Gestetner P7026 Printer Review
The Gestetner P7026 is a solid network laser printer that is a bit limited in both capacity and speed. It has a maximum output of 28 pages per minute, and although it has a fairly compact design, it also suffers from a small paper capacity. It does have some upgrade options available, but the cost of Gestetner P7026 printer toner supplies is so high that most small offices will find it to be beyond their budget.
The unit is also referred to as the P7026N, due to its built-in networking features, as it includes an ethernet port for easy network sharing among several users. It also includes a parallel port for a direct connection to a PC, but this is fairly outdated. Multiple resolutions are available, from 300 dpi to 1200 dpi, so users can prioritize output quality or conserving Gestetner P7026 toner.
The machine measures 12x18.4x16.1 inches, and weighs just a bit less than 40 pounds. This makes it a little large for its class, especially given some of its limitations, such as a paper capacity of only 250 sheets in the main tray and 100 sheets in the bypass tray. Upgrade options are available to boost it to a maximum of 1,350 sheets, but this does add more bulk as well.
One of the biggest downsides of the P7026 is its cost of operation, as Gestetner P7026 toner cartridges are quite expensive. Each Gestetner P7026 toner cartridge has a large yield of 20,000 pages, but it doesn't overcome the high price tag, so the cost per page is still high.
Overall, the P7026 is difficult to recommend in light of better models in its class. Its limited paper capacity, average speeds, and high operating costs for toners make it a poor choice when so many better models are available at a similar price.