Toshiba multifunction printers recycle their own toner Toshiba's new e-Studio230 and e-Studio280 multifunction devices print, scan, copy, and fax. They also recycle 100 percent of their toner.
Traditional toner-based multifunction devices expel used toner into a waste container. The eStudios have no such container, which Toshiba says reduces machine down-time and makes toner replacement easier for the user.
The multifunction devices each include a half- VGA touchscreen control panel that's twice the size of panels found on existing models. Toshiba promises easier operation thanks to large one-touch buttons, oversize icons, and a 45-degree tilting capability. The latter helps make the LCD more readable under various lighting conditions and more accessible to physically challenged individuals.
As a scanner, the e-Studio can process up to 60 original documents per minute (OPM) at user- selectable resolutions of up to 400 dpi, or up to 45 OPM at 600 dpi. The e-Studio's network scanning capabilities include scanning to multiple locations and conversion into commonly used file formats.
Both models come standard with two 550-sheet paper cassettes and a 100-sheet stack feed bypass to accommodate special and heavier stock papers and envelopes. Additional finishing options include standard trayless duplexing, single position stapling, and multiple position stapling with the optional saddle- stitch finisher (which includes a hole-punch option).
The maximum monthly duty cycles for the e- Studio230 and e-Studio280 are 74,000 pages and 90,000 pages respectively, with print and copy speeds of 23 CPM/PPM (copies-per-minute, print-per- minute) for the 230 and 28 CPM/PPM for the 280.
The e-Studio230 and e-Studio280 are available immediately from Toshiba dealers for The suggested list price of $5,650 and $7,050, respectively.