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Epson Aculaser C 3900 DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Epson Aculaser C 3900 DN. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the paper handling and durability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the noise and size get negative views.

performance, price, usability, durability, paper handling

design, size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Aculaser C 3900 DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Epson AcuLaser C3900DN


An odd design of colour laser printer, but one that's fast and prints well. It uses a massively ugly display font, though.

Fast for a colour laser ; Duplex print as standard ; Unusually natural colour photos

Not as fast as Epson thinks ; Occasionally slow to start print ; Display font from {i}Asteroids{/i

Despite its rather unusual design, this printer does well in most of the key areas. It prints quite quickly, though colour print is not as quick as Epson believes, and produces good quality text and graphics. It would be a fine addition to a small...

Jul, 2011


Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Epson C3900DN review


A strong all-rounder colour laser that's competitively priced, the Epson C3900DN shows it has the abilities to shine as an office printer, as well as in the home.

Offering some very decent performance figures and a strong set of specifications that includes that superb Gigabit ethernet interface, the Epson C3900DN provides a very good deal for its relatively modest price tag. In fact, that Gigabit interface...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Macworld UK (

Epson AcuLaser C3900DN review - Overkill for small businesses but will earn its keep


The C3900DN is one of the older printers in this group, and was originally priced at around £700.00 when we first reviewed it back in 2011. Epson are still selling it for that price on their web site, but because it's now getting on a bit you can shop...

Fast, good print colour for mono and colour, competitive running costs

Initial purchase price of toners is very high – but still good over the long term

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Epson C3900DN review


Colour prints came out super-fast and the Epson's dark palette produced vibrant graphics and good gradients

Good performance, whether printing text or colour graphics; strong set of specifications including a fast gigabit ethernet interface; low running costs; suitable for heavy use

Slow to print in PDF test; space needed to allow access to input trays

Epson’s standard one-year warranty can be extended to three, and you’ll want to keep this colour laser going for as long as possible, given its low running costs. You’ll spend around 1.7p for a page of text, and 7.4p for colour.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

A good and fast colour laser


I was looking for a fast printer that could print documents in colour, i.e. pdf etc. This printer meets my expactations and was easy to install as a network printer. The printer is rather big to have athome though.

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, White / Grey / White
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (off):34
Power consumption (PowerSave):166 / 34
Power consumption (standby):166 / 34
Power consumption (typical):1200 / 460

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:850
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:1 / 2 / 3
Standard input capacity:250 / 350


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal memory:256
Maximum internal memory:768
Maximum memory:768


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Management protocols:IPP1.1, LPD, FTP, DHCP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, BottP, ARP, HTTPv1.1, HTTPS, SMTPv1, SNTP, SLPv2, DDNS, WSD, TCPIPSocketPrinting, AutoIP, Ping, IPv4, IPv6, Ipsec
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):IP/Sec, DHCP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, BootP, ARP, HTTPv1.1, HTTPS, SMTPv1, SNTP, SLPv2, DDNS, WSD, AutoIP, Ping, EtherTalk, IPX/SPX
Supported network protocols (IPv6):IP/Sec, DHCP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, BootP, ARP, HTTPv1.1, HTTPS, SMTPv1, SNTP, SLPv2, DDNS, WSD, AutoIP, Ping, EtherTalk, IPX/SPX
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 30
Storage relative humidity (H-H):30 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:30 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Other Features

Color faxing: No
Color scanning: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/XP x64/Vista/Vista x64/7\nWindows Server 2008 (32/64bit)/Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows Server 2003 (32/64bit)\nMac OS 10.3+ / Windows 7\nWindows Vista (32/64bit)\nWindows XP (32/64bit)\nWindows 2000\nWindows Server 2003 (32/64bit)\nWindows Server 2008 (32/64bit)\nWindows Server 2008R2 (64bit)\nMac OS X 10.3.9+
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
DVD/CD printing: No
Emulations:PCL5c, PCL5e, PCL6, PostScript 3
Fonts included:Y
Internal modem: No
Internal RAM:256
Legal: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Power Requirements:4.6A
RAM capacity:256
Standard input trays:3
Supported media weight(s):60 - 210

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:200

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:8.5 - 14
Custom media width:3.62 - 5.83
Envelopes sizes:10, C6, DL / 10, DL / C6, DL / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6 / B6
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:executive, folio, index card, legal, letter / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper / Envelopes, Heavy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper / Envelopes, Plain paper / Plain Paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 120 / 60 - 210


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:AVC, AVI, DIVX, H.264, M2TS, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, XVID / Yes
Processor frequency:800
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows operating systems supported:BDP2500/05, BDP2500/12, BDP2500/51, BDP3000/05, BDP3000/12, BDP3000/51 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Ethernet
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (off):34
Power consumption (PowerSave):166 / 34
Power consumption (standby):166 / 34
Power consumption (typical):1200 / 460

Print Technology

Color:No / Yes
Duplex printing:No / Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:120000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Number of print cartridges:4 / 5
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages:PCL 5c, PCL 5e, PCL 6, PDF 1.7 / PCL 5c, PCL 5e, PCL 6, PDF 1.7, PostScript 3


Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):13 / 30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Time to first page (black, normal):12.9 / 13
Warm-up time:39

Sound Emission

Print noise level:54
Printing noise level:54
Standby acoustic emission:39 / 7

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 20.5 x 13
Height:12.6 / 13
Weight:47.4 / 49.2