If most buyers were told they could get solid output speeds and excellent scanning features in a multifunction color laser printer for a good price, they might not believe it. That is exactly what the Kyocera Mita 256ci delivers, however, with speeds of up to 25 pages per minute in color and monochrome. It has a few drawbacks, like a cramped control panel and expensive Kyocera Mita 256ci printer toner supplies, but is still worth a serious look for the small or medium office.
The company shines a spotlight on the unit's network scanning capabilities, and for good reason. Users can share scan jobs with others through multiple methods, and the control panel can be customized to save favorite workflows for quick recall. The machine can also integrate with OCR software to turn paper documents into searchable, editable text effortlessly.
The 256ci can connect via USB to a single PC, or connect to a network via ethernet port. The starting paper capacity includes a 500-sheet main tray with a supplementary 100-sheet multipurpose tray for alternative media. Additional trays are available for upgrading, and the unit can support a maximum of 1,600 sheets of input at one time. Other upgrades include automatic stapling and other finishing options.
Replacing all four toners will take a hit on the office budget, but Kyocera Mita 256ci toner cartridges have large enough page yields that it won't be a frequent occurrence. Third-part Kyocera Mita 256ci toner cartridges aren't as widely available as those for some competing models, however, so bargain shoppers may want to look elsewhere.
The 256ci is worth consideration for its excellent network printing and scanning workflows. Buyers looking to convert from paper to digital documents will find it particularly appealing, but those who do a lot of printing may find themselves spending way too much of the budget on Kyocera Mita 256ci toner.
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