The Lanier MP C305 offers some of the same features of larger, more expensive devices, but this multifunction color laser printer has a more compact design and a lower price that is perfect for the small office environment. Its speed of 31 pages per minute isn't record-breaking, but the unit is easy to use, toners are affordable to replace, and upgrade options are available when needed.
The MP C305 is initially billed as a desktop device, and its base model is certainly compact enough for tabletop use. As it measures 19.9x19.6x20.9 inches and weighs 99.2 pounds with the Lanier MP C305 printer toner installed, however, buyers shouldn't expect it to share a desktop with a PC. When optional paper trays are added, it may need to move to the floor as well.
Sharp print quality seems to have been a priority in the unit's design, as it can output at a resolution of 1200 dpi. A 50-sheet automatic document feeder can make quick work of a large stack of pages when scanning or copying, though the paper capacity is a bit limited. The main tray holds only 250 sheets, with a 100-sheet bypass tray included as well. Upgrade options are available to expand it to a maximum of 1,350 sheets.
With three color Lanier MP C305 toner cartridges that provide up to 4,000 sheets each, and a single black supply that provides up to 12,000 sheets, users won't have to replace them too often. Third-party sellers also offer compatible Lanier MP C305 toner cartridges and volume discounts that can save buyers even more money.
The MP C305 probably won't be robust enough for the medium or large office, but its compact design and upgradeability are tailor-made for the small office planning to expand in the near future. In the meantime, buyers get the benefits of affordable Lanier MP C305 toner and fairly quick print speeds right away.
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