Konica-Minolta 364e Printer Review
With somewhat slower speeds than some of its competition, the Konica-Minolta bizhub 364e multifunction laser printer might be better suited to those who do more scanning than printing. Its print speeds are just 36 pages per minute, but with optional dual scanning upgrades, it can scan up to 160 originals per minute. When users do print, the low cost of Konica-Minolta 364e printer toner is a real benefit, however.
Models in the 364 series and similar series include a large, 9-inch color touchscreen display that sets them apart from many competitors. This tablet-like control panel feature supports gestures like swiping that will be so familiar to many users. Buttons and organization can be customized for easier access to important features, and common workflows can be saved for quicker access.
With large workflows comes the need for large paper capacity, and the 364e doesn't disappoint. Its standard paper capacity is 1,150 sheets, but it can be easily expanded to a maximum of 3,650 sheets with the addition of extra trays. Users can also add finishing options like hole-punching and stapling to create professional documents without a lot of manual labor. Mobile printing is also supported via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Replacing toners is quite a simple process, as the single Konica-Minolta 364e toner cartridge is behind an access panel. With each bizhub 364e toner cartridge rated for around 24,000 pages, users won't be replacing them too frequently. As a third-party alternative to pricey OEM supplies, some vendors offer compatible bizhub 364e toner supplies as well.
For mid-sized offices with heavy digital workflows, the 364e may just be a perfect fit. It prioritizes scanning and sharing documents quickly, but also offers solid printing features. The low cost of Konica-Minolta 364e toner makes it an even better value over the long term.