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OKI Printing Solutions C711

36-ppm Monochrome; 34-ppm Color


Print

Key Buyer Benefits

HD Color Printing technology for sharp detail and rich, striking color
1200 x 600 dpi resolution for crisp, clear output in color and black and white
Single Pass Color Digital technology for printing up to 140 lb. (250gsm) index stock and banner-size
sheets
Offers 2-piece consumables for low Total Cost of Ownership in color and monochrome
Easily match custom colors to the color values with Color Swatch
Color Correct can adjust colors commonly found in applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and
PowerPoint
Standard duplexer for 2-sided printing
Offers 100,000 pages-per-month duty cycle
11,500-page color and 11,000-page mono toner cartridges
256-Bit Encryption enables secures passage of sensitive documents from PC to printer, with processing
and output requiring PIN identification
Color Access Policy Manager (CAPM) to help control printing costs
If document is not retrieved within a certain time, the document is sanitized (cleared) from the units
memory with Job Timeout feature
1-Year limited warranty with Overnight Exchange on printer; 5-Year limited warranty on LED print-heads

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WORKGROUP PRINTER

BERTL Galaxy Star Rating ................................................................................ 3


About BERTLs Galaxy Star Rating ........................................... 3
Introduction .......................................................................................................... 4
Device Features Summary .......................................................... 4
Pricing, Specifications, Features, Software ................................. 5
Print

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Print Productivity .......................................................................... 5
Bandwidth .................................................................................... 5
First Page Out Time..................................................................... 5
Last Page Out Time ..................................................................... 5
What We Liked/Would Like To See ............................................. 5

Image Quality ....................................................................................................... 6


Density ......................................................................................... 6
Resolution .................................................................................... 6
Halftones ...................................................................................... 6
Negative/Positive Lines ............................................................... 7
Negative/Positive Dots................................................................. 7
What We Liked/Would Like To See ............................................. 7
Ease of Use........................................................................................................... 8
PCL 6 Print Driver ........................................................................ 8
PostScript Print Driver ............................................................... 10
XPS Print Driver......................................................................... 12
Routine Maintenances ............................................................... 13
Device Management .................................................................. 15
What We Liked/Would Like To See ........................................... 18
Paper Handling................................................................................................... 19
Media Input ................................................................................ 19
What We Liked/Would Like to See ............................................ 19
Summing Up ....................................................................................................... 20
About BERTL ..................................................................................................... 21

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Introduction

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In March 2010, OKI Data Americas, which markets its


products under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, launched
next-generation, single-pass desktop color laser printers,
the C711 Series, part of OKI Printing Solutions new family
of A4 color printers for mid-size to large offices and
enterprises. The company rates the series at up to 34
(monochrome)/36 (color) ppm at up to 1,200 x 600 dpi.
Three configurations are available: the C711n which has
standard network connectivity and lists at $1,099; the
C711dn, which adds automatic duplexing and lists at
$1,239; and the C711dtn, which adds automatic duplexing
plus a second 530-sheet drawer, and lists at $1,449.
BERTL tested the C711. Noteworthy features include:

OKIs HD Color Printing technology for enhanced


image quality, including sharper detail and enhanced
color, both of which were evident in BERTL's tests.
Versatile media handling, as all paper sources accept
up to 8.5x14 paper, while the bypass tray accepts
3"x5" index cards up to 8.5" x 48" banner-size paper
for producing banners that can be used for signage
and promotional materials. The bypass tray can also
be used to print on heavy stock up to 140 lb. index
(250 gsm). Maximum duplex capacity of 120 lb. index
(220 gsm) Paper capacity can be expanded to a
maximum of 1,690 sheets for longer uninterrupted
operation.
The C711 also features 256 MB standard memory that
can be expanded up to 768 MB. New with this model is
SD memory storage capacity of up to 16 GB..
Optional security features include encrypted secure
printing, PIN Password enabled, MAC address filtering
AES 256-bit encryption and message authentication
code (MAC).

In this test report, BERTL takes an in-depth look at the


C711dtn, testing and evaluating its productivity, workflow,
image quality and ease-of-use.

OKI Printing Solutions C711 Series


Features Summary
Price

$1,449

Imaging Technology

LED

Standard Functions

Network Printing

Optional Functions

No

Maximum Monthly Print Volume

100,000 pages

Mono Print Speed

32 ppm

Color Print Speed

30 ppm

Mono First Page Out Time

8 sec.

Color First Page Out Time

9 sec.

