Xerox 5845 Printer Review
With the ability to handle up to tabloid-sized media, the Xerox WorkCentre 5845 multifunction laser printer offers a bit more flexibility without a high purchase price. With a set of wireless and even mobile printing features, it is ready for modern communication methods. Buyers will find Xerox 5845 toner supplies expensive to replace, but their cost per page is still reasonable.
The 5845 has a maximum output speed of 45 pages per minute that makes it a solid choice for busy workflows. Although limited to 600 dpi for copying, it can reach a resolution of 4800x600 dpi for printing, resulting in very sharp output quality overall. It starts with an impressive paper capacity of 5,100 sheets, and can be expanded even further for the busiest office environments.
Users who want to utilize its scanning capabilities for digital workflows will appreciate its automatic document feeder, which can hold up to 200 sheets and scan two-sided sheets in a single pass. By storing files on the included hard drive and sharing via email or the cloud, users can save a lot on WorkCentre 5845 toner supplies and on paper.
With wireless support built right in, the unit also supports printing from USB devices, thanks to a port on the front panel. Support for Apple's AirPrint makes it easy to print from iOS devices, and the machine also has optional support for Xerox Mobile Print and other platforms.
Users replace toners from an easily accessed panel, and the Xerox 5845 toner cartridges have large capacities to ensure they don't need to be replaced too often. The WorkCentre 5845 toner cartridges come in packs of two that will supply up to 76,000 pages on average.
The 5845 will be out of the price range of all but the largest offices, but it is built for fast speeds and heavy workloads. Buyers will need a sizable budget for Xerox 5845 toner, but the cost per page is fairly reasonable, and taking advantage of digital workflows will help reduce operating costs as well.