Toshiba E-Studio 282 Review
With complete expandability and build to order options, the Toshiba E-Studio 282 is capable of meeting the specific office needs of those who require a full sized document processing machine without the print volume of an industrial level copy machine.
The floor standing Toshiba E-Studio 282 is as attractive as it is easy to operate, thanks to its fresh styling and extra large touch control screen. The unit’s 28 page per minute print speed, while not quite cutting edge, should prove to provide enough horsepower for most office’s everyday printing tasks. The unit also boasts a notably fast 5.4 second first copy out time, meaning single page copies will be reproduced in practically the blink of an eye.
A Power PC 750 CXr/333 MHz Shared processor keeps the speed of business moving, while on board memory is sufficient as well. The unit splits memory into 256 MBs of main RAM with an additional 32 MBs of page memory. The on board hard drive is good for up to 40 GBs plus of stored print data, making the device an outstanding choice for businesses who need quick access to commonly used forms with, basically, the touch of a button.
Hardware inclusions such as a duplexor and network card are expected, though the reversing automatic document feeder is an additional option and not standard. Innovations such as an on board e-filing system allows users to quickly and intuitively access their e-filing box where they can store documents.
The fax functions of the unit are also optional, but if included in the buyer’s package the unit certainly delivers a top of the line approach to stand alone hard copy faxing as well as PC faxing and network faxing.
Though the device is not a full sized copy machine, its copy feature set may surprise you. With access codes, annotation, auto job start, auto cassette change, dual page copying, edge erasing, electronic sorting, job reservation, and plenty of zoom and rotation options, adjusting reproductions perfectly to achieve a desired outcome is not a problem.
Some of the other hardware expansion options for the Toshiba E-Studio 282 include, but are certainly not limited to, a job separator with two separate trays, and offset catch tray, and multiple paper finishers such as a stapling finisher, hole punch unit, and even a saddle stitch unit. With well over 20 full on hardware accessories available for the printer, users can essentially create their own unique document processor, perfectly suited for a particular business.
The Toshiba E-Studio 282 is undeniably a well rounded machine. Its slightly disappointing top print speeds are not enough to divert most buyers, but what may make the unit prohibitive to many potential owners is the unit’s price. Costing thousands of dollars, the unit will not provide buyers with their money’s worth unless they choose to take advantage of the device’s extensive expandability options such as the hole punch unit, stapler, or large capacity feeder. As a core unit, many users could save thousands by going with a lower end MFP.