Lanier LD160 Printer Review
The Lanier LD160 is a multifunction laser copier that can also handle printing and scanning tasks when configured as the LD160SP model. Although a base model with only copying features is available, buyers will be missing out on a lot of functionality. The unit can reach speeds of up to 60 pages per minute, can act as a document server for a shared office, and uses inexpensive Lanier LD160 printer toner that makes it very cost-effective.
The LD160 is certainly designed for the large, high-volume office environment, as its bulky frame takes up a lot of space. The basic unit measures 28x30x46 inches, and weighs over 400 pounds. Adding optional features such as a finisher, Z-fold unit, or interposer will increase its size even more.
The LD160 doesn't include faxing capabilities, but as digital documents continue to replace this function, the unit's document server features become even more important. The 100-sheet automatic document feeder is a quick way to scan multi-page documents, and they can be saved as PDF, TIFF, of JPEG files. These can be stored on the internal 40 GB hard drive and shared with the network, or they can be sent to other network locations. The system has support for LDAP address books, and can send documents as email attachments as well. Even to multiple users.
Lanier LD160 toner cartridges have an impressive capacity of 43,000 pages, so they won't need frequent replacing. When they do need replacing, the price for Lanier LD160 toner cartridges is very affordable, keeping the cost per page at a fraction of a penny. Toners are easily replaced from an access panel.
Buyers who need a single solution for their document needs will find the Lanier LD160 and excellent choice. Its 1200 dpi resolution offers sharp quality, and its network integration can adapt to almost any digital document workflow.