It is rated for 30 ppm, warms up for 19 seconds, and then takes a low-end six seconds to spit out the first print. After that, densely printed pages come out every two to three seconds. While this is certainly not spectacular, it will happily sit in a corner and chug out as many copies as you want, up to the capacity of its 250 sheet paper drawers. One 250 sheet paper tray is standard, and two additional 250 sheet drawers can be purchased for a total capacity of 800 sheets. There is also a 50 sheet multimedia tray. Load more paper, and six seconds later it is chugging away again.
The paper drawer holds paper sized letter to legal, and the multi purpose tray (MPT) can handle the same, as well as media sized between 2.8 x 5.8 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches. It prints on plain paper, recycled paper, transparencies, labels, and envelopes. Paper weight can go from 16 pound bond to 32 pound bond in the standard drawer, and 16 pound to 110 pound index via the MPT.
It is capable of 1200 dpi resolution, and can print in Fine 1200 mode (1200 x 12000 dpi), Fast 1200 mode (1800 x 600 dpi), 600 x 600 dpi and 300 x 300 dpi.
The standard duplexer can handle 16 to 28 pound bond, in sizes form letter to legal, and duplex speed is 15 ppm for letter sized paper.
It does not have a conventional control panel, instead using six green and orange LEDs on a dial, and green and orange button to start or stop print jobs.
It comes standard with an automatic duplexer - a refreshing change from many lower end business printers - a toner cartridge rated for 3600 pages, power cord, NO USB cord, and software.
It is 15 x 15.5 x 10 inches, and 22 pounds, certainly easy to perch in the corner of a desk.
The Drum comes with a three year or 100000 imprint warranty, but is expected to last much longer.