Kyocera reimagines printing by entering inkjet production print arena

The TASKalfa Pro 15000c is Kyocera's innovative and durable first inkjet production print device.

Reading, UK – 4 November 2019: As Kyocera Document Solutions UK, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, expands into new business domains, the organisation has launched its first production print device with the TASKalfa Pro 15000c. This development is the next step in Kyocera’s diversification, building on a wealth of experience in the creation of inkjet printhead technology.

Kyocera uses its longstanding heritage and expertise in the printing industry, where their collection of MFPs and printers are among the most respected in the market, to move into the production printing domain with its latest product. The device offers low maintenance, high efficiency and low energy consumption and provides solutions in an economical way for printing in high quantities.

“This marks a milestone for Kyocera! The TASKalfa Pro 15000c is the result of our decades of experience into the production print sector. We have an established pedigree in the manufacture of inkjet print technology with our print heads already being utilised across a number of Direct to Garment (DTG) and existing production print platforms.

“The impressively productive machine is ideally suited for a wide range of production print environments including Central Reprographic Departments and transactional/ trans-promotional applications to name but a few,” explained Michele Mabilia, Head of Product Marketing at Kyocera Document Solutions UK.

Whilst this product launch sees Kyocera move into a whole new area of business, it retains many of the key features that have made the brand so successful. One such aspect is the device’s ease-of-maintenance, thanks to the few moving parts that reduce the risk of breakdown and can even be easily replaced by users themselves in many cases without the need for a technician visit. This provides reliability for companies who require consistency from their printing services due to the high quantities of print demanded from each production job.

Additionally, TASKalfa Pro 15000c can enhance the productivity of any print job, with a warm-up time of less than 120 seconds and a time to first print of 5.5 seconds or less. This offers improved agility and flexibility to companies who cannot afford to wait for their print output. When combined with simple integration into existing workflows, the device can ensure that users always find a way to meet even the most the demanding of deadlines without compromising on quality, control or costs.  

All of this is achieved whilst also protecting environmental sustainability, which is at the heart of Kyocera’s philosophy, considering the device operates at 6.3 KwH/week for Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC), representing one of the best energy efficient products in this category on the market. Focused on optimising energy usage as much as possible, the TASKalfa Pro 15000c maintains Kyocera’s focus on reducing environmental impact at the same time as costs.  

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

“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,” he concluded.

Kyocera strives to provide optimised printing solutions to businesses of all sizes through their range of products. The introduction of the TASKalfa Pro 15000c extends this portfolio, providing print specialists and organisations with high printing demand the chance to optimise their processes in an efficient and reliable way.

Technical highlights:

  • Designed for all printing needs: Up to 1 million prints per month in A4.
  • Scalability: Modular design allows for different scales, with storage for up to 14,310 sheets.
  • Speed: 150 prints per minute on A4.
  • Always ready to print: Just 5.5 seconds warm-up time from standby and time 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.

 

About Kyocera Document Solutions UK

Kyocera Document Solutions UK is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions
Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totalled 1.62 trillion yen (approx.
US$14.6 billion). ). Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19”” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.”

Kyocera steps into the production print arena

The new TASKalfa Pro 15000c brings low maintenance, high efficiency and low energy consumption to the industry.

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