We have a Kyocera Mita FS-1900 laser printer. We've had it over four years and it has served us well, but perpetually jams now. Every 50 pages or so there is a jam which requires our IT staff to fix (otherwise users invariably leave small shreds of paper in the printer). We would also wish to get a duplex unit at the same time.
Question: If I look at the numbers, repair is the cheapest and most environmentally-friendly option. But from your experience, is there an unwritten rule on the 'shelf-life' of high-use business lasers?
- Total repair cost is £478 (950USD) (detail below)
- Cost of a new equivalent printer is around £1200 (2400USD)
New spring cover,
Holder feed assembly
Fuser unit and
New Duplex unit