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  • On-Demand Office Color Printing
  • Extraordinary Image Quality
  • Color Control Made Easy
  • High-speed RISC performance
  • Compatible with Your System and Your Software
  • PhaserLink Provides Easy Access to Your Printer's Information
  • High-Volume, Convenience and Flexibility
  • Convenient Color Copying
  • The Color Printer Experts
  • Tektronix support - the industry standard
  • Made for Each Other

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    On-Demand Office Color Printing

    Introducing the next generation of desktop color laser printing. This is really something special. It's the world's first desktop color laser printer that provides photorealistic printing in full color on plain paper, at high-performance speeds. Now you can have color laser printing that's easy to use, easy to maintain, and easy to expand as your needs change. All at a price your department can afford. Looking great on paper has never been simpler.


    Extraordinary Image Quality

    Tektronix has advanced the art of desktop color laser printing to a new level. The Phaser 550 delivers near-photographic output at true 1200 x 1200 or 600 x 600 dpi resolution. The results are low-cost color documents so striking you simply must see them for yourself.

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    Color Control Made Easy

    Our exclusive TekColor Dynamic Correction is built into every Phaser 550, so you can print all the colors you'd like. And matching your company colors has never been easier -- just select the color adjustment you want to match the colors on your computer display. Print the brightest transparencies, simulate PANTONE®* solid colors, or the output of SWOP, Commercial, or Euroscale printing presses

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    High-speed RISC performance

    The Phaser 550 was built for speed. Its finely tuned print engine breaks the speed barrier for desktop color -- nearly 5 ppm in color, 14 ppm in black-and-white. High-speed image processing is standard, thanks to a 32-MHz RISC processor, complete with Tektronix' advanced image processing. In fact, the next time you need a short-run, commercial printing job, consider printing it at your office on the Phaser 550. The optional Lower Tray Assembly includes two additional input trays for a total of three input trays. And you can switch among them right from your computer.


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    Compatible with Your System and Your Software

    Today's workplace is bustling with priorities. Productivity has never been more important. That's why we made the Phaser 550 reliable and easy to use. It was designed from the ground up, for first-time users. It supports PCs, Macintosh, and UNIX workstations. The bi-directional Parallel port is standard, available options include PhaserShare cards for Ethernet, LocalTalk, and Token Ring networks.

    Genuine Adobe(TM) PostScript(TM) Level 2 is standard and enables the Phaser 550 to print from virtually every software package, regardless of platform.

    PhaserLink(TM)Provides Easy Access to Your Printer's Information

    PhaserShare printer administration tools include a breakthrough in printer control and information access. PhaserLink software revolutionizes the way that users and system administrators access everyday information. Using PhaserLink software, you can distribute printer information to every desktop computer in your entire network. Integrating the printer's status with other relevant printer information, such as the printer's physical location, PhaserLink provides answers to may common user questions. Through PhaserLink, users can also obtain information about a printer from their onsite technical support staff or from the Tektronix help desk and available online documents. PhaserLink accomplishes all this and more, without any need for unique proprietary software on the desktop computer.

    With PhaserLink and any standard web browser, you'll find answers to everyday questions without ever leaving your desk.

    High-Volume, Convenience and Flexibility

    The Phaser 550 will handle all of your department's printing needs. It's a high-volume, central resource for everything, from black and white to near-photographic color printing. With a powerful 8 Mbytes of standard memory, image processing takes place in the printer, not your computer. For added productivity, the Phaser 550 offers job pipe-lining for nearly continuous output: as one job is printing, the next one is processing. And for more demanding applications, you can expand the memory in 16 Mbyte increments from 8 to 72 Mbytes.

    The Phaser 550 is easy to use thanks to the convenient, modular design of consumables. Toners are efficiently integrated into individual, high-capacity cartridges for clean and easy replacement. Toner capacity is more than double that of competing color lasers. The Lower Tray Assembly provides two additional input trays so you can choose to print on paper or transparencies right from your PC, Mac, or workstation.

    Manual Duplex Printing Support for two-sided prints, similar to manual duplex printing on a monochrome laser printer.


    Convenient Color Copying

    Add greater productivity to your workgroup with the optional Phaser Copystation. The Copystation enables you to make color copies on the Phaser 550. It's an easy way to incorporate commercially printed material, photographs, or other originals into your presentations - without the extra effort of tracking down the original source or locating electronic files. Plus the Copystation can reduce or enlarge your originals from 25% to 200%. And for the most exacting projects, you can fine-tune individual colors. The Phaser Copystation connects directly to the Phaser 550, providing "pushbutton" copying convenience.

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    The Color Printer Experts

    Tektronix is the leader in workgroup color printing. We offer the most comprehensive selection of models and configurations of desktop color printers available. Your dealer can help you choose the model that's best for you. Call your nearest authorized Tektronix dealer for a complete demonstration.



    Outstanding Support

    Pick a Tektronix color printer, and you will also receive TekColor Care, our comprehensive support system. TekColor Care provides a full range of services that make your use of a Tektronix color printer worry- and hassle-free.

    Made for Each Other

    Tektronix offers a full line of high-quality supplies for the Phaser 550. To ensure the most reliable performance and consistent, PANTONE®-approved solid color simulations, use only genuine Tektronix supplies and media with your Tektronix color printer. They were made for each other.

    * Pantone Inc.'s check-standard trademark for color reproduction and color reproduction materials.