Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM225 fw

HWM (Malaysia) - - SMB - ANALYSIS - NgChongSeng

con­ven­tional ton­ers due to their lower fus­ing tem­per­a­ture.

The printer has 512MB of on­board mem­ory, which is great if you al­ways do com­plex print jobs, though this amount isn’t upgrad­able. Ad­di­tion­ally, right be­side the well-sized but­tons on the top con­trol panel sits a large 4.3-inch color touch­screen.

S-LED print­ers in gen­eral have the size ad­van­tage over laser print­ers in the same class. We had a cou­ple of laser print­ers at the same time we were test­ing the CM225 fw, and the CM225 fw was by far the eas­i­est to lift out of the box. The whole setup process took us about 15 min­utes, and that in­cluded plug­ging in the ca­bles, in­stalling the soft­ware, and get­ting pa­per into the front tray.

In terms of print speeds, we got tim­ings between 16.6ppm to 18.2ppm depend­ing on types of doc­u­ments printed. First-page-out was typ­i­cally about 14.4 sec­onds for a Word doc­u­ment, but could go up to 21.7 sec­onds for a more com­plex Ex­cel doc­u­ment. Still, very de­cent speeds for a RM2,000-plus all-in-one. Print qual­ity was very good, too. Text was full-bod­ied and sharp around the edges, and color graph­ics main­tained good color ac­cu­racy and dis­played smooth tran­si­tions around gra­di­ents.

While we like the CM225 fw’s fast print en­gine, we found its 15-sheet ADF scan­ner to be a tad slow. Ver­sus Canon’s MF628Cw, a four-page color copy job took the CM225 fw 48 sec­onds, com­pared to the for­mer’s 39 sec­onds. Also, the CM225 fw has no du­plexer, which means you need to man­u­ally flip the pages for two-sided print­ing. To be fair though, this is com­mon for laser and S-LED all-in-ones at this price range. by

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