Okidata MC860 Printer Review
The Okidata MC860 is a color laser printer that is also referred to as the MC860 MFP for its multifunction printing, scanning, copying and faxing capabilities. Maximum speeds of up to 33 pages per minute for monochrome documents and 26 pages per minute for color make it moderately fast among comparable units. From its enhanced security technology to its long-lasting Oki MC860 toner and upgradable features, the MC860 is an affordable choice for medium-size offices.
With its maximum monthly duty cycle of up to 75,000 pages and a memory capacity that can be expanded from 512 MB to a total of 768 MB, the device can suit heavy-duty use. In addition, its standard paper capacity of 400 pages can be increased to support a maximum of 1,460 pages, for offices looking to expand their productivity. For quick faxing and scanning, the unit also comes with a dedicated automatic document feeder that can support up to 50 pages.
The device's front panel is equipped with a host of user-friendly features, including a large 5.8-inch LCD that displays document progress and alerts for when toners are low. The panel also incorporates a full number pad for fax dialing and an encoded security mode that requires a password before it will print important documents. Users can fax, scan and print documents over the office network with its ethernet interface, as well as print directly from a PC with the standard USB port.
With an application-based color management feature, the device can print laser-sharp graphics and images with a maximum resolution of 1200x600 dpi using Okidata MC860 toner. Text documents also print with a solid output that is good enough for internal office printing, but may not be presentable to outside clients.
With 10,000-sheet capacity cyan, magenta, and yellow Okidata MC860 toner cartridges and a black supply that can last up to 9,500 pages, the unit can easily support offices looking to reduce their cost per page. Oki MC860 toner cartridge can be replaced individually as they expire so users can get the most out of each supply without wasting printer toner.
The MC860 is a multipurpose solution for offices that require a printer capable of meeting high-volume printing needs. With its solid speeds, sharp output quality and easy-to-use design, this unit is among the better selections in its class.