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.


Are 3 in 1 Printers Worth It?

The introduction of multi-purpose printers has taken the IT world by storm and rather than turn to the usual printer which have become disposable in a sense, the evolution of 3-in-1 printers that include a scanner, copier and a printer rolled into one has certainly been gaining ground. But the question is, are they worth the investment?

One would be surprised at the cost of one printer. Normally a Hewlett Packard 3-in-1 printer would cost somewhere in the vicinity of $80 to $150. Not bad considering the use it can give. As far as print cartridges are concerned, it is similar to the traditional ones we buy.

Other printer manufacturers such as Canon and Epson have unveiled their own versions although majority of focus is still on HP, a prime leader in printing technology. Epson and Canon have their own share of loyalists but what you have to wonder in the end is the durability of these printers.

For example if the scanner or the printer feeder gets busted, would you still be able to use it? Traditionally, we have seen most printers that bog down end up being left for naught. Why? Changing a printer head practically costs more than buying a new one so why bother?

So with that in mind, would it be wise to buy these 3-in-1 printers over the plain printers today? Depending on the use, people can get a lot of mileage out of them. But if you are just buying one because of features, think again. It may not be worthy if you just want plain quality printing.