Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica since , where he currently serves as Managing Editor. I also wanted to be able to print out large numbers of color pages without worrying about using my precious color ink up. Sure enough, after around seconds of churning and other printerish noises, the green ready light began blinking and I was on my way to home networked laser printing. Unfortunately, Konica Minolta chose the pictogram route with the setup manual. After inserting the CD into my Mac and not seeing any installation program, I decided to hunt for it in the “drivers” folder.
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Sure enough, after around seconds of churning and other printerish noises, the green ready light began blinking and I was on my way to home networked laser printing.
I chose the Konica Minolta DL for a few reasons. The only thing missing from the list is support for PostScript printing. The installer politely informed me that I needed administrative privileges in order to install the drivers.
Where they fall short is in the high-volume, high-speed printing department. I popped the installation CD into my Shuttle and was greeted by the Minolta splash screen. Mac OS X At nearly 40 lb. Setting up network printing in Windows XP.
However, after connecting the printer to my network, it didn’t show up in the printer listing at all 2430dp I restarted the Mac. Before talking mnolta setup, let me get one thing out of the way: As I said before, inkjets have their uses.
They’re inexpensive, they’re great for printing out photos and they do a nice job with text. Given the huge cost advantage over inkjets, getting a minolra laser printer was a no-brainer. Unlike on Windows XP, you do not need to select whether you’ll be using the printer locally or over a network.
I also wanted to be able to print out large numbers of color pages without worrying lrinter using my precious color ink up. I double-clicked on it, and ran the installer from the disk image.
Printet figuring out how to orient the paper tray cover, I plugged in the printer, connected it to my network, and turned it on.
After inserting the CD into my Mac and not seeing any installation program, I decided to hunt for it in the “drivers” folder.
Sure enough, in addition to all the language-specific folders was “mac OSX” and “linux. My first thought upon opening the box was “geez, where am I going to put this behemoth?
I entered the printer’s IP address which you can get either from your router or the LCD printer menu and after a pfinter seconds, it popped up. From the final screen I elected to print a test page and make it the default printer for my Shuttle. This is especially true if the printer has been idle for while.
However, I wanted hassle-free printing from my PC and Windows laptop, and having a truly networked printer seemed like the best way to achieve that end.
You install the drivers and when you go to add the printer, you’ll either see it listed on the printer list if it’s attached locally, or it will show up under “Bonjour Printers. After deciphering hopefully correctly all of the pictures, I went about pulling off a number of plastic tabs with strings attached and a fair amount of tape. Kohica must login or create an account to comment. Even when using draft mode, inkjets are not speed demons.
I was able to discern from the picture of the printer with a stopwatch next to it with the notation “3 min. I hate instruction manuals that consist entirely of pictures. Eric Bangeman Eric has been using personal computers since and writing about them at Ars Technica sincewhere he currently serves as Managing Editor.
First, I wanted a networkable printer.
Unfortunately, Konica Minolta chose the pictogram route with the setup manual. All the other Macs on the network were able to print to it using USB printer sharing. I confirmed, gave it the suggested name, and mino,ta about a second wait, the configuration was complete.