Against Noisy No edge-to-edge printing. As I said before, inkjets have their uses. Don’t remove a toner cartridge until it runs out or it’s history. Black and white images – which have a rich tonal scale – take 15 seconds for the first print and two seconds for each additional one. Buried within them is a caveat you should tape to the printer: It won’t take up too much room on your desk and the photo quality is good – shame it’s a bit noisy, though. After inserting the CD into my Mac and not seeing any installation program, I decided to hunt for it in the “drivers” folder.

Uploader: Nikokasa
Date Added: 15 September 2006
File Size: 67.66 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 76537
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

At nearly 40 lb. I also magucolor to be able to print out large numbers of color pages without worrying about using my precious color ink up. News Reviews Insights TechRadar.

But don’t let it get too up-close and personal. Unfortunately, Konica Minolta chose the pictogram route with the setup manual.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430DL color laser printer

The DL isn’t exactly svelte but it’s not as elephantine as most other laser printers. It bumps and grinds as those cartridges spin around the paper path, making it noisier than many other laser printers and most inkjets.

The Konica Minolta magicolor DL knocks out beautiful colour images that are virtually indistinguishable from inkjet photos printed on matte papers. Unlike inkjet printers where media determines how the final picture will look, laser toner gets fused on to the paper’s surface using heat.


At 2,dpi resolution, it lays down a tight dot pattern minokta actually sharper than that of an inkjet. The DL is limited in both output size to A4 and Letter sizes, and the paper types it can use are also limited.

Printer driver controls couldn’t be simpler and are limited to brightness, mionlta and saturation, though you can make all the usual adjustments in your imaging program. 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.

TechRadar pro

TechRadar pro IT insights for business. 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.

You must login or create an account to comment.

Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica sincewhere he currently serves as Managing Editor. The installer politely informed me that I needed administrative privileges in order to install the drivers.

Regardless of paper type or weight, your prints will magjcolor a matte-satin finish.

Printer: KONICA MINOLTA magicolor DL | OpenPrinting – The Linux Foundation

The first colour photo takes just 35 seconds to emerge with subsequent copies flying out every 12 seconds thereafter. 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. Konica Minolta says a 7. Don’t remove a toner cartridge until it runs out or it’s history. I was able to discern from the picture of the printer with a stopwatch next to it with the notation “3 min.


Before talking about setup, let me get one thing out of the way: Even when using draft mode, inkjets are not speed demons. From the final screen I elected to print a test page and make it the default printer for my Shuttle. 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.

Given the huge cost advantage over inkjets, getting a color laser printer was a no-brainer.

If you try to re-insert it – even if it’s full – the printer sees it as empty. Mac OS X They’re inexpensive, they’re great for printing out photos and they mimolta a nice job with text. We did our own calculations and came up with about 25p – still significantly lower than the cost of an average inkjet print. The printer is also PictBridge 1. The only thing missing from the list is support for PostScript 2403dl.