Toshiba DP-6570 Review
The Toshiba DP-6570’s 65 page per minute print speed is distractingly impressive, but the device is quite respectable in many other areas as well, making it one of the most powerful midsized monochrome laser machines available, regardless of its age. This older unit is certainly no longer the most current unit available as many of its features have become dated, but that does not keep its raw performance level from being up there with the best.
The Toshiba DP-5570 and Toshiba DP-6570 offer 55 and 65 page per minute print speeds respectively, making the 6570 one of the fastest devices Toshiba has ever put out. Unlike some of Toshiba’s lower end mid sized copy machines from the era of this device’s release such as the Toshiba DP-2570, this unit’s built in automatic document feeder is capable of reversing. This allows it to automatically scan both sides of input material instead of only one.
Other standard features found in the Toshiba DP-6570 include a 2.1 GB hard drive which is very small by today’s standards, as we usually see 50 GB and above drives in copy machines now, but the unit’s e filing system remains very helpful for those who wish to take advantage of such a thing. When utilizing the on board storage, scanned data can be stored indefinitely in one of up to a thousand individual folders. This data can then be retrieved and printed at any time.
This device’s first copy out time is a blaring fast 3.6 seconds. This means that a single page of input can have its duplicate made in just a few seconds, while larger documents will also be completed with lighting fast speeds thanks to the unit’s fast copy per minute speed.
A saddle stitch finisher is just one of the many hardware add ons that can be incorporated into the Toshiba DP-6570 base hardware. Saddle stitching, when combined with duplex printing, is a very cost effective way to create semi professional looking booklets and bound manuscripts. The stapler finisher that is also available may suffice for lower end binding needs.
Some of the areas where the Toshiba DP-6570’s old age really shines through is in its limited memory capacities and its dated control panel, not to mention the overall look of the unit. This device certainly puts off an almost 1990’s feel and operates a little bit louder than some of the slightly more streamlined units out there today.
The printer comes with a page memory of only 32 MBs and its hard disk, though a welcome addition, holds the minimalistic 2.1 GBs of space. Even more noteworthy is the unit’s truly ridiculously long warm up time. Taking an excruciating 420 seconds to power up from complete shut off makes the Toshiba DP-6570 easily one of the slowest machines of all time in this category. This slow warm up also means that the machine will, practically speaking, need to be kept on at all time and thus will consume more energy than some of its greener, more up to date counterparts.