Konica Minolta has become very aggressive in their attempts at maintaining their own portion of the business technology market and have recently positioned themselves to become a major contender to other major printer manufacturers such as Lexmark and HP. The cutting-edge Bizhub C203 was designed from the ground up to be a top of the line, multi-function laser printer for the medium business. Any company looking for a phenomenal quality low volume laser printer may need look no further.
With all the trays folded in and none of the optional storage features attached, the Bizhub C203 is around the size of a a filing cabinet. The front of this stand alone printer houses a series of pull out trays to access the Konica Minolta C203 toner cartridges, 500 sheet input trays, and the 100 sheet special media tray. An attractive colour touch screen is perched on the top of this printer and controls nearly every function. The top of this printer folds up to access the flatbed scanner and some of the faxing input and output trays. There is Ethernet, wireless router, and high speed USB ports along the back and side.
The first thing that any user will notice about this printer is the simplicity and beauty of the touch screen controls. All the commands are very intuitive and the menus are easy to navigate through. The impressive 1,024 MB of internal storage means that thousands of jobs can be stored at once without reaching capacity. In terms of quality, the Bizhub C203 prints at an impressive 1,080 dpi and from a cold start will have the first page done in just under six seconds. This makes it one of the quickest printers in this price range as well as a producer of some of the highest quality prints available. Replacement Konica Minolta C203 are also very inexpensive, particularly here on Cartridge Save, helping you to keep running costs down.
For a machine of this size and price range, the Bizhub C203 can output a measly 18 pages per minute. While the initial print may come out quickly, this sluggish speed may not be appropriate for any office which needs to produce a high volume of work. The 500 sheet input tray also means that this printer is best suited for a company which is in search of quality and compatibility instead of quantity and volume.