Pros

  • Fast; impressive photos on plain paper
  • High-capacity input trays

Cons

  • Confusing paper-tray design
  • Orangey cast to photos on special paper

At A Glance

Cheap ink and good speed are balanced by orangey fleshtones and a crowded paper-tray design.

Manufacturer’s Description

Advanced All-in-one Home Office Printer offers Ethernet connectivity and maximum 4800 x 1200 color dpi with microscopic droplets as small as 2 picoliters. Prints 30 monochrome pages per minute with 600 x 600 dpi, 20 color pages per minute and a photo lab quality, borderless 4 x 6 photo in approximately 46 seconds. Delivers rapid document copying and scanning with 30-sheet auto document feeder. Features a 1.8 liquid crystal display and USB connector, and color scanning with 2400 x 4800 dpi. Printer has Super G3 High-Speed fax with 40 coded speed dials, 100-page capacity and copy scaling from 25 to 400 percent. Includes printer cable. Energy Star qualified.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2186B003
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 39281051524
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 9.1   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 10.87
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 11.16
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 38.87
Color Output Quality Very Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 12.92
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 17.44
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 16.33
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 6.23
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 85.64
Sports Action Shot (secs) 40.09
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 6.2
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 12.42
One-Page Webpage (secs) 19.58
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.4
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 43.31
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 6.2
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.5
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Fair
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 5.5
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 6.23
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.2
Line Art Output Quality Very Good