Toshiba E-Studio 35 Review
As the younger brother to Toshiba’s high end E-Studio 45, the Toshiba E-Studio 35 offers buyers a break in price for lower performance specifications including lower print speed and less monthly duty. That being said, the unit maintains the line’s thorough document handling abilities and is customizable to suit the print and copy needs of any small office.
With a maximum monthly duty cycle of 120,000 copies, the Toshiba E-Studio 35 is capable of operating at 80% the volume of the E-Studio 45. Its copy and print speeds sit at a reasonable 35 pages per minute and its warm up time of 30 seconds is more than acceptable.
Offering a first copy out time of 3.9 seconds, the unit stands out as a device that can compete with full sized copy machines, but its real value comes in its versatility. The unit is completely expandable with over 20 optional hardware additions including finishers and document feeders.
Paper storage is another expandable element to the device, though it does come with two oversized 550 sheet paper drawers to get you started. Additional 550 sheet drawers can be attached to the device as well as a giant 2,500 sheet side by side style paper feed drawer. The XL drawer is not cheap, but it is one of the most time saving additions a buyer could make when piecing together a build to order unit like this.
While the Toshiba E-Studio 35 is a viable printer, fax machine, and scanner, its most prominent feature is quite possibly its copy abilities. Capable of making up to 999 copies from a single source at one time, the unit can print to odd sizes, standard sizes such as Legal and Letter, and large format output such as Ledger paper.
For the difference in price, the Toshiba E-Studio 35 suffers a significant decrease in print speed from the 45 unit. Printing at 35 pages per minute, while not to be scoffed at, would be more fitting for a desktop laser printer than a medium sized copy machine. Its monthly duty cycle is still perfectly acceptable though, even at its reduced volume.
While a low overall print quality will not necessarily be a major drawback to those copying mostly documents, those who are interested in image production will definitely take notice at the Toshiba E-Studio 35’s maximum resolution of only 600 x 600 dots per inch. Unfortunately, and surprisingly, the scanner suffers from the same low resolution. Scanning can be done in optimized mode, but usually multifunctional devices will go out of their way to include a decent optical color scan element in their hardware.