Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C2200

All in one printers and multi-tasking printers are growing in popularity and FujiXerox provides another option in the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C2200. Long known in the business, Fuji Xerox’s DocuPrint C2200 color laser printer offers better print speeds and quality compared to low-end color lasers, but its price we would have liked to see some more features included as standard.

The Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C2200 is quite tall, as its four toners are aligned vertically rather than the horizontally like the HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn. This isn’t unusual for a color laser printer, and it makes the toners easily accessible. With high capacity yields reaching to 9000 pages each you won’t have to change them too often, however. You should expect a running cost of around 19.3c per A4 page during normal use.

The printer offers USB and Ethernet connectivity and can hold up to 400 sheets in a front paper cassette and multi-purpose fold-out tray. Other worthwhile features are optional, however. These include an automatic duplex unit, increased paper capacity, a 40GB hard disk and a 512MB memory upgrade (for a total of 768MB). With these options added, this color laser printer becomes more functional but much more expensive.

The Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C2200 has a two-line monochrome LCD panel and a four-button navigation pad. Like many networked laser printers, obtaining information about network settings requires you to print out a report.

If you need a durable color laser printer with decent security and good print quality, the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint C2200 is a viable option, but it would be nice if some of the optional extras were included as standard.

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Panasonic KX-MC6260 Laser Printer

Now this may sound a bit surprising. Panasonic has never been known to be a player in the printer category but apparently they are trying to do so with this new laser printer offering. The Panasonic KX-MC6260 laser printer is a multi-function printer is designed to give highly professional results, so that small businesses can deliver decent color documents that look as good as something a larger competitor might come up with.

It also has a scan to email function, so if you want to save paper, not to mention postage costs, you can. The scanning software includes optical character recognition so you can more easily convert documents you scan into editable copy.

When you’re copying or faxing, there’s a 50-sheet feeder and with the optional duplex unit (more space required, mind) it will handle two-sided printing as well. Printing is reasonably speedy, at 20 pages a minute for color or black-and-white documents. Since the printer’s resolution is high (1200 x 1200 dots per inch), the results are detailed. The scanner’s resolution is lower, but still highly usable.

Carrying a price tag of £799, Panasonic seems to have added another option in the printer preference line. If you are not that particular about brands, this is a great printer you may want to consider getting.

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