asked Oct 27, 2016 at 12:21am
Konicaminolta Konica-Minolta Bizhub C250

Poor quality printing

I have a KonicaMinolta C250 copier that has very few impressions on it. Very little. Lately I have been getting poor quality. Granted I had the chip replaced on the image transfer belt/unit because the tech I work with seemed to think the belt was still in good shape. I have been getting my imaging units from him also because he'll sell me a unit for way less than a new one and the ones he sells usually still have half life or more left. I've been using aftermarket toner because of costs. The deal is I only paid 250.00 for the machine and to get all new parts for it right now would set me back close to 1000.00. I guess my question is could it be the used parts I'm getting from the tech be garbage. Could it a driver issue or Post Script issue or is it because the machine needs a good servicing. Along with messages saying I need imaging units for the colors and the web transfer or imaging transfer unit I am now getting a message saying its time for preventive maintenance. It's strange, I can run a two color BC thru it one up created in AI CS5 and it looks nice, then I do a multiple up step and repeat with the art file in ID CS5 and the resolution starts to deteriourate. I can't figure out if it a situ with software on the computer, or the way Im creating PDF's or what. I've been in the industry for almost 40 years nows so I'm not ignorant, an I just left a small franchise operation that used the Xerox Docutechs. They never gave me issues like this. Where would you begin? My tech has a used C252 that he'll sell for 200.00 and its got life in the imaging units and web transfer belts. It would make a decent parts machine but then again....