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Friday, October 4, 2013

Kyocera FS C5030n Review


Overview

Finding the best printer for your printing needs can be overwhelming, especially if you have little or no knowledge of manufacturer types and printer options.  Fortunately, Kyocera makes choosing the right color laser printer for your home or office easy with its line of quality printers.  Whether you are an individual heavy-user or a large business needing to print thousands of pages per day, the Kyocera FS-C5030n is one printer that is built with your needs in mind. 

Pros

The Kyocera FS-C5030n is built for those who need to print a lot.  How much is a lot, you might ask? Try 100,000 pages per month.  With a maximum duty cycle of one hundred thousand pages per month, you can rest assured that this printer can handle a job of any magnitude.  This is the equivalent of printing about 3,333 pages per day for 30 days straight!  Not only does this printer run circles around the others in terms of durability, but it is also built to be extremely fast.  Other printers differ in the rate of speed at which they can print depending on whether documents are printed in color or in black and white but somehow the FS-C5030n manages to print both types equally fast.  At 24 pages per minute in both color and in black and white, this printer will have you struggling to keep up with it.  Another comforting feature of the FS-C5030n is its standard 2-year warranty.  It is always nice to know that a company stands by its product and a long warranty is a good indication that the product is built to last a long time. 

Cons

The Kyocera FS-C5030n is not a perfect printer and does have some faults.  The biggest problem with this printer is that it does not come with standard duplex printing.  What this means is that you are not able to print on both sides of paper but can only print on one side.  Kyocera does offer duplex functionality but it comes as a paid upgrade only.  This is a real disappointment as most environments require and rely on double-sided printing.  This is a real deal-killer and Kyocera should consider offering it by default in the future.  In addition to the lack of default duplex printing, the Kyocera FS-C5030n also has a lower paper capacity than other models.  With a paper capacity of only 500 sheets in its tray, users may find themselves having to restock paper more often than they would like.