Kyocera Mita FS-1061DN Review
The reputation that Kyocera has managed to build has a lot to do with the quality of their printers and the fact that they are very efficient, powerful and big. For that reason, the release of the FS-1061DN is a bit of a surprise, especially when you consider the size of this model.
Kyocera managed to create a printer that looks like it should be bigger, keeping the same overall look and colors that other models from this manufacturer have, but being smaller than them.
If you take a look at the size of this model you will find that it’s a very small model, especially since it’s a laser printer. There aren’t that many models that can compare with this one when it comes to size. The width is only 358 mm, which is more than the depth of ML-2955DW from Samsung, but otherwise it’s smaller in height and depth. The printer has a input tray which folds out from the printer’s front side, a tray which has its own protective cover. Since it folds out, it makes the printer take more space when it’s in use, so you need a depth of around 400 mm, instead of the 276 mm from the specs. It would be preferable to have enough space on the desk so you don’t have to fold and unfold the tray all the time, especially since the quality of the plastic from the folding panels isn’t great.
The tray is big enough to allow you to keep 250 sheets of paper in it, with a manual feed for a single sheet installed. You feed the paper in the printer’s top and the sheets are caught by the system quite well. The paper feed works well, as you can expect from something that is made by Kyocera.
Kyocera FS-1061DN comes with USB 2.0 connectivity and the possibility to connect it to the network with the help of Ethernet. The printer has 32 MB of RAM inside, which is more than enough for this type of printer. The printer doesn’t have support for memory cards and USB drives. There is also no security included in it.
You will find its control panel quite simple, but that can also be a good thing, since you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be able to change a few settings.
You might have to change the settings a bit to get a better print quality when you first get the printer, but once you do that it will give you crisp text which is easy enough to read.
If you need a printer for some general work in the office, this model is up for the task.