Automatic Duplex

Yes

Network Scanning

No

Color Scanning

No

NT Authentication

Yes

LDAP Compatibility

Not applicable

Hard Disk Overwrite

Yes

BERTLS GALAXY STAR RATING


BERT L Galaxy Star Rating
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Build Quality

Network Administration

Security

Workflow

Finishing

Ease of Use

M edia Handling

Printing

Image Quality

Features

Price

The OKI Printing Solutions C711 Series as tested by


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PRODUCTIVITY
Evaluating print productivity is not as simple as timing copy
jobs. The printing process involves several steps and can
be affected by a variety of factors along the way.
The document must first be spooled by the print driver into
a PCL or PostScript file. The PCL or PostScript file is then
sent to the printer where it is raster image processed
(RIPped) into image data by the device processor. The
image data is then sent to the marking engine and output
as printed pages.
There are three obvious factors highlighted above (spool
time, RIP time, and print engine speed), which can all
make or break a devices overall productivity. Other
factors include concurrency and contention; for instance,
print speed may slow down when the device is being used
for other functions, such as scanning.
However, it is possible to time and compare these factors
through the use of careful preparation, conditioning and
testing.
Following are charts that show printing
performance when tested under controlled conditions.
The OKI C711 color printer features print speeds of up
to 34 ppm in Color and 36 ppm Monochrome mode. OKI
has rated time to first page as fast as 9 seconds in color
and 8 seconds in monochrome.
The OKI C711 also features a 533 MHz processor which
contributes to the devices printing power.
OKI's combined multilevel LED print-heads and microfine toner make up its HD Color Printing Technology. The
use of this technology contributes to the C711's sharp
detail and rich color depth. The C711 also features 1200 x
600 dpi print resolution.
Adding to the devices overall value is its rated duty cycle
of up to 100,000 pages per month.
This device offers standard duplex (2-Sided) printing on
the C711dn and C711dtn models and is offered as an
option on the C711n.

When it comes to security, the OKI C711 features


Encrypted Secure Printing, PIN/password-enabled; AES
256-bit encryption; Message Authentication Code (MAC)
Network Security, IP address filtering, MAC address
filtering, SNMP v3, SSL/TLS, IPP over SSL/TLS, E-mail
authentication, and protocol lockouts.
Standard with the OKI C711 is its job accounting
software which is used to track color/monochrome pages
by individual users and departments (SD memory card
required for optimal functionality).
OKI's Color Access Policy Manager allows control over
color printing user access, and converts unauthorized color
print jobs to black & white automatically.
Compatibility
The C711 features PCL 6, PCL 5c and PostScript 3
print drivers. In addition it supports IBM PowerPrinter;
Epson FX and Windows Vista XPS.
This device features compatibility with many of today's
most common operating systems and is capable of
functioning in a standalone or network environment.
Operating systems supported include Windows 7,
Vista/Vista x64, XP Home/XP Professional/XP x64, Server
2008 R2 x64, Server 2003/2003 x64, Server 2000; Mac
support OS X 10.3 and higher.
Network protocols supported include TCP/IP, NetBEUI,
NetWare, and EtherTalk. The OKI C711 also supports 10
Base-T/100 Base-TX Internal Ethernet Print Server
Network Interfaces.
Local Ports supported include USB v2.0 and Parallel.
In the memory department, the OKI C711 comes
Standard with 256 MB which can be expanded to a
maximum of 768 MB. In addition the C711 also comes with
a 16 GB memory used for storage and added security
features.

The C711 features several solutions that contribute to an


organizations overall productivity. Adding to this add-on
value is OKI's web-based printer management solutions,
PrintSuperVision and OkiLAN Embedded Web Server.
Another value add-on is PDF Direct Print v1.7 which
receives and prints .pdf files without opening an
application.

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TESTING RESULTS

First Page Out Time (Seconds)

Print Productivity in Color (PPM)


# of
Originals

Mode

PCL Driver

PostScript
Driver

XPS
Driver

32

Simplex

36.4

20.5

13.5

32

Duplex

28.5

20.1

13.2

*Color print productivity is evaluated based on a graphic based


letter sized 32 page PPT file.

Print Productivity in Monochrome (PPM)


# of
Originals

Mode

PostScript
Driver

PCL Driver

XPS Driver

50

Simplex

36.9

36.8

39.1

50

Duplex

30.9

31.0

39.0

*Monochrome print productivity is evaluated based on a text


based letter sized 50 page PDF file.

