Recent BLI awards cement Kyocera as the reliable choice in office printing

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We have recently been awarded the much coveted Pick of the Year and Highly Recommended awards for both our FS-4300DN and FS-C8650DN printers by Buyers Laboratory’s (BLI)

“We’ve come to expect outstanding reliability from Kyocera devices, and the FS-4300DN was no exception,” said Ian Latham, BLI’s European Lab Manager.

Throughout the industry, BLI is known for its rigorous two-month testing of office-equipment products, including an extensive durability test for imaging devices during which BLI runs each unit for extended periods at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. Other performance attributes BLI evaluate include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value.

BLI bestowed its Pick of the Year award on our FS-4300DN printer as best of the best in the A4 Monochrome Printers for Large Workgroups category. The FS-4300DN also received BLI’s Highly Recommended rating.

BLI subjected the FS-4300DN to a gruelling two-month durability test, and the printer displayed Kyocera’s typical dependability, running smoothly without misfeed or service call. The drum and developer’s capability to last for an incredible 500,000 A4 pages impressed BLI as well. Another plus was the device’s productivity, in particular, its output of up to 60 ppm – highest in its class.

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In the A3 Colour Departmental Printer category, Kyocera’s FS-C8650DN was BLI’s “Pick.” It also received the Highly Recommended rating. BLI cited the device’s excellent reliability and productivity. The FS-C8650DN also displayed superior image quality, and its long-life consumables cut waste, reduce environmental impact and lower the total cost of ownership.

Our product marketing manager George Kharoufeh is particularly proud of the awards, “To have been recognised again by BLI means our customers can feel confident in choosing Kyocera as their preferred document solutions vendor.

For more information about Kyocera products and services visit our website or fill in an online enquiry form.

The truth about Toner: Genuine Versus Third Party Compatible

If you’re looking to save money by buying third party compatible toners for your Kyocera device, think again. Rigorous research has found that Kyocera genuine toners are not only more efficient,  reliable and safer for your machine; they create up to 73% less waste and have less downtime which leads to greater ongoing savings. Kyocera contracted the independent testing association,  TŰV Rheinland ® to undertake comprehensive testing on the differences in image quality and efficiency of genuine toner in comparison to three third party compatible toners.

The following video gives a great overview of the results from the research, and for a summary check out this great info graphic developed by KYOCERA document solutions UK.

Full Research Findings

 

For further information about Kyocera Document Solutions view our website or complete an online enquiry form.

Top tips: Unearth hidden business costs!

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Managing Director, David Finn has some insightful tips about identifying hidden business costs and managing them. 

We enjoy providing solutions to business and government organisations; the solutions are robust and large scale and they demand the best of our technology. Our technology delivers reliability and cost savings for the long run. Building on this experience, I’m excited to extend our range into the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) and SME market so that we offer the benefits around large scale needs to those of you working from home.

Feedback is encouraging. Our sales and channel partners have had a great response with our range of printers that have a low purchase price, low running costs, are easy to operate, reliable, long life, quiet and compact, making them the perfect choice for both SOHOs and SMEs.

Every business at some stage has to deal with the pressures of starting up and no matter how old your business is we all know the importance of cutting hidden and unnecessary costs.  Financial experts recommend a contingency sum of about 20% of profits be set aside to meet the unexpected, but I have some handy tips to help you identify these hidden costs before it’s too late.

1.      Renting Office Space

The decision to rent a business space is more daunting than expected. There is always an initial large cash outlay and thereafter a regular and unforgiving commitment. Read through the contract very carefully, you will be surprised what you may be responsible for.

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KYOCERA – The high performance printer with extensive paper handling capabilities

Does your business have large and demanding workgroups that need fast, efficient and high quality printing options in-house? Kyocera has launched the FS-C8650DN to meet your businesses needs.

We asked George Kharoufeh, Senior Product Manager of Kyocera Document Solutions Australia and New Zealand about the new Kyocera product and its functionality.

 

Tell us about the paper handling capabilities of the new device and what this means for the user:

The FS-C8650DN offers the advanced paper handling functionality of a multifunctional device in this single function printer. This means that the machine is able to offer the user a high paper capacity and the most flexible paper handling options of any printer in the segment.

It can handle up to 8 different paper sizes so if your business needs to print labels or envelopes, posters or banners, booklets or flyers, the FS-C8650DN can print them all. The range of finishing options available include stapling, punching, booklet stitching and tri-folding adding the quality of finish your business deserves. The machines are ideal for industries such as Lawyers’ offices, Dentists or Schools where workgroups require a variety of functions on the one device. ”

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Can you reduce your paper mountain?

 A case study of how fleet rationalisation and the right software solutions can deliver real savings.

TNT Express, one of the world’s leading business-to-business express delivery service providers, has not only reduced their paper mountain significantly in recent years but saved thousands of dollars in costs by deploying the right technology and changing the way they do things. It was a brave step to move from individual devices on each desk, to shared devices for each work group, but one that has certainly paid off for TNT.

As Stephen Price, National Purchasing Manager, TNT Express notes

The Kyocera MPS solution has delivered us running cost savings of around thirty eight per cent.

A large proportion of these savings have been achieved through the secure release software – it has reduced wasted copies as people can delete the document before it prints and the need to reprint a document because they can’t find it has been eliminated. We’re using more advanced technology and we’re using it smarter.”

To view the full case study click here.
Find out how you could save using our Total Cost of Ownership calculator.


Technology blessed by Blue Angels


Kyocera Mita aims to provide products that are safe and comfortable for customers to use and have minimal environmental impact. In recognition of this, various environmental labels have been awarded to us, with Blue Angel being just one.

The Blue Angel eco-label was created in 1978 by the German Ministry of the Interior. This eco-label is awarded to products that meet or exceed the strict environmental standards set by the institute. There are strong movements to establish international standards for labelling environmentally friendly products and consumables. At Kyocera we are proud to have been receiving the Blue Angel Mark since March 1992.

We are excited that six of our recently launched mono and colour multifunction devices in Australia and New Zealand have successfully achieved the rigorous Blue Angel environmental accreditation. The Blue Angel award is only given to products that fit to a comprehensive list of criteria that ranges from low power consumption in sleep mode and low noise in operation, to waste prevention, long-life components, eco-friendly packaging and harmless toner emissions. Additionally the products must provide standard duplex functionality and suitability for use with recycled paper.

All of these devices benefit from KYOCERA MITA’s unique ECOSYS long-life components, which aim to improve reliability and lower consumables costs whilst minimising waste. The qualifying devices are the colour multifunctionals: FS-C2026MFP+, FS-C2126MFP+, FS-C2526MFP, and FS-C2626MFP and the monochrome multifunctionals, FS-3540MFP, and FS-3640MFP.

Fady Anton, product manager at Kyocera Mita Australia and New Zealand says “We’re pleased that the strong environmental performance of our recently launched products has been recognised by meeting the Blue Angel standard. As the oldest environment-related approval label for products and services in the world, Blue Angel is one of the most stringent and well respected standards to achieve.”

Cut costs and carbon emissions – does this mean we stop buying printers?

The following article ran on the Kyocera Mita UK website. We liked the content and believe it will be of interest to our readers.

Tracey Rawling Church, Director of Brand and Reputation at Kyocera Mita UK explains what steps the public sector needs to take to transform its procurement of printers and make its Invitation To Tender (ITT) more cost efficient and low-carbon friendly.

To cut its costs and carbon emissions, the public sector should stop buying printers.

That may seem a ridiculous statement, coming from an imaging company executive, but actually there’s a serious point here. Most ITTs are written around a notional product – calling for a certain number of machines of a certain specification. And the tender process is quite rigid, so companies invited to tender are forced to propose a solution that fits the criteria in the ITT.

But in many organisations, the number of devices has crept up over time and device to user ratios are unnecessarily high – so replacing machines on a one-for-one basis only perpetuates a system that has become bloated and inefficient.

Sometimes the decision is made to consolidate devices, replacing desktop printers with shared multifunctional devices and an ITT is written on that basis,

but to achieve real efficiencies that could reduce costs by typically 30% and carbon by as much as half, a detailed print audit should be undertaken to determine precisely what hardware is needed at which locations to support business processes.

However, even this approach misses the opportunity to obtain a solution that is properly optimised not just at the point of implementation, but into the future.

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