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Kyocera FS 1030D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Kyocera FS 1030D. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the design and paper handling are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability and noise.

performance, price, usability, paper handling, design

noise, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Kyocera FS 1030D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The FS-1030D comes well recommended with above average print speeds and quality. Its compact size means it's especially ideal for those with minimal office space.

Compact, Running Costs, Speed, Setup, Ease of Use

Networking not standard, No LCD Display

Mar, 2010


Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Kyocera Mita FS-1030D


Kyocera once again proves that it knows how to make personal laser printers.

The FS-1030D is a well designed printer which demonstrates improvements in print speed and running costs over the FS-1020D. It's also a little smaller, which is no bad thing. Some of the covers and trays feel a little flimsy and it remains to be seen...

Mar, 2006

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Kyocera Mita FS-1030D review


If you like computer peripherals that are easy to set up, Kyocera Mita's FS-1030D probably isn't for you.

This printer has no network port, but even when using a USB connection it still manages to be fiddly to install. If you want to print only text, though, and you can live with its frustrations, the FS-1030D's low running costs make it great value.

May, 2007

Consumer review (

Kyocera FS-1030D


Great value for money, they are long lasting and efficient on use of toner.

Updating printer drivers can be difficult in a network environment.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Kyocera FS-1030D


Great value for money, they are long lasting and efficient on use of toner

Updating printer drivers can be difficult in a network environment

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Large Flat Panel adapter plates (PLP models) are either universally compatible with most large flat panels, or uniquely compatible with one screen make or model. Peerless adapter plates for flat panels allow users to choose between Peerless' wide array of applications and accessories to mount a flat panel virtually anywhere. Most models feature security fasteners for theft resistance. This model is designed for Philips 42" Plasma models 42PW-9962, 42PW996217.

AV Furniture

Material:Cold-rolled steel
Recommended Use:Plasma panel
Type:Mounting component


Certification:TÜV/GS, CE, PTS


Consumable Type:Toner cartridge


Toner cartridge:TK-120 Toner-Kit

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):4.3
Power consumption (standby):13 / 8.4
Power consumption (typical):370

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Manufacturer:Kyocera/Peerless Industries
Model:1020D/1020DN/1030D/1030DN/120/PLP PAN42PD1/PLP PHIL42/PLP PION40/PLS-GW42HD/PLS-HT32
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kyocera FS/Kyocera TK/Peerless

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):50
Maximum input capacity:550
Standard input capacity:250

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:A4,A5,B5,Letter,Legal


Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:288
Maximum memory:288
Memory slots:1


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:None/Print server

Other Features

Custom media sizes:(148 x 210mm) - (216 x 356mm) / 148 x 210- 216 x 356mm
Emulations:PCL6/PCL5e incl. PJL, KPDL 3, Line Printer, IBM Proprinter X24E, Epson LQ-850, Diablo 630
Memory description:SDRAM
Memory upgrade:Y
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50/60Hz / AC 220 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
Standard media sizes:A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:250
Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60-105 g/m2
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter


Built-in processor:PowerPC 405 / Yes
Processor:PowerPC 405
Processor frequency:266
Processor model:PowerPC 405

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No


Power consumption (PowerSave):4.3
Power consumption (standby):13 / 8.4
Power consumption (typical):370

Print Technology

Color: No
Maximum duty cycle:20000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200 / 1800 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:Diablo 630 / EPSON LQ / IBM ProPrinter X24 / KPDL3 / PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PCL XL / PostScript 3 / PRESCRIBE IIe/Diablo 630 / IBM X24E / KPDL3 / PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PRESCRIBE IIe
Max H-Resolution B/W:1800dpi/2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):20ppm/21ppm/22ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages/20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22
Time to first page (black, normal):10
Warm-up time:15


Installed Size:16MB/32MB
Max Supported Size:272MB/288MB


Type: None

Sound Emission

Operating acoustic emission:50
Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53
Standby acoustic emission:28

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.x / Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.x / HP-UX / IBM AIX / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/XP / Novell NetWare 3.x / Novell NetWare 4.x / Novell NetWare 5.x / SunOS 4.1 or later / SunSoft Solaris 2.x/Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition

Technical Details

Compliance industry standards:TÜV/GS, CE, PTS
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.9 x 14.8 x 9.25
Infrared data port: No
Interface:IEEE 1284, USB 2.0, KUIO-LV
Network ready: Yes
Power supply:370
Print technology:Laser
Processor frequency:266

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.9 x 14.8 x 9.25
Weight:23.1 / 370.4