Network-Bandwidth/Print File Sizes (MB)


Native File Size

Job List

PCL6

PS

XPS

1-page Digital Photo PDF

20.94

30.47

19.18

4 page Passport Form PDF

12.02

13.52

16.62

16-page Magazine in PDF

16.68

15.36

20.37

22-page Excel Worksheet

12.48

13.42

17.24

32-page Text-Based PowerPoint

16.90

15.80

23.52

32-page Graphic Intensive PowerPoint

13.80

13.92

20.33

32-page Graphic Intensive PowerPoint Duplex

20.24

24.17

28.14

38-page Form Word Document

14.27

9.25

23.24

50-page Text-Based PDF

11.17

15.49

23.02

50-page Text-Based PDF Duplex

21.45

22.11

28.15

Total Job Time (Seconds)


Job List

PCL6

PS

XPS

1-page Digital Photo PDF

20.94

30.47

19.18

4 page Passport Form PDF

17.42

18.84

22.02

16-page Magazine in PDF

41.71

48.52

101.05

PCL

PS

XPS

22-page Excel Worksheet

44.86

46.48

48.52

1-page Digital Photo PDF

4.48

12.2

5.8

0.75

32-page Text-Based PowerPoint

68.27

67.40

81.48

4 page Passport Form PDF

0.08

0.50

0.522

0.14

32-page Graphic Intensive PowerPoint

64.80

104.33

158.02

83.17

113.64

164.68

16-page Magazine in PDF

1.78

14.5

3.45

1.13

32-page Graphic Intensive PowerPoint


Duplex

22-page Excel Worksheet

0.12

0.26

1.18

1.19

38-page Form Word Document

78.49

76.70

88.02

32-page Text-Based PowerPoint

4.20

5.28

2.6

1.26

50-page Text-Based PDF

90.55

95.02

102.74

32-page Graphic Intensive PowerPoint

0.23

18.1

22.5

4.97

50-page Text-Based PDF Duplex

114.33

114.74

120.79

* All testing was accomplished using letter size paper.

32-page Graphic Intensive PowerPoint


Duplex

0.23

18.1

22.2

4.97

38-page Form Word Document

0.91

8.58

14.6

2.97

WHAT WE LIKED

50-page Text-Based PDF

0.17

7.03

1.79

0.90

50-page Text-Based PDF Duplex

0.17

7.03

1.79

0.90

*File sizes are measured in Mega Bytes.

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Tested First Page Out Time (FPOT) as fast as 11.17


seconds using the PCL driver.
Tested simplex black-and-white network-printer
productivity was as fast as 39.1 ppm, using the XPS
driver. BERT's performance results exceeded OKI
Printing Solutions rated print speed by 3.1 second.
Tested duplex black-and-white network-printer speed
of up to 39.0 ppm using the XPS driver.
Simplex productivity in color mode was as fast as 36.4
ppm using the PCL driver.
Tested duplex color network-printer speed of up to
28.5 ppm using the PCL driver.
BERTL analysts were impressed with the small file
sizes generated when using the XPS driver.

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Image Quality

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IMAGE QUALITY
BERTL evaluates the output of several test targets in
order to determine image quality.
Following are
descriptions of key elements of image quality. Note the
numbered examples on each of the test targets shown in
the right column.

Office Color Image Quality


Density of Solid Areas - Better contrast; more vivid overall images
Line Work - Better production of lines and text
Halftones - Better production of photographic and screened images
Negative/Positive - Better production of fine detail

1.
2.
3.
4.

Photographic Color Image Quality


5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Flesh tones - Better production of portraits


Banding - Better solid and dithered fill
Low Contrast - Better production of dark images
Saturation - Better production of bright colors
Caste Better color fidelity
Fine Detail Better reproduction of fine details

BERTL uses ImageExpert printer test targets for the evaluation of printed
image quality. BERTL technicians measure image density and evaluate
the devices ability to produce a full range of halftones and various sizes
of negative/positive text, dots and lines in each primary printing color
(CYMK).

Density of Solid Areas*

Print Density
Black

1.43

Cyan

1.32

Magenta

1.02

Yellow

1.30

10

10
10

*Density is on a scale of 0 to 2.5, with 2.5 being the best possible.

10

Print Resolution*

Print Resolution
Vertical

Horizontal

Black

2.0

2.0

Cyan

2.0

2.0

Magenta

2.0

2.0

Yellow

2.0

2.0

*Line Pairs per Millimeter. For printer resolution, lower is better (range,
1.0-5.0).

