Epson AcuLaser C3900DN review - Overkill for small businesses but will earn its keep
5 June 2013
Excerpt: The C3900DN is one of the older printers in this group, and was originally priced at around £700.00 when we first reviewed it back in 2011. Epson are still selling it for that price on their web site, but because it’s now getting on a bit you can shop around and pick it up online for around £400.00.
Fast, good print colour for mono and colour, competitive running costs
Initial purchase price of toners is very high – but still good over the long term
Excerpt: Epson’s 22.3kg C3900DN isn’t a large printer, but it’ll require plenty of space around it for accessing its side-facing 250-sheet main and 100-sheet multipurpose input trays. With a total input capacity of 850 sheets (including an optional 500-sheet cassette), and a 90,000-page monthly duty cycle, the Epson is geared up for sizeable workloads.
Good performance, whether printing text or colour graphics, strong set of specifications including a fast gigabit ethernet interface, low running costs, suitable for heavy use
Slow to print in PDF test, space needed to allow access to input trays
Excerpt: Not a particularly large printer (its weight of 22.3kg is one of the lowest in our recent printers group test), the Epson C3900DN will nonetheless require plenty of room around it, in a manner similar to the Canon i-Sensys LBP7750Cdn. This is partly because of the substantial 100-sheet multipurpose tray that's provided alongside the standard 250-sheet drawer.