Though not completely decked out with fancy features and high-tech functions, the Konica-Minolta bizhub PRO C500 still offers enough to be considered a solid office machine. Though primarily marketed as a laser printer, this unit also has the ability to scan documents and produce duplicates on an occasional basis. The C500 has a monthly duty cycle of 150,000 prints, which should handle the daily needs of almost any office.
The page yield of standard Konica-Minolta C500 toner cartridges is 20,000 pages, which is not the best on the market, but is above average. When replacement toners are needed, standard bizhub PRO C500 toner cartridges can be purchased from a variety of vendors, including the manufacturer. Even with a decent output rate of about 51 pages per minute, the maximum resolution quality produced by Konica-Minolta C500 toner is 2400x600 dpi. Cyan, magenta, yellow and black printer toner is used during operation, expanding the versatility of tasks that can be completed.
There are 3 input trays that hold up to 500 sheets each as well as a 250-sheet bypass tray that holds different media types such as transparencies, envelopes and cardstock. On the bottom of the machine, there is a drawer that opens up that holds another 2,500 sheets. Finishing options provide another level of professional quality, like stapling, saddle-stitching and hole-punching.
One of the most unique features of this line of Konica office devices is the reserve printer toner tanks. As soon as Konica-Minolta C500 toner is installed, a small tank is filled with each color. As the toners begin to expire, the reserve bizhub C500 toner enables users to continue printing until replacements are found and installed. This backup system ensures that an office will never get stuck in the middle of a print job. This is one of many reasons the C500 is a good color laser unit for a work environment.
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