The bizhub C35 is aimed at businesses, weighs a good 39kg, and comes with a recommended retail price of R35,493.
Setup was quick and painless: plug in the cables, install the drivers on the necessary machines and sit back and wonder why it isn’t always that easy.
Controls are provided by a hardware keypad (numbers and all) with quick function keys for scanning and copying as well as a resistive touch panel to display and grant access to more detailed information and options. It’s a good setup and takes very little time to get used to.
According to the spec sheet, the bizhub C35 chugs out 30 copies per minute (colour or black and white).
We didn’t measure it with a stop watch, but pages seemed to appear in the out tray out of nowhere, so we’d wager that it’s in the right ballpark.
Quality was excellent, with text as crisp as you’d want it and images crystal clear.
Scanning takes place on either the bed or the top tray at a maximum resolution of 600×600 dpi.
Place your pages to be scanned on the bed or tray, press “Scan”, select your destination(s) (including networked computers, email, FTP, SMB, HDD, WebDAV, DPWS and USB), press start and watch the miracle of modern computing.
Scanned documents were mostly good quality. For some reason when we started mixing images, text and tables on a page, table headings tended to get blurry.
Copying was also as simple as can be. Place a page on the bed or drop your stack in the top tray, press “Copy” followed by “Start” and off it goes.
There are also may settings to tweak copies to exactly the way you want it, including (but not limited to) zoom, density, copy margins as well as whether or not you want to combine and reduce scanned pages so that they appear on a single page.
We didn’t actually test the faxing capabilities of the bizhub C35.
Faxing is a mode of communication that I believe is nice to know you have (for when everything else is broken thanks to the zombie apocalypse), but you hope you never have to use (because if you have to use it, you know everything else is completely broken thanks to the zombie apocalypse).
Overall, the Konica Minolta bizhub C35 does what it’s supposed to quite well, with minimum effort from a user.
If your business is in the market for a multifunctional printer/scanner/copier/fax, the Konica Minolta bizhub C35 should be a consideration.