Summary: Purchased this printer 4/7/04, use it almost everyday, mostly for draft letters and reports, but also for color prints and ad work. Has been very dependable and inexpensive to operate, very well satisfied with it's performance.
Summary: I've had this printer for nearly five years and have never had an issue. I use it for both work and for personal use (I have a home office). It's solid and dependable. We've printed over 11,000 pages. In the downside, it's slow to warm-up, it's loud and it's big. However, I think in part this is due to it being a heavy-duty unit. In my research prior to purchase I found this unit was rated at a higher capacity.
Summary: I am going to set the record straight on this printer: First, I have used this printer extensively for the past 5 years. I can say that is it a bit clunky when it gets ready to print and sounds a bit like a squirrel cage. Pros: It does print great, better than a lot of more expensive HP color lasers I have seen. I am not saying that it is an overall better printer, but the print is better.
Summary: Bought this printer about 2 years ago and ran fine. Excellant for printing on card stock for cd covers. But replacing the parts is more than what the printer costs. Buy 4 printer cartridges and waste bottle and you can buy another new printer for that. But first it started printing red tint about 2 months ago all the time on Photo's. And Minolta can not help ! Now it does not print red at all. To bad, cause when it worked, it was awesome.