Taking many of the best big-business features and shrinking them down to a more manageable size, the Lanier SP C231SF is a fairly compact multifunction color laser printer for a small office. Its networking features are very robust, and it can print at up to 21 pages per minute. Lanier SP C231SF printer toner supplies are a little pricey, but the high-capacity options are a decent value.
The SP C231SF features the full complement of printing, scanning, copying, and faxing functions, which is somewhat surprising given its small design. The unit measures 18.74x16.54x19.41 inches, with a weight of 66.14 pounds that won't make it too difficult to move around. The input paper capacity is a bit limited, with only a single 250-sheet paper tray and a 1-sheet bypass tray. An extra 500-sheet tray can be added for a total of 750 sheets, however, which might be a better fit for a busy small office.
Converting paper documents to digital is a more common need in the modern office, and the SP C231SF has the features to make this easier. Its 35-sheet automatic document feeder can help users scan originals very quickly, and the files can then be sent to an email address, a folder on the network, an FTP server, and more. OCR software is also included to convert documents into editable text, which is perfect for making a searchable archive.
The cost of toners is a bit disappointing, as Lanier SP C231SF toner cartridges tend to be expensive, and users need to replace four of them. The high-capacity Lanier SP C231SF toner cartridges provide up to 6,500 pages each, which reduces the cost per page, but they are still a bit on the high side in price.
The SP C231SF is a great solution for a small, networked office. It provides the major functions users expect, in a much smaller package than the typical large office device, and even offers color printing. Buyers should be aware of the somewhat high cost of Lanier SP C231SF toner, however.
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