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KYOCERA MITA's FS-C5016N Honored with Editor's Choice Award from Better Buys for Business

No other color printer can match the FS-C5016N's price per page advantage in this class, according to Better Buys for Business

Fairfield, New Jersey, November 24, 2003 – Kyocera Mita, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced that its FS-C5016N color/monochrome printer has been honored with the Editor’s Choice award from Better Buys for Business, a highly regarded testing organization of office imaging equipment.

“At little more than half the industry average for color printing cost, this printer is truly a standout in a very competitive environment,” said Steve Hannaford, editor, Better Buys for Business. “If you plan on using the printer extensively, and if you plan to produce lots of color pages, this is by far the most cost-effective letter/legal size printer on the market. We enthusiastically give it our Editor’s Choice Award.”

Some additional FS-C5016N highlights reported in the 2004 Color Laser Printer Guide from Better Buys for Business:


  • Impressive consumables prices - Outstanding per-page costs make this a great choice for busy offices


  • The FS-C5016N has a solid 400MHz processor, comes Ethernet-ready, and PostScript and PCL are standard as well.


  • Memory starts at a generous 96MB RAM (608MB Maximum)


  • Respectable paper handling capabilities


  • Offers an optional envelope feeder (Capacity of 70 envelopes) – no other models have a dedicated envelope feeder in the color printer market


  • Offers an optional Wi-Fi adaptor for wireless Ethernet

Also included in the report is a review of Kyocera Mita’s FS-C8008N/DN - 31 pages per minute (ppm) monochrome and 8-ppm full color multifunctional product.

FS-C5016N Product Information
Kyocera Mita’s FS-C5016N printer is available through dealers and printer resellers in North America (Estimated street price $2,356). For a local dealer or printer reseller near you, logon to

The FS-C5016N is backed with an industry-leading 1-year warranty on parts and labor from the date of install, and the maintenance kit is warranted for a period of 3 years or 200,000 prints, whichever comes first.

Kyocera Mita is one of the world's largest manufacturers and leading providers of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, multi-functional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues totaled $9.0 billion during the year ended March 31, 2003. Kyocera Mita's headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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