Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta magicolor 1650EN
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April Kellywright, Amazon
10 February 2014
Summary: I can print from Photoshop CS without issue most of the time and the resulting image and color are quite nice - WHEN it works. Otherwise, it was problems from the get-go. First, the driver install flaked out and no amount of workarounds made it install fully. It's slow, I knew this going in from other reviews, but it's painfully bad. It is also quite loud, especially on start up; it literally makes loud clanking noises.
Summary: We ordered this to replace a Konica that we had used and wore it out--it lasted for many years. So we ordered this one thinking we'd be getting the same quality...not happening. We're very disappointed that it works at random and has great difficulties being used in our home network. I can rarely get it to print from my computer and have to send the docs to my husband's computer which is directly connected to the printer. When it does work, it is good--not great.
Summary: I searched and compared and pondered over the decision to purchase the magicolor 1650EN and at first I was elated. It had all the features I wanted in a compact size and, especially important to me printing out greeting cards for my business, was rated as the budget machine with the best graphics output. The print quality was impressive but I could not get the thing to run reliably and print on the 80 pound stock I was using.
Summary: I have this computer on my home local area network. It is connected with Gigabit Ethernet and a MacOS machine running 10.8.x Mountain Lion. The computer and printer are on the same switch. The printer is terribly slow to print anything. Most of the time it will eventually come out, but it can be several minutes later. Or, you have to power cycle the unit to get the job to complete. I have tried it with the Konica Minolta driver as well as generic Postscript.
Summary: I purchased this printer last week. I set it up and was a bit disappointed with the time it took to finally print, but was very pleased with the quality. However, it doesn't automatically (or otherwise) print duplex, as it should. It also spits out a blank page before it actually prints the job. I have also experienced paper jams - letter and envelope. So today, I tried calling customer support to take care of these problems.