Thursday

HP Color LaserJet CM2320fxi MFP usage page

The usage page for the CM2320fxi shows the printers page count, as well as page counts broken down by functions.  To print the usage page:

- Press the Setup button
- Scroll down until "Reports" is the highlighted option
- Press the OK button
- Scroll down until "Usage Page" is the highlighted option
- Press the OK button
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Monday

HP LaserJet 4100

Being a Personal Assistant, getting print-outs is a part of my daily duties. Whether it is for external or office use, the quality of prints matters as much as the speed. Therefore the printer that was the most suitable for our workplace was one which not only provided good quality and sharp prints but was also fast and had a relatively large capacity.

The HP LaserJet 4100 perfectly fit in our workplace printer needs. The various characteristics of this printer include “printer management” features along with the ability to provide high speed, reliability and quality output. This jet printer by Hewlett Packard is one of the most popular ones amongst its customers. HP LaserJet 4100 is a work group printer available in medium size and is developed to cater to multiple users at one time.

Most HP Web Jetadmin owners have termed it as smart due to its unique print management features. Through HP Web Jetadmin, the server internally built in the machine connects the computer system to the printer directly whenever needed. This greatly facilitates the printing process by managing all print commands and procedures.

Another plus point of the HP LaserJet 4100 printers is the internal web server that constantly pours in printer management updates and sends email alerts to the networked users. Besides this unique feature, this printer is extremely spacious and has a paper tray that can store up to 500 legal papers, letters, A4 and A5 and many other types and sizes of papers. The tray keeps the papers straight and after a command is given, they come out crisp with a perfect and sharp print of the text, picture, diagrams and graphs and the like.

The HP LaserJet 4100 is a monochrome printer and takes black and white prints of any given document. The cartridges have a separate compartment that prevents any interference or hindrance while printing.

The HP LaserJet 4100 also has an IR receiver that allows taking prints via wireless input sources. In addition, if anything goes wrong or if you are at loss on how to best use it, its two line LCD display elaborately instructs the user for optimal operation.

This is a printer which combines perfection and affordability to realize the idea of an ultimate laser printer for a vast range of customers.
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Friday

HP Color LaserJet CP1215

If you want simple, no-nonsense laser printing, with color, then the HP Color LaserJet CP1215 might be just what you’re looking for. While marketed at workgroups, the lack of networking and limited capabilities might limit its appeal. As a SOHO or single user printer though, it’s excellent.

The CP1215 is simple to look at, no LCD screen, control panel or paper trays to look at, no duplexer or document feeder to spoil the smooth lines either. This is a smooth, sleek looking printer for the design conscious rather than heavy print user. The printer measures 15.7” x 10” x 20” and weighs 38.9 pounds, which is considerably lighter than most laser printers. This makes it almost, but not quite a desktop printer.

Paper and toner access is through a couple of drawers at the front. From the top down, there is the output tray, toner drawer, and input tray at the bottom, which can hold up to 150 sheets of paper. That is one of the reasons this is better as a SOHO printer, who wants to be refilling paper all day?

Connection is via USB, which makes connection easy, as well as simple to install drivers and the tools. The HP software isn’t Mac compatible, so if you use them, look elsewhere. Windows users can sit back and relax as the installer takes care of everything for you. There is a simple document with the printer to aid installation, and while installing the drivers, there is a guide that helps you as you go.

The starter toners are a little cheeky, but nothing other manufacturers don’t do. Replacements are readily available from places like Quikshiptoner.com for considerably less that retail. The black will last a good 2200, while the color will manage 1400. While this doesn’t sound like much, consider the monthly duty cycle for this printer is a mere 1000 sheets.

