Basic Training: The Konica Minolta Bizhub i-Series

Today we're going to go over a basic training of the Konica Minolta I Series of equipment, including exterior care and a guide to the user interface.

 

Konica Minolta MFP Basic Training Video



Paper Jams


First off, I'm going to tell you about the most difficult places where you'll get jams on various machines.

You'll most frequently find jams on top of the document feeder.

You'll just have to pull this little tab and you should see the paper sitting right here. Make sure you pull the paper out gently because if you yank it, a little piece may get torn and stuck inside. You'll then need someone to come out and take the machine apart so that they can get that little piece out and so that the machine can continue to work.

The next most common site for jams is right here on the side.

You'll typically see the paper sitting here or here as it feeds up from the different paper trays. Just pull the paper out gently - you don't want any tears.

If you have a finisher, you may see a jam here.

Open the finisher, and you will see the paper sitting right there. Lift the green tab and then pull the paper out.


Scanning


If you want to scan anything on this machine, you would just put your paper right here, or you can open it and put it on the scanner glass.

If you do have any issues with streaking or any marks on your paper, try getting a dry cloth and wiping down the thin and narrow glass, as well as the wider scanner glass.


Replacing the toner


Open the toner drawer and take whichever toner is empty. Pull out and discard the old toner. Get your new toner and slide it back into place under its corresponding color zone.


Replacing the waste toner bottle


To replace the waste toner bottle, just press down on these tabs and pop it out. Take your new toner bottle and pop it right back into the empty slot.


Warning: Don't take a full waste toner bottle, empty it, and try to put it back in the machine. The machine will know it was the same waste toner bottle, and it will trigger an error code.


Refilling paper trays


Slide your paper tray out, and adjust the little blue handles to the size of the paper you're introducing to the tray. Make sure the handles aren't too tight - tight handles can cause jamming.

When you add a new ream of paper, make sure you fan it out before placing it into the tray. New reams will often have pages stuck together, which can lead to many paper tray issues.


Replacing staple cartridges


To replace your staple cartridge, open this panel on the front of the MFP.


Turn this wheel to the end


until you see this blue tab

Pull on the blue tab and slide it out. Once the tab has slid out, add new staples to the empty cartridge and slide it back in to place.


The Konica Minolta User Interface


Both the Basic and Classic user interfaces have the same features, they're just laid out slightly differently.

Copy Screen

The Konica Minolta Basic User Interface allows you to customize the following attributes:


Color
Auto Color is the default setting but can be easily changed. I recommend you choose Auto Color because Full Color will make every page a color page regardless of the actual content of the page.


Paper
Hit the Paper button and select which tray your paper will come from. This is helpful if you regularly use special paper.


Density
if you ever want to change a file's density, you can select this button and then chose to make the job darker or lighter.


Duplex Settings
Duplex settings allow you to choose whether you are printing on one side of a sheet or both sides.


Stapling
On the Stapling page, you can choose whether you want to staple the corner of a sheet or staple twice lengthwise on a sheet.


Separate Scan
If the document you're scanning is too large to fit on the scan tray, you can use Separate Scan to scan several sheets and compress them into a single PDF.


Original Type
Original Type lets you communicate to the MFP the kind of document you are scanning - this allows it to adjust settings to optimize the scan. In my experience, you should be able to get clear images if you select Photo Printed Paper, Photo Photo Paper, or Dot Matrix.


Combine
You can combine multiple pages into one page.


Mixed Originals
Select Mixed Originals if you're scanning sheets of various lengths (but the same width) to create a pdf.


Blank Page Removal
Blank Page Removal will automatically subtract any blank pages from your pdf.


Original size
This allows you to select what size paper you're working off of.

 

Scan


Scan to email
In the Scan to Email page, you can select the recipients of the email.

Color
You have the option to change the scan from color to black or vice-versa. Tip: Change your job to black and white if your file size is too big.


Scan size
This lets your MFP know what size job to expect.


Resolution
You can change the resolution of your jobs. Typically, a 300x300 resolution is enough to make your images look crisp, but you have the option to increase the resolution further.


File type
The default file type is compact PDF, but you can switch to regular PDF, TIFF, or JPEG. There are more file types available, however, they are an additional feature to add to your machine.


Duplex settings
This is where you would tell your MFP if you're sending a two-sided document or a one-sided document.


Document Name/Subject
This is where you can name the document file and add a subject to your email.


Separate Scan
Like with the copy screen, this allows you to scan multiple sheets separately and then send them off as a single pdf.


Mixed Size Originals
Like the copy screen, your mixed-size jobs can have different page lengths, but they must be the same width.


Blank Page Removal
Blank Page Removal allows you to automatically remove any blank pages from your jobs.


Density
With Density, you can adjust the brightness of the text on your page.


Original Type
Like in the copy screen, Original Type lets the MFP know what type of job it's processing. This helps it optimize its settings to suit the job.

 

Thank you for viewing our short guide on the basic training of the Konica Minolta I series!

Tim Groat
Tim Groat is a Business Improvement Specialist who has worked with Cobb and within the office solutions industry for seven years. Tim helps offices find the right equipment and document workflow solutions, based on their individual needs. When Tim isn't finding the perfect office solution, he's fishing, golfing, or watching his favorite team.