Kyocera & The Environment

Kyocera’s ECOSYS Technology provides customers with a printing solution that incorporates long-life consumables and the lowest comparable cost - Economical Efficiency and a Better Environment.

Conservationism Cuts Cost
Kyocera Mita introduced the cartridge-free ECOSYS printer concept in 1992 as a means of reducing the user’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while improving the printer’s environmental impact. The ECOSYS printer technology represents a fundamental improvement over conventional laser printers. Kyocera Mita, Kyocera, Mita Kyocera

ECOSYS Technology and TCO
Efficiency and productivity in office technology is based around TCO. This recognizes that the purchase price of the printer is only the first of a series of costs... With cartridge-based page printers, costs can easily exceed more than three times the original purchase price during the life of the product. Kyocera can claim that its toner costs are 1/3 that of competing brands.| Kyocera Mita, Kyocera Mita Toner

Lower Running Costs - Up to 75% lower cost per page
The FS-3800 Series achieved the industry’s best cost per page performance utilizing long-life technology. Over its life, one Kyocera Mita ECOSYS printer can save a company thousands of dollars in printing costs. The savings for a company with over 100 printers or more is astounding. Kyocera Mita, Kyocera Mita Printers, Kyocera Mita Toners

The Low Cost of Color? 50% Lower than Closest Competitor
The FS-C5016N Kyocera’s latest color printer edition, is cost effective and environmentally friendly. Challenging the traditional high cost of color, Kyocera now leads the industry by delivering an ultra-low $0.0498 (MSRP) per color print... Competing brands offer a cost per color print of six to ten cents or higher. Kyocera Mita, Kyoera Mita, Kyocera Toner Cartridges, Kyocera Mita

Conventional Laser Printer
Conventional printers use an imaging cartridge that integrates a photoreceptor drum, developer and toner into a single, disposable unit. When the toner is depleted, the entire cartridge is disposed of an replaced with a new unit. Kyocera Mita, Kyocera Mita Color Printers, Kyocera Dealers

The Cartridge-Free ECOSYS Technology System
In contrast, ECOSYS printers feature a durable imaging system based on Kyocera’s patented amorphous silicon print drum (a-Si), a combination of ceramic and metal. With a surface that is second only to diamond in hardness, Kyocera’s durable print drum is guaranteed up to 300,000 pages on the FS-3800 Series and up to 500,000 pages on the FS-9500 Series. Tiny ceramic particles embedded in Kyocera’s toner continually polish and recondition the drum during normal printing. This virtually eliminates the need for replacement of the drum and other cartridge components, which is typically performed many times over the life of a conventional printer. Kyocera Mita, Kyocera Mita Printers, Kyocera Toners, Kyocera Toner

The Results
Kyocera Mita’s ECOSYS printers and copiers create less waste than any competing products and have the lowest comparable cost per print. Kyocera Mita Ecosys, Kyocera Mita Printers, kyocera Printer

ECOSYS Environmental and Cost Benefits
The benefits of Kyocera’s cartridge-free ECOSYS technology are twofold. Ecologically, ECOSYS can help to eliminate the environmental burden of used print cartridges worldwide that are now disposed of each year. Economically, by eliminating the recurring costs associated with replacement print cartridges. ECOSYS printers provide the industry’s lowest TCO. This incremental savings can recoup the printer’s purchase price in a year or less, particularly in network printing environments, Kyocera Mita Leasing, Kyocera Mita Check printers




December 1, 2010
Kyocera Mita America Launches Two New Color ECOSYS Desktop Printers Delivering Class Leading Low Total Cost of Ownership, Exceptional Output and an Environmentally Friendly Design

The FS-C5250DN and FS-C5150DN Robust Workgroup Printers Deliver Cost-Effective Imaging Solutions

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – Decmber 1, 2010 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of two new color printers, the FS-C5250DN and the FS-C5150DN. As part of Kyocera’s ECOSYS® line of environmentally friendly printers, both Energy Star certified models utilize long-life consumables while consistently delivering high-quality image output.

Kyocera’s ECOSYS printers bring new levels of efficiency and performance combined with Kyocera low total cost of ownership to business color printing. With Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology, these new printers deliver the consistent quality, manageability and ultra reliability that Kyocera is recognized for throughout the industry.

The FS-C5250DN and FS-C5150DN both feature 600 dpi color with durable monthly maximum duty cycles of 65,000 pages for the FS-C5250DN (28 pages-per-minute) and 50,000 pages for the FS-C5150DN (23 ppm). Both models can print a broad range of materials made of a variety of paper stock, and come standard with a 500-sheet input tray and a standard 50-sheet multi-purpose tray (MPT) (FS-C5250DN) and a 250-sheet input tray and a standard 50-sheet MPT (FS-C5150DN). In addition to paper-saving standard duplexing, the printers offer optional 500-sheet paper feeders that can support media up to 120 lb index through the MPT. Maximum paper capacity (with options) is an impressive 2,050 sheets for the FS-C5250DN and 1,300 sheets for the FS-C5150DN from multiple paper sources to minimize refilling and changing paper types.