10

5
5

5
5

10

Print Halftones
Min. Gradation*

Max. Gradation**

Black

10

100

Cyan

20

100

Magenta

10

90

Yellow

10

100

BERTL uses synthetic (photographic) test images obtained from ISO


International Standard 12640--Graphic TechnologyPrepress digital
data exchangeCYMK Standard Color Image Data (CYMK/SCID) in
order to evaluate the ability to print photographic images.

*Minimum gradation is on a scale of 10 100 percent in 10 percent


increments.
The best possible minimum gradation is 10 percent.
**Maximum gradation is on a scale of 10 100 percent in 10 percent
increments. The best possible maximum gradation is 100 percent.

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Ease of Use

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WHAT WE LIKED

IMAGE QUALITY

Negative/Positive Lines*
Line Width
(points)

Negative

Positive

Output displayed very good print density for all four


colors (black, cyan, yellow and magenta).
Output displayed above-average resolution for all four
colors.
Output displayed above-average printer halftones for
all four colors.
Output displayed excellent line and dot control, which
is essential for printing fine detail.
Photographic images tested displayed competitive
photographic image quality.

Vertical

Horizontal

Vertical

Horizontal

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE

BERTL was satisfied with the OKI Printing Solutions


C711dtns image quality. BERTL analysts did note
some graininess and slight banding.

A mark indicates the device was able to print the line width correctly.
*Chart cells containing an x indicate that the printer was not able to print
the line width correctly. Overall, the fewer xs, the better the image
quality. If no cells are marked with an x, then the device was able to
print all line widths correctly.

Negative/Positive Dots*
Line Width (points)

% of Dots Printed

1 pixel Black

90

1 pixel Black Neg

100

1 pixel Cyan

80

1 pixel Magenta

90

1 pixel Yellow

90

2x2 pixel Black

100

2x2 pixel Black Neg

100

Checkerboard apparent?

No

*On a scale of 0 100%. The higher the percentage, the better.

Photo Quality
Ranking (1-5)*
Fleshtones

4.0

Banding

4.0

Low Contrast

4.5

Saturation

4.0

Caste

4.5

Fine Detail

4.5

*Based on a scale of 1 5, with 5 being the best.

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Ease of Use

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PCL DRIVER

PCL, POSTSCRIPT AND XPS DRIVERS


As with control panels and touch screens, print-driver
design can vary enormously from manufacturer-tomanufacturer. And, as with control panels and touch
screens, how easy it isor isntto make selections in the
print driver and navigate through it can significantly affect
user productivity.
Most vendors provide an emulation of PCL (printer control
language) developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Some may also provide an emulation of PostScript,
developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, or they may
license PostScript directly from Adobe. While the Adobe
PostScript driver is not the most user-friendly of print
drivers, the advantage is that many users are already
familiar with it. Alternately, some manufacturers may use
an emulation of PostScript and design their own print-driver
user interface, or may license PostScript from Adobe and
also design their own print-driver interface.
Print-Driver Checklist
Do print drivers have identical user interfaces?

Yes

Are print drivers interfaces identical to other


vendor models?

Yes

Bidirectional communication within print drivers?

Yes

Auto device configuration from within print driver?

Yes

Does print-driver installation require rebooting of


the workstation?

No

Are print-driver mass deployment processes


included?

Yes

Are print-driver mass deployment guidelines and


procedures included?

Yes

The about button found on the first tab of the drivers contains the
driver version information and ensures that the user is using the
latest version.

The PCL driver consists of three, easy-to-navigate and use tabs.


The first tab, Setup, provides frequently used options such as
paper size and source, simplex/duplex printing, N-Up printing
(printing multiples pages on a single sheet), etc.

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The PCL drivers Job Options tab provides image quality,


finishing, watermark, overlay, and TrueType font-substitution
options, as well as secure printing and storing print jobs in harddrive memory.
When users select Secure Print in the upper
right, the tab below launches, prompting users to enter a job
password and job name for their job. At the devices control
panel, they must then scroll through the menu, locate their job,
and then enter their password in order for the job to print.

The Job Options tab also provides a link to an Advanced tab.


This tab provides options for print-spooling size, collation,
maintenance, and for using black toner instead of a composite of
cyan, yellow and magenta (helping to conserve use of color
toner).

The PCL tabs third tab, Color, provides various color-imagequality options. These options enable users to adjust color output
in order to obtain the best image quality and better ensure that
printed colors match specified colors. This tab also provides for
specifying color matching to specified color standards such as
ICC.

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OKI Printing Solutions provides a color-swatch utility that enables


users to print a color swatch that shows how specified colors will
appear.

