Our test equipment can be divided into the cost of the current middle-class color laser generation. This class printer is designed for small workgroups or for the small office at home, quite inexpensive and usually very well equipped.
Should our photo above give the impression of color laser printers can now also be contrary to the opinion print photos, this is not entirely mistaken. Finer print resolution, toner particles with glossy effect and special photo paper for laser printers make it quite possible.
However, is a borderless not possible and you must be aware that paper thicknesses and weights of the laser printer is able to process. Some models, such as the C310dn from OKI with its quality setting of “Photo” or “glossy” option of the Samsung CLP-620ND aim that with a laser printer once photos can print.
Brought these prints behind glass, and viewed with a little distance differs only skilled in the art from a photo ink. In our test we pass this photo quality but only. Our main focus is still on the office suitability of these devices, because here they should make full use of their strength.
The page per minute throughput fluctuates between 20 and 24 pages in copy and design mode. All printers have a duplex unit for automatic two-sided printing on board. The test field is networked (LAN) or as a personal printer via USB 2.0 controlled.
Although the printer can unpack with a weight of 21 up to 27 kg of quite a strong person alone, but by the manufacturers is consistently recommended an unpacking and transport duo. The printer and printer parts with diverse transportation safety protected in plastic, foil or paper.
Stickers, leaflets or flyers describing their disposal, including the first use of the toner cartridges. For all printers, these descriptions are easy to understand and richly illustrated . Do you have the paper cassette (well protected in all test equipment integrated in the printer housing) with compatible paper filled, connect the printer to the power outlet and turn it on for the first time.
On certain menu items can also control a PC without side print. Here you can check that everything was lawful installed and all transport locks are removed. Is not the case, it usually comes to error messages on the screen or, like the Canon LBP7200Cdn to a flashing LED indicators on the printer’s control panel.
Now a disadvantage to all printers can claim to be – there is no manual available anymore in which one can quickly look up an error message. One has to rely on a manual, which is usually only on the installation CD is included. It is then not to lose patience and click through.
All printer fulfilled the announced by the manufacturer of pages per minute . However, to note here that these figures relate to the multi-print (copy mode) on the same test page. We use to check the fastest possible mode, the user can select the printer driver. Often this is quick pressure with loss of quality connected.
Color laser printer creates one usually, if you want to present his company or its products to create interesting maps (landscaping) or print to graphic work. Therefore, a color laser printer should the full surface printing to the finest line run its print jobs in very good quality.