Kyocera has announced a range of new, entry-level printers which feature its unique ECOSYS technology and promise class-leading running costs. The new printers are available now from Printware and, here, we take a quick look at what you can expect.
There are five new devices altogether – all mono laser printers – two single function and three MFP. The new MFPs slot in very firmly at the bottom of Kyocera’s mono MFP range with the most expensive, the FS-1325MFP, a full £100 inc VAT cheaper than the next model up, the FS-1030MFP.
The entry-level FS-1220MFP is a compact 20 page-per-minute device, weighing in at just 8.7kg and ideal for small workspaces. At £115, the FS-1220MFP is competing directly with the Brother DCP-7055, which it matches closely for specifications, and the HP M1132MFP, which is outgunned by both – at least on paper.
The middle child of the new mono MFP family is the FS-1320MFP, which also finds itself up against HP and Brother in the shape of the DCP-7060D and M1212nf MFP respectively. Although four pages per minute slower than the Brother, the FS-1320MFP has double the memory, plus a built-in fax and 40-sheet ADF. The slower HP has a smaller capacity paper tray and document feeder but does boast the highly desirable Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print.
If you just need a single function printer, there’s the tiny and quiet FS-1041. The unassuming FS-1041 doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is – a small, cheap and uncomplicated mono laser printer. At 20 pages per minute, the FS-1041 is still reasonably quick but, if you’re happy to sacrifice a bit of speed, you can engage quiet mode so it doesn’t disturb you when you’re working.
For users who require a little more sophistication, the FS-1061DN offers an extra 5 pages per minute print speed, plus duplex printing and Ethernet connectivity. The higher capacity toners also give you lower running costs and the capability of printing larger volumes.
Keeping with Kyocera’s green philosophy, all the new machines are ECOSYS printers, which mean they use long-life components, designed to last the life of the machine. This keeps waste to a minimum, as only the toner needs replacing on a regular basis, and reduces the total cost of ownership.
Feel free to browse our site and find out more about the new Kyocera printers or, if you’d prefer, give us a call on 023 9262 3300.
by Anthony Morgan