Konica Minolta Magicolor 5430DL

Konica Minolta Magicolor 5430DL
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5

Pros

  • High speed, affordable, low running costs, colour

Cons

  • Nothing in particular

Bottom Line

This printer may well lead the colour printing revolution, with rapid colour output at an affordable price.

Would you buy this?

When you see a colour laser printer claiming a 20ppm (pages per minute) print speed, cynicism tends to kick in--because colour printing is notoriously slow. But the magicolor 5430DL can really knock out the sheets.

This high-end colour laser is comparatively cheap to buy, easy to maintain and economical to run--even more so with the Toner Value Kit.

This is a perfect option for large workgroups, with built-in Ethernet and auto-duplexing. As for speeds, we managed 18ppm in colour and, thanks to the 2400 x 600dpi resolution, prints looked spot-on. If only you didn't have to buy an extra paper tray to get support beyond the measly 250-page input.

Vendors have been talking about the colour printing revolution in offices for ages but, in truth, it's never been cost-effective or quick enough. Konica Minolta might be about to change all that with this machine.

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