So as you can see, while marketed at workgroups, only single users or SOHO users will be able to use the HP Color LaserJet CP1215 effectively. This is a solid printer that produces decent quality prints at a reasonable cost. It’s an excellent buy for low volume print needs and people who want a no-nonsense printer that just works.
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Tuesday

Samsung ML 1865W Printer Review


Overview:
The Samsung ML-1865W is the perfect printer for a home or small business. So if you are someone who needs a printer to fit into either of those two settings, then this is the one for you. The ML-1865W is a great machine. It provides high quality copies, takes up very minimal space on your table or desk, and it will cost you very little in comparison to other printers out there. Choose this printer and you won’t go wrong!

Pros:
One of the best features of the Samsung ML-1865W is that it can be stored easily pretty much anywhere you need it to go. It may be on the smaller side, but this little printer packs a lot of power.  The printer engine of this machine offers exceptionally high quality with 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution. Printouts will look top notch, which is extremely important, especially in a business setting where you will be handing out documents to your clients. The text and images on your printouts will be dark, clear, and solid, with no toner marks left behind like you get with some other printers. It’s one of the highest qualities you can hope for. This printer also comes with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities, meaning it will be easy for users to print quickly from anywhere. If you’re not looking  for this option, then another non-Wi-Fi version is available for purchase instead, so you have choices. Installation of this machine is easy in all aspects. With this printer, you won’t be pulling your hair out while trying to set it up. The 700 page starter cartridge comes already installed. Also, the printer can easily be set up by loading the driver disk onto your computer. You just need to be sure that you have read the user manual to be positive that it is being set up in the correct way. Then you will simply be able to plug in the USB cable and get started. You will have to purchase paper and toner cartridges when they run out, but that won’t be often, and the cost per page isn’t a whole lot. Overall, anyone without a lot of extra space will be satisfied with this small, yet powerful printer. This machine produces outstanding quality prints all at an incredibly affordable price. You can’t go wrong with that!

Cons:
The Samsung ML-1865W only has one downside, and that’s the fact that you might encounter some paper jams once in awhile. Considering that this is a problem among all printers though, it’s not one that you should be too concerned about. A bunch of great features outweighs one negative thing that might happen, but then again might not. Overall, this printer is a high quality one, perfect for all your printing needs. 
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Saturday

OkiData CX2032 MFP

Multifunction printers are a great invention. Four devices with the running costs and footprint of one. Ideal for the new, small or home office as they are compact, cost-effective and can do the job of four machines in one convenient chassis.

The OkiData CX2032 MFP is one such device, and one of the few multifunctions that Oki produces. The size is average for a multifunction device, measuring 19.7 inches wide, 23.6 inches deep and 26.4 inches high. This is larger than a standalone printer, but pretty good for a multifunction.

Print quality is exactly what you have come to expect from Oki. Crisp, precise prints, with clean edges on text and images alike. Our test document pushes a printer to the limit, but we are pleased to say the CX2032 passed with flying colors. Toner spread was even and detailed enough even the most demanding users. Mono prints are produced at an average of 32 pages per minute for mono and 20 for color, so there will be no hanging around, even for documents as good quality as these.

The user manual is easy to follow and will have users of all abilities up and running in no time at all. There is even a piece of Velcro on the back so you can attach it to the printer.

If you want a standalone printer, copier, fax and scanner, this is all the machine you need. If you want to use it in conjunction with a computer, you just need to install the drivers and connect the CX2032 to a computer. You can do that by using USB, parallel or network cables. Each are supported, and each is easy to get working properly.

The control panel is clear and easy to use, with different buttons for each different function. This is great for ease of use, as each area has a distinct function. There shouldn’t be too much hunting around for the right key once you get used to it.

Overall the CX2032 is a no-frills multifunction device for those who like speed and quality all in one. It is a reliable performer, has the Oki guarantee of quality which won’t let you down. Consumables last a decent amount of time and won’t cost the earth. A good bet if you find yourself in the market for a quality multifunction.
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Wednesday

Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450

The Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450 is an ideal printer for customers searching for graphics rich document printers that can handle 9600 x 600 dpi resolutions. This high performance machine can produce excellent quality color print results with an impressively high speed.

The Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450 is a perfect solution for all your official needs and provides the ultimate in speed, reliability and quality. The high performance Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450 has the capacity to produce the quality documents with the help of the 733Mhz G4 processor and custom acceleration hardware. The device can be used to print up to 24 letter size pages per minute in black and white as well as color print. The machine possesses advanced and unique performance functions including the 4 digit pin protected document printing and storage and direct printing of files. This advanced color printing feature enables the business employees to print their documents quickly and efficiently.

The reliable and durable printer has the unique Konica Minolta enhanced automatic image density control system that makes sure about the consistent color on each print or task throughout the use of the machine. Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450 comes with inbuilt 40GB hard disk drive and 768MB of RAM and allows professionals to perform printing tasks using the unique features of the machine. The printer is well designed with the purpose of increasing the users productivity and quality of work and also allowing them to fulfill their requirements within less time.

The machine is simple and easy to use and set up and just requires inserting the cartridge and connecting the accessories properly to make it work. The Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450 provides flexible emulations including SWOP, eurocolor, commercial press, DIC, Toyo and SNAP. The excellent features of the printer allow it to easily handle the any kind of job whether small or large and the CMYK gray feature now enables you to print non text black objects for better results.

The software requirements for the Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450 are Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Apple Mac OS X10.2, SuSE Linux 8.2, Microsoft windows server 2003, Red Hat Linux 9, Microsoft windows 98 SE/2000/ME/XP and Apple Mac OS 9. The total media capacity of the printer is 350 sheets and the media types include the envelopes, plain paper, labels, transparencies, glossy paper, postal card, banners and even recycled paper. The Konica Minolta MagiColor 7450 is ideal for customers searching for the ultimate quality, speed and reliable printer.
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Sunday

Canon ImageCLASS MF4350d – Advantages and drawbacks


Overview
Canon ImageCLASS MF4350d is a 4 in one unit that will do all your office needs. If you are looking for a multifunctional device that can be fax, printer, scanner and copier in the same time, with a high printing speed, high scanning resolution and much other stuff, Canon ImageCLASS MF4350d is the perfect choice. It is able to print at a resolution of 1200 x 600 dots per inch, the printing speed is 23 pages per minute and 11 pages per minute two sided pages and it has auto duplexing feature. All these from above will give you the best results.

Pros
The printing speed is 23 pages per mite while printing one sided pages and 11 pages per minute while printing two sided pages. The fax modem has a speed of 33.6 Kbps and due to this fact, it is able to transmit faxed pages with a speed of 20 ppm. It can create up to 99 single sided pages with the 23 ppm speed.
Also, the warming time is very low. It is able to start printing within less than 9 seconds, at full speed.

The paper tray is able to hold 250 sheets and it has a multipurpose flip tray where you can place the transparencies, envelopes and you need to be printed. The native resolution is 600 x 600 dots per inch, and the maximum is 1200 x 600 dpi. The resolution is very high, so the printing quality is high. The texts are sharp and it can even do graphics in black and white very well.

The scanning resolution is 9600 x 9600 dots per inch and even though it is a monochrome device the scanning is 24 bits quality. The fax memory can hold up to 256 faxed pages, so you will know that all the data are kept safe.

Cons
It cannot scan 8.5 x 14 inches legal sized pages. Canon should do this because it would be very useful. Also, the 250 sheet tray limit you whatever you would want to do. Because it can hold a low amount of pages, you will be forced to refill with paper every time you will have a large printing job. The 250 sheet tray capacity seems inadequate for our today’s printing needs, especially when we talk about office printing jobs. It could be enough for a home user, but for an office it wouldn’t. However, even home usage would require a higher paper tray.

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Brother IntelliFax 1960C user settings list

To print the user settings list from an IntelliFax 1960C (Brothers version of a config page):

- Press the Menu button
- Press 4 for Print Reports
- Press 4 for User Settings
- Press Start
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