POSTSCRIPT PRINT DRIVER

The PostScript print driver has a similar look and feel as the PCL
driver. The first tab, Layout, provides simplex/duplex, N-Up
printing and portrait/landscape orientation. When users select the
Advanced option, the tab below launches:

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The Advanced tab provides paper-size settings, as well as


options for color matching, TrueType font substitution, and other
PostScript options.

As with the PCL driver, the PostScript drivers Job Options tab
provides image-quality, finishing, watermark, overlay, and
TrueType font-substitution options, as well as secure printing and
storing print jobs in hard-drive memory (secure printing and job
storage require installation of the optional 16-GB SD memory
card).

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As with the PCL driver, the Color tab provides various colorimage-quality options that enable users to adjust color output in
order to obtain the best image quality, and better ensure that
printed colors match specified colors.

When users select the Color tabs Office Color setting, this tab
launches, providing color-matching and color-simulating options.
For instance, users can specify that color be printed to best match
colors displayed on a particular computer monitor. Also provided
are options for printing black as auto, Matte-K toner or GlossyComposite.

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The Color tab also provides a link to the Color Swatch Utility.

The Graphic Pro Details function also provides for specifying


color matching to specified color standards such as ICC Profile
Color Matching. The user is given the option of modifying RGB
Profile, CMYK profile, Printer Output Profile, and Rendering
Intent.

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XPS PRINT DRIVER

The XPS driver consists of three, easy-to-navigate and use tabs.


The first tab, Setup, provides frequently used options such as
paper size and source, simplex/duplex printing, N-Up printing
(printing multiples pages on a single sheet), etc.

The XPS tabs third tab, Color, provides various color-imagequality options. These options enable users to adjust color output
in order to obtain the best image quality and better ensure that
printed colors match specified colors.

As with the PCL and PostScript drivers, the XPS drivers Job
Options tab provides image-quality and watermark. Users can
also change the job settings, increase the number of copies,
orientation, and scale.

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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Workgroup devices sold through retail and traditional IT
distribution outlets usually are maintained by office workers
who change the all-in-one cartridge units that encase the
entire imaging system, including the toner cartridge (or the
ink cartridges employed by ink-jet imaging systems). Units
sold through resellers and dealers are usually maintained
by office workers and/or trained service engineers. While
separate long-life parts are more complex to install (i.e.,
separate toner cartridges, imaging drums, transfer belts),
they tend to cost less than low- yield, all-in-one
alternatives.
Toner or Ink Replacement
Changing the toner, imaging cartridge or ink cartridge is a
necessary task that is traditionally is avoided by some for
fear of toner dust or ink leaking on clothing or hands, or the
fear that it might be too complicated. However, most units
today offer clean replacement of toner or ink supplies, and
there is very little risk of toner or ink leakage. Usually the
replacement process is usually easy.

Maintenance Checklist
Load ink/toner while running?

No

Requires rear access for access to maintenance


items?

No

Requires side access for access to maintenance


items?

No

All-in-one imaging units?

No

User-disposable waste item(s)?

No

ROUTINE MAINTENANCEREPLACING TONER

Clearing Media Misfeeds


The main issue that office users attempt to avoid is the
removal of an occasional media misfeed. As a general
rule, the faster a device engine, and the more media
handling and finishing options it has, the more complex is
the process of removing media misfeeds.
Common media-misfeed sources involve the duplex unit
and poor loading of media supplies. The position of the
duplex unit may be a major factor in the removal of many
media misfeeds. How easy or difficult it is to load media
supplies can also be a factor in the overall number of
misfeeds that may occur
Loading Media
It goes without saying that loading media should be as
easy as possible, but sometimes that is not the case.
Among the factors that affect ease-of-use are:

In order to remove and replace the C711dtns toner cartridges,


the user first lifts up this top cover.

The user should be able to load an entire ream (500


sheets) in a single step.
Mechanisms such as corner separators and ramps in
the media drawer can impede loading media.

The most critical factor involved in ease-of-loading media is


automatic media-size detection. Ultimately, the device
should be able to recognize the new media size and reflect
it on its control panel/touch screen and across the network
in print drivers and printer-management software. Without
automatic media-size detection, users must remember to
program-in the new media sizesomething they often
neglect to do, or do incorrectly. This can result in jobs
printed on the wrong media size, backed-up job logs, etc.

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The user unlocks the toner cartridge by pushing the cartridges


blue lever.

