We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Mono laser printers Reviews
15,669 Reviews

Kyocera FS-1350DN review

£207.04 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Kyocera

Our Rating: We rate this 2.5 out of 5

On the face of it, the Kyocera FS-1350DN has everything going for it: fast performance, good upgrade options and duplexing.

On the face of it, the Kyocera FS-1350DN has everything going for it: fast performance, good upgrade options and duplexing.

However, we first have to install the printer drivers. And that's rather where the Kyocera FS-1350DN's problems lie.

The Kyocera FS-1350DN came with two CDs, neither with the right drivers. Even after finding the drivers on Kyocera's website, the FS-1350DN proved temperamental, frequently demanding that we turn it off and on again before it would get on with the next job.

Which is a shame, for the Kyocera FS-1350DN could actually be a durable and effective little mono laser.

Visit Business Advisor for the latest business IT news, reviews, tips and tricks - plus sign up for our unique and FREE business IT newsletter

Visit PC Advisor's dedicated Printing Zone for the latest printer reviews, plus news, blogs and forums, and our unique printer price comparison service

It's no looker, but then that's not such a problem with office equipment. The casing has a sturdy feel to it and, when the Kyocera FS-1350DN was in the mood to accept our print jobs, we experienced no problems with the feeding mechanism.

The Kyocera FS-1350DN is well stocked with interfaces, and paper options are very good - B5, A4, A5 and less common A6 are all supported. Those with demanding needs will be pleased to see that the standard 250-sheet and 50-sheet universal input can be complemented with two 250-sheet cassettes. A useful 128MB of memory keeps jobs ticking over nicely, and you can print directly from USB memory sticks.

The Kyocera FS-1350DN is very fast in operation. Its lowest quality mode churns out A4 text at 22.2ppm (pages per minute), and even the highest mode generates 20ppm. This is on a par with speed demons such as the Epson Aculaser M2000 range.

Text isn't quite as dark as we'd like, but it's easy to read, and the characters well defined. Automatic duplexing (to print to both sides without manually refeeding the paper in a second time) is very useful, and even at the highest quality level, the Kyocera FS-1350DN keeps up a very reasonable rate of 14.6ppm when using duplexing.

Graphics output isn't as successful. The speed is, again, good (15.8ppm at the highest level of quality), but the images aren't totally smooth, with evidence of banding on some of the Kyocera FS-1350DN's prints.

Kyocera FS-1350DN Expert Verdict »

Kyocera FS-1350DN reviews verified by Reevoo

Kyocera FS-1350DNScores 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
Maximum resolution 1,200x1,200dpi
installed RAM: 128MB
quoted print speed B=30ppm
actual print speed B=22.2ppm
supported interface types USB 2.0, ethernet
standard paper input 250 sheets
maximum paper input 800 sheets
output 250 sheets
automatic Duplexer
toner costs B=£75
print life (pages) B=7,200
2-year warranty
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 5 of 10 overall

The Kyocera FS-1350DN is expensive for a mono laser. Its running costs are good, and the range of capabilities would make it a promising choice for those with specific (and demanding) needs. However, based on our experiences we simply can’t state with certainty that this laser will give you trouble-free operation. As such, we cannot recommend it.

  • Kyocera FS-1350DN review

    Kyocera FS-1350DN

    The Kyocera Mita Ecosys FS-1350DN monochrome laser printer starts off at a disadvantage because its list price of £279 seems steep.

  • Kyocera Mita FS-1320D review

    Kyocera Mita FS-1320D

    The Kyocera Mita FS-1320D mono laser printer is unlikely to match the feats of the all-conquering Kyocera FS-C5100DN, but it's a very competitive and flexible printer for anyone who values reliable mono printing over all else.

  • Kyocera FS-1061DN review

    Kyocera FS-1061DN

    Kyocera is renowned for its high-quality business laser printers, and now the Kyocera FS-1061DN is a mono laser printer at a more affordable purchase price.

  • Kyocera Ecosys FS-2100D review: cheap mono laser to run but print quality has room for improvement

    Kyocera Ecosys FS-2100D: cheap mono laser to run but print quality has room for improvement

    The Kyocera Ecosys FS-2100D is a cheaper take on the FS-4300D, a high-end mono laser printer with attractive running costs.

  • Kyocera Mita FS-C5250DN review

    Kyocera Mita FS-C5250DN

    Kyocera Mita's FS-C5250DN workgroup printer offers superb running costs and searing print speed.

IDG UK Sites

Android M Developer Preview announced at Google I/O: Android M UK release date and new features. Wh?......

IDG UK Sites

Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

IDG UK Sites

Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

IDG UK Sites

Mac OS X 10.11 release date rumours: all the new features expected in Yosemite successor