Konica-Minolta PagePro 1350W
Design and Ergonomics
The PagePro 1350W is rather large but doesn’t look bulky. The slanted angles and the contrasting colors make the printer smaller visually. The company logotype is in the center of the front panel – Konica-Minolta is a worldwide developer of printing mechanisms for electrographic printers. The Epson ELP-6200L, another printer reviewed here, uses this mechanism, too.
The flip-down front panel works as the support of the input tray. You can see adjustable paper guides when it is open. There is no per-sheet input slot in this machine.
I found a plastic lever inside the tray which indicates whether there is any paper loaded. Curiously, the Epson EPL-6200L has an opening for such a lever, but lacks the lever itself.
The printer is equipped with the traditional interfaces: USB and LPT.
The PagePro 1350W’s control panel is similar to the other printers’, but the purpose of each element (a button and two indicators) is explained not only with an icon, but also with text.