With a little more speed than the other model in its line, the Kyocera Mita FS-C8525 might be a better choice as a multifunction color laser printer for busy offices. It still falls a bit behind its competition, at around 25 pages per minute, and Kyocera Mita FS-C8525 printer toner can be expensive to replace. But features like network scanning and a compact design may be enough to sway buyers.
The FS-C8525 starts out fairly compact, and doesn't consume a lot of space. This is a great benefit, but also comes with a few sacrifices. The control panel, for example, is a bit on the small side, making the buttons and the LCD screen a bit hard to read and to use. Despite its small size, the unit has a fair amount of room for expansion, as it can be upgraded to a maximum of 1,600 sheets of input paper capacity.
The print resolution of 600 dpi may be a little disappointing for some, though it still provides very sharp text and adequate photo and graphics output. Scanning involves either the flatbed scanning surface or the very capable automatic document feeder, which can scan up to 50 sheets in a batch and also handles duplex documents. Copying features are simple, but very functional.
The cost of toners is more important to the budget than the unit's upfront price, as replacing Kyocera Mita FS-C8525 toner cartridges will make up the bulk of its overall costs. This is where the machine falls behind its competition a bit, as Kyocera Mita FS-C8525 toner comes with a higher cost per page than many competing models. The Kyocera Mita FS-C8525 toner cartridges do come with fairly large estimated yields, however (6,000 pages for color, 12,000 pages for black).
Overall, the FS-C8525 is impressive for its combination of great features, despite its compact design. Its output speed and cramped control panel may be letdowns for some potential buyers, as well as the 600 dpi printing engine.
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