sometimes I have to (still) print >1.000 pages (front/back) with colored figures/graphs within a very short period of time and luckily I could get a perfectly working used color laser printer with a full set each of installed and replacement toner cartridges still sealed.
I’m very happy with the printing quality but what shocked me is that it is a network-enabled printer with its original firmware from around 2010.
On the manufacturer’s support site there are still driver updates for the printer however no mentioning of any firmware updates:
I’m quite certain that the firmware back in 2010 wasn’t “perfect” and that there must have been numerous (security) updates for it.
After a short online search it seems that Kyocera only offers firmware updates by a service technician you have to pay to visit you?!
I’m not in the printer “scene”, is there some trustworthy source to do firmware updates yourself?
In the meantime I’m only using it via USB, put I would have a more relaxed gut feeling if I knew that the original firmware image would be completely wiped and updated to the latest release when restoring it