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OKI C5150N

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Oki Data C5150n

14 September 2004
  • Excerpt: (1 items) This color printer uses LED technology instead of lasers, but lays down the same cyan, magenta, yellow, and black toner (CMYK) as a laser printer. Being a GDI (Graphics Device Interface) printer, as opposed to a PostScript or PCL, your Mac does most of the image processing work (rasterizing) and sends the page to the printer, much like an inkjet printer.
  • Pros: Fast, Clear, legible text at various point sizes
  • Cons: Noisy, Undersaturated colors, Difficult network setup, Slight pink cast, Jagged edges on some curved lines, Some vertical banding in gradients
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Oki C5150N Review

16 August 2004
  • Conclusion: Its linear design generally keeps the Oki's noise down to a moderate level of whir and hum, without the clunking and thumping we've heard from rotary or toner-carousel-style, four-pass color lasers -- although the C5150N is loud enough to drown out a phone conversation for a minute or so while warming up each morning.
  • Pros: A digital LED printer that outshines many low-priced color lasers with faster printing, better paper-handling, and standard network connectivity
  • Cons: Typically bulky and heavy; proprietary language instead of PostScript or PCL, Printouts look shiny or glossy under bright light
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