Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM225 fw
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