Toshiba e-STUDIO2309A/e-STUDIO2809A Review

Good: Ledger-sized paper handling, compact, 1,700-sheet paper capacity.
Bad: No finishers offered even as options, automatic document feeder is optional, doesn't support color printing or copying.
Bottom Line: Compact monochrome copier-multifunction printers (MFPs) with additional paper-handling features and optional PostScript.
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Product Overview

The new e-STUDIO2309A and e-STUDIO2809A are monochrome copier-multifunctionals intended for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking for additional features beyond what the e-STUDIO2802 Series has offer, such as optional PostScript and additional paper handling capacity.

The e-STUDIO2309A ($2,595) copies and prints at 23ppm, while the e-STUDIO2809A ($2,995) runs at a speed of 28ppm. Both machines offer standard copying, printing, scanning and optional faxing.

Warm-up time is 18 seconds, and the first copy time is less than 6.5 seconds. Memory is 512MB, which isn’t expandable. The maximum duty cycle is 64,000 pages a month.

More details on these devices are found in our Features section below.

The e-STUDIO2309A and e-STUDIO2809A are intended for SMBs looking for a compact, black-and-white MFP with additional paper-handling features.


Paper handling consists of a 250-sheet drawer and a 100-sheet bypass, which adds up to a capacity of 350 sheets. Toshiba offers more input options, such as an additional 250-sheet tray or two 550-sheet trays. The maximum capacity adds up to 1,700 sheets.

There is an optional 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder. Output is a face-down inner paper exit tray. Paper weight goes up to 120lb. index for the bypass tray and 20lb. bond for the main drawer. The devices accept up to 11″ x 17″ (ledger-size) paper. There are no finishing options.

The print function supports standard PCL and optional PostScript. USB and Ethernet are standard, while Wi-Fi is optional.

Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE Print & Capture mobile app allows users with Apple and Android devices to scan from and print to the e-STUDIO2309A/e-STUDIO2809A.

The scanning function includes scan-to-network, scan-to-file, scan-to-SMB, scan-to-FTP, scan-to-email and scan-to-USB.

As mentioned above, faxing is optional. It includes both G3 and Super G3 compatibility as well as JBIG compression.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?


There are no finishers offered, even as options.

Also, these devices don’t support color printing or copying. Companies looking for color devices may want to check out the Toshiba e-STUDIO2555C Series.

In addition, the automatic document feeder is only optional, whereas it’s typically included as a standard feature at this level of the market.


Toshiba has been on the upswing in the office copier business, thanks to a steadily improving product line.

Although it may be among the smaller forces in copiers, the company as a whole is much larger than most of its competitors.

Toshiba handouts include Fortune corporate rankings indicating that its global revenues across all product lines are about the same as those of Canon, Ricoh and Xerox combined.

Product line: In recent years, Toshiba has been raising its copier profile both by re-energizing its U.S. marketing and by becoming more innovative with its products. Its line of e-STUDIO models is quite strong, and the company is starting to make an impact on the market.

Toshiba distribution: Almost all of Toshiba’s brand sales are currently through dealers. However, Toshiba has a subsidiary that has steadily been acquiring dealerships in certain markets to operate them as wholly owned subsidiaries. In all, Toshiba has about 350 copier dealers, of which about 70% handle Toshiba exclusively. Toshiba also sells through its wholly owned Toshiba Business Solutions subsidiaries.

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