The only thing missing from the list is support for PostScript printing. Konica Minolta says a 7. 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 and cheaper than any inkjet printer on the market today. Thankfully, the toner cartridges were already installed and needed no attention from me. Where they fall short is in the high-volume, high-speed printing department.

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: Konica Minolta Magicolor DL Color Laser Printer (): Electronics

My first thought upon opening the box was “geez, where am I going to put this behemoth? Given the huge cost advantage over inkjets, getting a magicolkr laser printer was a no-brainer.

Against Noisy No edge-to-edge printing. Unfortunately, Konica Minolta chose the pictogram route with the setup manual. Regardless of paper type or weight, your prints 2430ld have a matte-satin finish. Even when using draft mode, inkjets are not speed demons. Konica Minolta says a 7. News Reviews Insights TechRadar. The DL is certainly speedy with plain text rolling out at around 20 pages 22430dl minute.

The Konica Minolta magicolor DL knocks out beautiful colour images that are virtually indistinguishable from inkjet photos printed on matte papers. The DL isn’t exactly svelte but it’s not as elephantine as most other laser printers.

But 2430dll let it get too up-close and personal. As I said before, inkjets have their uses. I chose the Konica Minolta DL for a few reasons.

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However, after connecting the printer to my network, it didn’t show up in the printer listing at all until I restarted the Mac. 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.

Setting up network printing in Windows XP. Buried within them is a caveat you should tape to the printer: If you try to re-insert it – even if it’s full – the printer sees it as empty. 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.

Thankfully, the toner cartridges were already installed and needed no attention from me. The printer is also PictBridge 1.

At normal viewing distance it looks like a smooth, continuous tone photo. After deciphering hopefully correctly all of the pictures, I went about pulling off a number of plastic tabs with strings attached and a fair amount of tape.

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Mac OS X Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica sincewhere he currently serves as Managing Editor. 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.

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Sure enough, in addition to 2430xl the language-specific folders was “mac OSX” and “linux. However, magicolro dump your inkjet just yet. The only thing missing from the list is support for PostScript printing. Where they fall short is in the high-volume, high-speed printing department. From the final screen I elected to magicolog a test page and make it the default printer for my Shuttle. Sure enough, after around seconds of churning and other printerish noises, the green ready light began blinking and I was on my way to home networked laser printing.

All the other Macs on the network were able to print to it using USB printer sharing. If you don’t need to output large inkjet prints or use a variety of paper 243dl, the DL will print sharp text, impressive double-sided brochures, and high quality photographs – and do it faster and cheaper than any inkjet printer on the market today. Its toner cartridges rotate instead of being fixed inline, trimming its size to about xxmm weight to 20kg – so it’ll fit almost anywhere.

On the other hand, you won’t have to worry about colour profiles or having to match papers and inks.