"Affordable single-pass color printer"4.0 starson by TP43
Pros: FAST, good color, expandable
Cons: Footprint, NO DUPLEXING
Summary: Overall, the printer is very impressive for its price. It takes a few minutes to start up, but once it is warm the color or b/w prints fly out of this machine – the single pass technology is very impressive. I have not timed it, but the specs of 16ppm/ 25ppm look right on. I like the glossy color output, it looks like a magazine with lots of depth and good color trueness. I get great results whether using premium glossy papers or 100% recycled bond. The many input trays help accommodate different paper weights. On the negative side, this printer DOES NOT support manual duplexing for printing on both sides the page. Even my kid’s cheapo printer has a hokey duplexinging feature. I contacted Oki about this and they said I needed to purchase the duplexing accessory for three hundred dollars more. It would have been very simple to add this software feature to the driver, but Oki did not. Finally, this machine needs lots of juice during printing. It actually makes the lights in my home office flicker as it spits out 20+ color pages a minute. Very good/fast printer for the price, high duty cycle, and low price toners.