KYOCERA MITA’s award-winning TASKalfa 552ci colour MFP gains Pantone approval for colour imaging capabilities

Marks Pantone approval across entire TASKalfa 500ci series of colour MFPs

19 October 2010

Bringing superior Pantone-approved colour capabilities to its entire TASKalfa 500ci series, KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V. announced today that, Pantone LLC, the world-renowned authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards, has approved the TASKalfa 552ci colour multifunctional product (MFP) for PANTONE® Colour production capabilities.

Achieving Pantone approval is a significant milestone for the TASKalfa 552ci MFP, as enterprise users can now generate professional standard documents and collateral using Pantone’s industry-recognized global standard PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®. To achieve this approval, Pantone’s colour scientists and analysts developed expertly tuned look-up tables (LUT) specific to KYOCERA’s TASKalfa 552ci MFP, enabling enterprise users to print the best possible simulations of PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colours. Pantone conducted rigorous testing, which took into consideration the effect of the toner, print driver, resolution, and engine of the TASKalfa 552ci on PANTONE Colour reproduction.

“The composition of colours is dependent upon the printing system, and KYOCERA’s award-winning TASKalfa 552ci MFP exceeds the high standards that Pantone demands of candidates for its colour matching approval,” said Reiko Owada, Product Manager for colour MFPs, KYOCERA MITA Europe. “We designed the TASKalfa 552ci with the superior image quality, performance and ultra-reliability enterprise users have come to expect from KYOCERA MFPs. And now, with PANTONE Colour support, we have brought its performance to another level, ensuring consistent, dynamic output for colour documents produced with true PANTONE Colour across our entire TASKalfa 500ci colour MFP series.”


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