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Okidata C3530N Color Laser Multifunction Printer

As a multifunction color printer, the Okidata C3530N is geared toward small businesses and/or home offices. The C3530N has print, scan, copy and fax capabilities together in one machine, known as an multifunction printer, or MFP.  Network-ready, it boasts outstanding color technology and Oki’s Auto Color Balance technology that brings color consistency to documents.  The C3530N also has the ability to print banners so that you business owners can produce print-shop quality materials on your own!

To make each capability easy to access, the Okidata C3530N has a 5-line LCD display screen along with a numeric keypad.  From here, the user can navigate through each function, enter fax numbers, etc.  For the fax machine, up to 100 locations can be entered into speed dial and up to 100 pages are stored in the fax memory.

In the C3530N, the scan capability offers several options.  You can scan both color and black and white, and scan to email; JPEG, TIFF or PDF formats.  Documents can also be scanned from the printer directly to a memory stick.  From hard copy to electronic copy, you can scan items and have immediate access to edit and share them.  In our tests, we found all of these options to be simple to perform.

When making copies, we found that the text and graphics were as clear and bright as the original copies, same as the scanner.  From the printer, monochrome text was of great quality while color images appeared bright and clear. Heavier graphics printed out with a desired shine to them.

The functions and technologies found within the Okidata C3530N make it suitable for small businesses, the paper handling capabilities are able to keep up with moderate printing.  The input capacity is 250 sheets; the output is 150.  If your office prints several large documents at once, or from several users simultaneously, the paper capacity should be sufficient.  Unfortunately, the Okidata C3530N does not offer additional trays nor does it have an optional duplexer.

The Okidata C3530N brings great quality and useful functions, and proved to be ideal for a small business. Due to its reasonable print capacity, there is plenty of room for the network-ready C3530N in a business. Images and text print professionally – which is just what your business needs!

Overall Specs:

  • Print Speed: Monochrome – 16 ppm – Color – 20 ppm
  • Cost per Page: Monochrome – 2.3 cents per page – Color – 4.6 cents per page
  • Memory: 128 MB – optional upgrade to 256 MB
  • Resolution:  1200 x 600 dpi
  • Duty Cycle:  35,000 pages
  • Paper Capacity:  Input – 250 sheets – Output – 150 sheets
  • Connectivity:  USB 2.0, Ethernet

The Oki C3530N is currently on sale at the Supplies Guys for $599 PLUS a free set of compatible toner.

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