Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    Senior Tech 250+ Posts 20gaugeO/U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    431
    Rep Power
    23

    Kyocera Machines in general

    I have a question about the overall Kyocera machines. How do they stand up? B/W and color?

    We are/were a Panasonic "reseller" but that is on its way out and we need a new line of copiers. I have worked on the Ricoh (Savin) B/W and colors. We are allowed to sell Savin in half of our area but NOT where I work. So it has been all Panasonic for 4 years.

    Just wondering from the people that work on them.

    Thanks,
    JL


  2. #2
    Document Technologies Pro 100+ Posts
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth
    Posts
    148
    Rep Power
    21
    Kyocera is great compared to Panasonic and really most everything else. We also are Panasonic and Kyocera and our customers love em. If you get the chance to sell and service them, jump at it and you won't be dissapointed. The Taskalpha color and 820 hv black&white are super reliable. None of those ricoh clutches to fail, all servo driven.


  3. #3
    Service Manager 250+ Posts Zackuth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    450
    Rep Power
    23
    I haven't been in the field long, but from what I am able to determine, Kyocera MFP are very reliable and easy to work on. I have had to work on some Minolta machines, and prefer Kyocera.


  4. #4
    Master Of The Obvious 10,000+ Posts
    Kyocera Machines in general

    blackcat4866's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Lapeer, Michigan
    Posts
    15,394
    Rep Power
    248
    I agree with everyone above. I've worked on Canon, Ricoh, Brother, Sharp, Kyocera/Copystar, Okidata and others. Kyocera is my first choice. =^..^=

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.


    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

  5. #5
    Technician rprem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Coimbatore,Tamilnadu
    Posts
    49
    Rep Power
    0
    i agree with all kyocera is the best rugged machine with no problem i've worked in konicaminolta,kyocera,panasonic in that kyocera is the best among these


  6. #6
    Senior Tech 250+ Posts 20gaugeO/U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    431
    Rep Power
    23
    Thanks for all the info.


  7. #7
    Technician R1200gs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tilburg area
    Posts
    14
    Rep Power
    16
    We are also switching from Panasonic to Kyocera, still in my opinion the Panasonic colour machines are the better ones (for B/W machines it's the other way around).
    But my problem is that I have been working with Panasonic machines for 21 years now (almost excusive).


  8. #8
    Master Of The Obvious 10,000+ Posts
    Kyocera Machines in general

    blackcat4866's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Lapeer, Michigan
    Posts
    15,394
    Rep Power
    248
    Quote Originally Posted by R1200gs View Post
    We are also switching from Panasonic to Kyocera, still in my opinion the Panasonic colour machines are the better ones (for B/W machines it's the other way around).
    But my problem is that I have been working with Panasonic machines for 21 years now (almost excusive).
    It's not that difficult to change horses mid-race. I've chosen to do it several times. It broadens your experience, and help to keep you humble. =^..^=

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.


    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

  9. #9
    Technician
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    kalamazoo
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    20
    Any tips to improve Kyo copy quality? Just switched from Ricoh 6 months ago and faded solids
    b/w and color seem to be the norm. Factory rep claims it is because Kyo doesn't "oversaturate" its images.


  10. #10
    Service Manager 250+ Posts just a tech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    georgia
    Posts
    336
    Rep Power
    26
    I haven't had too many problems with the kyocera / copystar solids fading. Best thing I've found to combat them is keeping the firmware updated, especially on the newer color boxes (Kyocera seems to change firmware versions on a continuous basis where the color boxes are concerned). Also, try to keep up with the tech bulletins and the "QA's" within the knowledgebase section of the kmaconnect website. It helps sometimes.


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the Android App
click or scan for the Copytechnet Mobile App

-=-=-=-=-=-


IDrive Remote Backup

Lunarpages Internet Solutions

Advertise on Copytechnet

Your Link Here