Who does not know that: In a warranty case you have to search the original invoice in the thick file folder. Anyone who archives his invoices or other documents digitally, finds them quickly and easily by keyword search in the PC: This puts his documents just above in the automatic document feeder (ADF) of the multifunction printer and sends the scanned data by pressing a button in a specific folder to the PC. The documents can be saved using an OCR software* 1 so that they can be searched and this makes research in the archive particularly easy.
We included eight current laser / LED multifunction devices in the comparison test, all of which are equipped with an ADF and all contain OCR software. All prices quoted are approximate UV prices * 2. The market price is usually much lower. Once again, our test confirms that you should not buy any printers or multifunction devices without first having a detailed look at the maintenance costs. Also in the equipment and performance, we have found significant differences. Example: The whole 14 kilo lightweight Samsung Xpress C460FW has everything you could want from a color laser multifunction device. He is outrageously expensive with the printing costs, but you will not notice that until you have to buy the next set of toner cartridges after a short time. Therefore, take a look at our pages in this comparison test.
The HP Laserjet Pro 300, the Samsung CLX-4195FW, the Oki MC342dnw and the Brother MFC-9330CDW achieved a grade of "good" in this comparison of the color laser MFPs. The remaining devices in the test are either too expensive to maintain, too poorly equipped, can be complicated to use or just print too slow. The winner of this comparison can be found right on the next page - there the devices are again described in detail and called all the important advantages and disadvantages. A detailed description of consumables and printing costs provides information about toner and maintenance costs.
Everything about paper has been summarized on the page " paper specifications ". We also describe the device operation in detail and show how the devices can be operated via touchscreen or via numerous buttons. If the print quality is important, take a look at page 7 and following. There we show scans and microscope images of text, graphics and photo prints. We also check the printing tempo with different test documents and different settings.