Regardless of paper type or weight, your prints will have a matte-satin finish. But even after we boosted the 32MB of onboard RAM by MB required for fully-featured PictBridge operation the results were slow and erratic; that’s more the fault of the cameracontrolled PictBridge software than the printer. But don’t let it get too up-close and personal. It bumps and grinds as those cartridges spin around the paper path, making it noisier than many other laser printers and most inkjets. TechRadar pro IT insights for business.
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It bumps and grinds as those cartridges spin around the paper path, making it noisier than many other laser printers and most inkjets. Black and white images – which have a rich tonal scale – take 15 seconds for the first print and two seconds for each additional one. TechRadar pro IT insights for business. The Konica Minolta magicolor DL knocks out beautiful colour images that are virtually indistinguishable from inkjet photos printed on matte papers.
For High quality photo output Low cost-per-print Very fast Networkable. But don’t let it get too up-close and personal. The DL has a generous one-year extendable warranty, and Konica Minolta will send a replacement and pay all the returns travel costs should you need a fix that tech support can’t handle.
On the other hand, you won’t have to worry about colour profiles or having to match papers and inks. Unlike inkjet printers where media determines how the final picture will look, laser toner gets fused on to the paper’s surface using heat. Its toner cartridges rotate instead of being fixed inline, trimming its size to about xxmm weight to 20kg – so it’ll fit almost anywhere.
Buried within them is a caveat you should tape to the printer: At normal viewing distance it looks like magicolro smooth, continuous tone photo. In addition to 2,dpi, you can print at and 1,dpi but there’s little point in doing so; there’s no increase in speed and only a penny or two savings on toner per image.
The first colour photo takes just 35 seconds to emerge with subsequent copies flying out every magicooor seconds thereafter. But even after we boosted the 32MB of onboard RAM by Magicilor required for fully-featured PictBridge operation the results were slow and erratic; that’s more the fault of the cameracontrolled PictBridge software than the printer.
Regardless of paper type or weight, your prints will have a matte-satin finish. At 2,dpi resolution, it lays down a tight dot pattern that’s actually sharper than that of an inkjet.
The DL isn’t exactly svelte but it’s not as elephantine as most other laser printers. We did our own calculations and came up with about 25p – still significantly lower than the cost of an average inkjet print.
The DL is certainly speedy with plain text rolling out at around 20 pages per minute. Our Verdict It won’t take up too much room on your desk and the photo quality is good – shame it’s a bit noisy, though. However, don’t dump your inkjet just yet.
The printer is rated to output 35, copies a month with a predicted longevity for both colour and black and white photos of more than years. It won’t take up too much room on your desk and the photo quality is good – shame it’s a bit noisy, though. Konica Minolta supplies pages of info on a CD; plan to spend about an hour wading through them before installing the drivers and outputting your first print. The DL is limited in both output size to A4 and Letter sizes, and the paper types it can use are also limited.
Konica Minolta says a 7. Against Noisy No edge-to-edge printing. Printer driver controls couldn’t be simpler and are limited to brightness, contrast and saturation, though you can make all the usual adjustments in your imaging program.
If you try magicoolr re-insert it – even if it’s full – the printer sees it as empty. If you don’t need to output large inkjet prints or use a variety of paper surfaces, the DL will print sharp text, impressive double-sided brochures, and high quality photographs – and do it faster amgicolor cheaper than any inkjet printer on the market today.
Konica Minolta magicolor DL Specs – CNET
The printer is also PictBridge 1. News Reviews Insights TechRadar. Don’t remove a toner cartridge until it runs out or it’s history.