Pros

  • PictBridge port
  • Low costs per page

Cons

  • Low capacity toner cartridges in box

At A Glance

The compact 2530DL can print directly from a digital camera and offers competitive costs per page.

Manufacturer’s Description

With a low purchase price and high-yield toner cartridges, the magicolor 2530 DL has a cost-per-page of just pennies for color or black & white prints. Daily operation is simple with such built-in reliability features as automatic network installation, color calibration, and paper jam recovery. Its high duty cycle- 35,000 pages per month- and its fast Ethernet and High-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces make the magicolor 2530 DL an ideal shared workgroup or stand-alone printer. It also comes equipped with a PictBridge-enabled USB 1.1 Host Port so you can print vivid color photos directly from your digital camerano PC or additional software required.With 2400 dpi resolution, text and images are reproduced in lush, vivid detail, sending a positive, compelling message to your customers. The magicolor 2530 DL uses KONICA MINOLTA Simitri Polymerized Toner, which produces crisp lines, vibrant colors, and fine details in text and graphics. The magicolor 2530 DL can handle almost any kind of job, from flyers and brochures to custom-designed print projects. It also prints on a wide variety of media types and weights to cover every office need. You can count on the magicolor 2530 DL for consistent, high-quality print performance.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number A00V0N2
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884420432135

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 17.3   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 15.43
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 37.72
Color Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 27.41
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 28.14
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 45.11
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 29.8
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 25.01
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.2
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 40.48
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.0
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.9
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.6
Line Art Output Quality Very Good