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Kyocera to bring sustainable inkjet to PacPrint

Kyocera Australia is exhibiting for the first time ever at PacPrint in June, bringing its ‘game-changing’ affordable and sustainable inkjet solution – the new TASKalfa Pro 15000c press - plus a full team of sales, product and technical specialists to the show in Melbourne.

Skipp Humphreys commences the installation of a TASKalfa Pro 15000c in Australia
   Skipp Humphreys begins installation of a TASKalfa Pro 15000c in Australia

Kyocera is known in this part of the world for its MFP solutions, which have earned a high market share in government and corporate printing markets. Now, the company is taking the opportunity provided by PacPrint to showcase its commercial production solutions at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Skipp Humphreys, national sales specialist for Kyocera, says the company’s showcase will centre on the new TASKalfa Pro 15000c press, ‘a revolutionary system’ which reflects the company’s wealth of experience in cut-sheet and roll-fed inkjet printing.

“The TASKalfa Pro 15000c uses patented inkjet head technology which has been proven in use on many other systems from a range of manufacturers and ticks all the boxes when it comes to productivity and quality – producing up to one million A4 impressions a month, or more than 150 A4 impressions a minute, at 600dpi,” Humphreys said.

“The TASKalfa Pro 15000c is a unique inkjet solution which fills a real gap in the production printing market by providing a cost-effective, full-colour printing solution for short-run, cut-sheet applications on uncoated stocks.

“This makes it ideal for a wide range of applications like short-run transactional print, small scale publishing runs, exams and manuals, forms and direct mail, where versatility, cost-effectiveness and sustainability are key and where coated stocks or ultra-high resolution are redundant.”

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Humphreys says a lot of print service providers, even those who currently run digital presses, are being squeezed on price for this type of work, as the traditional pricing structure for digital simply doesn’t allow enough flexibility to sustain previous margins. 

The TASKalfa Pro 15000c is a ‘game changer’ in this situation, because it’s been designed to allow printers to not only meet a wide range of demands…but to profit from this type of work, he said. 

“This cut sheet inkjet printing solution is ideal for everyone from small to medium sized mailing houses and publishers; corporates, schools and universities; and printers who may either be looking to complement existing digital presses or eliminate the need for overprinting of offset shells.

“Most importantly, Kyocera provides a choice at installation of an ‘ink-in’ or ‘ink-out’ pricing model. Typical digital models have set, all-inclusive cost-per-impression for SRA3 or A4 sheets, which includes parts, service and ink – what we call the ‘ink-in’ model.”

Humphreys says the TASKalfa Pro 15000c meets important sustainability criteria. 

“At Kyocera, we are very conscious of the need to maximise sustainability for the long-term future of our planet. These machines have been designed to minimise power consumption and deliver exceptional energy efficiency for their speed by utilising features such as achieving an ambient ink drying temperature of only 65 degrees Celsius.”

This is proving vital in many countries which are now facing power supply and continuity issues, but Humphreys said even in this part of the world where we are somewhat removed from the worst impacts of unrest and restricted supply, energy costs are escalating dramatically. “That means reducing energy inputs makes good practical and financial sense, as well as being environmentally responsible.”

The TASKalfa Pro 15000c also offers the ability to plug in to a standard, 10amp power point.

“That’s gold in a corporate environment, in-house print facility or even many multi-purpose office / warehouse developments which simply don’t have access to enough three-phase power and may also have limited capacity,” Humphreys said. “Installing conventional print equipment in this environment can be a real headache, but with the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, you can simply plug it in at the wall and get going.

“With the ability to handle stocks from A6 to SRA3, envelopes such as DLX and C4, and versatile configurations to suit user requirements, the TASKalfa Pro 15000c is an impressive inkjet solution!”

The TASKalfa Pro 15000c will be demonstrated live on Stand G32 at PacPrint, which will co-locate with Visual Impact Melbourne and the Label & Packaging Expo from 28 June to 1 July at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Click here to register for the show, or go to www.pacprint.com.au for more information on exhibitors, the PacPrint Forum series and other associated events.