IBM 1552 Printer Review
For consumers searching for an office laser printer that has the ability to expand features and functions, the IBM Infoprint 1552 is worth looking at. The base unit is a dedicated printer, but IBM offers attachable devices that have a scanning surface for making copies and scanning documents as well as a fax function. These MFP devices attach to a slot in the back of the top panel. If the printing capabilities of the 1552 are sufficient, the expandable features will help aide in the increase of productivity.
Only black-and-white documents can be produced because only black printer toner is used, which resides in a single IBM 1552 toner cartridge. The Infoprint 1552 toner will being to run out after approximately 21,000 prints, giving this unit a low cost per printed page. Replacement toners can be purchased online, and compatible IBM 1552 toner is a more economical option. A guarantee comes with these third party Infoprint 1552 toner cartridges that ensure the same quality and yield, despite costing considerably less.
With a weight of about 50 pounds and a frame that measures 17.2x20.6x16 inches, the 1552 is far from portable, but should take only one or two people to install. The standard paper capacity is 600 sheets, but with the addition of more trays that are sold separately, the maximum capacity is 4,100 sheets. There is a 100-sheet bypass tray that holds alternative media types, such as envelopes, labels and cards. Another expandable feature is the memory, which is built-in at 64 MB but can be increased to 576 MB.
The monthly duty cycle is 250,000, the engine is 457 MHz, and the LCD on the top panel allows users to manage and edit documents. The maximum resolution of 1200x1200 dpi can be created using IBM 1552 toner, which will provide professional-quality documents consistently.