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A Great Printer, but not Flawless
on 11 November 2010
All in all a very good printer. The quality of the printer is fantastic, I have even used it to do some test prints for photographs I am working on and it performs commendably. The print speed is very high, not far off the 24 pages per minute as advertised. It is also very easily to set up wirelessly, It took me about 15 minutes from getting it out of the box to printing wirelessly.
However there are flaws, Whether it is just because I am on a mac or whether it is something more intrinsically wrong I cannot say but every now and again, especially after printing a document with lots of sheets (40+) and when the printer has been turned on for a very long time it seems to get stuck on one page printing that same repeatedly until I stop It by pulling the plug. I think the cause of this is perhaps the machine overheating, My desk is next to a radiator which is a major part of the problem and cannot be helped, but I have also found that unplugging it when not in use helps as well.
Another problem I have had with this printer is Its wireless networking in. At home It worked very well from all over the house returning a strong signal. However, here at my student house, (which is a very nice victorian red brick affair) The printer does not pick up the signal very well making it haphazard at best. I don't think the thick walls help, but my laptop manages fairly well. This problem of poor signal is also exacerbated by the fact that the printer is not 802.11n enabled (Best to check your wireless network to ensure compatibility before you buy).
I want to stress though I have used this printer an awful lot, and these are the only two problems I have encountered. I am very happy with the printer overall, and It is a very good price for a wireless laser printer. Provided you are aware of these potential problems I would still recommend this printer.