Multifunctional devices are convenient because they combine three necessary tools at once – a printer, a scanner and a copier. It is these MFPs that are often used in large offices where not only printing is required, but fast scanning or copying of documents.
However, not everyone needs the highest productivity or, for example, duplex (two-sided) printing. It is for home users and small business that Pantum offers the M6500 model, which has an optimal set of functions, is inexpensive to operate and easy to manage.
The MFP is based on a A4 laser printing module in black and white. At the top is a document scanner with a standard copy table. At the bottom there is a tray for collecting documents, and above it there is a platform for receiving finished copies.
The printer is controlled by a remote rotary panel with a small monochrome LCD-display and a set of function buttons. The device is connected via USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port. The manufacturer also has the M6550NW model, where it is possible to connect to the printer via an Ethernet connector and via Wi-Fi. By the way, this modification is also equipped with a 35-sheet automatic feeder for a copier.
The lower input tray holds 150 pages at once, and the output tray holds 100 sheets. The claimed print speed is 22 pages per minute and the time to first print is 7.8 seconds, which is quite fast for a home model. An important role in this is played by a powerful processor with a clock speed of 600 MHz and an impressive amount of internal memory of 128 MB.
The print resolution is also impressive – 1200 dpi, which will produce documents with photographic quality illustrations. The built-in scanner also produces crisp 1200dpi images. If used as a copier, the allowable number of copies is 99 pages at a time. Copying speed reaches 8.5 sec / A4 at a selected resolution of 300 dpi.
According to the manufacturer, the included cartridge is enough for 1600 pages (at 5% coverage), and the drum life is 30,000 copies. The total admissible resource per month is indicated in the amount of 20,000 copies.
The cartridge supplied with the printer can be refilled by yourself. To do this, you just need to purchase an official set of consumables, which includes a bottle of toner and a special chip. All this provides a low cost not only of printing, but also of owning such an MFP, as well as warranty service.
- Functions: print, copy, scan.
- Print format: A4.
- Print speed: 22 pages per minute.
- Printer resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi.
- First page out time: less than 7.8 seconds.
- Monthly Print Volume (Peak): 20,000 pages.
- Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- Starter Cartridge: PC-211E (1600 pages, refillable).
- Body color: black.