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grasps and pulls out the fuser by its handle (below). It is a simple
matter to then guide in a new drum, locking it into place by
pushing the blue lever. BERTL found removing and replacing the
toner cartridges and fuser to be easy and simple to accomplish.

The user then lifts the toner cartridge up and out, and then
carefully lowers the new cartridge into the slot. Next, the user
pushes the blue lever back into the locked position, and, last,
lowers the top cover. The cartridges and slots are color-coded,
so that it is virtually impossible to install the wrong cartridge in a
slot.

Media Loading Checklist


Drop-in loading of a full ream of paper?

Yes

Corner separators in paper trays?

No

Spring-loaded ramps in paper trays?

Yes

Geared media size side guides?

Yes

Captured rear media guide?

Yes

Automatic paper size detection?

Yes

ADDING MEDIA

REPLACING THE FUSER

The C711dtns paper drawers can be completely removed, which


BERTL has found makes it easier to load paper.

Above and next page: To replace the fuser, the user first opens
the top cover, pushes the blue lever to unlock the fuser, and then

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Adjusting the paper drawers paper-length guide (above) and


adjusting the paper drawers paper-width guide (below). BERTL
found it easy to load paper and to adjust the paper drawers to
accommodate different paper sizes.

DEVICE MANAGEMENT
An efficient device-management software system is critical
in order to take maximum advantage of a devices feature
set, be it a printer, fax, scanner or multifunctional
peripheral (MFP).
Device management is typically provided via a Web server
on the device controller. This Web server is accessed
using any desktop Web browser. The user simply enters
the devices IP address into the address line of their Web
browser. Note that administrators and office users have
different management and monitoring needs.

With the paper drawers, the user squeezes and then slides the
guide into the appropriate position.

MISFEED ACCESS

General Office Users


As noted previously, end users want to know if a device is
capable of handling a particular job, current status (such as
Ready), and current supply levels (media, toner, ink), as
well as if there are any other jobs waiting to be printed.
Administrators
The aim of most network administrators is to obtain greater
control over networked devices without having to leave
their own desk. From their computer desktop, they would
like to be able to set up the device on the network,
establish security for IP filter ranges, apply cost-control
measures, check supply levels, and set up automated email alerts for different staff members when problems
occur or maintenance needs must be met.

Above and next page: The duplex misfeed-access area is


located on the back of the printer. The user presses down on the
latch to mis-feed access open the area (below).

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Due to the nature of a devices Web server, this capability


is usually limited to an individual device. However, many
manufacturers also include a network device- management
fleet tool, which allows for the concurrent monitoring and
management of multiple devices connected to the network.
Many also provide plug-ins for the most popular IT devicemanagement utilities in order to ensure that the maximum
amount of information can be relayed from their device to
the third-party application.

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The C711dtns printer home page, which is accessed by typing in


the printers IP (Internet Protocol) address in the address field of a
standard Web browser.

Administrators can view currently processing and completed jobs,


and also delete currently processing jobs. The administrator can
choose specific items to display on the job list page.

Above and below: OKI Printing Solutions printer Web page


indicates current device and consumables status, and current
network configuration. Authorized administrators can configure
device and network settings. OKI Printing Solutions also provides
PrintSuperVision, a Web-based printer-management solution that
provides administrators with a host of tools for installing,
configuring, monitoring and maintaining the C711dtn and most
SNMP-compatible network printers and MFPs.

Also provided is a direct-printing utility for printing Adobe PDFs.


The user simply locates the file and the utility send the file directly
to the printer without opening Adobe Acrobat.

A Links page provides links to downloading print drivers and


firmware, ordering consumables, etc. This page can be
customized by the administrator so that the links point the user to
specific sources of information and support.

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During the setup phase, administrators can configure network


protocol settings, including TCP/IP, Novell NetWare, EtherTalk,
NetBEUI, etc.

As noted, also provided are current toner levels, and the life
remaining in each drum, as well as transfer-belt and fuser life
remaining.

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The OKI C711 also features email printing which allows emails to
be sent directly to the device and then printed out without any
user interaction.

Configuring the email setting on the printer is very simple to


accomplish from this screen.

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WHAT WE LIKED

The PCL, PostScript, and XPS drivers have nearly the


same user interface, so that users will be able to
quickly switch from one driver to another.
BERTL found it very easy to replace the toner, drum
and paper on this device.
All of the misfeed access areas are easy to locate and
access.
Job Accounting Software enables administrators to
track color and monochrome prints by user or
department (optional SD memory card is required).
Toner cartridges and drum units can be purchased and
replaced separately. This reduces cost, as, with
conventional one-piece units that contain both toner
and drum units, toner may be depleted, but the drum
may be still goodyet the user has to purchase and
replace both.

