Gestetner P7126 Printer Review
The Gestetner P7126 is designed for the small office, though its maximum speeds of 26 pages per minute won't be well suited for busy work environments. Networking requires an optional upgrade, and it is a bit bulky considering its limited capacities, though upgrade options do help. The machine's biggest hurdle is the high cost of operation, as Gestetner P7126 printer toner is pricey to replace.
The standard P7126 model comes with only a parallel port as a connection option, but an optional upgrade for ethernet is available. The P7126N model, on the other hand, comes with built-in networking. The paper capacity consists of only a 250-sheet main tray and a 100-sheet bypass tray, with upgrade options for up to four total trays and a maximum of 1,350 sheets. While the upgrade options are nice, this means a lot of extra expense for those who need more capacity.
With a maximum resolution of 1200x600 dpi, the P7126 provides fairly sharp output quality, but users can select a lower resolution for less essential printing to conserve toners if they choose. In addition to extra paper capacity, upgrades are available for duplexing, sorting into a 4-bin mailbox, and a shift tray for organizing pages as they print.
The cost of replacing toners is very high, as Gestetner P7126 toner cartridges are some of the most expensive in its class. Even with each Gestetner P7126 toner cartridge yielding around 20,000 pages, the cost per page is disappointing. Small office users may find the cost of Gestetner P7126 toner to be too much for the budget to take.
The P7126 offers good output quality and decent speeds, and the ability to choose output resolutions will help to conserve supplies when possible. Buyers will want the P7126N model for most office uses, however, and the cost of supplies is just too high to make it easy to recommend.