Savin MLP175n Printer Review
In a world where multifunction devices are most popular, the Savin MLP175n, a dedicated network laser printer, might seem a strange choice. For the busy office that needs its fast speeds of 75 pages per minute and doesn't want added complexity, however, it is an excellent solution. It can keep the cost of toners down with affordable Savin MLP175n printer toner, and a variety of paper-handling and finishing solutions can customize it to almost any need.
High-volume printing needs a lot of paper, and the MLP175n can deliver. Its standard paper capacity of 4,200 will fill the needs of most environments, but it can be expanded to a maximum of 8,200 sheets for more intense usage by adding optional input drawers. Automatic duplexing is available for easy two-sided printing as well.
A standard ethernet port is included for network sharing, and an optional Gigabit ethernet port can be added, as well as support for wireless protocols. First page out time is 5.5 seconds or less, getting tasks started quickly without waiting, though warm-up time could be a concern for some buyers, at around 5 minutes from power off. The unit can operate at three resolutions of 1,200, 600, and 300 dpi to improve speed and save Savin MLP175n toner usage.
A large patrol lamp is perched above the unit to provide an indication that the unit is operating properly. This will let users know when the unit is out of paper or the Savin MLP175n toner cartridges are low. With a capacity of around 43,000 pages, however, Savin MLP175n toner cartridges won't need replacing too frequently.
For the buyer who wants fast network printing without unnecessary multifunction features, the Savin MLP175n is an impressive machine. The inclusion of its patrol lamp for status monitoring and a number of excellent expansion options set it up for easy operation in a fast-paced environment.