KYOCERA MITA launches embedded fiery printing system for its award-winning line of TASKalfa colour MFPs

01 September 2011

KYOCERA MITA, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced its award-winning lineup of TASKalfa colour multifunctional products (MFPs) can now include an optional Fiery® Printing System 11/12 by EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. The Fiery Printing System offers additional advanced colour adjustments, productivity, performance and security benefits to TASKalfa colour MFP end-users.

KYOCERA’s latest TASKalfa colour MFP lineup, introduced in June 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 colour MFP lineup provides the option of adding a Fiery Printing System as a powerful enhancement to any of its new colour TASKalfa MFPs.

Large enterprises, workgroups and small-to-medium sized companies will benefit from the ‘best of both worlds’ combining EFI’s proven Fiery colour technology and the commonality of KYOCERA’s TASKalfa technology. Now, businesses can incorporate KYOCERA’s vibrant colour image quality on a full range of devices (30-70 ppm colour) while still maintaining complete control over how colour 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 colour MFPs, the Fiery and standard KYOCERA controller can co-exist.

“Celebrating 20 years as the recognized industry standard for colour quality, performance and productivity, we’re proud to welcome KYOCERA MITA to the EFI family,” said Toby Weiss, general manager of Fiery and senior vice president. “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 colour 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,” said Noriko Ishii, Product Manager for A3 MFPs at KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V. “Our TASKalfa MFPs are among the strongest colour MFP lineup available on the market today and they are offering ideal office document imaging solutions for organizations requiring advanced colour control and colour matching.”

KYOCERA’s Colour TASKalfa MFPs with Fiery Printing System 11/12 deliver high performance and increased productivity by automating colour workflow. With the addition of Fiery Controller, these MFPs offer accurate colour, vibrant image quality, improved usability and seamless integration across Windows® and Macintosh (MAC) business environments. Fiery Printing System11/12 features include:

  • Fiery ColorWise® – built-in colour management technology
  • Fiery Image Enhance – automates color correction
  • Fiery VUE – a visual print application with 3-D user interface for Microsoft® suite
  • Fiery FreeForm™ – variable data printing applications for effective one-to-one marketing campaigns and services

The TASKalfa series of colour MFPs embedded with the Fiery Printing System are available through authorized KYOCERA MITA dealers. To find the nearest dealer, please visit

About EFI

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® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.

About KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V.

KYOCERA MITA is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its product range consists of ECOSYS printers, reliable multifunctional systems and wide format devices, completed by supplies, efficient document solutions and comprehensive services. KYOCERA MITA provides innovative products, 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. For further information, visit:
KYOCERA MITA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. Ranked no. 418 on Forbes magazine’s 2009 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded 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, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.