The Age-Old Printer Battle: Color vs. Black and White - Print Speed: Data Processing
The day will surely come when there's no choice in printers: There will be color and color. But today, it's worth taking a fresh look at the pros and cons of color and monochrome printers. The results may surprise you.
By M. David Stone
Print Speed: Data Processing Advantage: B&W Even if a color printer and a B&W printer have the same raw engine speed, the color printer can take longer to print complex images. Color pages sometimes have three times as much data as the equivalent page in B&W, and more data takes more time to process.