Kyocera unveils TASKalfa Pro 55000c: SA's printing industry set for a game-changer

Johannesburg, 07 Mar 2024
The TASKalfa Pro 55000c.
The TASKalfa Pro 55000c.

Kyocera Document Solutions, which positions itself as a global leader in document management solutions, is ushering in a new era of inkjet innovation with the introduction of the TASKalfa Pro 55000c.

Following the remarkable success of the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, Kyocera's debut inkjet printer, the TASKalfa Pro 55000c promises to revolutionise the South African printing landscape with its exceptional speed, versatility, advanced technology and unmatched print quality and reliability. The official launch of this ground-breaking printer will take place at Drupa 2024, from 28 May to 7 June 2024.

Heidie-Mari Middel, Production Specialist at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa, says she can’t wait for the availability of the unit for the local high-end commercial graphics market, as it is competitively priced, has a relatively small footprint and there are numerous options that can be utilised with this device. With larger printheads capable of producing 1 200 x 1 200 dpi resolution and advanced edge smoothing technology, the 55000c promises unparalleled image quality.

“This printer can handle both coated and uncoated stock of up to 400gsm, making it ideal for short runs and a wide range of applications,” says Middel. In addition to this, the durable inkjet device brings the reliability, sustainability and versatility that has become expected from Kyocera’s technology.

Key features of the TASKalfa Pro 55000c include:

  • Exceptional speed: The TASKalfa Pro 55000c can print at an impressive 150 SRA3 pages per minute.
  • Versatility: It excels in high-end graphics, marketing collateral, cookery and children's books, photo books and more.
  • Advanced technology: The infrared curing unit, coupled with our water-based SC/SC+ inks, ensure instant ink curing, enabling 24/7 printing capabilities.
  • Unmatched print quality: The printer produces ultra-fine dots, smaller than industry standards, resulting in crisp and vibrant colours.
  • Reliability: With a set target user range of between 1 million to 2 million and a maximum of 5 million impression monthly duty cycle with minimal service intervals, the TASKalfa Pro 55000c offers excellent uptime.

“Kyocera Document Solutions America revealed the TASKalfa Pro 55000c at PRINTING United, in America, in October 2023, where its exceptional quality received significant excitement and attention. Now, South African businesses eagerly await its game-changing quality and speed,” says Middel.


Kyocera Document Solutions

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change. For further information visit

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2023, the Kyocera Group’s consolidated sales revenue totalled 2 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #672 on Forbes magazine’s 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”

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