With OKI Printing Solutions PrintSuperVision,


administrators can install, configure, monitor and
manage OKI printers and most third-party SNMPbased network devices.

PrintSuperVision provides for tracking color and blackand-white printing costs, printing activity and usage.
Administrators can generate reports (including CVS
reports) for bill-back and cost-accounting.

Web-based printer home page makes it easy for


administrators to configure the C711dtns network
settings.
Web-based printer home page makes it easy for clients
to view current device and consumables status.

Job Accounting Software and Color Access Policy


Manger software for tracking usage, generating usage
reports and limiting color usage.

Email Printing allows emails to be send and printed


directly to the printer without any user interaction.

Advance security features include Encrypted Secure


Printing,
PIN/password-enabled;
AES
256-bit
encryption; Message Authentication Code (MAC)
Network Security, IP address filtering, MAC address
filtering, SNMP v3, SSL/TLS, IPP over SSL/TLS, Email authentication, and protocol lockouts.

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Media Handling

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MEDIA INPUT

LOADING MEDIA

The OKI C711n and C711dn comes standard with 630


sheets standard (530-sheet Legal/Letter/Universal Main
Tray + 100-sheet Multi-Purpose Tray). The C711dtn comes
standard with 1,160 sheets (with 530-sheet 2nd Tray). All
models support a maximum 1,690 sheets max. (with
standard/ optional 530-sheet 2nd and 3rd Paper Trays).
The Multi-Purpose Tray supports 100 sheets standard and
is capable of handling overhead transparencies,
envelopes, mailing label stock, and banners.
When it comes to supported paper sizes, the OKI C711
supports the following paper sizes from each of the paper
trays; the main tray, standard/ optional 2nd tray, and
optional 3rd tray support a minimum 5.8" x 8.3" and a
maximum 8.5" x 14"; while the Multi-Purpose tray supports
a minimum 3" x 5" and a maximum 8.5" x 52" banner.
Supported paper weight from each of the trays include;
Main/2nd/3rd Tray 17 lb. bond 120 lb. index (64 220
gsm); manual feed 17 lb. bond 140 lb. index (64 250
gsm); and duplex 17 lb. 120 lb. index (64 220 gsm)

Media Loading Checklist


Drop-in loading of a full ream of paper?

Yes

Spring-loaded ramps in paper trays?

Yes

Geared media size side guides?

Yes

Captured rear media guide?

Yes

Automatic paper size detection?

Yes

WHAT WE LIKED

Media Handling Checklist


Maximum media weight from
all media sources?

No

Tray minimum media weight

17 lb. bond (64 gsm)

Tray maximum media weight

120 lb. index (220 gsm)

Manual tray minimum media


weight

17 lb. bond (64 gsm)

Manual tray maximum


media weight

Very versatile media handling, as all paper sources


accept up to 8.5 x 14 paper, while the Multi-Purpose
tray accepts 3" x 5" index cards up to 8.5" x 52" banner
size.
Banners can be used for signage and
promotional materials. This is an 8% increase over
previous models.
The bypass tray can also be used to print on heavy
stock up to 140 lb. index (250 gsm).
Paper capacity can be expanded to a maximum of
1,690 sheets for longer uninterrupted operation.
Standard 100-sheet Multi-Purpose tray handles
overhead transparencies, envelopes, mailing label
stock, and banners. BERTL found the multipurpose
tray easy to adjust and accommodate different paper
sizes.

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE

BERTL was very satisfied with the C711dtns mediahandling capabilities.

140 lb. index (250 gsm)

Multi-Purpose Tray Capacity

100 Sheets

A user lowering the standard 100-sheet bypass tray.

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Summing Up

OKI Printing Solutions product family has expanded with the latest product introduction, the OKI C711dtn
color workgroup printer. Dealers looking to pick up new products to add to their line and potential
customers looking for a new robust desktop workgroup printer should certainly take a look at this device.
This new A4 color printer is designed for mid-size to large offices and enterprises. As such, the C711dtn
workgroup color printer demonstrated highly competitive productivity and great overall image quality in
testing.
With its low introductory price of $1,449 for the top of the line model, this unit features advance security,
tight controls over printing costs, job accounting, color access policy manager, great image quality and
well suited print performance, destined to match the needs of most organizations. During BERTLs
extensive testing of the C711dtn, this office-color, LED- printer performed exceptionally well. BERTL
observed the following when testing the C711dtn:

