Minolta-QMS has introduced its first colour laser printer that integrates its new Crown X technology.

The £849 magicolor 2350 features print speeds of 4ppm in colour and 17ppm in black-&-white. The device features built-in 10/100BaseTX Ethernet, USB, and a 200-sheet paper feeder.

Crown X technology lets users customize colour profiles, download non-standard fonts and forms permanently into the printer, and enjoy closer links between installers, drivers and printer management software for ease of use.

The magicolor 2350 features PostScript 3 and PDF emulation. The new Crown X technology features a browser-based remote print management software and cross-platform.

The printer offers a 1,200-x-1,200dpi resolution in full colour, and additional features include: 128MB RAM (upgradeable to 384MB); an LCD control panel; and Mac drivers.

Minolta-QMS UK's marketing manager Andrew Haji-Hannas said: "People have been creating colour documents for a long time, but have been unable to efficiently print them because inkjet printers have failed to deliver the required performance, while the difference between monochrome and colour laser printers has been too large.

"We believe we have closed the price gap, so that increased value of efficiently printing colour on demand will prompt users to upgrade to colour laser next time they upgrade their monochrome printer."