Kyocera ECOSYS P3060dn Series Review

Good: Scalable printing and paper handling features, mobile printing, PRESCRIBE and COMMAND CENTER business apps.
Bad: Doesn't accept 11" x 17" paper size, wireless connectivity is optional and not a standard feature.
Bottom Line: New series of compact printers for large offices.
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Kyocera
ECOSYS P3060dn Series
$1,259-$2,439
Large businesses
Speed Black:
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Memory:
47ppm-62ppm
Not applicable
1,200MHz
512MB

Product Overview

Kyocera has recently announced two new series of black-and-white single-function printers: the ECOSYS P2040dw and the ECOSYS P3060dn Series. The P3060dn Series is the focus of this review.

The new ECOSYS P3060dn Series represents an upgrade of Kyocera’s high-volume single-function printers. This series replace the older FS-4300DN Series. The newer series include a higher processor and standard memory, as well as optional wireless connectivity.

There are four printers in this series:

  • The ECOSYS P3045dn ($1,259) that prints at up to 47ppm and has a 200,000-page monthly duty cycle
  • The ECOSYS P3050dn ($1,469) that prints at up to 52ppm and has a 250,000-page monthly duty cycle
  • The ECOSYS P3055dn ($1,629) that prints at up to 57ppm and has a 275,000-page monthly duty cycle, and
  • The ECOSYS P3060dn ($2,439) that prints at up to 62ppm and has a 300,000-page monthly duty cycle

All printers include a 1,200MHz processor and 512MB of memory (that can optionally expands to 2.5GB). There are two optional hard disk drives, one is 32GB and the other is 128GB.

Warm up times range from 15 seconds to 25 seconds and first-page-out times range from 4.9 seconds to 5.9 seconds.

PCL and PostScript are standard as well as XPS and PDF direct print. The devices also support USB, Ethernet and mobile printing as standard features. Users can print from their mobile devices via Mopria print service, Google Cloud Print or Kyocera’s dedicated mobile print app.

Parallel and Wi-Fi connectivity are optional.

All devices utilize Kyocera’s PRESCRIBE and COMMAND CENTER RX business applications. With the PRESCRIBE app, users can create, store and print commonly-used forms from the printer. The COMMAND CENTER RX app allows users and administrators to look up paper availability, toner status and other statuses of the device via a web browser.

More details is in our Features section below.

The ECOSYS P3060dn Series include strong features in compact designs and are intended for large businesses with high-volume printing needs.

Features

Paper handling starts with a 500-sheet drawer and a 100-sheet bypass. Kyocera offers two optional paper-handling features. First, there is the paper feeder that includes up to four 500-sheet drawers. Second, there is the 2,000-sheet large capacity tray. The maximum paper capacity is 2,600 sheets.

All drawers, except for the large-capacity tray, accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper. Standard output is only 250 sheets on the P3045dn and 500 sheets on the other three printers.

Automatic duplexing is standard.

Other printing features include EcoPrint, Private Print and job management. Print job storage feature is included with the optional 16GB or 32GB SD card.

All printers include standard security features, such as local and network authentication and LDAP, to name a few. There is an optional card authentication kit, as well as an optional data security kit.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

These printers don’t support 11″ x 17″ paper size. Also, wireless connectivity is optional and not standard.

They’re not intended for businesses with low printing volume needs – those businesses can check out our review on the ECOSYS P2040dw Series.

About

Kyocera Mita America, Inc., headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.

Copystar brand: Kyocera Mita also sells its machines under the Copystar name, which is a brand originally created for its smaller dealers, but now sells a full range of color and black-and-white MFPs and printers. The Copystar models are identical to the equivalent Kyocera ones and sell at the same prices.

Distribution: Kyocera Mita sells its copiers primarily through dealers, though it has recently been expanding its direct organization and now has about 10 branches. It has more dealers than some of its rivals — approximately 420, compared to an industry average of about 350.

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