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By Xbradley

from Smyrna, ga

About Me Infrequent User

Verified

Great for the price, but not 5 stars...

 
3.0

PROS

  • Sharp tones & colors
  • Durable Construction
  • Fast Print Time

CONS

  • Large Footprint
  • Difficult Setup Win7 Drvs
  • No usb cable included

BEST USES

  • Graphics & Charts
  • Photos
  • Everyday documents

Comments:

No USB cable included so you can't use it straight out of the box. The latest drivers would not work on my windows 7, had to ultimately uninstall everything and load the oldest drivers available (version 1.0) before it would actually print. Once it worked it prints very nicely. Little larger footprint than I wanted but for the price it's hard to beat for a color laser.


By David B.

from Estero, FL

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Good Print Quality, Light on Features

 
3.0

PROS

  • Good Value For Price
  • Compact Design

CONS

  • Difficult Set Up
  • Limited Printing Options

BEST USES

  • Professional Documents
  • Everyday documents

Comments:

I had much difficulty getting the printer set up and working at all. Set up requires an installation program provided by the manufacturer. I ran the installation program, and the printer appeared to be installed on my Windows 7 notebook, but nothing would print to it. I tried removing it and re-running the program, without success. I finally called tech support, and after about an hour, it was properly installed by running the installation program again. (Tech Support was very easy to work with and seemed knowledgeable, but he did not know why it would not work initially either.) After setting it up with a direct USB connection to my notebook, I was also able to use it through my QNAP Turbo NAS USB port. The only caveat is that my NAS shuts down at night, and the printer does not seem to respond in the morning. That is corrected by turning the printer off and back on. I try to just turn it off at night. Another odd thing is that the printer does not seem to use a spooler, or does not use it correctly. If I try to print something and the printer is not ready for it, the document does not print, and does not stay in the print queue; I have to send it again after the printer is ready. Maybe that has to do with running it through the NAS? The output is quick enough, and looks good. I was disappointed that it does not support printing on standard #10 envelopes. You can force it to print on #10 envelopes by setting up a custom page size in the preferences, but the driver will not allow you to set the media type to "envelope". The printed envelopes come out curled and with creases on the edges, not really suitable for business use. Also, there is no alternate paper tray; if you want to use different size media, you have to remove your stack of paper from the tray. This is the lowest price color laser printer I found, and, while larger than most desktop monochrome laser printer, is still small enough to sit on your desktop. The print quality on plain paper is good. If you do not need to print on #10 envelopes (or other sizes - check the documentation for the two envelope sizes supported) or different sizes of media, you can't beat the value of this printer. I will probably look to replace it with something more flexible and convenient.


By Bri

from Seymour, CT

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Quality

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast Print Time
  • Painless Setup
  • Durable Construction

CONS

BEST USES

  • Movie Scripts
  • Graphics & Charts
  • Photos
  • Professional Documents

Comments:

Best thing is Minolta optics and manufacture.


By song

from New York

About Me Infrequent User

Verified

Excellent printer for a low price

 
5.0

PROS

  • Very Quiet
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Compact Design

CONS

  • Some Noise During Initial

BEST USES

  • Professional Documents
  • Photos
  • Graphics & Charts
  • Everyday documents

Comments:

Good for everyday printing need.


By Emo

from Tampa,FL

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Excellent !!!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp tones & colors
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • Slow Print Time
  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Photos
  • Everyday documents
  • Graphics & Charts

Comments:

Easy to use,fast setup but little noisy.


By Kev

from Fargo, ND

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Nice printer for the money!!!!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good color

CONS

  • Slow Print Time

BEST USES

  • Professional Documents
  • Everyday documents
  • Graphics & Charts

Comments:

Very short setup time.


By rtlawson

from Florence SC

About Me Heavy Duty User

Great Color Laser For The Price

 
5.0

PROS

  • Compact Design
  • Sharp tones & colors
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Graphics & Charts

Comments:

This is my first Color Laser Printer and must say that I am impressed with the colors on it. It will not win any awards for color photo printing, but it still looks great. I had this up and running and shared in about 30mins. The main computer is running Windows 8 and I shared it with a Windows 7 laptop with no problems. I just used the Windows 7 Driver on the Windows 8 Machine. This is going to be my printer when I need some color. For most things I will use the old HP Laser. Now I have color and don't have to worry about the ink drying up.


