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Kyocera Printer Models: An Overview 2024

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Kyocera, beginning humbly in the ceramics industry in 1959, has since become a well-established technology leader. Drawing on their extensive expertise in advanced ceramics, they have crafted durable and long-lasting copiers that stand out in the market. Today, we are reviewing their robust copier line, from TASKalfa to ECOSYS devices, and highlighting the differences and unique features of each.

Kyocera TASKalfa Models

Kyocera TASKalfa is a line of multifunctional printers manufactured by Kyocera Document Solutions. The TASKalfa series has a rich history, with continuous advancements in technology and design. These models incorporate the latest innovations in printing technology, providing users with enhanced features and improved performance.

All TASKalfa models are recognized as award-winning workhorses, celebrated for their high quality printing at high volumes. With cutting-edge features and technologies, you can look at adding hole punch, stapling and many other array of features to any TASKalfa device, except for the smaller 308ci and 358ci. All TASKalfa's ensure exceptional color printing performance that meets the high standards of modern businesses.

What do the Numbers and Letters on a TASKalfa Model Mean?

With a wide range of models like the 2554ci, 4004i, 5054ci, and many more, it can be challenging to understand the distinctions between each device. Understanding the meaning behind the model number of a Kyocera copy machine can help you determine its specifications and capabilities so we're here to help break it down.

 The first two numbers in the model number represent the pages per minute (ppm) printing speed. The last two number indicates the series number, with 4 being the newest edition. The letters at the end of the model number describe whether the printer is color or black and white. A C indicates that it is a color device, an I means it is Black & White. All color TASKalfa devices also can print in Black and White and for that reason you will see both the C and the I listed after ever TASKalfa color device.

By using all this information we can now decipher the meaning of a model number such as the TASKalfa 2554ci. The 25 signifies a printing speed of 25 pages per minute, the 54 indicates it's the 4th edition in the series, and 'ci' signifies it's a Color printer that can also print in Black & White. Similarly, a TASKalfa 7004i boasts a printing speed of 70 pages per minute, belongs to the 4th edition in the series, and is only capable of printing in Black and White.


Kyocera TASKalfa Color Printer Models - 2554ci, 3554ci, 4054ci, 5054ci 6054ci, 7054ci

Kyocera TASKalfa offers a diverse range of color printer models that excel in providing top-quality printing, scanning, and faxing capabilities. Tailored to meet the demands of businesses and organizations seeking vibrant and professional color output, these popular Kyocera color laser printers are equipped with advanced features. As previously mentioned, the first two numbers in the model indicate the pages per minute. Generally, opting for a higher pages per minute is advisable based on the anticipated workload for the device. This decision ensures that it can effectively handle the expected workload.

Kyocera TASKalfa Black & White Printer Models - 4004i, 5004i, 6004i, 7004i

For companies who don't have the need for color printing Kyocera TASKalfa offers a selection of monochrome printer models. These Kyocera photocopy machines boast the same robust features as their color counterparts, delivering high-quality black and white prints. While these models excel in monochrome printing, it's worth noting that scanning documents to email will still be in full color, making them a robust multifaceted device that may fit into your office environment. These Kyocera laser printers are perfect for organizations seeking efficiency and cost-effectiveness in their printing operations without the need for color prints.

Kyocera TASKalfa Compact Color Printer Models - 308ci, 358ci, 408ci, 508ci

While most of the newer Kyocera TASKalfa models typically end in 4 as mentioned above, there is a unique exception - the Kyocera TASKalfa 8ci series. These Kyocera multifunction printers may look similar to standard TASKalfa 54ci models, but they do not have 11x17 capabilities. While this might seem like a limitation, the benefit is that it allows these models to be more compact compared to their larger counterparts, making them easier to fit into smaller spaces while still providing robust performance. If you prefer a more compact device, it's essential to consider whether you will ever need the ability to print on 11x17 paper.

