Pros

  • Low per-page costs.
  • Small footprint.

Cons

  • Low standard paper capacity.
  • Slow photo printing.

At A Glance

Considering its disappointing print quality and performance, there are better choices than the Magicolor 2550EN.

Manufacturer’s Description

The compact and affordable magicolor 2550EN printer boast the enhanced graphics quality and high-end printing features typically found in larger, more expensive models.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://konicaminolta.us

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 039281042874

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 18.8   ppm
Performance
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 36.54
Sports Action Shot (secs) 80.06
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 26.46
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.7
Overall Scan Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 28.38
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.3
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 41.59
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 17.98
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.3
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 39.63
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 72.48