Okidata MB770fx Printer Review
The Okidata MB770fx is a monochrome multifunction laser printer for the medium or large office environment. Its large touchscreen interface offers intuitive controls, and a maximum speed of 55 pages per minute will keep things rolling. Expensive Oki MB770fx printer toner supplies are the main downside, however.
The MB770fx is the most upgraded model in the MB770 series, with the MB770f as the middle model that includes faxing, but a smaller paper capacity. At the top of the machine is a 100-sheet automatic document feeder for scanning, faxing, and copying, with a flatbed scanning surface under the lid as well.
Speaking of scanning, the MB770fx is built for excellent digital workflows. Users can send scanned documents to a network folder or save them to a USB flash drive. They can also send scans directly to an email address, which is a great alternative to faxing that also conserves paper and Okidata MB770fx toner.
One of the major considerations with the MB770fx is that while it has a fairly compact footprint, it is quite heavy, at around 106 pounds. This requires a bit of help when setting it up. Extra paper trays can be added for a maximum of 3,160 sheets of input, however, so there is definitely room to grow.
Buyers who are looking to save money with a new device should consider that toners are quite expensive to replace. The Okidata MB770fx toner cartridges can provide a yield of around 18,000 pages, but their purchase price is higher than those of many competing models. This will likely make the cost per page of Oki MB770fx toner cartridges too high for tight budgets.
The Oki MB770fx really has a lot going for it, from quick speeds to excellent paper handling capabilities. Its scanning function is a good fit for those switching to digital documents, but supply costs are very high.