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Konica Minolta magicolor 7450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but the paper handling and design get critical comments.

performance, usability, size, build quality

value for money, design, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Konica Minolta magicolor 7450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Konica Minolta magicolor 7450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Konica Minolta magicolor 7450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magicolor 7450 Color Laser PrinterColor Laser; 24PPM; B&with 24 Ppm Color; 9600X600 Dpi; 256+512 Mb Ram; 40GB HDD; EKonica-Minolta Auto duplexer Paper Accessories

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Konica Minolta magicolor 7450

 

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Magicolor 7450

 

Konica Minolta's Magicolor 7450 is a mid-range A3+ desktop laser printer, based on a copier engine. It's a fairly robust printer, with Konica Minolta claiming a duty cycle of 120,000 pages per month.

Excellent text and graphics reproduction for a laser printer in this class

It can be quite noisy, not as fast as expected, auto settings on paper trays are best ignored

This is a solidly built machine that looks capable of taking years of abuse, and is ideal for documents and content proofing. It’s not going to rival inkjet printers for photographs, but picture quality is better than many comparable laser printers and...

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Magicolor 7450

 

Konica Minolta's latest laser printer may look like a 1970s Soviet housing project, but a few niggles aside, the quality of its output will satisfy many designers.

Excellent colour-fidelity and a wide colour gamut. Good all-round image quality with no banding.

Ugly, with a frustrating paper-feed system.

As you'd expect, the 7450 offers the usual range of extra trays and duplex options. Installation is easy, especially on a Mac where the 7450 supports Apple's Bonjour (neé Rendevous) automatic network location technology

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Bad buy for the money

 

In our view, this has been our worst printer purchase ever. We do graphic design work, but this machine has not even been capable of delivering decent proofs for our clients. If you do have any problems, the maintenance and calibration menu is...

The printer is great if you need a little workhorse and don't care about quality. There are better buys, however, for the money if that's all you need

This is billed as a quality printer, but we have had print quality issues from day one with light prints, not sharp text, and the ink never fully covering on solids on prints. Tech support has been terrible with waits of at least 45 minutes on hold

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low cost konica minolta magicolor 7450 original toners

 

The MC7450 toner cartridges are very expensive, so we develop an unofficial cartridge 40% less than originals, u can contact us at convergentt@hotmail.com or jpastor@prodigy.net.mx Updated on Oct 14, 2010

low cost original consumables available to ship (40% less than normal cartridges)

None great quality with alternate cartridges

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Color tones varies Fuser unit defect 2 USD per print

 

I´ve bought a magicolor minolta 7450, in Mexico at 5,000 USD, I´ve printed in 8 months only 10,000 copies, changed toners 3 times, and ask me change the fuser (specs says 120,000 copies) and only gave me 10,000 Minolta mexico reject my guarantee...

The exterior design only

No real guarantee support in Mexico, Fuser unit with a factory defect, poor quiality in small letters, color tones varies, consumables really expensive, really

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Product does not deliver as the technical specs indicate.

 

I purchased this printer due to the ability to print 11X17 sheets with the optional tray. From the technical specifications, I had an expectation that the cost per print would be lower than with the HP1220C ink jet that this printer replaced. I also...

Toner lasts a long time. IF it prints without jamming, prints beyond the first print happen very quickly

Constant jamming. Very slow to start the first print

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An excellent printer for the money!

 

Although they say the first page is out in 13 seconds or so, this is not true. Once it begins to print, multiple copies are fast but it can take the up to a minute to rip a single page in the printer. Although I have not used the collating feature...

Great color, great black and white, reasonably fast

Software from the Mac platform is poor compared to the PC platform! It won't print overlays (PROOF, etc) from the Mac side and manual feed requires operator intervention

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Konica Minolta 7450 II

 

Excellent printer. Never jams, never skips a beat. Plenty of configuration options too, which is great for a medical facility that has a lot of custom charts that need printing.

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Konica Minolta 7450 II

 

Little bit outdated MFD, but works great at a very low cost. No colour scanning though.

Product Specifications

If you're looking for an office printing solution that offers the ultimate in quality, power, speed and versatility, you've found it. It's the Magicolor 7450 - Konica Minolta's top of the range printer. Equally at home with high-volume print runs as it is with high coverage/low volume graphical output, it speeds through any print job in no time. With flexible media handling and high-yield consumables keeping user interaction to a minimum, this is a printer that meets the demands of users right across the board.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.9in/27.9in
Height:18.8in/25.1in
Weight:114.6lbs/133.4lbs/196.2lbs
Width:25.3in/25.5in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:Latin America
Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings
Model:7450/8650 Base Finisher Kit/8650 Booklet Finisher Kit/8650DN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Konica Minolta magicolor

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T / Parallel / USB/Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T / USB/Parallel / USB / Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Language Simulation:PCL 6 / PDF 1.6 / PostScript 3 / TIFF / XPS/PCL 6 / PostScript 3/PostScript 3 / PCL 6
Max H-Resolution B/W:19200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:19200dpi/9600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in) / A3+ (12.25 in x 18 in) / Tabloid Extra (12 in x 18 in)/A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in) / Tabloid Extra (12 in x 18 in)/A3+ (12.25 in x 18 in) / Ledger B Size (11 in x 17 in)/Ledger B Size (11 in x 17 in) / A3+ (12.25 in x 18 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):24.5ppm/35ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):24.5ppm/35ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Banners / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Postal card paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Postal card paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Labels / Plain paper / Glossy paper / Postal card paper / Banners / Recycled paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):100,000 pages and more
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:1150sheets/2150sheets/350sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/256MB
Max Supported Size:1GB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Red Hat Linux 9 / SuSE Linux 8.2/Apple MacOS 9.x or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Red Hat Linux 9 / SuSE Linux 8.2/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits) / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Red Hat Enterprise Linux/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Red Hat Enterprise Linux/Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / SuSE Linux 8.2 / Red Hat Linux 9 / Appl