Epson AcuLaser CX11N/CX11NF Printer Review
The network-ready Epson AcuLaser CX11N/CX11NF is the perfect companion for small offices and workgroups and offers outstanding productivity. It sets the standard in image quality. It can print copies up to 25ppm for monochrome prints.
Its input tray supports 8.5X11 sheets. It integrates seamlessly into your existing system with its built-in 10/100Base-TX Ethernet interface. It's so efficient and reliable, it practically runs itself!
The Epson AcuLaser CX11N/CX11NF is an all-in-one printer that allows you to print, scan, and copy. The AcuLaser CX11N is the first in a new range of multifunction devices, based on the company’s C1100 color laser engine.
The control panel was designed with users in mind. It is a well configured, five-line, back-lit LCD display, which is accompanied by a ring of menu controls, a number pad and separate buttons to start mono and color jobs.
On the front panel you will find a 180-sheet paper tray, though this doesn't pull out in the usual way. This tray you lay between the guides and place it into the machine. It does lack a multi-purpose tray for feeding special media, though a secondary, 500-sheet tray is available as an option.
It comes with a 600dpi scanner that doesn’t provide and separate controls. At the back are sockets for USB 2.0 and network connection.
It comes with a nice range of software which includes Epson’s Creativity Suite to Presto! Page Manager and the print driver has been redesigned to offer good print support.
The AcuLaser CX11N features a carousel-based laser engine. As a result each of the four primary colors: cyan, yellow, magenta and black, is printed one at a time by rotating a carousel of toner cartridges.
Installation and maintenance can be a hassle since you need to open both front and top panels and remove a series of covers for the four toner transfer rollers on the carousel. The toner cartridge slides in through the front.
The Epson AcuLaser CX11N/CX11NF tends to jam. It is really a hassle to have to unjam it every time you use it.