Kyocera Mita FS-1035MFP
You could double-take on this machine as being the Epson Aculaser MX20DN. Though it’s a touch more expensive, you get considerably higher speed - up to 27ppm and 16spm duplex – and it can copy duplex too. It’s also expandable, with up to two optional paper trays. The control panel is well laid out and includes 22, quick-dial fax buttons. It has both USB and Ethernet connections, and a printer-lifetime drum - think five years or more, the typical duty life of a laser - so all you need add is toner. It has a measured top speed of 27ppm and can manage over 16spm printing duplex. Print quality is generally good, though greyscale graphics can be patchy in copies. Low running costs of 1.1p per page make it the most economical in the group.
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Although this Lexmark looks like a heavyweight all-in-one, its price, particularly on the internet, says something different. Its robust lines include a 50-sheet ADF and a full-width control panel which includes a fax keypad, though no quick-dial buttons. The main paper tray has a capacity of only 250 sheets, with a single-sheet multi-purpose feed, but you can add a second 550-sheet tray as an option. Measured top speed is a comparatively low 15ppm, though it managed 13spm duplex. Prints are good for text but only fair for greyscales, with some banding. Running costs, thanks to the higher-than-normal 9000-page high-yield cartridge, is low, at 1.8p.
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One wonders about...
What protocols they support? What interfaces they have?
Re: One wonders about...
That's actually the most important question. Non postscript printers are a pain in the a*** to get running.
It needs to be mentioned that Kyocera often seem like a good printer for the price but you will be massively ripped off by their chipped toner cartridges.
They are chipped so your printer will only accept genuine Kyocera products and although they say that your cartridge will do X pages, it doesn't matter if you print a single letter on that page or even nothing at all, it will still count it as a page on the page counter.
I once opened a Kyocera cartridge that our Kyocera Mita FS-1020MFP had decided was empty and refused to print from.
I'm not joking....seriously....it was nearly full, but the chip made it a piece of junk.
And the cartridges are not cheap let me tell you.....
Bit of a rip off, I've decided to steer clear of Kyocera from now on.
Brother MFC-7460DN - £239 ? Ouch!
I purchased a MFC-7860DW about two months ago - for $250CDN.
It's the MFC-7860DN plus Wifi interface - you can D/L a free app to print and scan from iOS devices. Very happy.
Actually, I've had a few Brother printers over the years, they're great value. And work as advertised.
There’s a button for a direct screen print from an attached PC, which can be handy.
I have visions of someone walking past, pressing this button, and taking my screen print without my knowing now.