The Kyocera Mita KM-1818 is a simple multifunction laser copier and printer that may not have a lot of speed, but its low price tag should appeal to small office users. It can copy up to 18 pages per minute, with a first copy out time of only 6.3 seconds, meaning less waiting. Paper handling is limited, but the inclusion of a document feeder is a nice touch.
With so many multifunction models relegated to only a flatbed scanner, it is nice to see a 30-page automatic document feeder included with the KM-1818. This keeps users from having to feed each page manually, and can be a real time-saver. With only a 250-sheet input paper tray, however, it should definitely be used for light-duty work.
The KM-1818 is a little on the bulky side for home use, but probably fine for small offices. It measures 18x20x20 inches, and weighs a little less than 60 pounds, even when the Kyocera Mita KM-1818 printer toner supply is installed. It comes with a parallel port for connecting to a PC, but an optional upgrade adds networking support, and would be highly recommended for a shared office environment, even though copying works in standalone mode.
Kyocera Mita KM-1818 toner cartridges are not only affordable, but come with larger capacities than the toners for many competing models. Each replacement Kyocera Mita KM-1818 toner cartridge has a yield of up to 7,200 pages, ensuring that users won't have to replace the Kyocera Mita KM-1818 toner very often.
The KM-1818 is basic as far as multifunction devices go, lacking many advanced features like automatic duplexing. Nevertheless, it could be a good choice for users with light-duty needs who care mostly about basic copying and printing tasks and don't need bells and whistles.
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