Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Printer purchase, Fuji Xerox Colour Multifunction
I'd like to start by saying that although OfficeWorks listing of the printer suggests that this is Laser Printer, I was corrected by Harris Technology who does not state it's a Laser Printer, but instead an LED printer. I'd not heard of that, so while in the shop I'm straight onto Wikipedia to find out the difference. The only real difference that I have found in the detail is that LED printers don't have moving parts within the toners/cartridges, a big plus as far as I'm concerned.
The printer was easy to set-up for printing, but scanning was a different matter. Admittedly I've not set-up a network multifunction printer before, but still, I didn't expect to be having to create users on my PC and giving them access and bow down to the insistence they the new user for the scanner had a password. It's not what I intended.
Printing quality seems fine, nice and crisp. I hesitate to praise the print quality too much as in my research before making the purchase, I found that Laser printers are not known for their photo quality when compared to Inkjets. Photos aren't my area, but having Inkjet/Deskjet in go dry and evaporate with extended non-use and consistent printing with Laser Printers is my area, so a Laser/LED it was.