Kyocera is just one of many printer manufacturers busy updating its range. The Japanese company has just released four new mono laser printers to replace the FS-2020, FS-3920 and FS-4020 and two new A3 colour machines to replace the FS-8500.
Replacing the FS-2020 is the FS-2100 series, which comes in networked and non-networked versions, both of which feature duplex printing as standard. Print speed is 40 pages per minute, which compares favourably with similarly priced competitor devices. As you’d probably expect for a £300-plus printer, PostScript 3 emulation is standard, as is a 500-sheet paper tray. The Kyocera has the edge over its rivals, though, when it comes to memory – 128MB in the N version and 256MB in the DN – essential for rapid processing of larger, more complex print jobs. Gigabit networking also ensures fast data transmission across your network and is notably absent in most other mono printers under £400.
The FS-2100 may struggle to match the feature-laden Brother HL-6180DW point-for-point but the Brother's high running costs let it down and, in today's cost-conscious environment, that could just swing things in the Kyocera's favour.
For higher-volume users, Kyocera has added another three devices to its mono range; the 45 page per minute FS-4100DN, the 50ppm FS-4200DN and the 60ppm FS-4300DN. The FS-4100 uses a high-capacity 15,500 page toner cartridge, whereas the FS-4200 and FS-4300 use a whopping 25,000 page toner, giving them some of the lowest running costs of any mono printer.
If you need high-quality, high-volume colour printing on A3, there are two options, the FS-8600DN and FS-8650DN, with colour print speeds of 45ppm and 50ppm respectively. Both machines have a 1GB memory, two 500-sheet paper trays and a 160GB hard drive, not to mention incredibly low running costs for a colour device – less than 5 pence per page at 20% coverage!
You can place your order online now although, if you're interested in one of the A3 devices, we'd recommend that you call our sales team on 02392 623300 to determine which configuration best suits your needs.
by Anthony Morgan