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Monday, October 21, 2013

Copystar CS 5530

The Copystar CS-5530 is a heavyweight laser copier aimed at the business market. Marketed as a high volume copier that can handle up to 225,000 copies per month, which should be enough for almost any environment.

Setup of the CS-5530 is about as quick and easy as it gets as the vendor should install if for you. This is a complex, fully featured machine so won’t really be suitable for users to install. The standard paper supply is handled by a pair of 550 sheet drawers, a 2500 sheet paper deck and a 100 sheet multi-purpose tray.

Copy quality is very good, certainly good enough for commercial use. The 600 dpi print driver produces text that is crisp and black, and at 55 pages per minute is no slouch either. Images and graphics are just as well rendered, with nice details on photographs, good filling on graphs and accurate representations of photographs.

Present are all the standard features a copier should have, like resizing options, multiple copies as well as the functions to change the tone and brightness of the output. There is a simple control panel with buttons for each function and a large touch screen LCD which makes managing the machine as easy as can be. Copying single or multiple documents is simple with either the platen or automatic document feeder. We ran almost 3000 pages through the feeder and it didn’t jam once.

Replacement toner is will set you back around $50. Seeing as it will last a good 30,000 pages, that isn’t bad. So that kind of toner life, coupled with the large paper handling capacity means there isn’t much you need to do to keep the CS-5530 running.

The option to add networking, a variety of paper finishers, another multifunction tray, hard drive, barcode reader and scanner, network scanning and extra memory, this is truly an extensible device. With options like these, even if the business changes, the copier can change with you.

The CS-5530 is a solid copier that will serve you well, whatever you throw at it. Built to perform and built to last, this copier is a great investment for the busy office. Good quality, fast copying with intelligent design and longevity in mind.