The development concept of TASKalfa was to "improve product values and services completely from the viewpoint of customers." We pursued more user-conscious and helpful functions and better services. This page features the functions of the TASKalfa 500ci series.
An image developing toner of smaller particle size was introduced to realize finer color image quality. Also, the amount of imaging toner used per unit area was reduced, enabling color reproduction with smaller amounts of toner than with existing printers. Moreover, the 3-color-toner-release function* was adopted for the image developing unit, so as to eliminate unnecessary consumption of color toners during black-and-white printing (effect: resources saving).
* the 3-color-toner-release function: A technology to separate the drum unit of three color toners (cyan, magenta and yellow) and the image developing unit from the transfer belt during black-and-white printing, to prevent wear of the unit.
The use of newly developed small particle toners has enabled color fixation at lower temperatures than is the case with existing machines, leading to shorter warm-up time and reduced power consumption during printing (effect: energy saving).
Unique long life technologies Kyocera Mita has developed over long years including amorphous silicon drums are combined in this product (effect: resources saving).
Many universal design elements are employed, including the colored wide touch panel that allows angle adjustment; an LED display that shows the status of document feeding and printer operation; "universal grip," which enables easy withdrawal of cassettes; and a toner container allowing easy replacement (effect: improved usability and operational efficiency).
In June 2009, Kyocera Mita's four color MFP models of the TASKalfa series (TASkalfa 500ci, 400ci, 300ci, 250ci) received "BERTL's 5-star Exceptional," a rating for the best product, from BERTL, Inc., an independent rating agency.
At the same time, we also received "BERTL's Best 2009" awards in ten categories in BERTL's Best Awards 2009.
As an independent rating agency, BERTL is internationally recognized for its rigorous evaluation of digital image equipment from the standpoint of users.
In BERTL's Awards, our TASKalfa series color MFPs received high ratings in all fields of usability, reliability and image quality. We believe that the strong aspirations to be helpful to customers that all our company members had at the startup of the TASKalfa brand contributed to these high ratings.