Toshiba has added to its selection of color A3 MFPs with the release of four new entry-level units: the e-STUDIO2050c, 2550c, 2051c and 2551c. The new machines are print, copy, scan and fax units, and sit below the e-STUDIO2040c and the e-STUDIO2045c. The e-STUDIO2050c, 2550c, 2051c and 2551c feature OKI-manufactured LED print heads, while the rest of the platform is Toshiba-designed. These new A3 MFPs are some of the first devices produced under OKI Data and Toshiba TEC’s new joint-development agreement.  

 

Product Overview
Device type LED-based A3 color MFPs
Functions Print, copy, scan, fax
Introductory list price (USD) e-STUDIO2051c: $4,999
e-STUDIO2551c: $5,999
e-STUDIO2050c: $5,339
e-STUDIO2550c: $6,895
Release date June 2012
Print speed (b&w / color) e-STUDIO2051c/2050c: 20/20 ppm
e-STUDIO2551c/2550c: 25/25 ppm
Monthly duty cycle e-STUDIO2051c/2050c: 56,000 pages
e-STUDIO2551c/2550c: 70,000 pages
Cost per page (b&w, toner only) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (b&w) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (color, toner only) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
Cost per page (color) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing.
     
Summary

Toshiba has added to its selection of color A3 MFPs with the release of four new entry-level units: the e-STUDIO2050c, 2550c, 2051c and 2551c. The new machines are print, copy, scan and fax units, and sit below the e-STUDIO2040c and the e-STUDIO2045c. The e-STUDIO2050c, 2550c, 2051c and 2551c feature OKI-manufactured LED print heads, while the rest of the platform is Toshiba-designed. These new A3 MFPs are some of the first devices produced under OKI Data and Toshiba TEC’s new joint-development agreement. The e-STUDIO2051c and 2050c print both black-and-white and color documents at 20 ppm with monthly duty cycles of 56,000 pages. The more fully featured e-STUDIO2551c and 2550c offer print speeds of 25 ppm with duty cycles of 70,000 pages. All of the machines ship with a paper-input capacity of 350 sheets; the e-STUDIO2051c and 2551c are expandable to 2,000 sheets, while the 2050c and 2550c are expandable to 2,900 sheets. Automatic duplex printing is standard with the e-STUDIO2050c/2550c and optional on the 2051c/2551c. The four machines can also accommodate an optional 100-sheet RADF. Additional features of the e-STUDIO2050c/2550c include a 9-inch color LCD panel, optional 160 GB hard drive, optional wireless functionality and finishing options that include a saddle-stitch finisher, inner finisher with multi-position hole punch and staple capacity of 50 sheets. By contrast, the lower-end e-STUDIO2051c/2551c come with a 7-inch display and Toshiba offers an optional job separator for the two units but no wireless interface option. Toshiba also offers a range of additional paper feed options for all four devices.

The e-STUDIO2050c, 2550c, 2051c, and 2551c employ a new set of consumables and use a new pulverized, dual-component toner with a very low melting point, which features more wax than Toshiba's previous toner. The black toner container is rated at 38,400 pages, based on a page with 5 percent coverage, and each color SKU (CMY) prints 33,600 pages. Other consumables include four OPC drums (CMYK) and four developer units (CMYK) with yields matching the duty cycles of the machines, a fuser unit, transfer belt unit, second transfer roller, transfer belt cleaning unit and waste toner box.

The e-STUDIO2050c, 2550c, 2051c and 2551c are some of Toshiba’s least-expensive A3 color MFPs to date. The new entry-level machines will face competition from rival models such as the Canon Color imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020 and C2030, the Konica Minolta bizhub C220, the Kyocera TASKalfa 205c and 255c, the Ricoh Aficio MP C2051 and MP C2551, the Sharp MX-3111U and the Xerox WorkCentre 7125. While the Toshiba units appear to be attractive against the competition in terms of acquisition costs, we cannot determine per page costs because Toshiba does not offer a suggested retail price for its consumables.

Software Utilities

Standard

Universal driver, Embedded Web browser, Secure PDF, Scan to Secure PDF, TopAccess Device Management

Optional

IPSec Enabler, Private Print, Advanced Scanning (ReRite), e-BRIDGE Fleet Management System configuration, Data overwrite (with secure HDD option), E-filing (with secure HDD option), IEEE802.1x support, IEEE2600.1 compliant
e-STUDIO2050/2550c: SharePoint Connector, Exchange Connector, Goggle Docs Connector

     
Consumables Standard Yield High Yield
Black yield
5% ceverage
38,400 pages N/A
Black cartridge price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Color yield (CMY, per unit)
5% coverage
33,600 pages N/A
Color (CMY) cartridge price (USD, per unit) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Photoconductor unit yield
5% coverage
e-STUDIO2051c/2050c: 56,000 pages
e-STUDIO2551c/2550c: 70,000 pages
N/A
Photoconductor unit price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Waste toner container yield N/A N/A
Waste toner container price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
Maintenance kit fuser yield N/A N/A
Maintenance kit fuser price (USD) Manufacturer does not publish consumables pricing. N/A
     
Additional Hardware Specifications
  Standard Optional
Print resolution e-STUDIO2051c/2551c: 600-by-600 dpi
e-STUDIO2050c/2550c: 600 ×1,200 dpi (PS only)
N/A
Duplex e-STUDIO2050c/2550c: Automatic e-STUDIO2051c/2551c: Automatic
Scanner type Indirect Electrostatic Photographic N/A
Automatic document feeder N/A 100-sheet RADF
Memory 2 GB N/A
Hard disk drive SSD: 8 GB e-STUDIO2050/2550c: 160GB Self Encrypting Hard Drive
Processor Manufacturer does not publish processor specs. N/A
Connectivity USB 2.0, 10/100/1000BaseTX Ethernet e-STUDIO2050/2550c: 802.11b/g, Wireless LAN
Network protocols PX/SPX, TCP/IP, NetBIOS Over TCP/IP, LPR/LPD, IPP, SMB, SNMP, Netware, Port 9100, SSL Ipsec
Watts – maximum 1.5 KW N/A
Watts – operating 1.5 Kilowatts N/A
Watts – standby mode N/A N/A
Watts – sleep mode N/A N/A
Paper capacity 350 sheets e-STUDIO2050c/2550c: One optional 550-sheet tray; 1,100-sheet paper feed unit (2,000 sheet maximum)
e-STUDIO2051c/2551c: Two optional 550-sheet trays; 2,000-sheet paper feed unit (2,900 sheet maximum)
Paper size (trays) Paper tray; ST-R to LD
Bypass: 3.9” x 5.2” to LD
N/A
Paper weight 16 lbs. Bond – 110 lbs. Index N/A
Emulations All machines: PCL6
e-STUDIO2050c/2550c only: PostScript 3, XPS
N/A
Operating systems All machines: Netware 6.5, Windows XP, Vista, 7 Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2
e-STUDIO2050c/2550c only: Citrix MetaFrame, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX, AS400, SAP
N/A
Size (width x depth x height) 22.6” x 23.2” x 26.1” N/A
Finishing N/A e-STUDIO2050c/2550c: Saddle-stitch finisher, Inner finisher, Inner finisher with multi-position hole punch
 

 

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