The Kyocera Mita TASKalfa 5500i multifunction laser printer improves on the 4500i model with a faster speed of up to 55 pages per minute, but otherwise offers similar features and functions. It also uses the same design for TASKalfa 5500i printer toner, keeping costs low for each model, and a number of upgrade options allow for a lot of customization.
The 5500i is equipped with printing, copying, and scanning capabilities in its standard configuration. Faxing can be added as an extra, with options for dual-line faxing so that it can send and receive at the same time. If the standard 100-sheet document feeder isn't enough, a 175-sheet feeder is available for faster scanning of up to 160 images per minute.
The paper capacity is also upgradeable. It starts with 1,150 sheets of capacity, divided between the two 500-sheet standard drawers and a 150-sheet multipurpose tray. With all upgrade options installed, the machine can handle up to 7,150 sheets.
Controlling the 5500i is a joy, thanks to the 8.5-inch touchscreen display on its control panel. It keeps only the important information on the screen at any one time, but also shows alerts for error messages or when the Kyocera Mita 5500i toner is low.
Spending a lot on toners doesn't have to be part of the large office experience. Kyocera Mita 5500i toner cartridges are very affordable, and have yields of up to 35,000 pages each. This means users can go a long time between replacement TASKalfa 5500i toner cartridges, and it keeps the cost per page low.
The 5500i is impressive in its fast speeds and varied functions, and upgrade options leave a lot of room for the future. Some buyers might find that the 4500i's slower speeds and lower price is the better way to go, but they might save the price difference in savings on Kyocera Mita 5500i toner over time.
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