New Kyocera Mita workgroup colour printers deliver environmental advantages

01 February 2011

Reading, UK, 1st February 2011: KYOCERA MITA UK today launched two A4 ECOSYS colour printers with a strong focus on reducing environmental impact. The FS-C5150DN and FS-C5250DN benefit from ergonomic design and a small physical footprint, making them ideal for busy offices where space is at a premium. Both devices incorporate KYOCERA MITA’s low waste, economical ECOSYS technology, plus integrated accounting and application based profiling features, ensuring that they are a sound investment for any organisation.

Environmental performance was a key focus area during the development of the new printers. Power consumption has been significantly reduced in comparison with the preceding models, leading to an attractively low TEC rating which is an important factor for organisations aiming to lower their energy consumption. Both devices utilise positively charged rollers which prevent ozone generation in operation, while noise generation has been significantly reduced thanks to enhancements to the drum engine and paper transportation system. This allows the devices to be sited conveniently close to user workstations without the distraction of excessive operation noise or emissions.

The FS-C5150DN and FS-C5250DN support application based profiling. The KX printer driver can be configured to stipulate that jobs from specific applications, for example, email, are printed according to a predefined print policy such as mandatory duplex and mono-only output. This reduces toner and paper consumption. The new printers also benefit from integrated accounting functionality, with 100 department codes that can be allocated to users to improve accountability for print volumes and assist with cost reduction initiatives.

Steve Mitchell, Group Product Manager at KYOCERA MITA commented: “When developing these printers we focused heavily on enhancing environmental performance, usability and output quality. By incorporating technology and functionality from our higher end devices we have created two products that succeed in all three areas while still maintaining our customary emphasis on cost-effective printing.”

The FS-C5150DN and FS-C5250DN deliver crisp 600dpi quality documents at 21 and 26ppm respectively, which combines with a short warm up time of approx. 29-32 seconds and fast first page of only 9 - 12 seconds to provide users with fast access to their printed output.

Ergonomic design
Both printers have been designed for optimum usability, with improved front panel access for simple toner replacement and a two-tone design making them an attractive addition to the office environment. The body height of the machines has also been decreased, to reduce the space required for installation.

The FS-C5150DN has a 250-sheet paper tray as standard, which can be expanded to a maximum of 1300 sheets if required. The FS-C5250DN has a standard input capacity of 500 sheets, which can be enhanced to 2050 sheets if required.

The FS-C5150DN and FS-C5250DN are available from KYOCERA MITA business partners from 1st February 2011.

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