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KYOCERA MITA America Launches Embedded Fiery Printing System for Its Award-Winning Line of TASKalfa Color MFPs

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jul 18, 2011 -- Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced its award-winning lineup of TASKalfa Color multifunctional products (MFPs) can now include an optional Fiery(R) Printing System 11/12 by EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. The Fiery Printing System offers additional advanced color adjustments, productivity, performance and security benefits to TASKalfa Color MFP end-users.

Kyocera's latest TASKalfa Color MFP lineup, introduced in May 2011, including the TASKalfa 7550ci, 6550ci, 5550ci, 4550ci, 3550ci and 3050ci, are transforming document workflow and management to maximize document efficiency through common technology, common design, easy-to-use features and compatibility with business critical software applications. And now, through a partnership with EFI, the TASKalfa Color MFP lineup provides the option of adding a Fiery Printing System as a powerful enhancement to any of its new color TASKalfa MFPs.

Large enterprises, workgroups and small-to-medium sized companies will benefit from the 'best of both worlds' combining EFI's proven Fiery color technology and the commonality of Kyocera's TASKalfa technology. Now, businesses can incorporate Kyocera's vibrant color image quality on a full range of devices (30-70 ppm color) while still maintaining complete control over how color Fiery capabilities are distributed to the workforce. In essence, end-users will no longer need to dedicate one MFP as its Fiery-enabled device, because with the TASKalfa color MFPs, the Fiery and standard Kyocera controller can co-exist.

"Celebrating 20 years as the recognized industry standard for color quality, performance and productivity, we're proud to welcome Kyocera Mita America to the EFI family," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "Kyocera and the Fiery Printing System share many of the same qualities, including ease-of-use and outstanding productivity, and bringing our technologies together offers superior document imaging solutions to busy workgroups and large enterprises."

Kyocera TASKalfa MFPs deliver quality, productivity and performance and are designed to meet evolving business needs by putting the end user in command of their business. Having already received "Reliability Certified" and "Highly Recommended" ratings from Buyers Laboratory, Inc. for its TASKalfa 5550ci color MFP, Kyocera's award-winning technology puts the end user further in control of their business by improving ease of use and performance. The EFI Fiery controller further increases the TASKalfa performance with support for all the MFPs' optional finishers.

"Kyocera's TASKalfa MFPs continue to raise the industry standard for reliability, performance and durability, and with the embedded Fiery controller, Kyocera is sure to deliver vibrant print quality and low total cost of ownership end users have come to expect," said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing, Kyocera Mita America. "Our TASKalfa MFPs are among the strongest color MFP lineup available on the market today. Now, with the added ability to deliver spot-on color matching with Fiery Printing System, our TASKalfa MFPs are ideal office document imaging solutions for organizations requiring advanced color control and color matching."

Kyocera's Color TASKalfa MFPs with Fiery Printing System 11/12 deliver high performance and increased productivity by automating color workflow. With the addition of Fiery Controller, these MFPs offer accurate color, vibrant image quality, improved usability and seamless integration across Windows(R) and Macintosh (MAC) business environments. Fiery Printing System features include:

-- Fiery ColorWise(R) -- built-in color management technology

-- Fiery Spot-On -- a complete toolset to print PANTONE(R) and custom spot colors

-- Fiery Image Enhance -- automates color correction

-- Fiery VUE -- a visual print application with 3-D user interface for Microsoft(R) suite.

The TASKalfa series of color MFPs embedded with the Fiery Printing System are available through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers. To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator at: .


EFI ( ) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery(R) digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk(R) superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek(TM) UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion(R) industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.


Kyocera Mita America, Inc. ( ), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products' high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011.

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