The Lanier SP C242SF multifunction color laser printer is a versatile device. It can be used as an individual machine for a small office, or even as part of a larger array with the Lanier Managed Document Services system. This makes it a good choice for a small office that expects to grow, and it can print, scan, copy, and fax. Print speeds are around 21 pages per minute, with a first page out time of 14 seconds or less.
The design of the SP C242SF is fairly typical for a desktop laser model, with the input tray located at the bottom, the output tray on top, and a 35-sheet automatic document feeder above the output tray. The unit measures 18.7x16.5x19.4 inches, and it weighs 66.2 pounds with the Lanier SP C242SF printer toner installed. A 400 MHz processor is included, along with 256 MB of memory, which is not upgradeable.
The unit comes with a USB 2.0 port for those who wish to connect it directly to a PC, but an ethernet port is provided for network sharing as well. A USB port on the front of the machine allows for external storage or even PictBridge devices to connect and print directly.
As with many compact color devices, the cost of replacement toners is a drawback. Using the high-capacity Lanier SP C242SF toner cartridges can help somewhat, but the cost per page is still around 2 cents. The standard Lanier SP C242SF toner cartridges have yields of only 2,500 pages, but could be a better fit for low-volume use.
The SP C242SF offers a great solution for a small office, with some room to grow in the future. Its print speeds could be a little faster, and buyers will need to be aware of the cost of Lanier SP C242SF toner, however.
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