Lanier LF410 Printer Review
With a little larger design than other models in its lineup, the Lanier LF410 laser fax machine and copier is geared toward mid-sized offices with larger workloads. It features a larger ADF and more paper capacity, while still using affordable Lanier LF410 printer toner. Unfortunately, it is still limited to a maximum speed of only 15 pages per minute.
While models like the LF310 provided solid small office features, the LF410 steps it up a notch. It upgrades to a 70-sheet automatic document feeder for heavy-duty scanning, which supports media up to 8.5x14 inches in size. It also has a large standard paper capacity of 750 sheets that can be expanded to a maximum of 1,350 sheets if the office workload requires it. The inclusion of multiple paper trays is a nice bonus, however, as users can load different types of media at the same time.
Of course, these extra features come at a price, with a somewhat bulkier frame. The unit measures 21.6x17.6x21.7 inches, and it weighs 61.7 pounds, including the weight of the Lanier LF410 toner supply. The LF410e model also includes internet faxing, and network printing is an upgrade option, though buyers might be better suited to find a model with more speed if network printing is a serious consideration.
When it comes to replacement toners, buyers will find that Lanier LF410 toner cartridges are quite affordable to replace. The device uses a single Lanier LF410 toner cartridge at one time, which has an estimated yield of 6,000 pages, making for low operating costs.
The upgrades included with the LF410 over previous models are a nice touch, and should certainly make it more appealing as a fax and copy machine for mid-sized offices. The main drawback is still its slow output speeds, however, as it tends to lag behind so many of the competing models in its class.