OKI C844dnw Review

Good: Ability to print 11" x 17" paper as well as banners (up to 52"), standard wireless connectivity, new fusing technology that helps printer warm up quickly.
Bad: Not intended for large businesses.
Bottom Line: Compact color printer with flexible paper handing that's targeted to small workgroups.
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C844dnw
$2,449
Small workgroups
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36 ppm
36 ppm
667 MHz
1 GB
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Product Overview

The new C844dnw joins OKI’s lineup of single-function color printers. It prints at up to 36 ppm in both black and color, and has a first-page-out time of 6.3 seconds. It uses OKI’s new fusing technology that enables the printer to warm up within 20 seconds of turning the printer on (9.9 seconds from power save mode).

The C844dnw includes a 667 MHz processor and 1 GB of memory. The monthly duty cycle is up to 50,000 pages, with a recommended average of 10,000 pages per month.

The C844dnw has a compact footprint so it can easily fit onto a desktop. According to OKI, its footprint is the smallest in its class of A3 (11″ x 17″) printers. The C844dnw also works as a standing printer with the addition of optional paper trays.

More details are in our Features section below.

The C844dnw is intended for small workgroups (up to 25 users) who need to print regular documents as well as as documents with such graphics as marketing materials.

Features

The C844dnw includes PCL and PostScript printer languages. It also includes standard USB, Ethernet and wireless connectivity. Mobile printing is also supported via apps such as Google Cloud Print 2.0 and Apple AirPrint.

Paper handling starts with a 300-sheet main tray and a 100-sheet bypass tray. OKI offers four additional 535-sheet trays as an option ($379 each) for a maximum capacity of 2,540 sheets. All trays accept up to 11″ x 17″ paper, while the bypass accommodates banner sizes of up to 52″.

Output consists of a 250-sheet bin.

The C844dnw Utility Suite includes features, such as color correct, color swatch utility, print job accounting, profile assistant and a monitoring tool, to name a few.

As with other OKI devices, the C844dnw includes energy-saving features such as duplexing, Deep Sleep mode, LED printing technology and Toner Save mode.

There are four aftermarket toner cartridges with a capacity of 10,000 pages each: black, magenta, yellow and cyan. Each image drum has a capacity of 30,000 pages. Additional consumables include a fuser (100,000 pages) and a transfer belt (80,000 pages). Based on all the consumables (including the image drums, transfer belt and fuser), the cost per page is 2.3 cents in black and 10.5 cents in color. Between the page yield of each consumable and OKI’s energy-saving features, companies can save on operating costs.

The C844dnw 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

The OKI C844dnw is not intended for large businesses.

About

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Irving, Texas, is a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation and is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a $4.0 billion multinational public corporation which has been a leader in telecom, infrastructure, and mechatronics systems since 1881. OKI began its innovation in the printing industry more than four decades ago, first marketing some of the earliest dot matrix printers before pioneering the LED print technology that continues to drive OKI’s product portfolio today.

With its catalog of Office Products, including single and multifunction digital color and monochrome LED printers, and serial impact dot matrix printers, OKI is a reliable presence in printing-intensive environments around the world. In the graphics and signage industries, OKI’s Industrial Printers – including the ColorPainter™ line of eco-solvent wide format printers and proColor™ series of digital production printers – deliver world-class print output that is made to last.

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