Pantone the perfect ‘Fiery’ Christmas gift

We think these Pantone colour accessories could be the perfect Christmas gifts, forgive us, but at Kyocera we do get a bit excited about colour!

The PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM has long been a reliable way for communicating colour. For over a decade Pantone LLC, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries has even chosen a colour of the year. The colour for 2011/12 being PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle – check this vibrant colour out for yourself at

Pantone’s Colour of the Year declarations have influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries including fashion, home and industrial design.

Kyocera recently launched their Fiery ColorWise® technology allowing customers to maintain their corporate brand identities with PANTONE® and custom spot colour printing.

Fiery ColorWise® technology delivers outstanding colour and image quality, can be easily deployed in Windows® and Macintosh® (Mac®) environments and supports all industry- standard networking protocols.

The Fiery unit is available on Kyocera’s TASKalfa colour range of multifunctional devices. TASKalfa has numerous advanced finishing options such as stapling, folding, booklet making, tri-folding and more. As anyone who has tried to make a booklet or piece of promotional collateral knows, it can be challenging to replicate the on-screen effect with the final printed piece. With the addition of Fiery and the free software tool, Fiery VUE, a “visual print application” allows the production of documents on-screen in 3D to sculpt and preview exactly how the finished document looks.

These features help create better looking documents, reduce waste and lower overall costs. Now that’s almost better than colourful Christmas gifts – almost!

For more information on TASKalfa and the Fiery system contact Kyocera.

4 Tips to help you reduce paper use in your office.

Sometimes it’s easy to feel swamped by mountains of paper within the office but do we think enough about where our paper comes from and what happens when we are finished with our memos, mail outs and letter?

Did you know:

  • Every year Australians use around 3.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard
  • It takes 13 trees to make about one tonne or 40,000 pieces of paper.
  • Paper can usually be recycled eight times.
  • The earliest known paper was made from papyrus plants by the Egyptians in 2,200 BC
  • The first paper used in Europe was made from rags and straw. These were replaced by wood chips when papermaking machines were introduced in the 18th century
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There are many ways in which you can be environmentally friendly and reduce costs within the office. Here are some tips which may help to reduce paper use in your workplace.

1)    Talk to your IT department or office manager about setting the printers in your office to duplex (double sided) print as a default

2)    You can also shrink copy to print mulitiple pages per sheet, this is great for things like PowerPoint presentations.

3)    If you need to share information with your colleagues, you can always scan and e-mail instead of printing a copy for everyone. And you can download Kyocera’s free Capture2go application,  which allows you to scan documents from your Kyocera device straight to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

4) On the majority of Kyocera printers and MFPs users can send a secure print job to the required device and can retrieve this job by entering a password at the machine touch pad, known as private print. For more advanced cost recovery and print managemnet solutions, Kyocera offers industry leading software such as PaperCut MF and Equitrac.

For more information about any Kyocera products or management software contact us on 13 5962 or through our online enquiry form.

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