Kyocera-Mita FS-6025MFP review

Can Kyocera-Mita's latest network-ready MFP help cut your office printing costs? Simon Handby finds out in our review.

Photocopies were sharp and artefact-free, but we had to lift the density by three stops to avoid dark and dingy copies. At least copying is quick, with the FS-6025MFP taking just nine seconds to make a single A4 copy from the scanner glass, and duplicating a 10-page simplex document in only 48 seconds.

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So what's our verdict?

Verdict

We're not overly impressed with the FS-6025MFP's speeds or the variable quality of its results. However, it is easy to use, particularly for staff walking up to the touchscreen. More importantly perhaps, it's reasonably priced and simple to maintain, with a single high-capacity consumable that results in very low running costs. A two-year warranty help to make it a sound investment, but you'll buy it with your head rather than your heart.

Maximum print resolution

600x600dpi

Maximum optical scan resolution (output bit depth)

600x600dpi (24-bit)

QUOTED PRINT SPEEDS

Quoted speed, mono A4: 25ppm

Quoted speed, mono A3: 12ppm

TESTED PRINT SPEEDS

First mono page from sleep: 51s

First mono page from standby: 13s

25-page mono document - total time 1m 31s (16.5ppm)

24-page greyscale graphics document - total time 2m 10s (11.1ppm)

Two 10x8" photos - total time 30s

Six 6x4" photos - total time 35s

TESTED SCAN SPEEDS

A4 document at 300dpi: 26s

6x4" print at 600dpi: 21s

TESTED COPY SPEEDS

Single A4 page, mono, default quality: 9s

10 A4 pages (many to many), default quality: 48s

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL

Standard interfaces: USB, 10/100/1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet, USB Host

Optional interfaces: Memory card

Dimensions (HxWxD): 694x590x590mm

Weight: 52.2kg

Noise: 45.5dB(A)

Maximum duty cycle (pages per month): 80,000 pages

Power consumption standby: 1W

Power consumption idle: 35W

Power consumption active: 138W

PAPER HANDLING

Maximum paper size: Up to A3

Maximum paper weight: 163gsm

Standard paper inputs (capacity): 2 (600)

Output tray capacity: 250+50 sheets

Duplex: Yes

Automatic Document Feeder capacity: 50

COPY FEATURES

Maximum number of copies: 999

Copier zoom range: 25-400%

FAX FEATURES

Fax modem: 33.6Kbit/s

Maximum mono fax resolution: Not disclosed

Maximum memory capacity (mono pages): Not disclosed

GENERAL

Technology: Mono laser

Language(s): PCL6, KPDL3 (PostScript compatible), PDF direct print, XPS direct print

Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Memory: 512MB

Upgrades: 500-sheet paper feeder, twin 500-sheet paper feeder (maximum 1,600-page input), 500-sheet document finisher, various wooden/metal bases/cabinets, memory (maximum 1.5GB)

BUYING INFORMATION

Price: £1,393 (£1,671 inc VAT)

Part code: 1102L33NL0

Cost per mono A4 page: 0.5p (excl VAT, ISO/IEC 19752)

Capacity of supplied toner (pages): 3,000 pages

Capacity of supplied drum: Lifetime (guaranteed for three years/300,000 pages)

Estimated total ownership cost - three years' light use (3,600 pages) £1,463

Estimated total ownership cost - three years' medium use (27,000 pages) £1,533

Estimated total ownership cost - three years' heavy use (108,000 pages) £1,883

Warranty duration and terms: Two years return to base

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