Oki MB451W LED Multifunction Printer - Monochrome - Plain Paper Print - Desktop
Impossible Set-up, Poor Print Results
I bought this printer thinking it would be a good all in 1 but the user interface makes it impossible to scan anything and the print quality deteriorates after about 1,500 prints. You start to get vertical lines in the output. The advise you'll get from OKI is to replace the drum unit, the drum that is rated for 25,000 copies.
Do yourself a favour and don't buy a printer where the drum and toner are 2 separate units unless you don't need print quality.
The printer is also god for running 20-24# paper only, if you run card stock or gloss stock be prepared to have issues, also don't print labels. Don't print on photo paper either.
Before this I found the idea of a $40 toner cartridge a good idea but since the drum fails after 1,500 pages it makes it $140 per 1,500 pages, that's more than HP or Lexmark or Epson or any other brand but the printers are usually on sale for $200 so the upfront cost seems cheap but don't be fooled.
May 1, 2014
Since I purchased the machine 4 mos ago, I have had such an awful time order ink toner replacements. Everyone is always out of stock including OkiData. Wish I had been informed of this when I purchased product. From month to month, have to ask where will I be able to find ink toner?
July 5, 2013