01236401 | Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
Oki's latest MFP colour laser is small, fast and packed with features. For an A3-sized printer it's great value.
Review Date: 9 Mar 2009
Author: Dave Mitchell
Features & Design:
Value for Money:
Oki's latest A3 colour laser does more than the competition in a lot less space for much less cash. Despite its extensive capabilities, the MC860 is remarkably compact, and quoted A4 print speeds are a nifty 26ppm for colour and 34ppm for mono.
According to our tests, the MC860 delivers on all counts, printing a 34-page Word document in 61 seconds and our 24-page heavy-duty colour DTP document in 52 seconds. The latter took the same time on the General 600dpi and Fine 1,200 x 600dpi driver settings, and only seven seconds more on the top ProQ2400 option.
Copy operations are slower, with a 12-page colour document taking 66 seconds, for an average of 11ppm. Expect 16ppm for mono copies, with the same document reproduced in 45 seconds. The MC860 delivers a wealth of features as you can run scans of documents directly to email, local and network PCs, or to a USB storage device inserted in the front port.
For network scans you can create profiles using the touchscreen panel, where you describe the destination system, the target folder and whether the image should be in PDF, JPEG, XPS or TIFF format. We had no problem sending scanned documents directly to a folder on our test server over CIFS and FTP.
Oki's Configuration Tool can remotely add entries and import text files to lists on the printer for fax speed dials, group phone books, email addresses and copy destination profiles. We were able to configure the printer's email settings and copy documents directly as email attachments, and access to printer functions can be strictly controlled with user names and PIN numbers.
The 40GB hard disk is for storing overlays, fonts and macros, and can automatically collate multiple documents. Confidential prints can be spooled to the hard disk and held back until an operator enters their PIN number at the printer. Oki also provides a simple utility for remotely accessing the drive and managing its contents.
Oki's software includes the Actkey utility, which pulls documents directly from the printer to a local folder over a USB connection. A system tray tool alerts you when a print is completed or a fax has been received or sent, and the package is rounded off with ScanSoft OmniPage SE 4 and PaperPort SE OCR and other document utilities.
Colour output is very good, with photographs and reports bearing the characteristic vibrancy and high levels of detail we've come to expect from Oki's printers. Colour scans of reports are a little grainy, and quality drops when scanning photos on mono. There are consumables galore but running costs are low, with a colour page costing 5.6p and a mono page just under a penny.
The MC860 is an office all rounder that delivers on features, quality and speed. It's compact and offers plenty of expansion options.
|Speed Monochrome||Up to 34ppm Mono Print|
|Printer Resolution||2400 dpi Print|
|Speed Colour||Up to 26ppm Colour Print|
|Double Sided Printing||Automatic Double Sided Printing|
|Product Group Output||A3|
|Double Sided Printing (Duplex)||Duplex as Standard|
|Print First Page||9.5 Seconds|
|Warm Up Time||90 Seconds|
|Scanner Speed||Colour: 26ppm, Mono: 34ppm scan|
|Scanner Optical Resolution||600 x 600 dpi Scan|
|Scan Facility Present||Yes|
|Scanner Bit Depth||24 bits (8 bits per RGB colour)|
|Scanner Features||Resolution: 600 x 600dpi; Speed: Up to 26spm colour, 34spm mono; Colour depth: Output 24 bit (8 bit x 3 RGB); Document input: Upto 50 sheet R-ADF; Contrast: 7 Levels; Format: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, XPS; Addressbook: LDAP & internal address book; Scan to: Folder|
|Copy Speed Colour||26ppm Color Copy|
|Copy Speed Monochrome||34ppm Mono Copy|
|Copier Reduce/Enlarge||25 to 400% Copy|
|Copier Resolution||600 dpi Copy|
|Copy Facility Present||Yes|
|Copy First Page||Colour: 14.5 Seconds, Mono: 13 Seconds|
|Speed Dials||500 speed dials|
|Fax Speed||33.6Kbps Fax|
|Transmit and Receive Memory||16MB providing 1000pages|
|Fax Facility Present||Yes|
