A mo­bile-friendly busi­ness printer

Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM315 z

HWM (Singapore) - - Test - By Ng Chong Seng

Based on a newly de­vel­oped Cur­rent Con­fine­ment Self-Scan­ning Light Emit­ting De­vice (CCSLED) and Set-Type ThYris­tor Logic S-LED (STYLS) tech­nolo­gies, the Fuji Xerox CM315 z is ca­pa­ble of 1,200 x 2,400 dpi qual­ity prints. It is also packed with 1GB of mem­ory and a 50-sheet ADF that sup­ports sin­gle-pass du­plex scan­ning for breez­ing through multi-page scan jobs.

Other ameni­ties in­clude a 4.3-inch touch panel and a di­rect scan to USB func­tion. The for­mer is par­tic­u­larly great for walk-up jobs: large and col­or­ful icons aside, you can group com­monly used func­tions to­gether for quicker ac­cess.

For test­ing, I hooked up the CM315 z to a Win­dows ma­chine via USB, but you can also con­nect to it over a wired or wire­less net­work. Se­cu­rity fea­tures built into the printer in­clude sup­port for IPV6, IPsec, Se­cure HTTPs (SSL), and SNMPV3. You can also set a pass­word to a print job, so that data is en­crypted dur­ing tran­sit and prints only when you’ve walked up to the printer and en­tered the pass­word. It also oBers built-in Near Field Com­mu­ni­ca­tion (NFC), and is mo­bile and cloud print­ing-friendly, sup­port­ing pro­to­cols and ser­vices like Ap­ple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and Mo­pria Print Ser­vice.

The printer takes roughly 40 sec­onds to warm it­self up, but that’s not un­com­mon for mul­ti­func­tion laser or S-LED print­ers. With my usual set of test les, I recorded a print speed of 29ppm for mono and 27ppm for color, very close to Fuji Xerox’s own claims of 28ppm for both. First page out took an av­er­age of 12 sec­onds af­ter hit­ting the print but­ton on my test PC.

Qual­ity-wise, text looks ex­tremely sharp and clean due to very smooth out­lines, with gra­da­tions in my color ramp test well han­dled too. Copy qual­ity is av­er­age how­ever, prob­a­bly due to the scan­ner’s 600 x 600dpi na­tive res­o­lu­tion.

All in, the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM315 z is an easy rec­om­men­da­tion. It is speedy, prints well, and is easy to use. It also has a max­i­mum monthly duty cy­cle of 52,000 pages, which is great for busi­nesses that print a lot.

CON­CLU­SION Fuji Xerox’s past print­ers are usu­ally fast but lack mo­bile fea­tures. The CM315 z has both.

You can click-drag on this large LCD to or­ga­nize your most com­monly used func­tions.

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