Kyocera diversifies into inkjet with new press

Kyocera has entered the inkjet production market with the launch of a new press, the TASKalfa Pro 15000C, which takes advantage of the Japanese company’s heritage in inkjet production printhead technology.

Kyocera has drawn on its decades of expertise in the multi-function printer space to produce its first production inkjet press aimed squarely at the commercial print market with the new press available for view on Kyocera’s website from Tuesday July 7.

The modular press can print at speeds of up to 150 A4 pages per minute and can store up to 14,310 sheets. It is designed for various print needs with the ability to print up to one million A4 pages per month.

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia senior marketing manager Jacob Palathingal said benefits of the press include low maintenance, high efficiency and low energy consumption making it highly economical.

“This is a landmark moment for Kyocera, bringing our decades of experience into the production print sector,” Palathingal said.

“The TASKalfa Pro 15000c is the innovation created by uniting our trusted experts across the globe.

“The impressively productive machine provides companies of all sizes with an unrivalled return on investment thanks to its 150 pages per minute and market-leading reliability.”

Diversification strategy

The new press marks a diversification for the company beyond the office printer segment.

But in doing so Kyocera has held on to the key features that have long been popular with Kyocera products, namely ease of maintenance.

The press has few moving parts which reduce the risks of a breakdown but at the same time, it is simple for users to replace parts themselves negating the need for a technician to visit in many cases.

Palathingal said this provides reliability for companies that require consistency from their printing services due to the high quantities of print demanded from each production job.

The press has an warm-up time of less than 120 seconds and a time to first print of 5.5 seconds or less which, the company said, offers improved agility and flexibility to companies who cannot afford to wait for their print output.

Environmental credentials

Palathingal says the device operates at  6.3 KwH/week for Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC), which he says represents one of the best energy efficient products in this category on the market.

“Our intrinsic values are what has helped Kyocera position ourselves at the forefront of innovation within the printing industry,” Palathingal said.

“It was essential for the TASKalfa Pro 15000c to be built on the same premise of essential foundations as a product that offers more than just quality, but also reliability and sustainability, and therefore represent a comprehensive value package for our customers.

“Companies are growing increasingly conscious of the need to improve security by internalising print services, particularly in sectors such as banking, healthcare, utilities and public services. They have also recognised the opportunity to add value through personalisation that is unique to this type of products. This made it clear to us at Kyocera that the time was right to bring our experience into a new domain with a specific product ready to lead the market.”

Technical highlights

  • Designed for various printing needs: Up to one million prints per month in A4
  • Scalability: Modular design allows for different scales, with storage for 14,310 sheets
  • Speed: 150 prints per minute on A4
  • Always ready to print: Just 5.5 seconds to first print
  • Versatility: Personalise your documents and finishing options on paper up to 360g/m2
  • Optimised maintenance: Users are able to replace parts easily themselves, removing the need for regular technician visits
  • Low environmental impact: Low average energy usage of just 1.5 KwH for the standard configuration with several environmental certifications, such as Energy Star, EPEAT, RoHS and EcoMark

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One thought on “Kyocera diversifies into inkjet with new press

  1. A little late to the party, but better late then never.
    The finishing devices and the feeder look identical to Ricoh, which is not a bad thing, as they are good devices.
    Now we need to see this machine live and some printed sheets.
    Is it the quality of a Riso or the quality of a current toner production device?

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