Lanier LF310 Printer Review
The Lanier LF310 handles laser faxing and basic copying features, but it is limited to a speed of 15 pages per minute. This makes it a good choice for small offices where speed isn't a big concern, but it might be a bit slow for other environments. Its best feature is the affordability of Lanier LF310 printer toner supplies, and upgrades can expand its capabilities to network printing.
The LF310 has a fairly compact design that is well suited to small office spaces, measuring 16.2x17.6x19.4 inches, and it weighs only 40.8 pounds even with the Lanier LF310 toner installed. It faxes at a transmission speed of 33.6 Kbps, so it can transmit or receive a page in as little as 3 seconds. It also includes 30 quick dials and up to 50 speed dial numbers, making it easy to quickly fax the most common numbers.
A 50-sheet automatic document feeder is included for faster scanning, along with a flatbed scanning surface. Paper handling features include a 250-sheet main paper tray and a 100-sheet bypass tray for alternative media. An optional 500-sheet tray can be added for expansion, and a network printing module can be installed so that the machine can act as a shared printer.
The low cost of Lanier LF310 toner cartridges makes the unit one of the most cost-effective in its class, the replacement toners are easy to install. Each Lanier LF310 toner cartridge has a fairly large yield of around 6,000 pages, meaning infrequent replacement costs.
The LF310 likely works best as a standalone fax machine and copier, especially given its low operating costs. Adding the optional printing upgrade may seem like a good way to add extra functionality, but buyers can easily find multifunction devices with these features already included for less, and with faster output speeds.