When buyers think of color laser multifunction devices, affordability might not be the first word that comes to mind. But the Kyocera Mita 206ci is more affordable than expected, given its numerous functions, and its speed of 20 pages per minute is impressive for the price. Buyers may spend a bit more on Kyocera Mita 206ci printer toner than they would like, however.
The 206ci covers nearly all the bases, with printing, copying, and scanning as standard features. It lacks faxing, but this can be a cost-saving aspect for those offices that no longer need the feature, and it can be added as an option at any time. In fact, with so many options for sending scanned documents, including as an email attachment, it is unlikely any office will really miss faxing anymore.
Speaking of scanning, users have several options. The flatbed scanner is included, of course, but buyers have a choice between a reversing automatic document feeder and a dual scan document feeder. The former must reverse each page when handling double-sided originals, which is a slower process, while the latter can scan both sides at once.
While the cost of toners is certainly more cost-effective than an inkjet model on a per-page basis, users will still spend a fair amount on replacement Kyocera Mita 206ci toner cartridges. Each of the color Kyocera Mita 206ci toner cartridges is rated for around 6,000 pages, with the black supply rated for 12,000 pages. This means smaller offices won't have to replace the Kyocera Mita 206ci toner too often, but when they do, it will be costly.
With a lot of great features and an affordable purchase price, the 206ci may help to redefine the idea that laser models must be expensive. It's just too bad that doesn't translate over to its costly supplies as well.
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