Pros

  • Low per-page costs.
  • Small footprint.

Cons

  • Low standard paper capacity.
  • Slow photo printing.

At A Glance

Considering its disappointing print quality and performance, there are better choices than the Magicolor 2550EN.

Manufacturer’s Description

The compact and affordable magicolor 2550EN printer boast the enhanced graphics quality and high-end printing features typically found in larger, more expensive models.

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 039281042874

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 18.8   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 17.98
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 36.54
Color Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 26.46
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 72.48
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 41.59
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 80.06
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 28.38
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.3
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 39.63
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.3
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.7
Line Art Output Quality Good