Konica-Minolta 224e Printer Review
The Konica-Minolta bizhub 224e is a moderately fast monochrome multifunction laser printer for those who don't need color output, or the additional cost that comes with it. Its output speed of 22 pages per minute is just average, but its output quality is sharp, and cost-effective Konica-Minolta 224e printer toner supplies might actually be its biggest feature.
As part of the 224 series, the "e" of the 224e model name points out its email and networking features, with the ability to scan and send a document via email right from the large touchscreen control panel display. This is a much better alternative to faxing that also helps save on bizhub 224e toner and paper as well. With a 250 GB hard drive for storage, users can even store the files locally for easy network access.
The design of the 224e is quite bulky, with a weight of 168 pounds and dimensions of 36.3x24.2x27 inches. It includes a standard paper capacity of 1,150 sheets, but a maximum of 3,650 sheets with all upgrade options means it can handle a large workload when needed. Finishing options like stapling and hole-punching are available as well, saving users time and manual labor while still outputting a polished product.
Instead of the multiple toners of color models, users only need to replace a single Konica-Minolta 224e toner cartridge. Each replacement bizhub 224e toner cartridge has an estimated yield of 24,000 pages, so the cost per page is quite affordable. Users who want to save more should consider compatible Konica-Minolta 224e toner instead of OEM supplies, as they are priced much lower while offering the same output quality.
Its large, 9-inch color display decent printing speeds and excellent scanning features would be enough to recommend the 224e for a large office alone. Add in the extra value of affordable supplies, and it is a great value for offices from medium to large in size.