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Epson AcuLaser CX11NF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Epson AcuLaser CX11NF. 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. People really like the print quality and multifunction. The usability and price also get good opinions, but the noise and size get negative comments. Views are divided on the design.

performance, price, usability, multifunction, print quality

reliability, size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson AcuLaser CX11NF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Epson AcuLaser CX11NF from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the print quality and multifunction are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the noise and reliability.

performance, price, usability, multifunction, print quality

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2018

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

Epson AcuLaser CX11NF


Inexpensive ; Speedy

Tricky network setup ; Large ; Some features are PC-only

This peppy MFP delivers fast speeds and high image quality at a low price, but lacks office-friendly features.

Aug, 2006

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Epson AcuLaser CX11NF


Epson isn't new to laser technology, but until now, the company has concentrated on ink jets in the U.S. and sold its lasers elsewhere. This is about to change, with the introduction of the Epson AcuLaser CX11NF ($799.99 direct). The laser has a...

High-quality output. Fast performance. Prints and scans over a network. Standalone copier and fax machine. Includes Ethernet connector and 50-page ADF

Can't fax from a PC. Network installation isn't as smooth as it should be. Driver is more appropriate for an ink jet than a laser

Epson's first U.S. color laser, the AcuLaser CX11NF, delivers fast performance, good-looking output, and most of the features you'll need in an all-in-one printer. But its network installation could be better.

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

Epson AcuLaser CX11NF multi-function printer


The Epson AcuLaser CX11NF has it all: color laser printer, sheetfed scanner, a copier with networking capabilities and a built-in fax machine. Aside from the somewhat complicated network setup, this inexpensive color laser multifunction printer...

Inexpensive ; speedy

Large ; tricky network setup ; some features are PC-only

While I was testing the CX11NF in the lab, several passing Macworld editors made the same comment: "What is that thing?" Looking like a compact color laser printer, but with a scanner and sheet feeder stuck on top, this unit is pretty large. In fact,...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Matthew Overington (

Epson AcuLaser CX11NF


Despite heavy inroads being made by colour inkjets, laser printers are still the only way to go for high-volume printing in an office environment. The...

Fast, high-quality printing; colour

180-sheet paper tray, no memory card slots

Epson's AcuLaser CX11NF rolls the functions of a scanner, copier, fax machine and printer into a single device. Good output quality and ease of use help make it attractive to small businesses, and make it easier to overlook the lack of memory card slot...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Bruce Buckman (

Epson Aculaser CX11NF


Colour laser multifunction device If that old black-and-white photocopier in the office is on its last legs, now would be a good time to look a replacing it with a colour laser multifunction device: one of the new breed of cheap and fast colour lasers...

Epson's Aculaser CX11NF is a good example. Built around a 25ppm mono, 5ppm colour laser printer, the CX11NF has a scanner/fax unit mounted above the printer. The 600dpi scanner (with a software-enhanced resolution of 9,600dpi), provides PC- and...

Feb, 2006

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Horror Show


Sounds great .

Based on my experience, getting a good unit is a problematic and installing the toner is nearly impossible.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Wonderful unit


COmpared to HP's overpriced units, this one covers everything I could have ever wanted.

Unit is very fast and has the best feature to price ratio compared to HP. Toner is NOT hard to install and actually was easier than some HP units I've worked with! I bought one of these for myself at home and have recommended it already to one happy...

No PC based faxing; paper seems to print at a slight 2-3 degree angle than what is considered straight. However this does not show on a client's printer, so this must be just my unit

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

Good All-In-One Color Laser


Have had this since Nov 2006 - good solid printer.

As noted, the initial installation of the toner was a little confusing, but, figured it out.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

Solid performer


I hope the toner shipped with the unit are "starter" - the said "standard capacity" on them. They are not lasting long at all, so if they are true 1500 page "standard" capacity, this is going to be an expensive unit to run. If they are only...

Build quality is excellent; Print quality is very good, even on photos; Scanner is fast and good quality; Scanner high above paper output bin; Not one paper jam yet; LCD control panel backlight is good and easy to read, controls easy to use

Big & Heavy; Not as fast as newer single-pass printers; No duplex capabilities at all, either in printing, or scan/copy with ADF - not even as an add-on option; paper capacity small unless you buy extra tray; No "Fit to page" copy mode that scans...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Solid performer


Big & Heavy ; Not as fast as newer single-pass printers ; No duplex capabilities at all, either in printing, or scan/copy with ADF - not even as an add-on option ; paper capacity small unless you buy extra tray ; No "Fit to page" copy mode that scans...

