With bold color output and solid output speeds, the Kyocera Mita 255c color laser printer could be a powerful multifunction device for a busy office. It can print up to 25 pages per minute in both color and monochrome, and its quick response times will reduce unproductive waiting. As with most color models, however, buyers should expect to spend a fair amount on Kyocera Mita 255c printer toner supplies.
The unit comes standard with network printing and scanning, as well as copying functions. Users can also add faxing, if needed, as an optional upgrade. The base model is not overly large, measuring 29.5x23.3x23.3 inches, though it weighs in at a hefty 176 pounds, which includes the four Kyocera Mita 255c toner cartridges.
The base model also comes with one 500-sheet paper tray and a second 100-sheet multipurpose tray. Extra trays are easily added, with a maximum input capacity of 1,600 sheets. Network sharing is integrated into nearly every task, so that users can share their scanned documents to network folders, for example. Other convenient options are included, however, such as a USB port on the side of the control panel. Users can then connect a flash drive to print from or save scanned files to.
Swapping toners is an easy process, but not entirely an affordable one. Kyocera Mita 255c toner tends to run a bit higher than competing models, with fewer choices in third-part supplies that would save users money. Capacities for Kyocera Mita 255c toner cartridges are fairly adequate, at 6,000 pages for each color and 12,000 pages for black.
The 255c would be a good fit for the smaller office environment in its base configuration, with an eye toward expansion when needed. Unfortunately, it is let down by expensive supplies, so some small offices might have trouble fitting it into the budget.
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