Konica 7020 Review
If your business is more inclined to printing than copying, you’d probably go for printers with copying function. But if your business is more into copying than printing, it’s also probably a good idea to have a copier in your office with printing function.
The Konica 7020 Multifunction (Copier, Printer, and Fax) belongs to the second category. It was designed by the Konica Business Technologies, Inc. to have the main function of a copier and secondary functions of printing, scanning, and faxing to give it more value and meet the needs of small and midsized companies for faster and more flexible office equipment.
With the Konica 7020, the Japanese company reinforced its commitment to continually develop new products to cater to every niche of the American business. This model is not as robust and pricey as the BizHub series, but it’s a workhorse as well in terms functionality and durability.
This model belongs of Konica’s midrange printers with a price tag of slightly over $1000. It’s pricier than most inkjet printers, but definitely on equal footing, if not better, than similarly priced products from HP and Canon.
While its copy, fax, and print functions maybe similar to other brands in the market, the Konica 7020 has other features that set it apart from the competition. Firstly, it’s endowed with an automatic duplexer, which allows it to print both sides of a paper simultaneously. Secondly, it can print up to a maximum paper size of 11” x 17”, which is about double the size of an A4 paper. These features allow you to print newsletters, A3 posters, and fliers much faster and easier.
It has a standard feeder capacity of 1000 sheets and can copy continuously from 1 to 999. While waiting for your copying/printing to finish, you can use the time to take a break or perform other tasks. Its memory of 32 MB/288 MB pales in comparison to Konica’s BizHub series, but it’s definitely good enough when working on text documents. Need to reduce or enlarge your document? No problem. This model has the capability to reduce or enlarge documents from 25% to 400%.
It’s pricier than most all-in-one printers and bulkier as well. But it’s also more affordable than the BizHub series and more compact. The choice is yours. And yes, it’s monochromatic, meaning it uses black ink only. If you’re on a budget looking for a small multifunction copier for colored jobs, this is not for you and you’re not part of the niche this model wishes to serve.