OKI C532dn Review

Good: Mobile printing, easy installation, environmentally friendly features.
Bad: Wireless connectivity is only optional, not intended for larger businesses.
Bottom Line: New color printer with a variety of aftermarket consumables that leads to reasonable cost per page.
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C532dn
$449
Small, Medium
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31ppm
31ppm
667MHz
1GB
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Product Overview

The new OKI C532dn color printer joins five other new color devices aimed at the small-to-medium business market. All six devices are newer generations of their older counterparts, adding new features such as higher print speed and mobile printing capability.

The C532dn ($449) runs at up to 31ppm in both black and color. It includes a 667MHz processor and 1GB of memory.

First-page-out time is 7.5 seconds in both black and color. The monthly duty cycle is 60,000 pages a month, but OKI recommends an average of up to 6,000 pages.

More details on this printer is in our Features section below.

The C532dn is intended more for small-and-medium-sized businesses (roughly five to 20 users) that have a need for printing both regular documents and graphics, such as marketing materials.

Features

The C532dn includes PCL and PostScript printing language. It also includes standard USB and Ethernet connectivity as well as optional wireless. Mobile printing is also supported via apps such as Google Cloud Print 2.0 and Apple AirPrint.

Paper handling starts with a 250-sheet main tray and a 100-sheet bypass. OKI offers two additional 530-sheet trays as an option for a maximum capacity of 1,410 sheets. The two 530-sheet trays accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper, while the bypass accommodates banner sizes of up to 52″.

Output consists of a 150-sheet bin.

The C532dn contain a Utility Suite that includes features, such as color correct, color swatch utility, print job accounting, web driver installer and PDF direct print, to name a few.

As with other OKI devices, the C532dn includes energy-saving features such as duplexing, LED printing technology and Toner Save mode.

There are a variety of aftermarket consumables, including a 3,500-page black cartridge, 3,500-page color (cyan, magenta, yellow) cartridges, 6,000-page high-capacity color cartridge, 7,000-page black cartridge and 30,000-page drums. We’ve calculate the cost per page based on the high-capacity cartridge figures. The cost per page is 2.5 cents in black and 14.8 cents in color. The color per-page cost is a little high for a small business, but they can combat that by utilizing OKI’s energy-saving features.

The C532dn has a one-year on-site warranty and a five-year limited warranty on the LED printheads.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

Wireless connectivity is only optional and not standard. The C532dn is also not intended for larger businesses.

About

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables.

OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts and production and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor Series digital production printers. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide-range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer’s needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance.

The company’s innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $4.7 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2013 financial reporting. Keeping its customers’ needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR® certified products.

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