At 2,dpi resolution, it lays down a tight dot pattern that’s actually sharper than that of an inkjet. 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. The first colour photo takes just 35 seconds to emerge with subsequent copies flying out every 12 seconds thereafter. However, I wanted hassle-free printing from my PC and Windows laptop, and having a truly networked printer seemed like the best way to achieve that end. I confirmed, gave it the suggested name, and after about a second wait, the configuration was complete. You must login or create an account to comment.
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First, I wanted a networkable printer. Unfortunately, Konica Minolta chose the pictogram route with the setup manual. It bumps and grinds as those cartridges spin around the paper path, making it noisier than many other laser printers and most konuca. 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 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. I confirmed, gave it the suggested name, and after about a second wait, the configuration was complete.
My first thought upon opening the box was “geez, where am I going to put this behemoth? I also wanted to be able to print out large numbers of color pages without worrying 24300dl using my precious color ink up.
I entered the printer’s IP address which you can get either from your router or the LCD printer menu and after a few seconds, it popped up. After inserting the CD into my Mac and not seeing any installation program, I decided to hunt for it in the “drivers” folder. As I said before, inkjets have their uses.
In addition to 2,dpi, you can print at ninolta 1,dpi but minopta little point in doing so; there’s no increase in speed and only a penny or two savings on toner per image.
The DL is certainly speedy with plain text rolling out at around 20 pages per minute. 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. Unlike on Windows XP, you do not need to select whether you’ll be using the printer locally or over a network. News Reviews Insights TechRadar. Sure enough, in addition to all the language-specific folders was “mac OSX” and “linux.
The DL is limited in both output size to A4 and Letter sizes, and the paper types it can use are also limited. The only thing missing from the koniica is support for PostScript printing.
TechRadar pro IT insights for business. However, I wanted hassle-free printing from my PC and Windows laptop, and having a truly networked printer seemed like the best way to achieve that end.
Where they fall short is in the high-volume, high-speed printing department. The installer politely informed me that I needed administrative privileges in order to install the drivers. Even when minolat draft mode, inkjets are 4230dl speed demons. We did our own calculations and came up with about 25p – still significantly lower than the cost of an average inkjet print. Given the huge cost advantage over inkjets, getting a color laser printer was a no-brainer. I double-clicked on it, and ran the installer from the disk image.
I chose the Konica Minolta DL for a few reasons.
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You install the drivers and when you go to add the printer, you’ll either see it listed on the printer list if it’s attached locally, or it will show up under “Bonjour Printers. Buried within them is a caveat you should tape to the printer: However, after connecting the printer to my network, it didn’t show up in the printer listing at all until I restarted the Mac.
Don’t remove a toner cartridge until it runs out or it’s history. All the other Macs on the network were able to print to it using USB printer sharing. After figuring out how to orient the paper tray cover, I plugged in the printer, connected it to my network, and turned it on. 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.