Demand for networked color laser printers continues to grow. They offer high-resolution, crisp text, and vivid colors, and are playing a greater role in businesses. But they face challenges: high-performance and lower cost inkjet printers and a weak economy that caused companies to look for ways to cut print costs or allocate those costs to departments. And there's still a big market for black and white printers. Most printers now meet Energy Star standards, which means energy efficiency isn't a
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With its FS-1370DN ECOSYS laser printer, Kyocera Mita is targeting the needs of busy workgroups that also are looking to save on printing costs. The FS-1370DN includes two-sided printing, long-life printing supplies, and a 300-sheet paper supply to minimize the time spent restocking. Warm-up time takes 20 seconds or less from the main power turning on, and 15 seconds or less from sleep mode, said Kyocera Mita. The printer is compatible with Kyocera's management utilities suite, designed to simplify the support and management of multiple networked printers throughout an organization or department.
Price: About $328
Paper capacity: 300 sheets
Paper trays: One; optional two 250-sheet paper feeders
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 50,000
B&W print speed: 37 ppm
Color print speed: 23 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 1200
Time to first page: 7 seconds or less
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: Workgroups
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