Summary: I bought a C5200n from Staples 4 years ago. Almost no trouble through many thousands of prints. Affordable consumables make it cheaper to use than most other printers. High reliability for daily, occasionally heavy, use. Mine is getting old, though, so I wanted a backup. (Replacement cost new today is much higher than in 2006.) I love Okidata printers.
Summary: I enjoyed using my C5400 since I bought it. C5400 is a faster one but functionally the same as the C5200. My purchased was based on the great rating on PC World magazine when it first came on the market. The color printout seems the best at that time. I also wanted to have a duplex feature and Oki has the add-on. At that time the Okidata with a duplexer cost me over $1,200 which is very expensivie by today's prices.
Summary: I absolutely love the Oki 3500. The quality is superb, the speed is unbelievable, and the price is wonderful! It is the best of all worlds. It does great when I have to print huge volumes of black text, yet it still comes through with unprecedented quality when I want to print colorful charts and graphs for work. I am always asked if I went to Kinkos or Staples and I proudly say that the only place I went to was my home office!
Summary: Set up was quick and easy. Prints fast! Color is pretty good, but will never take the place of my Epson R1800 inkjet. Images came out really good on the OKIdata laser paper. One thing I really appreciate is the techs at OKIdata are very helpful.
Summary: QUICK COLOR PRINTING. PICTURE PRINTING NOT AS GOOD AS AN INK JET BUT MY KIDS CAN NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE. CUT COSTS OF PRINTING FROM 30 CENTS TO 5 CENTS PER PAGE. EASY TO MAINTAIN AND EASY TO REFILL. REMEMBER IT IS NOT THE COST OF THE PRINTER BUT THE COST OF THE COSUMABLES.THAT IS WHY I CHOSE THIS PRINTER AND I AM VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
Summary: The Oki c5200 is an excellent laser printer. I have had it for 5 years without a single problem. Cost per copy is very low compared to other laser printers. Quality is excellent. At [...]. 4 drums that last 15,000 copies each totaled $312 to replace all 4 drums. At [...] the total to replace all 4 toners which each last 5,000 is $94.95. Super workhorse. I am only trading up because I need AirPrint and duplex printing, copying & scanning.
Incredible Color Quality + Reliability = Great Deal!
gman863 "gman863", Amazon
5 January 2007
Summary: As an IT Manager, I had heard good things about OKI color printers and purchased my first one almost two years ago -- it now has almost 30,000 copies on it and (other than consumables) has required no service attention. Pluses: Color and image quality ROCKS! Comes with network card already installed. Rarely jams, and easy to clear jams if the occur.
Summary: The printer has a lot of good features, and works well for about 6 months. Then users are faced with a dual nightmare. The high cost of toner and drums has already been mentioned above in several reviews. Complicate your life with the fact that maintenance problems start to accumulate and make the investment in toner and drum replacements more and more doubtful with every day of use.
Summary: I've had the Oki C5200 for almost 5 years... it has been an excellent printer. I was lured into using a cheaper toner that claimed to be 100% compatible with the OEM product. WRONG. 6 months later and my wonderful laser printer is in need of over $800 worth of repair work. It has become very noisy, the black won't print without smearing, all other colors are skewed, and there are blotches of cyan, magenta, and yellow all over the page! Oki makes an excellent product...