- — 24 December, 2011 22:00
|Name||Monochrome laser printer: Lexmark E360dn|
|At a glance:||Monochrome, Single-function, Automatic duplex,Connectivity: USB, Ethernet, Parallel,Workload: recommend 740-6000 pages, Duty Cycle up to 80,000 pages,Capacity: 250 sheet input tray (standard), 250/550 sheet secondary input tray (optional), 150 sheet output tray,Print Speed: up to 38ppm/first page 6.5 seconds,Memory: 32MB, upgradeable to 288MB,Toner Capacity: 3000 pages black (included), 9000 pages black (standard),Warranty: one year exchange, return-to-base|
|Summary:||The perfect black-and-white laser for the paper-fuelled office.|
Lexmark’s E360dn is a monochrome, single-function laser with automatic duplexing, massive toner capacity and a high monthly print load of 740-6000 pages (37-300 pages per workday).
The E360dn advertises speeds of up to 38ppm, first page out in as little as seven seconds. In our tests, text and lineart pages printed at a steady 33ppm, with first page out in the advertised seven. Turning on the auto-duplexing function dropped that to 17ppm, first page out in 11 seconds.
When printing magazine pages comprised of text and graphics, print speed dropped by 73% down to just 9ppm, and the first page out was delayed from seven seconds to 14. However, there’s an interesting fact here: when we turned on auto-duplexing, the first page out time drops to 21 seconds, but print speed remains constant at 9ppm. If you’re printing graphics-heavy presentations, class handbooks or similar material, you can print double-sided with no additional time cost.
Toner capacity out of the box is a huge 3000 pages, with regular toner cartridges providing 9000 pages. At $350 ex GST per cartridge, this gives you a print cost of just under 4four cents/page.
You’ll pay up front for the printer but if you’re pumping out masses of text on a daily basis, a suitable model like the E360dn is going to give you a much longer lifespan and better economy than trying to pull that capacity out of something that’s just not designed for it.