Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta Magicolor 4750DN
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broken after printing less than 50 times
18 June 2014
Summary: Bought this printer due to its reasonable price point and reviews. Set up the printer OK but had an issue where postscript wasn't printing properly. Called company and walked through a setup that seemed to fix the problem. I print very very rarely (probably less than 100 sheets this past year!) but for some reason the toner is already almost gone and now the paper jams constantly. I can't even print anymore without the paper jamming now.
Summary: The Good: It still works. We use it only for color printing. The Bad: Its a toner HOG! we don't get even 1/2 of the stated life of the toner cartridges. The Ugly: The price of the toner. A set costs as much as the printer. We are looking for another printer soon. This printer is the most expensive maintenance issue in our office.
Summary: I have had an old Konica Minolta 2300 laser printer that is 10 years old that finally wore out. I bought the 4750DN to replace it. It has met all my expectations. Time to print the first page is very reasonable. The duplexing operation works great - I have never had duplexing before and I think it is a great way to not waste paper. Print quality is high.
Summary: I simply cannot imagine a product that retails for $800 is this bad. I've really tried to like this printer, but my old $250 Epson Perfection inkjet could run circles around this Konica. Admittedly, I have high expectations for print quality and color, so after my first testing when the colors looked terrible, I told myself "it's not a high end printer.
Summary: Universal print driver works fine on Win7, but the ppd file for linux is incompatible with all versions of cups greater than 1.5.3. so you cannot run any of the latest distros such as cinnamon, mate or kde 14 or greater. Works well with linuxmint kde 13 64bit (maya) running cups 1.5.2 or 1.5.3. You can get it to work with newer cups, but only if you choose a generic postscript ppd which severely limits your options. Did not buy from amazon.
Summary: We've had the printer about a month and so far it works great. We have experience with several other color lasers (HP, Xerox, Dell) and this one so far is the best. My wife loves the duplexing feature. It's fast and makes great prints. The toner replacements seem like they will be much more economical than the other printers we've used. The Xerox is killing us for toner costs. The only downsides are the paper tray seems a little funky. It takes some getting used to.
Summary: I really enjoy using it. There was no software with it and no power cable. The seller provided me with internet site for a download of drivers. The print is very crisp and does an excellent job on whether it is color or just black and white. I have found on thicker paper the paper has tendency to curl, but does an excellent job in printing.