The Savin SP C242SF takes the concept of a small office multifunction color laser printer and steps it up a notch. It includes some advanced features like duplexing and scan-to-PC in addition to its print, copy, scan, and fax functions. Its speeds are a little slow, at 21 pages per minute, and Savin SP C242SF printer toner costs may add up over time.
There is a bit of versatility in the unit's configuration. For example, smaller offices will find the 250-sheet standard paper capacity and the single-sheet bypass tray adequate, but busier offices might want to add an optional 500-sheet feed unit as well. The device has a reasonably compact footprint of 19.4x16.5 inches, and a height of 18.7 inches. It weighs 66 pounds.
A USB 2.0 port is available for personal users, and a front-mounted USB port provides a connection for PictBridge cameras and other devices. An ethernet port will be the more popular option, allowing for sharing, and a wireless 802.11b/g interface is available as an optional upgrade as well.
Scans can be sent directly to a network-connected PC, and faxes can be sent from any computer as well, saving trips to the machine. The setup for PC faxing requires jumping through a few hoops, but works well when it's set up properly.
For a color model, toners aren't outrageous, but the cost of Savin SP C242SF toner cartridges is higher than some of the competition. The saving grace is the availability of high-capacity Savin SP C242SF toner cartridges which can provide up to 6,500 pages each, and only cost around 50% more than the standard versions.
Even though reviews mention lackluster color quality, the SP C242SF should be a good fit for offices with basic needs. It is worth a look for a small office buyer, especially given its duplexing, scanning, and PC faxing features, but other models will likely be a better overall value, especially with its pricey Savin SP C242SF toner.
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