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4.0 out of 5 stars
Better than Expected - Very Pleased, 8 Feb 2012
I ordered this printer in the knowledge that all reviews I had read had criticized it's speed but rated it a good quality printer so decided to purchase it to replace a 10 year old HP laser that had finally had enough.
Upon delivery, it was easy to unpack and set up, being considerably smaller and lighter that I had expected based on my old one.
Set up took a while but ONLY as I had to download updated Mac software for Lion compatibility however I knew this was needed in advance of ordering. Once the download was complete, set up too less than 5/10 minutes and it connected straight into the wireless network.
Once working, you need to Calibrate the toners (which I was not told to do in any instructions but worked out from playing with the menus and getting very pale prints out). Once this is done, you are ready to go.
Print quality of text is extremely good in my view, clear and sharp.
Photo's look good however colour representation is a bit dark and greenish on what I have trialled so far and this has not been on any specific photo paper. You can however adjust colour settings within one of the online menus but I've not managed to achieve the prints looking like the screen yet but since the printers primary purpose is for text and a few pics it's definitely good enough.
My concern initially was how fast the printer was going to operate - I need not have worried. I think this printer is a capable home/office machine and is a definite improvement on the speed of both the printer warming up and generating it's prints compared to my old HP Laser. I'm sure there are faster available but this is by no means as slow as it's made out to be in reality.
Wireless connection works like a dream, I've printed from my main computer in the same room, a laptop placed the other end of the house and used direct printing from mobile phone. All operated without issues and is completely liberating.
I'm definitely pleased with this purchase and would recommend it for home/light office use.