To test the print quality and print
speed of the ML-1440 we printed a 20 page document using Microsoft Word 2000
with various text sizes and graphics. Even with font sizes down to setting 1,
the text was sharp and legible, graphics were also quite crisp and
Printing was quite fast, and actually
met the listed speed of 15 ppm when printing the word document!
Using Adobe Photoshop we printed two
pages with a black gradient line running horizontally and vertically. Looking at the horizontal
line we see about three major gradient shifts (banding) while on the
vertical axis we see two major points of banding.
We were kind of expecting to see
more banding in the grey scales than was visible, but I suppose that just goes to
show you how far printing technology has advanced.
Even though there are few quirks to the ML-1440 that seem to
contradict its office like qualities, in the end we
came away with a positive impression of it. With a price tag of roughly $400 CDN the ML-1440
has a lot to offer, except of course a USB or parallel
Well, at the very least it comes with
a toner cartridge so thats a shot in the right direction at
The 600x600 dpi resolution 15 ppm printer sports 8MB of onboard memory (not
expandable) and the ability to print on various media of up to 8-1/2"
The ML-1440 prints excellent text quality and pictures are pretty
good as well; font sizes as small 4 are easily readable without having to strain
your eyes for lost bits of letters. The ML-1440 is a very quick printer, about 5
ppm faster than competition such as the HP
LaserJet 1000 . Warm up time is also quite fast at 40
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