Despite their compact size, these Kyocera color printer models still boast a wide range of features similar to their larger counterparts. Ideal for offices with limited space, these Kyocera multifunction copiers excel in performance and deliver top-notch color output, making them a valuable asset to any workspace.



Kyocera ECOSYS Models

Kyocera ECOSYS is another line of printers offered by Kyocera Document Solutions. The ECOSYS series is known for its eco-friendly design and are meant to be printers that are able to sit on top of a desktop. However, it is possible to get a stand for an ECOSYS device for workspaces that may not have the counter space to suit it. 

The newest ECOSYS series are the ECOSYS devices ending in 00cifx, 00ifx, 00cix, and 00ix. These models incorporate the latest technologies to provide efficient and sustainable printing solutions. 

What do the Numbers and Letters on a ECOSYS Model Mean?

Similar to TASKalfa models, understanding the model number of a Kyocera ECOSYS printer can help you determine its specifications. Just like the TASKalfa, the first two numbers in the model number represent the pages per minute (ppm) printing speed. The last number indicates the series. The letters at the end of the model number describe the printer's capabilities. A C means it prints in color, an I means it prints in black and white, an F will tell you if it has faxing capabilities. 

For instance, with the ECOSYS 4000cix model, you can expect a printing speed of 40 pages per minute. The 'ci' in the model number indicates that it is both a color and black and white printer, while the absence of 'f' means it does not include fax functionality, unlike its counterpart, the ECOSYS 4000cifx.

Kyocera ECOSYS Color Desktop Printer Models - MA3500cifx MA4000cix, MA4000cifx

When it comes to Kyocera ECOSYS models, the MA4000cix stands out as the only color printer from the newer line of models without faxing capabilities. To choose the right printer for your business, consider whether color printing and faxing are essential. Both the 3500cifx and 4000cifx models offer vibrant color printing and faxing features. These sturdy and reliable devices, designed to sit on a desktop, provide printing, scanning, and copying functionalities similar to their TASKalfa counterparts. Perfect for companies with limited space, these Kyocera office printers offer a compact and efficient solution for your printing needs.

Kyocera ECOSYS Black & White Desktop Printer Models - MA4500ifx MA4500ix, MA5500ifx

Similarly to their color counterparts, these devices offer the same advanced features and durability that Kyocera is known for, but specialize in high-quality black and white printing. When considering an ECOSYS model, determining if faxing capabilities are necessary is crucial. If faxing is a requirement for your business, the MA4500ifx or 5500ifx models may be the ideal choice. However, with the increasing popularity of cloud faxing in today's digital age, the MA4500ix could be the perfect fit for your printing needs.

Related: Should I upgrade to cloud faxing?

How to decide what device is right for me?

When determining the best Kyocera MFP for your needs, a multitude of factors come into play, making it challenging to find a one-size-fits-all solution. Variables such as monthly copy volume, the necessity of additional features like stapling and hole punching, color versus black and white printing requirements, space limitations, and the need for faxing all play a crucial role in choosing the right device. To ensure you make the best decision, we recommend consulting with a print provider who can assess your specific needs and tailor a solution that fits your office requirements perfectly.

Managed print providers are experts who assess your workplace and gather essential information to tailor solutions based on your specific needs. This ensures you're not paying for unnecessary features or high-end devices that may not be suitable for your office. They consider your space limitations and printing demands, taking into account the unique requirements of different environments. Whether you need a copier for spontaneous black and white prints or high-demand color prints in a marketing setting, their expertise can guide you to the right solution. If you're interested in a Kyocera photocopier, we're eager to start the conversation with you. Simply click the button below and we will ask you all the important information to fit you into a device that is perfect for you.



If your business falls outside our Michigan territory, our dedicated sales team will connect you with local experts who can craft a customized proposal just for you. We're excited to collaborate with you on finding the perfect solution for your needs!

Tylar Salter

Written by Tylar Salter

Account Manager at AOS American Office Solutions

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