Count on intuitive security solutions, produce extraordinary color prints, and get easy mobile printing. First page out ready Black: As fast as 10. Connect your smartphone or tablet directly to your printer — and easily print without accessing a network. More details on this printer is in our Features section below. Windows Server support is provided via the command line installer and supports Win Server 2008 R2 and higher. It even comes with certification from the Forest Stewardship Council so you can rest easy knowing your environmental impact is reduced with the guarantee that your paper is sourced from properly managed forests. For pen drives, please reach out to respective manufacturers for any service queries.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®. The print quality is good, and remarkably fast, and the warm-up time for the machine is quite good. It can accept paper up to 55 basis weight, heavier than what's typical. A favorite feature is located through the control panel on the printer. So what do I like: the print speed, quick set up, the easy touch screen, printing from all mobile devices and the quality of the two-sided black and white pages.
Speed through presentations and other business materials while saving paper. However, like most printers, you can find it online for much less than its list price. I just got this 254dw yesterday and it's my first experience with a color laserjet in my home office; hard to pass up at this price point. Prints were a bit dark until you play with the settings to even out the tones. The major reason for this high score was the M254dw's touchscreen control panel.
And the print quality is good. We purchased two of these printers in January of 2018. I was able to connect it to my wifi rather quickly and get to printing immediately. Windows Server support is provided via the command line installer and supports Win Server 2008 R2 and higher. The colors are vibrant and the printer itself prints very fast.
If you have to buy one printer this year make it this one. Features controlled may vary by mobile device operating system. I did all the troubleshooting steps and used the calibration mode multiple times but nothing helped. The rest of the time? I do wish that it had a scanner to make it an all-in-one, but this is as strong of a color laser printer as I would expect for this pricepoint. The printer was easy to set up and the software was simple to install. I can't complain about the print quality; it's quite good. Have confidence in your connection with steady performance from dual band Wi-Fi®.
Sometimes no error and no print. The M254dw's produced some of the best text in our testing. For handling media, a 250-sheet input tray and 100-sheet output bin are used, with a priority feed slot available at the bottom for loading individual sheets. We have had nothing but trouble and have now been told that they will both require service. Operating Cost The M254dw was on the lower end in terms of both monochrome printing costs, but fairly expensive for color and earned a 5 out of 10 in our operating cost metric. Improve your printing hub Does your work depend on a high-speed print solution that can work in both color and black and white? This is a great quality printer in every way possible.
Impress with color and increase efficiency. The 250-sheet tray supports up to legal-sized 8. First-page-out time is approximately 10 seconds in black and 11 seconds in color. Easily manage tasks at the device with an intuitive touchscreen. Other than that, the software is complete garbage.
Spend less time replacing toner, with optional high-yield cartridges. Previously, pressing the button did nothing but now, with new firmware, pressing the calibration button triggered a process where you could hear the printer doing some kind of mechanical alignment. Occasionally when printing italics at fonts smaller than 10 point we did notice some areas that looked just slightly pale, which is the only thing that kept the M254dw from earning a perfect score in this metric. It has a strong office equipment portfolio that not only includes printers, scanners and all-in-ones, but also desktop and laptop computers, tablets and business solutions. There's a second tray for full-size paper, allowing you to load letterhead paper, for instance. Features controlled may vary by mobile device operating system. Both color and black-and-white print jobs can reach speeds of up to 22 ppm depending on your settings, and the unit also gets started quickly with a first print out time of just 11.
This service is optional and can be changed at any time. It only lost points for its photo printing ability. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity. Wireless connectivity you can count on — Have confidence in your connection with steady performance from dual band Wi-Fi, plus Ethernet capability for wired networking Weight lbs. The size of the printer makes it necessary for a table that can hold some weight.