Tested First Page Out Time (FPOT) as fast as 11.17 seconds using the PCL driver.
Tested simplex black-and-white network-printer productivity was as fast as 39.1 ppm, using the XPS
driver. BERT's performance results exceeded OKI Printing Solutions rated print speed 3.1 second.
Tested duplex black-and-white network-printer speed of up to 39.0 ppm using the XPS driver.
Simplex productivity in color mode was as fast as 36.4 ppm using the PCL driver.
Tested duplex color network-printer speed of up to 28.5 ppm using the PCL driver.
BERTL analysts were impressed with the small file sizes generated when using the XPS driver.
Overall image quality was highly competitive: output displayed above-average resolution, aboveaverage halftones, above-average line and dot control (essential for printing fine detail), and
competitive photographic quality. The OKI C711dtn also offers users better color quality control over
their color output. The Color Swatch and Color Correct features enhance the printers color capability.
To help control the costs associated with printing in color, the C711 offers Job Accounting and Color
Access Policy Manager (CAPM) which lets provides added you control and monitoring of color usage.
C400Pppppppp
Policies can be created to defined who can print and what gets printed. Access levels can be
assigned by user name, PC/server name, application, file name and web sites.
In the ease-of-use department, the C711dtn was easy to operate and maintain, from using print
drivers, software, device management utilities, to replacing paper and maintenance items.
Also noted with the C711dtn are the added security features built into this device. The C711 printer is
equipped with a 16 GB SD memory card which provides enhanced security features that include the
following:
256-Bit Encrypted Secure Print which secures the passage of sensitive documents from the PC to the
printer. This feature requires that the user enter a PIN identification number when processing the job
and releasing it from the printer. Additional security includes a Job Timeout feature that if a document
is not retrieved from the printer within a certain time (pre-set by the user), the document is sanitized
and cleared from the units memory.
MAC Validation or Message Authentication Code (MAC) is an encryption method added at the PC into
a documents printing data to prevent the file from being tampered with after it is sent to the printer.
The printer reads the code and, if any alterations to the file are detected, issues a warning and
cancels the job.
In addition, this latest product offering features versatile media handling: all paper sources accept up
to 8.5 x 14 paper, while the bypass tray accepts 3" x 5" index cards up to 8.5" x 52" banner-size
pages; banners can be used for signage and promotional materials. The bypass tray can also be
used to print on heavy stock up to 140 lb. index (250 gsm).
Considering OKI Printing Solutions C711dtn exceptional overall performance in testing, great ease of use,
great office-color image quality, and exceptional print performance, BERTL awards the OKI C711dtn its
Five Star Exceptional rating and highly recommends the device for workgroups that require a reliable and
fully loaded color workgroup printer.

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About BERTL

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About BERTL

BERTL Services

The success of an organization depends on


its ability to manage its information and
assets.
An effective workflow process
requires the complex integration of
information, devices, software and people.

Reports and Star Ratings


BERTL analysts provide detailed reports on
the technical and practical benefits of
thousands of color and monochrome
workgroup, office, graphic arts, and
production devices.

IT managers, office managers, and other


knowledge-management
professionals
need to know what digital imaging devices
would best serve their specialized workflow
processes.

Product Specifications
DataCheck Gen II provides the most current
competitive data on printers, copiers, MFPs,
fax devices, wide format printers, scanners,
and more.

BERTLs services are designed around this


real-world framework, delivering business
consumers the independent analysis and
insight needed to make critical decisions
about digital imagings role in their
organization.

News, Interviews, and Analysis


The ITchat online magazine provides insight
into the dynamics and trends of the digital
imaging marketplace through interviews,
feature articles, and software reviews.

Independent Analysis and Insight

BERTL Awards

BERTLs reports, comparative data, and


strategic guides look at digital imaging
through the eyes of the business user. The
research examines not only the technical
features,
but
also
vertical
market
applications, and business benefits. The
impact on worker productivity is a primary
concern.

BERTL analysts recognize the leading


devices and software solutions in the annual
BERTLs Best awards. BERTL also honors
the performance of manufacturers in the
annual Readers Choice selections.

BERTL is 100 percent independent. It


receives no funding from manufacturers and
all product evaluations and reports are
published at BERTLs own expense for its
subscribers. Business users worldwide trust
BERTL for objective, unbiased analysis of
digital imaging systems.
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Contact BERTL
BERTL Inc.
363 Route 46 West, Suite 100
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Phone: 1-973-882-0200
Fax: 1-973-882-0201
Email: info@bertl.com
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