|Fax Functions||Connectivity: RJ11 x 2 (Line/Tel) PSTN, PBX; Speed: ITU-T G3 (Super G3) 33.6kbps; Fast dialing: 500 speed dials; Groups: 32; Broadcast: up to 530; Page memory: 16MB (approx 1,000 pages)|
|Group Dials||Up to 32 supported|
|Interface Type(s)||USB, Network & Parallel|
|Network Interface||10 BaseT/100 Base-TX Network|
|Parallel Ports||1 x Parallel Port Parallel Port|
|Control Buttons||12 numeric, 4 main function buttons, Colour & Mono Start, Setup, Job Programs, Reports, Reset, Help, Power Save, Interrupt Key, Fax Job View/Cancel and Stop Key|
|Network Printing Protocols||POP3/APOP and SMTP|
|Network Protocol||TCP/IP:- ARP, RARP, IPv4/v6, CMPv4/v6, TCP, UDP, LPR, FTP, TELNET, HTTP(IPP), BOOTP, DHCP, SNMPv1/v3, DNS, DDNS, UPnP, Bonjour, WINS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, POP3, SNTP, WSDPrint, JetDirect protocols, NetBIOSoverTCP, Kerberos. NetWare 3.x, 4.x, 5.x & 6 with full N|
|Preview Monitor Size (Diagonal)||5.7ins|
|Preview Monitor Type||LCD Touchscreen|
|RJ-45 Ports||1 x RJ-45|
|USB Ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|Processor||PowerPC 750 500MHz Processor|
|Memory (Maximum)||512MB (768MB Max) RAM|
|Hard Disk||40GB HDD|
|Data Compression Protocol||Super G3|
|Operating Systems Supported||Windows & Mac Compatible|
|Paper Handling Input 1||100 Sheet Multi-Purpose Input Tray|
|Paper Handling Input 2||300 Sheet Input Tray|
|Paper Handling Input 3||2 x 530 Sheet Input Trays|
|Additional Paper Tray||includes 2 x 530 sheet|
|Automatic Document Feeder||Yes|
|Maximum Duplex Paper Weight||105gsm|
|Maximum Input Capacity||1460 Sheet|
|Maximum Paper Size||A3|
|Maximum Paper Weight||200gsm|
|Media Supported||Tray 1: 64 to 120gsm; Tray 2/3: 64 to 176gsm; Multi-purpose tray: 64 to 200gsm; ADF: 42 to 128gsm; Duplex: 64 to 105gsm|
|Paper Handling Manual Feed||50 sheets Automatic Document feeder|
|Paper Handling Output||250 Sheet Face Down, 100 Sheet Face Up|
|Paper Size||Tray 1: A3, B4, A4, A5, B5, A6 Tray 2/3: A3, B4, A4, A5, B5 Multi-purpose tray: A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, A6. Envelopes (Com10, DL, C4, C5), Labels (Avery 7162, 7664, 7666), Transparencies. Support Custom size: Width 64-297mm Length 105-1200mm ADF: A3, A4,|
|Paper Weight||Tray 1: 64 to 120gsm, Tray 2/3: 64 to 176gsm, Multi-purpose tray: 64 to 200gsm, ADF: 42 to 128gsm, Duplex: 64 to 105gsmg/Sq m|
|Monthly Duty Cycle||75,000|
|Recommended Max Print Volume||5000 Pages/Month|
|Mono or Colour Printer||Colour|
|Technology||Multifunction LED Laser Printer|
|Dimensions||84.5cm (W) x 76.6cm (D) x 113.0cm (H) - Weight 100.0kg|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature 10 to 32C - Humidity 20 to 80%|
|Power Consumption||700W (Max) / 160W (Standby) / 25W (Saving)|
|Product Summary||OKI MC860cdxn A3 Colour Multifunction LED Laser Printer|
|Product Type||A3 Laser Printer|
|Voltage/ Power/ Frequency||220 to 240VAC / 50 to 60Hz|
|Carton Dimensions||126cm (W) x 80cm (D) x 111cm (H) - Weight 137kg|
|Drum Life||20,000 Pages|
|Printer Languages||PostScript, PCL5|
|Font Capabilities||Scalable: 86 PCL fonts & 136 PostScript fonts, PCL Bitmap fonts, OCR-A/B, USPS ZIP Barcode|
|Software Included||Color Correct, OKI LPR, PrintSuperVision.net, Swatch Utility, Template Manager 3.0, Web Driver Installer, WebPrint, Print Control Server, Print Control Client, Print Control Report Tool, Storage Device Manager, Gamma Utility, Profile Assistant, PDF Direct|
|Security||IPv6, 802.1x authentication, SNMPv3, SSL3/TLS HTTPS encryption, Secure Erase, Data Encryption, MAC filtering, IP filtering, Secure Print|
|In The Box||OKI MC860cdxn colour MFP, AC Cable (UK), Fax Line Cable (UK), CD/DVD (including Utilities/ Drivers and User Manuals), Setup Guide, CMYK Image Drums and Starter Toners CMYK = 1250 pages|
|Warranty||3 year On-Site Warranty (when product is registered within 30 days of purchase).|
|Broadcasting||Up to 530 locations|
|Management||Auto Colour Balance, Photo Enhance via Driver (Windows only)|
**Page yields are declared by the manufacturer in accordance with ISO/IEC standards or occasionally estimated based on 5% per page coverage. Yields will vary greatly depending on image, area coverage, print mode and environmental conditions.
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