By nightowl50

from Kokomo, IN

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Best pick ever

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast Print Time

CONS

BEST USES

  • Graphics & Charts
  • Everyday documents
  • Professional Documents

Comments:

I was blown away with how well this printer worked. It prints very fast compared to other printers I have owned and the colors come out much nicer then I expected for a laser printer. I bought this printer mainly for my daughter to use because she needed one that was fast and easy to print all her collage papers with and she loves it also.


By horsty the kraut

from oakhurst, CA

About Me Frequent User

Verified

good price, good printer

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp tones & colors
  • Durable Construction
  • Compact Design
  • Prints Well
  • Good Deal
  • Right Price

CONS

  • Hard To Use
  • How To Get Remote Panel
  • Software Hard To Use
  • Terms About Errors Not Cl

BEST USES

  • Photos
  • Graphics & Charts
  • Everyday documents

Comments:

I checked the internet, Abe's of Maine, for a new printer and found that Konica-Minolta 1600W for a good price. I read critics about it, ordered it . Did get it very fast. Good service ! Not much more to say. Worked out the way it should !! I only have one problem, I can not transfer the "remone panel " part from the software disk into my PC. WEhy not ?? Horst Pokorra, Oakhurst, CA


By Dutch

from Long Island, NY

About Me Infrequent User

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

What the doctor ordered

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Sharp tones & colors

CONS

  • Large Footprint

BEST USES

  • Everyday documents

Comments:

I have a Canon color inkjet printer that I use primarily to print photos, and wanted a color laser printer for everyday color printing to augment my B/W laser printer. The price from Abe's was the best I'd seen, so the purchase was a no-brainer. The downside is that setup is by-guess and by-golly, as the only information is pictorial; initialization seemed to take an extraordinarily long time. The printer doesn't have a paper drawer; instead, paper is fed from a drop-down panel that extends about 5 inches from the front of the printer. That said, printing is relatively fast, and the colors are smack on. For a home-use color laser printer the K-M Magicolor 1600W is an unbeatable bargain.


By Edie

from Truckee, CA

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Great Color Laser for the Price!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Sharp tones & colors
  • Easy To Set Up

CONS

BEST USES

  • Graphics & Charts
  • Photos
  • Professional Documents
  • Everyday documents

Comments:

It is the most reasonable color laser around.


By Maydaye

from Islip NY

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Konica-Minolta Magicolor 1600W

 
4.0

PROS

  • Durable Construction
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast Print Time

CONS

  • Not a network printer

BEST USES

  • Professional Documents
  • Photos
  • Everyday documents

Comments:

It is surprisingly swift for a home laser printer


By amarie

from tulsa, ok

About Me Frequent User

Verified

Great Product

 
4.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Price was great compact
  • Easy To Set Up

CONS

BEST USES

  • Photos
  • Everyday documents

Comments:

Great product for price so far the only issue is sometimes its grabs more than one paper at a time. other than that for the price it was an awesome deal.


By Mikey

from Richland, WA

About Me Infrequent User

Verified

Great Printer -- Great Deal!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Sharp tones & colors
  • Easy To Use
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast Print Time
  • Compact Design

CONS

  • Replacement toner cost

BEST USES

  • Everyday documents
  • Photos

Comments:

Faster and better photo printing than CLP-315.


By Sippycup

from Danville, CA

About Me Infrequent User

Verified

Seems solid so far

 
3.0

PROS

  • Fast Print Time
  • Compact Design

CONS

BEST USES

  • Everyday documents

Comments:

This unit was bought to replace a junk HP inkjet printer. The installation manuals are junk. Everything is pictographs and the artist was apparently blind. Once you set it up, it is relatively straightforward to add to Win7. I recommend downloading drivers directly from the website rather than using the antique drivers that ship with the unit. It's fairly hefty and takes up a lot of space. Also, despite claims of being quiet, when it revs up it really revs up. Time to first print is a bit long vs. inkjet but not unreasonable. Can't speak to toner consumption but replacement toner seems difficult to find. Very different price points depending on where you shop, so buyer beware. Very annoyed that the manual duplex option is not available via the latest driver. Otherwise, I've been happy with the unit so far.


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