The Oki C5100 printer is a mid range printer aimed predominantly at those offices who have workgroups that are fairly industrious. The monthly duty cycle is 50,000 pages and they are designed to work in regularly in both colour and black and white. The resolution is 600 x 1200 dpi and as with a lot of Oki printers, this machine is capable of printing banner length material, this is due to the straight-path facility. The processor is 200 MHz and the memory can be increased from 32 MB to 288 MB if needed. For further details, read our article here.
The Oki C5100 has been produced to fill the needs of small to medium sized offices and busy workgroups. This printer is creative enough to allow people to produce a good range of documents in-house and therefore keep some of the external printing costs at bay. This is a LED printer, so it is inherently quiet and it comes with the added bonus of having a straight-paper path, which allows for some unique length of printer material to be produced.
Okidata C5100 toner is made in one capacity. It should be noted the printer ships with much smaller capacity Oki C5100 ink when the printer is first bought. The initial start up toners are only 1,200 page yields but it is then possible to buy a full set where all four Oki C5100 toner cartridge offer 5,000 page yields. The size of these toners will help most offices cut down on the need for constant toner changing but it is inevitable the black toner will be utilised far more than the other three and therefore keeping a spare set of toner on hand, is always a good idea. There are also further savings to be had by purchasing compatible toners for this printer.
The printer can be set up in an uncomplicated way by using the start up CD delivered with the machine. This will automatically select the correct printer drivers for your hardware. It is a network ready machine and will need an Ethernet cable to allow communication throughout the office. A standard USB cable will connect this machine to the printer.
The print speeds are 20 pages per minute for black and white printing and fall down to 12 pages per minute for colour. This means it isn’t the fastest printer out there but it does a good enough job for most users. The standard paper capacity is 300 sheets and the resolution is 600 x 1200 dpi. If you have the need to print longer length material, then this printer is for you. It can print material up to 1.2 metres in length, allowing for some interesting documents to be produced in-house.
The C5100 is the base model out of three Oki produce and so it has limited software options but it does have a 200 MHz processor, along with 32 MB of memory, which can be increased to 288 MB with the help of extra DIMMs.
Printer Type: Colour LED
Duty Cycle: 50,000 pages per month
Memory: 32 MB – 288 MB (C5100/5150) 32 MB – 256 MB (C5200)
Print Resolution: 600 x 1200dpi
Print Speed (Colour): 12ppm (C5100/5150) 16ppm (C5200)
Connectivity: USB 2.0, parallel
Paper Capacity: 300 sheets plus optional 530 sheet tray