Xerox 5312 Printer Review
The Xerox 5312 is one of the slower laser copier models in its class, at a maximum of 20 copies per minute, but it has a quick response time of around 8 seconds for the first page, and very little warm-up time that helps to make up for it. Xerox 5312 printer toner is also quite affordable, making it a good value.
The 5312 is not overly large, measuring 23.2x24.4x25.6 inches, so it could even fit on a table surface or desktop comfortably. When it comes to copying, the automatic document feeder can handle up to 50 sheets at a time, making the copying of long, multi-page documents quick and easy. Users can also make up to 99 copies from a single original.
As mentioned, the first page can copy in as little as 8 seconds, reducing some of the waiting experienced with other models, and the unit only takes around 30 seconds to warm up, even from complete power down. A maximum monthly duty cycle of 20,000 pages is surprisingly high for such a compact machine, and shows that it is capable of handling pretty serious workloads in a small office environment.
Along with the unit's affordable price tag, it uses affordable toners. The machine uses a single Xerox 5312 toner cartridge with a yield of 4,000 pages at a time. The Xerox 5312 toner cartridges are often packaged in pairs, and affordable prices offer a low cost per page that can help users save money throughout the life of the machine. In fact, even the OEM Xerox 5312 toner is very affordable.
Sitting in the middle ground between a compact copier that might be a bit underpowered and a larger copier that might be overpriced, the Xerox 5312 offers just the right mix of features and affordability. Its copy speeds will be adequate for most small offices, and it has enough headroom to take on busy workloads.