MAGICOLOR 2430 DL DRIVER

Buried within them is a caveat you should tape to the printer: Judging by the pricing, it’s worth its weight in platinum and then some. Photo paper is more pricey than the regular stuff, but it’s the high cost of printer ink that really got me down. The DL isn’t exactly svelte but it’s not as elephantine as most other laser printers. 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.

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My first inkjet was an Apple Stylewriter that—along with my PowerBook —served me well in grad school. When compared to the typical page yield for inkjet cartridges, you end up ahead. Having definitively settled on the relative merits of laser printers and inkjet printers for once and for all, let’s take a look at the printer itself.

But don’t let it get too up-close and personal. Don’t remove a toner cartridge until it runs out or it’s history. A quick cleaning of the print heads would solve that particular, but that takes time and ink.

Konica Minolta magicolor DL Specs – CNET

Compare that to the DL which doubles that with a rated speed of 20ppm, and at x dpi resolution to boot. You must login or create an account to comment. Photo paper is more pricey than the regular stuff, but it’s the high cost of printer ink that really got me down.

The first colour photo takes just 35 seconds to emerge with subsequent copies flying out every 12 seconds thereafter. However, Konica rates the replacement cartridges at 4, pages each, so unless you’re printing hundreds of copies per day, you shouldn’t have to replace it too often. 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.

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For High quality photo output Low cost-per-print Very fast Networkable. Ink was expensive, and trying to refill the cartridges myself to save a few bucks invariably resulted in ink-stained fingers. Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica sincewhere magicoloe currently serves as Managing Editor.

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. 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.

On the other hand, toner cartridges are more expensive than ink cartridges. 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.

U was never quite satisfied with the whole inkjet experience, however. Being able to print in color was a rush, and after getting my first digital camera I discovered the joy of printing out a high-quality print on inkjet photo paper. Printer driver controls couldn’t be simpler and are limited to brightness, contrast and saturation, though you can make all the magicplor adjustments in your imaging program.

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Regardless of paper type or weight, your prints will have a matte-satin finish. Black and white images – which have a rich tonal scale – take 15 seconds for the first print and two seconds for each additional one. On the other hand, you won’t have to worry about colour profiles or having msgicolor match papers and inks. The fastest mayicolor printer can crank out 10 pages per minute in low-quality mode. Eventually I tired of the high cost of consumables. TechRadar pro IT insights for business.

So unless you have a need to print out your color photos at any hour of the day or night, using Costco, Walgreen’s, or some other service is less expensive than printing them out yourself.

It bumps and grinds as those cartridges spin around the paper path, making it noisier than many other laser printers and most inkjets. And if the printer sat idle for a long time, printouts would suffer from blank spaces or other printing problems.

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If you try to re-insert it – even if it’s full – the printer sees it as empty. At 2,dpi resolution, it lays down a tight dot pattern that’s actually magicolkr than that of an inkjet.

Konica Minolta says a 7. The printer is also PictBridge 1. The DL is limited in both output size to A4 and Letter sizes, and the paper types it can use are also limited.