“Today’s organizations are looking for printing devices that help to manage costs, while meeting the internal demand for vibrant business color,” said William Cassidy, director, product marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “The FS-C5250DN and FS-C5150DN workgroup printers allow organizations to enhance their in-house color output capabilities, better manage print costs and maximize efficiency.”

To maximize workgroup productivity and efficiency, the FS-C5250DN and FS-C5150DN feature standard networking, 256MB of memory (upgradeable to 1.28GB), high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity, PDF and Microsoft XPS file printing capability and departmental accounting or tracking capabilities for up to 100 account codes. A front mounted USB Host printing slot provides mobile users access to files they want to print directly on the printer from a USB memory card. Users can navigate through three folder levels, as well as selecting the number of prints directly from the LCD operation panel. Supported file formats include PDF, XPS, TIFF and JPG.

The Kyocera FS-C5250DN and FS-C5150DN include standard Network Connectivity which includes support for SSL, IPsec, IPv4 and IPv6 (Internet Protocol versions 4 and 6) to help provide the utmost document security and user protection, and integrates seamlessly with virtually any network environment.

And for businesses looking to integrate their office equipment with existing document network and device solutions to greatly reduce overhead costs, protect sensitive and confidential documents, end users can include Kyocera’s value-added printer solutions like the KX Driver, KMnet Admin, KMnet Viewer, Color Optimizer, Status Monitor and PRESCRIBE. PRESCRIBE is Kyocera’s unique printer control language which allows customization to a variety of user environments including host printing, forms, and specialized output requirements without requiring complex and lengthy integration engagements.

Pricing and Availability
The FS-C5250DN and FS-C5150DN are available now through authorized Kyocera dealers, a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $959 and $1,569 respectively. To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America’s dealer locator at:
KYOCERA Eyes Major Market Opportunity for Newly Developed Smart Imaging Technology

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 20, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, is fulfilling a growing business imaging need with the launch of two new black and white TASKalfa Multifunctional Products (MFPs). Both new devices, the TASKalfa 305/255, are designed to include all the features businesses require most, with the added benefit of being highly simplified in their operation.

With this launch, Kyocera is also providing businesses the chance to incorporate the robust features and functionality of an A3 MFP, but within the configuration and price point of an A4 MFP-based platform – with no sacrifice to image quality or performance.

Because Kyocera has identified this need among business users, the company is supporting today’s launch with a broad, nationwide advertising and marketing campaign under the banner of “Innovation Made Simple”. According to company executives, this new series of TASKalfa MFPs will deliver the unique Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) benefits of Kyocera award-winning technology.

“No other manufacturer can offer a product of this quality and functionality, at such an attractive price point,” said Michael Pietrunti, president and CEO, Kyocera Mita America. “We believe this is a product with broad market appeal, as innovation continues to be defined not by adding features, but by the ability to streamline technology in a way that makes it work for the end-user”.

These two new Kyocera MFPs incorporate Kyocera’s SMARTtech, which is defined as: Simple Management and Replacement Technology. SMARTtech helps put the customer in command of their business by increasing productivity, and overall ease of use. Among SMARTtech’s benefits, are:

  • Easy to print, copy, color scan and fax
  • Delivering the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership in its Class
  • Incredibly easy to operate
  • Ultra reliable for maximum uptime

SMARTtech Delivers Peace of Mind with Flexible and Versatile Features

Designed with the information and document security needs of businesses as a priority, the new Kyocera MFPs come equipped with RAM-based memory of 512MB, upgradable to 1536MB. This means that once the device is turned off, all resident data is eliminated. There is no hard disk drive to retain sensitive data indefinitely, which could be deemed a security risk and require additional processes to ensure strategic businesses mandates are met.

The new MFPs integrate also with Active Directory, which allows administrators and compliance officers to give access only to those individuals with pre-approved credentials. The TASKalfa 305 and TASKalfa 255 can also be configured with Kyocera’s Card Authentication Kit to limit physical access control via HID/Prox. Additionally, these MFPs also offer a secure print feature that requires passwords for output directly at the device

True to Kyocera Mita imaging technology standards, the TASKalfa 305 and TASKalfa 255 feature exceptional printing, color scanning and copying, as well as optional Super G3 fax/network fax for high speed document delivery. Other features include:

  • Monochrome output speeds of 30 pages per minutes (ppm) and 25 ppm respectively
  • Standard automatic duplex, optional 1,600 sheet maximum paper capacity, optional ability to accommodate heavier paper stock (up to 140 lb Index).
  • A standard 50-sheet document processor with several scanning options, including Scan-to-Email using the built in LDAP feature or QWERTY keyboard available from the color touch screen control panel.
  • Kyocera’s patented long-life consumable technology, with maximum business “uptime” and maintenance through a class leading 300,000 page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule.
The SMARTtech TASKalfa 305 and TASKalfa 255 MFPs are available now through authorized Kyocera Mita dealers, at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $5,879 and $4,679 respectively. To find the nearest dealer, please visit Kyocera Mita America’s dealer locator at:
KYOCERA MITA America Announces New Global Services Division

Heritage of Strong Customer-Centric Service to be Elevated Though Innovation in Products and Key Business Processes

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – March 1, 2011 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the formation of a new Global Services Division, with the mandate to drive growth by optimizing operational and product synergies between the market and various functions of the company.

A key focus of the Global Services Division will be to enhance and expand the Kyocera brand promise by actively seeking innovation and growth opportunities that create tangible product differentiation in such areas as document capture, document management, job accounting and managed document services. David Factor, a seasoned industry executive with nearly 30 years of experience, has been appointed as Director, Global Services Division. All changes will be effective March 1.

“GSD will serve as a vital point of contact between globally based companies who procure products and services on a worldwide basis, and our internal product, services and application development teams,” said Michael Pietrunti, President and CEO, Kyocera Mita America. “This new division is step change advantage in ensuring our company is ideally aligned to meet evolving market needs, and, to enable our professionals and product experts to fuel true industry innovation.”

Within this operational framework, the company expects to be in an optimal competitive position to bring new solutions to market faster, with the hallmark of unparalleled customer service and support that has defined the Kyocera brand for decades.

In the product development area, Kyocera continues to make strides with multiple new introductions and marketing initiatives, according to the company. Kyocera Mita recently expanded its broad, nationwide advertising and marketing campaign to support its new SMARTtech product family - under the banner of “Innovation Made Simple”. The product and campaign boast the unique TCO benefits of Kyocera’s award-winning technology.
KYOCERA Honored As "RECYCLER OF THE YEAR" By City Of San Diego, Continues Reign As City's Most-Awarded Company For Environmental Programs

Highest Environmental Award Marks Kyocera's Eleventh Consecutive Accolade with 18 Awards Total

San Diego, Calif.- June 9, 2011 - Kyocera Communications, Inc. (KCI), San Diego-based provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless phones in the Americas, has been named "2011 Recycler of the Year" by the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department (ESD). It is the eleventh consecutive year that KCI, which was formed in 2000, has been awarded by the City for its recycling and environmental practices. Kyocera, which operates multiple divisions in San Diego, now has earned 18 such awards from the City - more than any other business in San Diego, according to the ESD.

"We continue to commend Kyocera for its focus on environmental stewardship and support of employees' efforts to develop programs that benefit our city's future generations," said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. "Kyocera's efforts are protecting our city's resources and reducing the waste that ends up in our landfills, helping to keep San Diego as 'America's Finest City."

In line with Kyocera's philosophical commitment to environmental protection and "harmonious coexistence," the local operations have demonstrated that taking steps to minimize environmental impacts from business operations by recycling and reducing waste can be both good for the environment and good for business. In 2010 KCI recycled more than 43,590 pounds of paper, plastic, electronic and other waste materials otherwise destined for landfills. The company also used more than 1.4 million gallons of reclaimed water, primarily for irrigation, reducing its dependence on fresh water.

"Social responsibility and concern for the environment have been key components of Kyocera's management philosophy since the company was founded 52 years ago," said, Yasuhiro Ohishi, president of KCI. "For Kyocera, innovation isn't just about technology and we are constantly looking for new ways to conserve natural resources. For example, our mobile phones are sold in packaging that's 90 percent recycled and they come with User Guides loaded right onto the phones instead of printed on paper."

Kyocera's wireless phone unit focuses on the following recycling efforts locally:

  • Cell Phones: Cell Phones: Collection bins are placed in KCI’s facilities, along with a link on KCI’s external Web site telling consumers where they can recycle phones at no cost and even direct any proceeds to their choice of several charitable organizations.
  • Cardboard: Cardboard is collected from delivered items and is sent to a recycler. In 2010, employees recycled 10,365 pounds of cardboard.
  • Paper: White and colored paper is collected in offices, copy rooms and labs, while confidential and proprietary documents are collected and securely shredded. The operation recycled 2,414 pounds of mixed paper in 2010.
  • Electronic Scrap: In 2010, employees collected and recycled 5,814 pounds of miscellaneous electronic scrap from labs and offices.

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $11 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2010.