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Epson Aculaser CX21N

Epson Aculaser CX21N
alaScore 79

22 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Epson Aculaser CX21N. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance, whereas some have doubts about the usability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Aculaser CX21N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Epson Aculaser CX21NF review

 

Epson's Aculaser CX21NF is a large and heavy workgroup colour laser, and the most expensive printer here.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Gerald (printware.co.uk)

CX21 - Mixed

 

Have had the CX21 for 5 months with mixed results. Printing is very good, even photos are very good quality, though probably not up to the best of the inkjets. Annoying though is a fault that comes up (Service Err 511) which a web search reveals is...

Consumer review by: Jules (printware.co.uk)

Adequate

 

For a printer of this calibre I had hoped that it would be quicker and accept a fax transmission direct from the PC rather than having to print the fax out, then scan it in to send it. In these days of saving paper and ink, it seems a waste for what...

Consumer review by: DAWN LARGE (printware.co.uk)

Very poor customer service

 

Bough two of these back two years ago, nothing but trouble since one year old, Epson just keep selling us useless warranties, have spent so much on the one printer might as well have bought a new one! Wont be buying another.

Product Specifications

This advanced integrated multifunction printer brings color and versatility to the corporate environment. The Epson AcuLaser CX21NF combines high-quality laser printing, copying, scanning and faxing with a range of software and paper handling features. The CX21NF comes with an automatic document feeder as standard, saving valuable time when you need to copy, scan or fax multipage documents. With an impressive 25 pages per minute print speed and first page out in nine seconds, as well as a fast scan speed and large paper capacity. This multifunction device will integrate seamlessly into your existing business network. You can print or scan from any computer with the easy-to-use 'push-scan' - you can even scan to email or fax. It's also capable of wireless operation with the optional Epson Net 802.11b/g adapter. Supports all common language emulations and integrates easily with all your applications - ESC/Page-Color, Adobe PostScript 3, PCL5c and PCL6. Furthermore there is a low cost of ownership with genuine AcuBrite toners.

Certificates

Certification:IEC60950 3d; IEC60825, CE, EN55022 ClassB, EN61000-3-2 Class A, EN6100-3-3, EN55024 / IEC60950 3rd, IEC60825 Class 1 Laser, CE, EN55022 ClassB, EN61000-3-2 Class A, EN6100-3-3, EN55024 / IEC60950 3rd, IEC60825 Class 1, CE, EN55022 ClassB, EN61000-3-2 Class A, EN6100-3-3, EN55024 / IEC60950 3rd; IEC60825 Class 1 Laser Product, CE Directive, Nordic Agency Approvals; EN55022 (CIRSPR Publication22) ClassB, EN61000-3-2 (Harmonics) Class A, EN6100-3-3 (Flicker), EN55024.
Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):25 / 5
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):2 / 5
First Copy Out Time B/W:12sec
First Copy Out Time Color: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 / 600 x 600
Time to first copy (black, normal):12

Design

Color of product:Metallic

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.4in
Height:26.3in/31.4in/33.5in
Weight:100.5lbs/73lbs/90.6lbs
Width:18.1in

Display

Character display:22
Display:LCD
Display number of characters:22
Display number of lines:5

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Media Capacity:680sheets
Standard Media Capacity:180sheets/680sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):18
Power consumption (PowerSave):18
Power consumption (standby):59

Fax

Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax memory:200
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):60
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:60
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps

Header

Manufacturer:Epson
Model:CX21NF/CX21NFC/CX21NFT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson AcuLaser

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:1180 / 680
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:180
Standard input capacity:180 / 680

Memory

Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:128MB

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):LPR, FTP, IPP, PORT2501, PORT9100, SMB, AppleTalk / LPR, FTP, IPP, PORT2501, PORT9100, SMB, AppleTalk, TCP/IP: SNMP, HTTP, TELNET, DHCP, BOOTP, APIPA, PING, DDNS, mDNS (Bonjour), SNTP, SLP, NetBEUI / LPR, FTP, IPP, PORT2501, PORT9100, SMB, TCP/IP, HTTP, TELNET, DHCP, BOOTP, APIPA, PING, DDNS, mDNS, SNTP, SLP, SNMP / TCP/IP: SNMP, HTTP, TELNET, DHCP, BOOTP, APIPA, PING, DDNS, mDNS(Bonjour),SNTP, SLP, NetBEUI: SNMP
Wi-Fi: No

