Menu
Oki's C6100n colour laser printer

Oki's C6100n colour laser printer

If nothing else, the C6100n colour LED printer from Oki Printing Solutions is very fast printing text. A colour laser printer has to do a lot more than that, however, and the C6100n is a little expensive considering its shortcomings in usability and print quality.

The C6100n's text speed of 28.4 pages per minute (ppm) in our tests far surpassed that of any other competitor currently in our rankings, including the like-priced Lexmark C780n. Its graphics speeds were middling--3.9 ppm at best. The printer's toner has a shiny look that some people might find distracting; you can dial the black toner down to a matte finish through the driver. The text itself looked very good, but graphics displayed multiple problems. On plain paper, photos exhibited noticeable moiré patterns and oversaturated or excessively dark colours. Flesh tones looked orangey. On Oki's own glossy laser paper, the colours and patterns calmed down somewhat.

The physical design of the printer feels solid and sturdy. You can supplement the 300-sheet standard input tray with an optional 530-sheet input tray. Finding the 50-sheet multipurpose tray can be a challenge--unmarked, it shares a front panel with another door--but it is impressively sturdy as well. It partners with a 100-sheet, foldout rear exit path to help escort thicker media safely through the machine. The top of the unit includes a 250-sheet output tray.

I didn't like the control-panel design. It consists of a two-line colour/monochrome LCD plus a handful of buttons, some of which are confusing: To call up the on-screen menus, for instance, you press the '+' sign, and to exit a menu, you press the 'On Line' button. To its credit, Oki includes a quick-reference guide--helpful for many operations--that you can attach to the side of the printer.

The entire top panel lifts upward to reveal the toner cartridges, sitting in a row over the paper path. Each comes in two parts: a toner supply and a photoconductor unit. Sliding an adjacent lever either unites or separates the two pieces. The machine ships with full-size 6000-page black and 5000-page cyan, magenta, and yellow supplies.

The C6100n might have been more attractive at a lower price. Despite its top text-printing speed, the rest of the package is well built but unremarkable.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Under Reviewoki c6100n laser printer

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments