Kyocera ECOSYS P5026cdw Review

Good: Compact design, mobile printing, strong security features.
Bad: Not intended for large offices, no information given to calculate cost per page.
Bottom Line: Good buy for small offices that only needs a dedicated color printer.
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Product Overview

The new ECOSYS P5026cdw is the single-function sibling of the ECOSYS M5526cdw – they join Kyocera’s lineup of color printers and MFPs intended for smaller offices. At $959, it prints at 27ppm in both black and color. Warmup time is approximately 13 seconds from sleep mode and first-page-out print time is less than 10.5 seconds in color.

The P5026cdw starts with a 800MHz processor and 512MB of memory that’s not expandable. PCL and PostScript are standard as well as XPS and PDF direct print. The device also supports USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and mobile printing as standard features. Users can print from their mobile devices via Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print or Kyocera’s dedicated mobile print app.

The P5026cdw utilizes 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 on the P5026cdw is in our Features section below.

The ECOSYS P5026cdw provides a compact design and strong features for a small business that only requires printing functionality.


Paper handling starts with a 250-sheet drawer and a 50-sheet bypass. There is an additional 250-sheet drawer for $130. Maximum paper input is 550 sheets. All drawers accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper. Standard output is only 150 sheets. The maximum monthly duty cycle is 65,000 pages per month. 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.

The P5026cdw includes standard security features, such as local and network authentication and LDAP, to name a few. There is an optional card authentication kit.

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


The paper capacity of the P5026cdw is only 550 sheets. This is ideal for small businesses but larger businesses that require more advanced paper-handling and other features (but don’t want multifunctionality) can check out our other reviews on single-function printers.

Also, we don’t have any information to calculate the cost per page of the consumables. But based on Kyocera’s history of providing long-life consumables and other environmental features, the client can expect low cost per page over the life of the printer.

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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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