OKI ES5162 MFP
Last month, we took a look at the OKI B512, a capable monochrome LED printer that is built for small offices. This time, we take a look at the almost identical ES5162 MFP, a multifunction printer that can do more and offers better controls.
Side by side, both OKI printers that we reviewed here looks similar apart from the larger, full color display and the scanner unit with auto feeder on the OKI ES5162 MFP. Both printers have built-in 530-sheet standard paper tray, along with auto duplexer, and Ethernet connectivity.
Beyond cosmetics and features, both printers perform equally. Like the B512, the OKI ES5162 MFP takes a little longer to start printing compared to laser printers, and has an average speed of 40 pages per minute.
Text comes off as crisp, clear, and very presentable, and this is true with prints and scans. Reproducing images and small details, however, is not the printer’s strong suit. Images tend to appear blurry and dull, while text that is smaller in font size will lose resolution.
As a scanner and photocopier, the ES5162 MFP shines. It is a great addition to a small office that needs a more productive copier machine, but does not have the space to accommodate a full-sized machine. Its 50-sheet auto feeder makes copy jobs a lot easier as well.
Compared to the B512, the feature that we love most on the ES5162 MFP is its customizable 7-inch LCD color touch screen display and controls. No more printouts of menu options and no more struggling with only two lines of menu text, everything is accessible through button presses and taps of the screen.
It is also worth mentioning that the multifunction monochrome printer could also function as a fax machine, could print and scan directly to and from USB drives, as well as print from smart mobile devices, and works with both Google Cloud Print and AirPrint by Apple.
The controls on the OKI ES5162 MFP is identical to most fullsized office printer and copier machines.