Great MFP and value, Awesome Customer Service and Technical Support
18 October 2014
Summary: So far, so good with the Oki Data MB451 MFP. Arrived quickly, in perfect condition. Great price as well. I considered other MFP/AIO units with similar features, but was going to cost at minimum another $60, shipping included. Took a chance on this one based on price of course, but also features, decent reviews, plus supposedly good customer service. Customer Service I would have to see for myself as I'm someone who is hard to impress in that department.
Summary: I have had this printer since June of 2013 & I can not believe the features & software that this little gem has!!! There are only 2 things that I have found that are lacking & that is there is no app for my Android phone to allow me to print from it (there is 3rd party software & Google cloud print though), & no Bluetooth option (which I can live without)! I would compare the features with almost any small office network laser printer I have ever used, & so much more!
Excerpt: I really liked how easy this was to set up. The unit has an "easy setup" feature in the menus that will walk you through choices for setting up the basics. If you want to get into more depth with the settings, you can easily go into the web-based configuration. This printer also comes with easy to use paperport scanning software. The print quality is really good as well as the print speed. There is a slight delay for the first page as it warms up, but it is not bad.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Operation, Great Print Quality, Quiet, Reliable
Excerpt: My old Brother All-in-one gave up the ghost after 10 years and a few major parts replacements, after looking for way too long on all the options I chose the Oki MB451 and really could not be happier.The printer delivers sharp quality prints quickly, very quickly. There is a bit of noise on warm up and print but not so bad that I can't keep a phone conversation and the printer is less than 2 feet away. Setup is easy, got it working wired and wireless in less than an hour.
Excerpt: For the price, this thing has impressed me at every turn. It was easy to set up and connect to my wireless network, prints and copies surprisingly fast, can scan straight to PDF on a USB key (haven't tried to e-mail), and it's jammed only once in about 5 months of fairly intensive office use.The overall size leaves something to be desired, but it's smaller than the monsters of old. Note that it has only one tray so legal etc. require adjusting the tray or feeding.
Excerpt: I've had it for about 4 weeks. I'm a corporate home office worker with low volume, but I need every printing, scanning, faxing, and copying feature I can get. This unit is packed with features for the price. The no-touch full-duplex feature is great, and really saves paper. The large LCD control panel is great. Automatic feed for full-duplex scanning--wonderful.A few things to consider: 1) Print cost isn't real cheap.
Summary: Update 3/20/13 OCR optical character recognition is done using Omnipage16 by Nuance (see more below). It works very well but it has an annoying quirk. Omnipage16 will CRASH if the printer is not ready (set to Scan/Remote PC/Twain) before you tell it to scan a page. In this case, you MUST ctrl/alt/delete, start Task Manager, and close Omnipage16 from the Application tab. Then switch to the Processes tab and End the 2 Twain processes you will find on the list.
Excerpt: Staples had free ship and specified it would take 7 days. Imagine my surprise when it arrived the next business day! My old all-in-one is an HP Officejet Pro 7580. It worked great for 16 months until the genuine HP ink began to leak. Replacing the ink did no good. It was costing a fortune to keep buying HP ink so I began using generics, but generics are NOT at all water resistant.