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Four new TASKalfa: Black & white digital copiers and multifunctional

01 July 2009

KYOCERA has brought out four new A3 monochrome copier and multifunctional devices, the TASKalfa 180/220 and TASKalfa 181/221. The TASKalfa 180/220 models are copiers which can be extended to include a GDI print function for Windows applications, whilst the TASKalfa 181/221 are supplied with a print controller as standard. A scanner, fax and finisher can also be added if required, thus creating complete multifunctional devices. These systems with respective speeds of 18 and 22 pages (A4) per minute boast a cutting-edge, versatile range of functions and are highly cost-effective, making them the ideal choice for use in small teams. Their weekly energy consumption measured by Energy Star is up to 46 percent lower than that of previous models.

These four monochrome A3 devices are a further development of their successful forerunners, the KM-1635/2035 and KM-1650/2050. With their long-life components and print speeds of 18/22 (A4) pages and 8/10 (A3) pages per minute, the new TASKalfa models stand out as efficient professional office hardware designed for teams of all sizes.

“We make digital copying as convenient and economical as possible for users”, says Piet Hansen, product marketing manager for A3 MFP at KYOCERA MITA Belgium, giving his own views on the TASKalfa series. “Versatility, reliable job processing, robust components and the option of simply adding functions where required make these new compact devices reliable and efficient all-rounders, which are particularly well-suited to everyday office tasks. We also made sure that these appliances save users money both in terms of the purchase price and their efficiency.”

Fast, versatile and durable

Besides the copier and print functions supplied as standard, a scan and fax function can also be added to the TASKalfa 181/221 models and they can be networked as multifunctional devices. The TASKalfa 180/220 models, on the other hand, are primarily copiers which can be upgraded to include a GDI print function for printing at workstations.

An automatic reversing document processor may be added to all models if required. This allows 50 originals to be processed at once. Combined with the duplex unit, available as an optional extra, professional double-sided copies can be made in a single step. All devices are certified by Energy Star and have thus been verified as energy efficient appliances. Indeed, they use up to 46 percent less power per week than the previous models.


KYOCERA MITA is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. The product range consists of printers, multifunctional systems, wide format devices, parts, supplies and efficient office output solutions. KYOCERA MITA provides innovative products with superior printer controllers, built on a foundation of long-life components, allowing it to offer its customers low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. KYOCERA MITA Corporation is a wholly owned daughter company of KYOCERA Corporation. Ranked no. 491 among the BusinessWeek most valuable Global 1200 companies, KYOCERA Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells, and electronic office equipment. KYOCERA Corporation’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications and information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.