KYOCERA printers earn prestigious BLI awards and top ratings

KYOCERA A4 monochrome and A3 colour printers earn prestigious BLI awards and top ratings

KYOCERA Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, is pleased to announce that its FS-4300DN and FS-C8650DN printers have garnered Buyers Laboratory’s (BLI) coveted Pick of the Year and Highly Recommended awards.

BLI bestowed its Pick of the Year award on KYOCERA’s FS-4300DN printer as best of the best in the A4 Monochrome Printers for Large Workgroups category. The FS-4300DN also received BLI’s Highly Recommended rating.

“We’ve come to expect outstanding reliability from KYOCERA devices, and the FS-4300DN was no exception,” said BLI’s European Lab Manager Ian Latham. BLI subjected the FS-4300DN to a gruelling two-month durability test, and the printer displayed KYOCERA’s typical dependability, running smoothly without misfeed or service call. The drum and developer’s capability to last for an incredible 500,000 A4 pages impressed BLI as well. Still another plus was the device’s productivity, in particular, its output of up to 60 ppm – highest in its class.

However, the highlight amongst the many outstanding features was the new KX 6.0 driver, which now allows users to configure settings from the Printing Preferences dialogue box. “There’s no doubt that one standout feature of the FS-4300DN is the new driver design,” added David Sweetnam, head of BLI’s European lab and services. “KYOCERA completely redesigned the graphical user interface to enhance usability. Users need fewer clicks to find the printing options they require and all driver options appear in the same window, arranged clearly and logically.”

Exceptional image quality and minimum environmental impact

In the A3 Colour Departmental Printer category, KYOCERA’s FS-C8650DN was BLI’s “Pick.” It also received the Highly Recommended rating. BLI cited the device’s excellent reliability and productivity, the latter being the highest in its class at 55 ppm for monochrome and 50 ppm for multicolour printing, as factors in their decision. The FS-C8650DN also displayed superior image quality, and its long-life consumables cut waste, reduce environmental impact and lower the total cost of ownership.

Michael Powell, Manager: Commercial Operations of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa was delighted, but not surprised, stating: “BLI put FS-C8650DN’s image quality and productivity to the test and the unit didn’t disappoint, producing sharp text and superior rendering of pastel shades and fine lines.”

BLI testing: Tough but fair

Throughout the industry, BLI is known for its rigorous two-month testing of office-equipment products, including an extensive durability test for imaging devices during which BLI runs each unit for extended periods at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. Other performance attributes BLI evaluate include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town

Since 1992 KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town has helped small, medium and large businesses attain optimal document efficiencies with industry-leading service delivery. As a leading partner of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, we have attained the highest standards of marketing, installation and support of its products and solutions.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions

KYOCERA Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste – resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31 2017, KYOCERA Corporation’s net sales totalled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. EUR 11.9 billion).