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. Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica since , where he currently serves as Managing Editor. The LCD display is two lines and defaults to a graphical representation of how much toner remains in each cartridge. Konica Minolta says a 7. If you’re running a supported version of Windows, you can launch the Magicolor DL status program from which you can access status information. Black and white images – which have a rich tonal scale – take 15 seconds for the first print and two seconds for each additional one.

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From that page you can check consumption of your consumables, get the status of all your print jobs, and get an overview of the printer similar to that provided on the configuration page. The first colour photo takes just 35 seconds to emerge with subsequent copies flying out every 12 seconds thereafter.

But don’t let it get too up-close and personal. According to Konica Minolta’s website and confirmed by a customer service representativethe toner replacement cartridges are rated at 4, pages each, while the ones that came with the printer are to be rated at 1, pages only. Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica sincewhere he currently serves as Managing Editor.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430DL color laser printer

My first thought upon opening the box was “geez, where am I going to put this behemoth? I was able to discern from the picture of the printer with a stopwatch next to it with the notation “3 min. Go to main contents. Unfortunately, Konica Minolta chose the pictogram route with the setup manual. This is the navigation link for moving toward in this page. I clicked Print, the printer began its preprint rumblings, and not long afterwards the DL spat out the photo, sized to 4″ x 6”.

Black and white images – which have a rich tonal scale – take 15 seconds for the first print and two seconds for each additional one. We did our own calculations and came up with about 25p – still significantly lower than the cost of an average inkjet print.

I double-clicked on it, and ran the installer from the disk image. First, I wanted a networkable printer. The printer is also PictBridge 1.

From the final screen I elected to print a test page and make it the default printer for my Shuttle.

I popped the installation CD into my Shuttle and was greeted by the Minolta splash screen. It still sits there silently most of the time, except when it suddenly and mysteriously erupts with churning, rumbling noises for a few seconds every couple of hours. 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.

As a substitute for Copy Protection Utility, on PageScope Web Connection which is installed standardly in multi-function printers, you can use the same function copy protection and registration of stamp information.

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

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.

The LCD display is two lines and defaults to a graphical representation of how much toner remains in each cartridge.

Even when using draft mode, inkjets are not speed demons. All the other Macs on the network were able to print to it using USB printer sharing. Thankfully, the toner cartridges were already installed and needed no attention from me. If you’re running a supported version of Windows, you can launch the Magicolor DL status program from which you can access status information.

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The installer politely informed me that I needed administrative privileges in order to install the drivers. The DL’s PictBridge printing feature was an afterthought for me.

They’re inexpensive, they’re great for printing out photos and they do a nice job with text. However, don’t dump your inkjet just yet.

Konica Minolta Magicolor DL A4 Colour Laser Printer

The camera immediately sensed it was connected and asked me if I wanted to print a photo. Windows Server Support Information. News Reviews Insights TechRadar. Unlike on Windows XP, you do not need to select whether you’ll be using the printer locally or over a network.