Kyocera Ecosys P6030cdn review

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Kyocera is targeting SMBs with its latest workgroup colour laser printer, the Ecosys P6030cdn.

Kyocera Ecosys P6030cdn review

As we’ve come to expect from Kyocera, running costs are low, with mono and colour pages costing a shade more than 1p and 5p respectively. A maintenance kit is required every 200,000 pages, but if print output is around the average monthly cycle of 3,000 pages, it should last more than five years.

Print speeds are bang on Kyocera’s claims. A 30-page Word document took one minute, and our 24-page DTP colour document averaged 29.5ppm at high-quality. Duplexing isn’t quite as nippy, though – the Kyocera printed our 30-page test at 24ppm.

Kyocera Ecosys P6030cdn

Output quality is good, with pin-sharp text and mono photos revealing plenty of detail in darker areas. Colour quality was equally impressive. We observed no discernible banding, and colour photographs were reproduced with plenty of crisp detail.

The P6030cdn’s 500-sheet lower tray can be supplemented with three more, taking total capacity to 2,150 sheets. Other options include an internal SSD for onboard document management, but the wireless adapter is expensive, costing around £250.

The Kyocera Command Center RX web-based interface lists the status of consumables, and gives access to extra features. It’s possible to enter external mail-server details and create up to three POP users. At regular intervals, new messages received are printed automatically.

The Ecosys P6030cdn churns out fast, quality prints. Canon’s i-Sensys LBP7780Cx has the edge, but printing costs are higher, and Kyocera offers a superior range of optional features.

Basic Specifications

Resolution printer final600 x 600dpi
Rated/quoted print speed30PPM
Duplex functionyes

Power and noise

Dimensions345 x 518 x 480mm (WDH)

Media Handling

Input tray capacity2,150 sheets
Output tray capacity250 sheets


USB connection?yes
Ethernet connection?yes

OS Support

Operating system Windows 7 supported?yes
Other operating system supportWindows 8 and 8.1

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