The Okidata C3100 is a color laser printer designed for the personal or small office user. It features fast color speeds, good print quality, and photo enhancement technology for improving photo prints. An upgrade would be the Oki C5500 toner printer.
The OKI C3100 aims to be one of the fastest personal color laser printers available, and while its monochrome speeds lag behind some of its competition, its color speeds are faster. This is due mainly to its LED printing engine, which reduces printing time while still utilizing a 4-pass printing engine. This allows the C3100 to print faster in color than most competing printers.
Okidata C3100 toner cartridges have a 3,000 page yield. This is for both the color and the black toner. While it does not have an excessive capacity, Okidata C3100 toner cartridges have a good capacity for a personal or small office user.
While laser printers are known for sharp, dark text, they are also known for often poor photo and graphics quality. The Okidata C3100 aims to improve on photo quality with its Photo Enhance technology. Photo Enhance attempts to gear color balance and other aspects for the specific type of media being used. For example, when printing on standard paper, colors may be amplified as the paper is more absorbent. The result is better photo quality than the average laser printer, though not quite up to the standard of a dedicated photo inkjet.
The OKI C3100 includes 32 MB of RAM, which can be upgraded to a maximum of 288 MB if needed. Its main paper tray can hold up to 300 sheets, which is more than many competing products. Its multipurpose tray can hold 100 sheets. There is also a straight paper path for thicker media or media that will otherwise not fit in the trays. Print quality is excellent. Text is sharp and defined, and graphics quality is above average. Color quality is good, and photos tend to be above average for a laser printer, due to the Photo Enhance technology.
Overall, the Okidata C3100 is an impressive printer for personal or small office use. It has the capacity and memory to handle multiple users, but its low price makes it appealing for the personal user as well. Ink tends to run out quickly, but prices are low, meaning the cost per page still remains low.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
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