Pros

  • Very fast; wide-format capability
  • Low cost per page

Cons

  • Very expensive; design can be confusing
  • Documentation lacks thoroughness

At A Glance

Wide-format printing makes it special, but a printer this costly should be better designed.

Manufacturer’s Description

The C8800n is a network ready desktop printer with fast, wide-format color printing capabilities. With print speeds of up to 26 ppm in color, 32 ppm in monochrome, and a time to first color page of 10 seconds, the C8800n printer keeps work flowing productively. The printer uses both high speed USB 2.0 and ethernet connectivity to enable fast indivdual or workgroup printing. The C8800n also uses Single Pass Color Digital LED technology offers smoother paper handling across a wide range of media weights and sizes. The straight paper path of the C8800 Series minimizes the need for user attention and maintains workflow.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 62430002
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 5019103101922

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 26.5   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 13.45
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 13.95
Color Output Quality Very Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 14.37
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 18.56
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 29.38
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 24.52
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 12.23
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 4.2
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 17.72
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.4
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 4.5
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.4
Line Art Output Quality Good