Okidata B8300 Printer Review
Equipped with expandable features, the Okidata B8300 can be transformed vrom a standard desktop laser printer to a floor-standing, large-office printer. With a durable design that can generate up to 200,000 prints every month, the B8300 will be a reliable addition to the workplace. It is compatible with Windows operating systems and comes network-ready (which is why it is also listed as the B8300n), meaning there is a built-in ethernet interface that allows multiple users to be connected to it at the same time.
Up to 45 pages per minute can be printed with this monochrome device and at this speed, it will produce a maximum resolution of 600x600 dpi. If a higher quality is desired, users will need to change the print mode so the resolution is enhanced, elevating it to 1200x1200 dpi. Because more frequent, detailed dots of Okidata B8300 printer toner are used in the enhanced process, however, the speed will also be reduced.
Each Oki B8300 toner cartridge has a high page yield of 23,000 pages, which ultimately results in a reasonable cost per printed page. The replacement toners for this machine are easy to find from various vendors online, including the original manufacturer. Okidata B8300 toner cartridges weigh a bit less than 7 pounds, increasing the overall weight of the base model to about 70 pounds and the fully loaded configuration to about 110 pounds.
Memory can be expanded from 32 MB up to 288 MB and optional finishing and duplex features are available if needed. There is a 200 MHz processor that fuels the unit and a status LCD that keeps users up to speed on the progress of tasks and the level of Okidata B8300 toner remaining. Paper capacity is also expandable, with the built-in tray holding up to 500 sheets, but multiple trays are available to increase that capacity to 3,000 sheets. The output capacity can also be increased.
Though it lacks the multifunction features that are a staple in the modern office, the B8300 does bring a number of important features to the table that will improve overall production. The high-yielding Oki B8300 toner will minimize operational costs and its expandable features allow the machine to grow with increasing business.