They’re inexpensive, they’re great for printing out photos and they do a nice job with text. I entered the printer’s IP address which you can get either from your router or the LCD printer menu and after a few seconds, it popped up. Given the huge cost advantage over inkjets, getting a color laser printer was a no-brainer. First, I wanted a networkable printer. The installer politely informed me that I needed administrative privileges in order to install the drivers. Even when using draft mode, inkjets are not speed demons.
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Mac OS X Where they fall short is in the high-volume, high-speed printing department. However, after connecting the printer to my network, it didn’t show up in the printer listing at all until I restarted the Mac. I hate instruction manuals that consist entirely of pictures. I entered the printer’s IP address which you can get either from 2430ld router or the LCD printer menu and after a few seconds, it popped up.
I chose the Konica Minolta DL for 2430d, few reasons.
Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430DL color laser printer
At nearly 40 lb. Unfortunately, Konica Minolta chose the pictogram route with the setup manual. Unlike on Windows XP, you do not need to select whether you’ll be printrr the printer locally or over a network. Konkca install the drivers and when you go to add the printer, you’ll either see it listed on the printer list if it’s attached locally, or it will show up under “Bonjour Printers.
Setting up network printing in Windows XP.
The only thing missing from the list is support for PostScript printing. From the final screen I elected to print a test page and make it the default printer for my Shuttle. Sure enough, in addition to all the language-specific folders was “mac OSX” and “linux. The installer politely informed me that I needed administrative mijolta in order to install the drivers.
However, I wanted hassle-free printing from my PC and Windows laptop, and having a truly networked printer seemed like the best way to achieve that end.
My first thought upon opening the box was “geez, where am I going to put this behemoth?
22430dl All the other Macs on the network were able to print to it using USB printer sharing. Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica sincewhere he currently serves as Managing Editor. I double-clicked on it, and ran the installer from the disk image. I also wanted to be able to print out large numbers of color pages without worrying about using my precious color ink up.
Given the huge cost advantage over inkjets, getting a color laser printer was a no-brainer. They’re inexpensive, they’re great for printing out photos and they do a nice job with text. I confirmed, gave it the suggested name, and after about a second wait, the configuration was complete.
As I said before, inkjets have their uses. First, I wanted a networkable printer.
Before talking about setup, let me get one thing out of the way: This is especially true if the printer has been idle for while. After figuring out how to orient the paper tray cover, I plugged in the printer, connected it to my network, and turned it on.
After deciphering hopefully correctly all of the pictures, I went about pulling off a number of plastic tabs with strings attached and a fair amount of tape. After inserting the CD into my Mac and not seeing any installation program, I decided to hunt for it in the “drivers” folder.
: Konica Minolta Magicolor DL Color Laser Printer (): Electronics
You must login or create an account to comment. Sure enough, after around seconds of churning and other printerish noises, the green ready light began blinking and I was on my way to home networked laser printing. I was able to discern from the picture of the printer with a stopwatch next to it printrr the notation “3 min. Even when using draft mode, inkjets are not speed demons. Thankfully, the toner cartridges were already installed and needed no attention from me.