Pros

  • Fast for its engine speed
  • Very inexpensive to buy

Cons

  • Confusing installation and controls
  • Dark photos; costly toner

At A Glance

A low-volume office might tolerate the pricey toner, but the design could be a lot better.

Manufacturer’s Description

The C3530N MFP is an ideal solution for individuals and small workgroups who require a fast, reliable and affordable MFP that delivers high quality color, ease of use and full multifunctionality.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 62428601
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 95205425314
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 200 x 400 dpi
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Poor
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
Copy quality Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 20.3   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 9.84
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 7.9
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 11.33
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 18.92
Sports Action Shot (secs) 20.44
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 16.28
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 4.5
Overall Scan Quality Fair
One-Page Webpage (secs) 14.08
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.9
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 11.28
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 38.39
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 12.37
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.7
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 21.75
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.9
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 20.65
One-Page Copy (secs) 26.56
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 11.33
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 19.86