The OkiData C6150 is one of the most capable printers around. It is a printer most suited to the small of home office, and has a duty cycle and speed to match.
The C6150 is a color laser printer that can output up to 32 pages per minute for monochrome and 26 for color. Print quality is excellent in the default 1200 x 600 dpi resolution. When printing monochrome, blacks and grays are clear and well shaded. There was no bleeding evident on any of our test documents, which includes graphs and images. Color was the same, with accurate color matching and clean lines throughout. No bleeding was evident in either mono or color either, which is a definite bonus.
Paper is fed into a drawer at the front which can cope with 300 sheets. There is also the option of adding a further 530 with a paper tray that attaches to the bottom. As this printer is aimed at smaller workgroups or home offices, the extra paper capacity doesn’t really offer much value for money. The standard capacities should suffice for most uses.
The little LCD screen is bright, and is clear enough to be able to be read from a short distance. The function buttons are to the side which are well laid out and easy to use.
Configuration and driver installation is easy, with the software package installing in a little over a minute. There is a decent software package to accompany the drivers, including Oki’s own image and print processing tools. The C6150 supports, PCL and PostScript, so will work with Windows and Mac computers. The drivers and software suite will also work with either platform.
There are four versions of the C6150n, the C6150dn with duplexer, C6150dtn with extra paper capacity and the C6150hdn with all the above and a 40Gb hard drive for larger jobs or secure printing.
Each comes with a starter cartridge that is capable of printing up to 2000 pages. Replacements are easily accessible, the black printing 6000, and the colors printing 5000 sheets each.
As a printer the C6150 is an excellent choice for the small or home office. It is a little much for a single user, as many of the features, the average user would have no need for, but for a small group or a couple of people, it is ideal.