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The Epson AcuLaser CX11N series offers small offices and workgroups a total office solution in a single device. The very best in color printing, color photocopying, scanning and faxing are all available in one compact machine. And all of this is delivered without compromising on quality. With such an efficient and convenient device, with colorful document template software included, you can print all your business and marketing documents in-house. Thanks to Epson's excellent print quality, even the finest details in your images are reproduced - you can be sure they will have a strong impact. With an impressive first page out time of 9 seconds in black and white, 17 seconds in color, printing and copying speeds of 25ppm in black and white and 5ppm in color, Epson's AcuLaser CX11N series is as fast as other more expensive laser printers and copiers. The Epson AcuLaser CX11N series is easy to install, use and manage. The large back-lit LCD control panel provides current status, including toner consumption. The Epson AcuLaser CX11N series is easy to install, use and manage. The large backlit LCD control panel provides current status, including toner consumption. With a paper capacity of up to 680 sheets you won't need to keep refilling. Paper output is accessible from all sides, and for easy multi-page copying, faxing and scanning, you can use the built-in automatic document feeder.


Electromagnetic compatibility:EN55022 (CIRSPR Publication22) Class B, EN61000-3-2 (Harmonics) Class A, EN6100-3-3 (Flicker), EN55024, GB4943, GB9254 Class B, GB17625.1, KN22 Class B, KN61000-4-2/-3/-4/-5/-6/-11, AS/NZS / EN55022 Class B, EN61000-3-2 Class A, EN6100-3-3, EN55024, GB4943, GB9254 Class B, GB17625.1, KN22 Class B, KN61000-4-2/-3/-4/-5/-6/-11, AS/NZS
Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy resolution (black graphics):600
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):600
Copy speed (best quality, black, A4):5
Copy speed (best quality, color, A4):25
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):25
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):5
First Copy Out Time B/W:12sec/9sec
First Copy Out Time Color:17sec/29sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:25ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:5ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight




Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:680sheets
Standard Media Capacity:180sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):18
Power consumption (standby):51


Auto-redialing: Yes
Communication:PSTN, PBX
Fax memory:200
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):60
Fax speed dialing footnote:3 one-touch buttons, 20 group dials
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:60
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson AcuLaser

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:680
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:180
Standard input capacity:180


Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:128MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP: LPR, FTP, IPP, PORT2501, PORT9100, SMB; AppleTalk

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):45000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:15 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan / Fax, Scan
Auto document feeder: supported media types and capacity:A4, Legal, LT, B5
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98SE/ME/XP/2000, Mac OSX 10.1.2 + / Windows 98SE/ME/XP/2000\nMac OSX 10.1.2 +
Dimensions (WxDxH):18.1 x 18.4 x 26.3 / 18.1 x 18.4 x 33.5
Duplex print options:Manual
I/O ports:USB 2.0\nRJ-45
Media types supported:A4, A5, B5, LT, GLT, HLT, EXE, C5, C6, C10, DL, MON, ISO-B5; Width: 90-220 mm; Length: 110-355.6 mm
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10Base-T/100Base-TX / TCP/IP: LPR, FTP, IPP, PORT2501, PORT9100, Microsoft Network: SMB; AppleTalk
Power Requirements:220V ±10% / 50Hz - 60Hz ± 3Hz / 4.0 A / 220V ±10% / 50Hz/ 60Hz ± 3Hz / 4.0
Print quality (black, best quality):2400
Print quality (color, best quality):2400
Safety:IEC60950 / IEC60950 3rd
Scan speed:11 / 2
Scan speed (black and white drawing):2
Standard media sizes:A4, A5, B5, LT, GLT, HLT, EXE, C5, C6, C10, DL, MON, ISO-B5\n(90-220mm)-(110-355.6mm)

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:250
Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:50 - 124
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
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)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 210 g/m2
Standard tray media types:Coated paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing / Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:45000
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:192
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):790
Power consumption (PowerSave):18
Power consumption (standby):51


Max Printing Speed B/W:25ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:5ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):5ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 2400 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 2400 dpi
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):25
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5
Time to first page (black, normal):9
Time to first page (color, normal):17


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Sound Emission

Print noise level:57
Printing noise level:57


Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:576
Maximum memory:576

System Requirements

Compatibility:TBR21, ANATEL, CNC, IDA, SIRIM, PTD, AS/ACIF002, AS TS001, TNA 102, HKTA 2011, MII&NAL
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:Pentium II 233MHz / PowerPC G3 233MHz
Minimum RAM:64
Minimum system requirements:Pentium II 233MHz, 64MB \nPowerPC G3 233MHz, 64MB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:100.5 / 73