Pros

  • Economical high-yield toner; easy setup
  • Intuitive, thoughtful design

Cons

  • Slow; pricey standard-size black toner
  • Grainy color prints; varied scan quality

At A Glance

Despite speed and output quality issues, this midpriced MFP wins on design and consumables costs.

Manufacturer’s Description

Aficio SPC232SF Desktop Color Laser Multifunction Printer allows you to be expressive with your communications while using a single solution featuring All In One print cartridge technology to do it all. Add rich, vivid color to a wide range of business documents at an affordable price that will make your competitors green with envy and won't put your budget in the red.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 406443
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 13803102864
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 200 x 200 dpi
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 16.8   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 24.98
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.07
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 21.52
Color Output Quality Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Fair
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 12.95
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 35.61
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 42.84
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 11.54
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 46.4
Sports Action Shot (secs) 45.43
Overall Scan Quality Fair
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 10.55
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 26.14
One-Page Webpage (secs) 21.3
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.7
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 32.38
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 11.39
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.3
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.4
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 11.14
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.8
Line Art Output Quality Good