Replacement toner is VERY expensive and wastes color toner.
3 March 2009
Summary: We use this printer for our business which prints only black and white pages 90% of the time. However, unless you go in and make some manual changes, the printer will use color toner even though you are only printing a black and white page. Since each replacement cartridge (there are 4 total, 3 color and one black) costs $200 that becomes a HUGE waste of money.
Summary: this printer is missing a basic and useful feature that all other printers have. Basically if I put paper in the manual feed then the printer should automatically gets paper from the manual feed instead. But this printer you have to remember to choose the manual feed tray from the computer setting otherwise it will always get paper from from tray 2 (the standard tray).
Purchase price good, overall cost of maintenance bad
14 September 2007
Summary: The color prints come out fine; the printer has very little memory, so you'll have to wait for a while. Toner is expensive. Duplexing is a real bonus and the purchase price is low. If I had a second chance, I would have shopped around more.
Image Quality is good, toner for this very expensive
D. Delong, Amazon
26 June 2007
Summary: I like the image quality that this printer puts out. It doesn't take to long for a job to print out. I had trouble printing on some laser photo paper, I don't know if I had a setting wrong or not but it was like part of the image wouldn't stick to the paper. A big issue I have with this phaser is the prices of the toner cartridges. Paying to replace all the toner cartridges will break your bank. The high capacity go for around $200 per color.
Summary: For one color page with 5% coverage, it takes anywhere from 4-10 minutes to process. Printing is lightning quick, once it finishes processing. I thought I change from Spooling to Print-Directly-To-Printer, but its still very slow. The duplex module usually goes in the back, this one goes under the transfer belt and when it prints on two sides..... Keep your fingers away from the output tray unless you want to have a huge paper cut. It grabs the paper back in.