Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM405df
Fuji Xerox, www.fujixerox.com.au
Fast; large paper capacity
AirPrint not standard
The DocuPrint CM405df is an office printer that would fit in well for a company with lots of people who print regularly. The paper tray can hold more than a full ream of paper and it can produce monochrome and colour output. Unlike the other printers we looked at, the DocuPrint CM405df is a laser printer. It can also scan, photocopy and fax, making it a great option for those looking for a single device that can fulfil lots of output needs.
Setup was not as straightforward as we expected. We needed to install a driver manually and then add the device to our Mac by using its IP address. AirPrint support is available, but it requires the purchase and installation of an optional module – our review unit didn’t have this available. We connected it to our network via Ethernet.
Fuji Xerox has an excellent reputation for delivering printers for business and the DocuPrint CM405df is no exception.
It’s fast – we sent several complex documents to the printer and most were waiting for us before we made the 10-metre walk to the printer. Print quality is excellent for business documents. There are multiple paper feeds, so you can have a main tray with regular paper and use the second tray for envelopes or some other stock.
Although we didn’t have AirPrint, we used the donation-ware utility handyPrint (formerly AirPrint Hacktivator) to send images, documents and emails to the DocuPrint CM405df for printing.
There’s also a free print utility for iOS devices called Print Utility for iOS that supports printing without AirPrint, although it’s very limited. We’d suggest either paying for the AirPrint upgrade or using handyPrint.
If you’re running a small- to medium-sized office and need a device that’s fast and can handle a reasonable volume of printing, then the DocuPrint CM405df will meet your needs.