Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM215fw
Launched last year, this Fuji Xerox printer is a functional
no-frills model which lacks Near Field Communication and some other new
features offered by other brands.
Technically, this is not a laser printer. It uses S-LED
(self-scanning light-emitting diode) technology. However, the two are
The CM215fw uses the Fuji Xerox Print & Scan app (iOS and
Android) as a mobile app for wireless printing, which has basic
It can print documents, photos and webpages from mobile devices, but
it cannot be integrated with cloud storage services. Moreover, the user
interface looks dated.
As a multi-function printer, the CM215fw more than lives up to
expectations. Print speed for black-and-white pages approaches 13 pages
a minute, slightly under the advertised 15 pages.
However, colour print speed is as good as touted at about 12 pages
per minute. Print quality is relatively good, especially for colour
The LCD display is large enough to show more information than the displays of some competitors.
The physical buttons, however, seem a bit mushy and require a bit more force to register.
Manual duplex printing is supported, but the paper tray holds only 150 sheets of paper, which is on the low side.
Wi-Fi connectivity, which includes a one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Set-up button, makes connecting to a router a hassle-free affair.
However, sending a document from a mobile device to the Fuji Xerox took more than 30sec, which seems slower than some printers.
Maintenance is straightforward. Pull open the side panel when you
need to replace the toner. You can probably change all four toners
(cyan, magenta, yellow and black) in less than 30sec.
The copier produces clean copies which could almost pass off as
originals at a glance. Like many multi-function printers, it has an ID
copy feature to make copies of your identification cards. Documents and
photos can be scanned to an attached USB flash drive - you can directly
print documents stored on the drive.
Overall, this Fuji Xerox is a capable printer for the home or small
office, especially given its small footprint. It is priced
competitively at $499 and compares well with its rivals in terms of
Each black-and-white page costs 4.8 cents. Heavy users will
appreciate that the drum, which can easily cost more than $100 for most
models, is free under warranty.
- Good print quality and relatively low print cost make up for its clunky mobile printing feature.
Yield: Up to 2,000 standard pages per cartridge (black) and 1,400 pages per cartridge (colour)
Print resolution: Up to 1,200 x 2,400 dots per inch
Speed: Up to 15 pages per minute (black), 12 pages per minute (colour)
Tested speed: 13 pages per minute (black), 12 pages per minute (colour)
Value for money: 4/5