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The power of A3 in an A4 device: Kyocera launches new range of MFPs

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa, one of the country’s leading document solutions companies, has introduced a new range of colour A4 multifunction printers (MFPs) that delivers levels of quality, reliability and performance usually only found on more expensive A3 machines. The three new additions to KYOCERA’s TASKalfa range are the 406ci, 356ci and 306ci

The new range of MFPs have already won various awards: the TASKalfa 406ci has been awarded the Buyers Lab’s (BLI) Highly Recommended title; furthermore, these new A4 devices have been awarded with the German Blue Angel (Blauer Engel).

The devices have respective print speeds of 40ppm, 35ppm and 30ppm and come with up to 1200 dpi for the best quality document output. They are aimed at workgroups and departments which require the highest levels of functionality and paper handling, combined with reduced upfront costs and low running expenses.

Perfect for small to large workgroups who use a colour A3 MFP because of the functionality yet print on A4 most of the time, the new range offers up to 3100 sheet paper tray capacity, double sided printing, scanning, copying and faxing, and full finishing options. Thanks to their fast output, superior scanning speeds and finishing versatility, the new MFPs boast high productivity with all key functions being easily accessible using the intuitive menu on the large touchscreen.

Brandon Zabielski, hardware product manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa says: “Our new A4 colour multifunctionals are ideal for workgroups and departments who have tight IT budgets, yet need high-capacity printing and advanced finishing options. SMMEs, educational institutions, legal firms, and the hospitality industries are just some examples of the type of organisation that will appreciate the functionality, affordability and flexibility of these MFPs.”

Adaptable business tool

The new TASKalfa 406ci and 356ci combine the high volume capacities and advanced paper handling options of larger devices with the easy installation, footprint and flexibility of a more compact MFP. “Their exceptional functionality streamlines document processes, while vivid, high-quality colour printing adds value to your business,” says Zabielski.

All three machines can be easily integrated into existing workflows and tailored to meet the specific needs of an organisation by using KYOCERA’s open software platform HyPAS. Combining Java and Web Services technology, Kyocera’s HyPAS-enabled software (including virtual fax system, integrated capturing solutions, print management solutions, advanced workflow capabilities and the ability to index and store documents for easy search and retrieval) can transform these MFPs into a business tool that goes beyond the traditional functions of a normal MFP, improving printing, security and usability easily from the control panel.

They can be quickly and easily set up using the control panel. With their excellent compatibility, the MFPs fit perfectly into your office environment when using ordinary business applications such as Document Management Systems or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). From mobile and cloud, to cost control and security solutions, Kyocera also offers a robust portfolio of Business Applications that seamlessly integrate with Kyocera MFPs.

Features of TASKalfa 306ci


  • Fax available as an option
  • 4.3 inch full-colour touch panel and Home button provides ease of use
  • High speed controller with 1 GHz CPU and 1GB memory
  • Superior standard paper handling capabilities
  • 75 sheet reversal document processor with support of A6 scan
  • Scan of banner pages via document processor
  • Scan at up to 40ipm
  • 500 sheet internal paper cassette supports up to 220g/m²
  • Duplex up to 100% print productivity, up to 220g/m², custom size
  • 500 sheet output capacity for larger print/copy job
  • Blue Angel Eco Label
  • Energy Star V2.0
  • Outstanding paper handling options
  • Internal Job separator can separate incoming faxes from printouts
  • 5 bin mailbox or 300 sheet internal finisher with 50 sheet stapling
  • Up to 3,100 sheet paper for high print volumes
  • Up to 5 trays for highly flexible media type handling


Features of TASKalfa 356ci and TASKalfa 406ci


  • Fax, dual fax, Internet fax and dedicated fax memory available as an option
  • 7 Inch Full-colour touch panel provides ease of use
  • 1,200 dpi print resolution for outstanding print quality
  • High speed controller with 800 MHz Dual Core CPU and 2 GB memory
  • 320 GB HDD standard on TASKalfa 406ci and optional for TASKalfa 356c
  • Scan documents from A6 up to large banners at up to 120 ipm
  • 2015 Good Design Award
  • Blue Angel Eco Label
  • Energy Star V2.0
  • Outstanding paper handling options
  • Optional 75 sheet RADF or DADF (Dual Scan) document processor
  • 5 bin mailbox or 300 sheet internal finisher with 50 sheet stapling
  • Up to 3,100 sheet paper for high print volumes
  • Up to 5 trays for highly flexible media type handling
  • Same paper handling options as TASKalfa 306ci
  • 1,000 or 3,000 sheet Document Finisher with stapling and punching