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 / 15 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:15 - 80 / 15 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan / Copy, Scan / Fax, Scan / Scan
Auto document feeder: supported media types and capacity:A4, Legal, LT, B5 - 50
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan / Print / Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003\nMac OSX 10.2.8 +\nLinux / Windows 98SE/Me/XP/2000/2003/XP64/Vista\nMac OSX 10.2.8 + / Windows 98SE/Me/XP/2000/Server 2003/XP 64/Vista\nMac OSX 10.2.8 +\nLinux / Windows 98SE/Me/XP/2000/Server 2003/XP64/Vista, Mac OSX 10.2.8 + / Windows 98SE/Me/XP/2000/Server 2003/XP64/Vista\nMac OSX 10.2.8 +\nLinux\nCitrix / Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.1.2
Custom media sizes:(90 - 220 mm) - (110 - 355.6 mm)
Dimensions (WxDxH):18.1 x 18.4 x 26.3 / 18.1 x 18.4 x 31.4 / 18.1 x 18.4 x 33.5 / 18.1 x 18.4 x 38.7 / 18.1 x 23.3 x 18.4
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):45000
Emulations:ESC/Page-Color S, Adobe PostScript 3, PCL5c, PCL6 / ESC/Page-Color S, PostScript 3, PCL5c, PCL6
Maximum internal memory:0.576 / 576
Media types supported:A4, A5, B5, LT, GLT, HLT, EXE, C5, C6, COM10, DL, MON, ISO-B5, LGL, F4,GLG
Modem Type:PSTN, PBX
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100 Base TX / 10Base-T/100Base-TX / Fast Ethernet
Optional Printer Languages:ESC/Page-Color S, Adobe PostScript 3, PCL5c, PCL6
Power Requirements:220 V, 50 - 60 Hz, 4.0 A / 220V / 220V ±10 % / 50 - 60 Hz ± 3 Hz / 4.0 A / 220V ±10% / 50Hz / 60Hz ± 3Hz / 4.0 A / 220V ±10% / 50Hz, 60Hz ± 3Hz / 4.0 A / 220V ±10%, 50 - 60 Hz ± 3Hz, 4.0 A
Scan speed:11 / 2
Scan speed (black and white drawing):2sec/page
Standard input trays:1 x 180 + 1 x 500 / 1 x 180 + 2 x 500 / 180
Standard media sizes:GLT, HLT, C5, C6, COM10, DL, MON, ISO-B5, F4, GLG\n(90 - 220 mm) - (110 - 355.6 mm) / HLT, GLT, GLG, F4, LT\n / LT, GLT, HLT, EXE, C5, C6, COM10, DL, MON, LGL, F4, GLG
Supported media weight(s):64 - 210

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:250
Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:C5, C6, DL / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
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
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal / Executive, Legal, Letter / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Coated paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Envelopes / Envelopes, Plain paper

PC Connectivity

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

Performance

Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing / Mono faxing / N
Management protocols:TCP/IP: SNMP, HTTP, TELNET, DHCP, BOOTP, APIPA, PING, DDNS, mDNS(Bonjour),SNTP, SLP, Microsoft Network(NetBEUI): SNMP; AppleTalk: SNMP
Maximum duty cycle:45000
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:4 / 400
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (average operating):790
Power consumption (off):18
Power consumption (PowerSave):18
Power consumption (standby):59

Printing

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:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 2400 / 600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12 / 25
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):29 / 4 / 5
Time to first page (black, normal):9
Time to first page (color, normal):17

Scanning

Input color depth:24 / 48
Input colour depth:24 / 48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Scan speed (black, normal quality):2 s
Scan speed (color, normal quality):11 s
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:57
Printing noise level:57

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:576
Maximum memory:576

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:450MHz / Pentium II 233 MHz / Pentium II 233 MHz, PowerPC G3 233 MHz / Pentium II 233MHz / Pentium II 233MHz / PowerPC G3 / Pentium II, PowerPC G3
Minimum RAM:128 / 64
Minimum system requirements:Windows 98SE/Me/XP/2000/Server 2003/XP64/Vista, Mac OSX 10.2.8

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.4
Height:26.3
Weight:1.61 / 1.89 / 100.5 / 118.2 / 73 / 90.6
Width:18.1