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Old 08-04-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
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Interested in opinions on Kyocera printer products


I am looking to replace a MFP at our office, and we are considering a CopyStar CS-1820 which is a sub brand of Kyocera Unlike the Kyocera Laser Printer is really is more of a laser copier with fax and network printing added, but what really caught our eye is it had network faxing on it. Which would fit nicely into our fax to email plans, however, there is not really o lot of information on Kyocera quality. Our Printer supply company says that they are on par or better than HPs and that they are a very big brand in Europe. I did find some quality reviews on there plain printers and they do look like solid work horses, but nothing on the MFPs does anyone here have anything to say on Kyocera quality?
 
Old 08-05-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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Oh, they are alright. We've got only OCE printers, which are rebranded Kyoceras. The OCE OP1130 is the Kyocera KM-3050 for example. Which is always fun when you're installing drivers.

Well, anyway, a couple of caveats... Citrix printing doesn't always work with all of the options, not all models listen to Linux very nicely. But that's on a per-model (or actually a per-driverversion) basis. Most Kyoceras I've tried had a ppd file to use under Linux (note: I said 'most', not 'all').

As with all things running on firmware, you should think carefully about what it is that you need the device to do. And preferably test that before purchase. For example box-printing, private printing, scan2email and things like that. It's all dependent on your particular environment.

As for the quality of the hardware itself, well I've not had much problems with them. They need their occasional reset sometimes.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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If it is a business model Laser printer it should have Linux support...shouldn't it? Anyways I have heard good things about them. I also heard that they are reliable, but as far as printer quality, I don't know too much about that.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 05:45 PM   #4
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I am looking to replace a MFP at our office, and we are considering a CopyStar CS-1820 which is a sub brand of Kyocera Unlike the Kyocera Laser Printer is really is more of a laser copier with fax and network printing added, but what really caught our eye is it had network faxing on it. Which would fit nicely into our fax to email plans, however, there is not really o lot of information on Kyocera quality. Our Printer supply company says that they are on par or better than HPs and that they are a very big brand in Europe. I did find some quality reviews on there plain printers and they do look like solid work horses, but nothing on the MFPs does anyone here have anything to say on Kyocera quality?

I've got a HP Printer + Scanner + Copier + Fax machine at office ... And I have one word for it ... WOW !!!

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Old 08-09-2009, 10:44 PM   #5
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Thanks all for the feedback, we went ahead and ordered the kyocera hopefully it works out, we were looking at HPs too, I am an HP kind of guy, however, HP was not able to supply us with a printer in the time frame we were looking for.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 11:50 AM   #6
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Do let me know how Kyocera works for ya ... Who knows - our next printer might even be one !
 
  


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