Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM205f

Anthony Caruana
15 March, 2012
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Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM205f

Fuji Xerox Printing, www.fujixerox.com.au

Pros 

Fast; quiet; excellent quality

Cons 

Limited iOS support; photo printing

$439

Reviews

The Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM205f is the sort of multi-function that most small offices need. It prints excellent colour and text, is fast, quiet and easy to set up.

Apple doesn’t offer drivers for the DocuPrint CM205f through Software Update so we downloaded the latest drivers from the Fuji Xerox website. We’d suggest always doing this as the accompanying CD is often out of date.

The main panel on the printer is a primitive-looking monochrome LCD that displays important information such as toner levels. However, changing settings is painful as the only input is the numeric keypad that drove us back into T9 text entry like an old mobile phone. However, once the printer is connected to a network, it can be configured by browsing to its network address using a web browser.

Print jobs were executed quickly and quality was excellent. It’s worth noting that Fuji Xerox isn’t pushing this as a photo printer so we didn’t run it with photographic stock. However, we did print complex business documents with embedded photos as well as text in different typefaces and it produced outstanding output. We did print some A4 photos to plain paper and they looked OK.

There’s no AirPrint support but Fuji Xerox has created its own app that supports both printing and scanning. It is limited in that it can only print web pages, contacts and images.

It’s PDFs can be printed but only if they’re accessed via a website.

We weren’t able to scan from the application when it automatically detected the scanner but were successful when we entered the device’s IP address.

Macworld Australia’s buying advice:

There’s a lot to like about the Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM205f.

It delivers excellent output quickly and quietly, although fuller AirPrint support would have been useful.

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