Editor’s Choice: PrintIT Reseller
What we liked:
• compact size
• simple set-up
• great print quality
• low power consumption
• professional security features
In 2017, OKI enhanced its colour portfolio with the A4 colour multifunction printer (MFP) MC563dn. Combining impressive print speeds (30ppm) and high quality output (1200 x 1200 dpi), while making powerful security features available to small and medium-sized businesses and workgroups, it’s no surprise that this has become OKI’s top selling A4 device.
The device supports busy workgroups with a wide range of productivity features, such as a paper capacity of up to 1,410 sheets with the addition of two optional trays; 1GB of RAM memory for graphics intensive applications; a high defnition LED colour scanner with speeds of 30ipm; Gigabit Ethernet for easy transfer of large fles across the network; a Reverse Automatic Document Feeder (RADF) for simple handling of multi-page, single and double-sided documents; and a Shared Print feature that stores templates and documents on the device itself for printing by anyone without the need for authentication.
The MC563dn boasts a number of professional security features that ensure only authorised personnel can access sensitive documents. These include:
Private Print, which keeps work confidential by sending encrypted documents to the printer for printing only when a PIN is entered, after which they are deleted automatically;
Optional Card Release, which allows users to view all print jobs before selecting which ones to print;
Wireless Direct, which lets users print directly from a mobile device without having to connect to a wireless network.; and
Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) compliance, which ensures documents are safely sent and received.
With printing from smartphones and tablets, the MC563dn meets the needs of today’s more mobile workers. The printer is compatible with AirPrint and Google Cloud Print 2.0 ready, which enables users to print from remote locations. The ability to scan directly to a USB stick independently of a PC is another useful feature for on-the-go productivity.
The MC563dn is easy to set-up and get started. It includes video-based tutorials and problem-solving guidance for simplified installation and operation. Troubleshooting is available on the device screen and via OKI’s Mobile Print app. When new features are available you can update the device via the OKI portal.
Cost and energy saving
A powerful tool for businesses of all sizes, the MC563dn offers High Defnition Colour printing and exceptional media flexibility, from A6 to 1320mm banners and card stock up to 220gsm. This makes it ideal for the in-house production of full colour marketing material, from business cards to banners, as well as day-to-day business printing, helping organisations to save time and money.
Running costs are further kept down by an energy-saving Deep Sleep mode; an Auto-Off mode that automatically powers down to less than 0.5W when not in use; and a Toner Save mode that uses less toner when printing draft or internal documents. OKI also provides a free consumables recycling programme.