Copystar CS-1505 Review
The Copystar CS-1505 is one impressive desktop copier that combines both efficiency and power-saving capability in one elegantly designed finish. Packed with impressive features to help boost its mark on home and office users, the Copystar CS-1505 is truly a suitable copy production machine that will ensure documents are produced in professional and excellent quality.
With many stand alone copiers only able to produce monochrome outputs, the Copystar CS-1505's capability to have top notch monochrome copies is a welcome addition. For output speeds, the Copystar CS-1505 has a rate of 15 pages per minute on letter type paper and approximately 13 ppm on legal paper types. More impressive than these copying output speeds is its first copy out results, which can be as fast as 6.3 seconds. This is a significant feature that beats out its competition, as most stand alone copiers are able to product first copy results in about 10 seconds or more. For its warm up time, the Copystar CS-1505 has varying degrees, but on a standard room temperature it can be as fast as 30 seconds. This stand alone copier also features adjustable Energy Saving modes, which allows adjustments on priority tasks for either a faster recovery or less power usage. This adjustable feature also allows the Copystar CS-1505 to have a warm up time of 10 seconds, which is under its recovery mode due to an auto preheat function. The Copystar CS-1505 also has a Power Save mode that enables this machine to lower its overall cost of use. It also has a automatic shut off mode, which can be very convenient for busy work places. This automatic shut off mode can also be set or customized, maximizing Copystar CS-1505's ability to lower power consumption.
For its other features, the Copystar CS-1505 provides exposure adjustments, which can be set to automatic and manual. This enables the Copystar CS-1505 to produce copy outputs that can be customized for better quality results in terms of tone and darkness levels. The Copystar CS-1505 also has a zoom copy mode, which includes automatic zooming through a dedicated zoom button for easy and quick access to different zoom levels that are available. Photo mode is also available, specifically for image copies in order to maximize resolution. The maximum available resolution for the Copystar CS-1505 is set at 600 x 600 dots per inch.
Paper handling with the Copystar CS-1505 features a standard paper drawer with a 250-sheet capacity. A multibypass tray is also included, which can store up to 50 sheets. The standard drawer and multibypass tray brings the Copystar CS-1505's capacity to a maximum of 300 sheets, enough for a low to moderate volume copy production. The standard drawer can hold letter and legar paper types, while the multibypass tray is designed to handle special media types such as letterheads, card stocks, colored papers and transparencies. The Copystar CS-1505 also has the capability to produce continuous copies of up to 99 pages. It also has a manual duplex copy capabity for faster output production.
The design of the Copystar CS-1505 is compact enough to fit in a small work space, which makes it desirable for users who prefer their copiers able to save valuable space. The Copystar CS-1505 is simplistic yet possesses a sleek exterior with a white overall finish and an intuitive menu control panel for handling copy tasks with ease and relative comfort.
As a standard stand alone copier, the Copystar CS-1505 has enough features for home or small-sized office use. However, users can hold the Copystar CS-1505's resolution as a low point, with only a maximum of 600 dpi on its belt. This is relatively less compared to other copiers that have resolutions that reach as high as 1,200 dpi, double what the Copystar CS-1505 can offer. While the 600 dpi might be enough for some users, others might find this ability significantly lacking.