Okidata B4540 Printer Review
An efficient and impressive fax machines, photocopier, scanner and printer, the Okidata B4540 is an accomplished medium-sized office laser device with the capacity to produce a maximum of 12,500 prints every month. It offers only monochrome capabilities, meaning only black-and-white documents can be created. This feature could be considered limiting for certain types of businesses, but will reduce the time used for printing, which equates to an efficient output rate.
The first noticeable characteristics of the B4540 are its overall affordability and how easy it is to use. Setup is simple and the manufacturer provides a manual, power supply, USB cord and a starter Okidata B4540 toner cartridge. The upfront price is even with the rest of the market, but the low cost plus high yield of the printer toner equals a minimal cost per page.
With a page yield of 6,000 prints, each Oki B4540 toner cartridge should last a few weeks or a month depending on the daily volumes. Replacement toners can be purchased from various online vendors or directly from the manufacturer, all offering competitive prices for Okidata B4540 toner. The highest speed possible is about 20 pages per minute, which will not deter the professional quality resolution of 600x600 dpi that is created by the Oki B4540 toner.
There are many built-in features to go with the multiple functions, including a 92 MHz processor, 64 MB of memory and a paper capacity that is initially only a single 250-sheet input tray but can be expanded with the purchase of a 550-sheet cassette. The fax machine offers 10 speed dials, a 500-page memory and a quick 33.6 Kbps transmission speed. The scanner operates with a 48-bit color depth, allowing it to scan in color and creating an interpolated resolution of 9600 dpi. This allows the B4540 to create up to 99 duplicates per scan with a 600 dpi resolution created by the Okidata B4540 toner.