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Hardware Thread, Kyocera vs OKI in Technical; Your thoughts please. Please explain your reasoning....
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    Kyocera vs OKI

    Your thoughts please. Please explain your reasoning.

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    Is there any reason you're limiting yourself to two brands? I can recommend Ricoh and Brother.

    If I had to choose between Kyocera and OKI, that really is a toughie as I wouldn't use either (personally).

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    There is good reason for this. I am considering a managed print solution and the two in question have approached me recently.

    By no means is this set stone, i feel I have a reasonsibility to justify my decisions so I am gathering as much info as I can. At this point I am only interested in kyo and oki.

    We use Ricoh presently for our colour lasers. Can't fault them. For mono we do already use kyo, so from experience we have fully road tested them. They have proved to be cheap enough, reasonable running costs and reliability has been good too.

    Thanks

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    Kyocera - Very sturdy, ceramic drums. Last a very long time.
    OKI - A little more expensive, almost bulletproof. Very easy to repair.

    Personally, I'd use OKI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMinister View Post
    Kyocera - Very sturdy, ceramic drums. Last a very long time.
    OKI - A little more expensive, almost bulletproof. Very easy to repair.

    Personally, I'd use OKI.
    There haven't been many fans here: Oki Printers - what are they like

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    I've read that, and I know exactly where people are coming from.

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    No idea on what Kyocera are like, but on a fully managed solution, Oki's ES range has been great for us.

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    Ricoh all the way - tiny device drivers (compared to our ones for Kyocera) and very very smooth intergration with our Windows 7 PCs.

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    Kyocera - we have around 50 B&W printers and have used them for over 13 years. They are very sturdy and find support very good. I am a reference site for them (reference needs updating). We replaced all our printers around 2 years ago. If you would like a chat PM me.

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    We use UTAX (Kyocera) photocopiers and they have been great even when abused by the photocopy whores.

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    No idea on the technical side but may i be the first to say... FIIIGGHHHTTT!!!!!!

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    I used to really like Kyocera printers.

    This this happened.

    Never again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I used to really like Kyocera printers.

    This this happened.

    Never again.
    Should have gone all Office Space on it.

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    How about Olivetti! they are rebadged Konica Minolta colour and rebadged Kyocera mono machines. Best of both

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    We have a pair of Kyocera FS-C5350DN and they're awesome, print quality is superb, i can force the kids to print duplex to save paper and the fixing them side of things isn't a hassle when it's managed as they'll come and do the repairs (as it happens we've had them 2 years and never had a problem *touch wood*)

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