HDTV content, in all its native glory.
High-def video and high-impact printed materials offer two good ways to propel your business into the future.
KONICA MINOLTA's magicolor® 5450 color laser, with its astounding speed and quality, is everything you need in an affordable business printer. Its 667 MHz processor delivers your first page in 14 seconds, and races through subsequent prints at 27 ppm in color and black-and-white.
Featuring PostScript® 3 and PCL® 6 emulations and a high-performance controller, the magicolor 5450 is multi-platform compatible to support Windows®, Macintosh® and Linux®. And, its Gigabit Ethernet® interface enables it to process jobs from the fastest network connection available. The magicolor 5450 also features revolutionary color technology to give important business documents that compelling "wow" factor.
Backed by five years of toll-free, U.S.-based technical support, you can rely on this investment for years of trouble-free printing.