The Konica-Minolta 7415 is an excellent multifunction monochrome laser printer that would make a great fit for small office environments. It can fax, scan, copy, and it prints and copies at speeds of around 15 pages per minute. Its design is a bit aesthetically awkward, however, and Konica-Minolta 7415 printer toner can be a little expensive.
The design of the 7415 is very utilitarian, but the visual appeal is a bit lacking. Between the printing unit on the bottom and the scanning unit on the top is a frame that takes up only one side, making the device look as if it could topple over at any second.
Nevertheless, the important features are all here. An automatic document feeder can handle continuous copying and scanning of up to 50 pages. A flatbed platen is also included and provides more options for irregular media sizes and types.
When copying, users can choose from automatic or manual exposure settings, reduction and enlargement, and more. Up to 27 numbers can be stored for one-touch dialing when faxing, Super G3 transmission speeds make for very fast sending and receiving of less than 3 seconds per page. The input paper tray holds up to 250 sheets, and an additional 500-sheet cassette can be added as an upgrade.
Although the unit has a fair asking price, the cost of replacement toners makes its less of a bargain. With a page yield of 7,000 pages, the Konica-Minolta 7415 toner cartridges will last for quite a while for low-volume offices. Unfortunately, the cost per page for Konica-Minolta 7415 toner cartridges is almost 2 cents, which is quite a bit more expensive than many competing models.
Overall, the 7415 is a solid machine with a good feature set. However, with its awkward appearance and pricey Konica-Minolta 7415 toner, many buyers may end up looking elsewhere.