Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 Review
The Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 is a color multifunction printer that is built for work groups that are in need of an all around office machine to handle print, copy scan and fax functions with great effectivity and top-of-the-line performance. With its high volume capacity plus a load of customizable features, the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 is one work group multifunction machine that will certainly provide offices and businesses the versatility they need without sacrificing costs and power efficiency.
The Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 boasts speeds of up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) for color print outputs on letter types, while posting a more impressive speed for monochrome print outs at 25 ppm. For legal and ledger paper types, this multifunction printer clocks at 10 ppm and 13 ppm, respectively. The Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 is powered by an embedded PowerPC750GL type processor that comes in with a 600 MHz controller to produce such speeds with consistency. For its printer memory, a standard 256 MB memory is included that can be upgraded to 1 GB capacity via a 100 pin DIMMS. Optional printer options include e-MPS Printer HDD and a standard CF card slot (type 1).
Resolution for the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 is a multi bit 600 x 600 dots per inch, which has halftone levels at 256. It also has a standard 40 GB hard disk drive for additional memory space, as the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 is truly built to handle moderate to high volume document production. Standard copy memory is set at 768 MB, which is ample enough to handle complex tasks and customized jobs. Magnification presets that are included in the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 are full size, 5 reduction and enlargement ratios and zooming options from 25% up to 400%. Other copying functions included are imaging modes such as text, photo, auto manual and ECO map. The Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 also has a continuous copy option that can be up to 999 copies, with an auto reset to 1, which is quite impressive, since some multifunction office copiers and printers only have up to 99 copies for their continuous copying functions. Additional features include Positive and Negative Reverse, Mirror Image,Rotate Copy, Border Erase, Split Copy,Rotate Sort,Full-Color & Monochrome copy sets in same run, Electronic Sort,Margin Shift,Dual Access,Signature Booklet Making and XY-Zoom. The Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 also has job and color management features, such as job interrupt, repeat copy and 1,000 department management codes for job management, while color management has 11 levels of color balance, auto exposure with 7 or 13 levels monotone colors of 6, manual exposure and color calibration among others.
Scan function for the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 has 200, 300, 400 and 600 dpi for its resolutions, with speeds up to 32 scans per minute, topping even copy and print output speeds. Accepted file formats are PDF, JPEG and TIFF. It also has a standard 10/100 BaseTx ethernet for its connectivity while supporting TCP/IP for protocol. For its scanning features, the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 KM document flow or scan to database, TWAIN, scan to file, scan to FTP and scan to email.
The Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 also has an optional faxing system, which also includes network faxing capability. It uses a Super G3 modem with speeds up to 33.6 Kbps, with fast transmissions speeds of approximately 3 seconds per page. Fax memory can be up to a maximum of 32 MB, with additional features such as Duplex TX/RX, Confidential TX/RX, Polling, Broadcasting and 2 in 1 RX.
Supported operating system environments for the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 include Windows platforms, MAC OS, Novell and Unix or Linux distributions. Paper handling features a reversing automatic document processor with a capacity for holding 100 sheets. Main tray has a maximum capacity of 3,000 sheets, with 2 sub trays with 50 and 200 sheets each. The Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 also has optional finishers that can be included to increase its paper handling capacity, as well as handle different job types such as booklet folding, paper punching and others.
With all its varied features, the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 doesn't really have much let downs, aside from the fact that its fax system is only optional, as other multifunction machines have the fax function included as a standard feature. Also, resolutions for the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 are only at 600 dpi maximum, which is quite low compared to other multifunction copiers and printers. And while its bulk and weight may be questionable to some users, the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 is not exactly built for small office spaces; the Kyocera Mita KM-C2520 is built to produce documents at a high volume.