OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer Review

Sun, Dec 25, 2011

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OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer Review

Are you planning to buy a new printer for your workgroup? You are on the right page because this brief OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer Review will give you enough information. Continue reading to know more about the features of OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer.

OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer Review: At a Glance

OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer is an all-in-one functionality unit that can produce HD color output. It offers media flexibility. It is environment friendly as well.

Advantages of OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer:

  • Its output is professional looking document.
  • The color is accurate.
  • Its text output is superior.
  • It used HD color printing technology for quality copy.
  • It can print fast.
  • It can work well with Mac driver and with Lion.

Disadvantages of OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer:

  • The scan quality and graphics is just average.
  • Its network scanning set-up and scanning are complicated.
  • High price for toner replacement.
  • Its built capacity is not as good as the other available printers in the market.

OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer Review: In Detailed Information:

OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer is a multi-function printer ideal for small offices and busy workgroups. It has an outstanding speed output, full copy, print, fax and scan features. Its text quality is mediocre. On the other hand, the quality of the images and graphics fell short compared to the rest of similar units available in the market.

The unit price as of June 2011 is about US$ 750 which is at the same range of MFPs. Its price is slightly lower than its brother MFC-9970CDW. However, it is slower but boasts with its better features and better quality of graphics.

It is slightly different from its slower cousin, Oki MC361. The differences are in the nameplate and the coloring. Both have identical feature sets which are 3.5 inches with properly labeled controls and tilting monochrome LCDs in five lines.

What you are really paying is the extra speed of OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer. Based on the tests conducted, printing plain texts have set a record of 17.6 pages per minute on desktop computer and 15.4 page per minute on Mac. The same goes for the printing of photos. It can print quickly snapshots – in glossy paper about 27 seconds and on plain is about 20 seconds. On top of the remarkable speed, it is at high-resolution output.

Take note that all the printed output of OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer has a slight sheen. It is just a matter of taste with this kind of effect. Text pages are sharp and clear. Photos are in distinct graininess. Scanned outputs are acceptable. 

The OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer has a complete paper-handling feature. It can handle two-sided documents or what is called duplexing. This is standard in printing, copying and scanning which is automatic document feeder or ADF good for 50 sheets. The tray located in front, the multipurpose tray which is a fold-down can hold about 100 papers, the main paper cassette can hold about 250 papers and the output tray can accommodate 150 papers.

In summary, OKI Printing Solutions MC561 Color MFP Printer is good for workgroups that need fast outputs. It can handle very well the paper. However, the ease of usage is not at par with the other brands available in the market. Plus the quality output is mediocre.

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