Recently, Rachel and I got the new Fuji Xerox’s DocuPrint M265z for our home use. We also tried out the new DocuPrint CM225fw. The M265z is in monochrome while the latter prints in colour. DocuPrint M265 z is a laser printer, while the CM225 fw adopts the Self-Scanning Light Emitting Diode (SLED) printing technology.
Because of the perceived lower cost, smaller build and easy availability, most households still use inkjet printers for everyday printing. We were using an inkjet all-in-one inkjet printer with scanning functionalities before we made the switch.
Why switch from inkjet to laser printers?
Here are seven good reasons why the Fuji Xerox’s DocuPrint printers will be perfect for your home office or small business use:
The starting price of the DocuPrint series is just S$219 for a DocuPrint CP115 w SLED colour printer and just S$129 for a DocuPrint P225 d monochrome laser printer. Yes, they are within the S$100 t0 200 bracket! The prices are approaching that of the inkjet printers or even lower these days.
Savings on Large Volume Printing
Inkjet ink is more expensive than champagne. Switching to laser and SLED printers like the DocuPrint series will save a lot of costs in the long run if you are printing large volume of documents. Moreover, Fuji Xerox’s cartridges are very competitively priced.
In addition, the new DocuPrint models of M225 / 265 include a separate toner and drum cartridge so users only need to replace one component at a time. This means each component is used for its maximum lifespan, resulting in longer operating times and cost savings.
Further cost savings can also be realised by using toner save mode, which extends the life of the toner cartridge by varying the density of toner that is printed on the page.
Faster, Higher Quality Prints
If you are an inkjet printer user at home, I do not need to elaborate to you how noisy and slow the printing can be. The ink tends to smudge too and comes out unevenly in shades. Compare that with the bulky laser printer in your office which prints a thousand sheets rapidly, without smudging, with the printed words and images coming out crisp and clear.
The M265z can perform automatic double-sided printing, scanning and copying, helping to save time and paper usage. Rachel and I are very conscious of wasting paper with single-sided prints and this is a wonderful feature for environmentally-conscious folks like us.
It can also print at a fast speeds of 30 pages per minute. For the CM225fw, it can print 18 pages per minute for both monochrome and coloured pages.
Additionally, for the colour printers in the DocuPrint range like the CM225fw, the use of Fuji Xerox’s award-winning SLED (Self-Scanning Light Emitting Diode) and DELCIS (Digitally-Enhanced Lighting Control Imaging System) technologies enable them to deliver best-in-class print quality at 1200 x 2400 dpi (dots per inch).
The DocuPrint series of printers are designed for home use and small businesses. Hence they are relatively small in size, with good performance. After replacing the all-in-one I was using, the M265z did not take up much extra space except that it is taller.
Print on the go, wireless
Both the CM225fw and the M265z comes with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. Both support Wi-Fi too. No more long, ugly USB cables hanging all over.
Set-up is really simple, with one-touch functionality and built-in networking capabilities:
I took less than 10 minutes to set up the M265z at home and less than 5 minutes to set up the CM225fw next!
Yes, it’s that easy and efficient when everything is wireless and you get to cloud print with your iOS or Android devices as well. You can now print directly from your mobile devices without having to download mobile apps or install print drivers.
Fuji Xerox’s 3-year warranty
Yes, three freaking years compared to the usual one year warranty. Fuji Xerox is the ONLY printer brand in Singapore with this offer.
Fuji Xerox places a lot of emphasis on after-sales service. The 3-year on site warranty includes drum replacement (worth S$200+; about the price of the printer itself as it is the ‘engine’ of the printer). This is especially useful if you are using your DocuPrint printer for some heavy duty printing.
Best of all, the warranty is for on site. This means you need not carry in the printer to Fuji Xerox’s service centre for repairs. They will come to you. I love this because I really hate taking leave or making rush trips during lunch time to go down to service centres during office hours.
Extra perk at the upcoming PC Show (4 to 7 June) if you are an Alvinology reader
Fuji Xerox will be at booth number 6032 at the PC Show at the Singapore Expo Hall 6. For readers who purchase any printer at the show and quote “Alvinology” – you will get additional S$10 NTUC voucher on top of the other premiums, discounts and whatever other perks.
Awesome right? Time to get a Fuji Xerox DocuPrint laser or SLED printer to start saving time and money! 🙂
Availability and Pricing:
DocuPrint M265 z – print, copy, scan and fax, RRP $419
DocuPrint M225 z – print, copy, scan and fax, RRP $309
DocuPrint M225 dw – print, copy and scan, RRP $239
DocuPrint P265 dw – print, RRP $179
DocuPrint P225 d – print, RRP $129
DocuPrint CP115 w – print, RRP $219
DocuPrint CP225 w – print, RRP $299
DocuPrint CM115 w – print, copy and scan, RRP $449
DocuPrint CM225 fw – print, copy, scan and fax, RRP $549
*Prices above are accurate as at May 2015, recommended retail price in stores
As a lead-up to COMEX 2015 and in collaboration with Fuji Xerox Printers Singapore, we are giving away 5 Fuji Xerox DocuPrint P205 b printers to our readers!
For a chance to win one of the 5 printers, here’s what you have to do:
1. ‘Like’ the Asia 361 Facebook page and/or Alvinology Facebook page.
2. ‘Like’ the Fuji Xerox Printers Singapore Facebook page.
3. Share this post on Facebook and tag up to three friends.
4. Answer this question by commenting below or on our Facebook posts: Name one Fuji Xerox printer model which will be showcased at Fuji Xerox Printers Singapore’s booth at COMEX 2015.
1. Follow the Asia 361 Instagram account @Asia361Official and/or Alvinology Instagram account @Alvinology.
2. Look for our Fuji Xerox post and leave a comment by tagging up to three friends.
3. Repost our Instagram post.
We will be picking 3 winners from Facebook (either Asia 361 or Alvinology) and 2 winners from Instagram (1 from Alvinology’s account and 1 from Asia 361’s account).
Terms and conditions:
Contest ends 6 September 2015 at 11.59 pm.
The winner must be a resident in Singapore.
The winner will be notified via Facebook or email, and must be able to respond with his or her details within the stipulated time. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited.