Kyocera TASKalfa 352ci

The TASKalfa 352ci signalled a new direction by Kyocera when it was launched a couple of years back. The 352ci was intended to provide businesses both large and small with an affordable all in one solution (printing, copying and scanning) without compromising print speed or print quality.

The TASKalfa 352ci includes several enhancements over its predecessors like a faster processor, a larger user interface, more memory and mobile capabilities. Plus, it was amongst the fastest business-class printers around at launch capable of printing 32 pages per minute.

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Key Features


Up to 25PPM

Easy of Use

All new user interface with 90 degree tilting 10″ touch screen panel

Print Speed

Next Generation Security Features Build In


Reduced Environmental impact

Speed and Flexibility

The TASKalfa 352ci’s first time page out for color takes just 7 seconds, making it still one of the fastest even six years later. The printer comes with 4 MB of memory, a 1 GHz processor and a generous 320 GB hard drive. Plus it supports XPS, PCL and PostScript printing, in addition to Kyocera’s PRESCRIBE language.

The TASKalfa 352ci comes with both USB and Ethernet connectivity. However, Wi-Fi can be added and is sold as an optional add-on. Wi-Fi capabilities bring with it the ease of mobile printing using Google CloudPrint, Kyocera Mobile Print, and Apple AirPrint.

The printer comes with a customizable 9” color touchscreen interface which is a lot like a tablet or an iPad perhaps. Users can choose to use any one of Kyocera’s 60+ business applications via its Hybrid Platform Advanced Solutions (HyPAS) interface. If anything these features put the TASKalfa 352ci on par with many of Kyocera’s more expensive MFPs that cost more than twice as much.

Excellent Paper Handling

The TASKalfa 352ci offers a lot of paper-handling options which start with two 500-sheet trays and then there is a 150-sheet bypass tray. However, business owners can buy an optional paper tray which tends to max out at 7150 sheets.

The 500-sheet tray that comes bundled with the printer accepts up to legal-sized paper. The optional and bypass tray can accept up to 12” x 18” size paper. The device allows for adding three optional feeders which include a 50 sheet reversing automatic feeder for documents, a 140 sheet reversing automatic feeder and then there is a 270 sheet feeder that also scans both sides of a page with a single pass.

Business owners can also choose to buy the optional home punch kit and a 1000 sheet finisher or a 4000-sheet finisher whichever suits their workloads the best. However, the 4000 sheet finisher may offer the most value with its 65-sheet multi-position stapling feature.

Security Features

The TASKalfa 352ci supports a couple of security features like network authentication, LDAP authentication and secure print. The optional features offered include hard-drive overwrite mode, a data security kit and encryption.

Title: TASKalfa 352ci
Output Speed: Up to 35 pages A4 per minute
Duplex print speed: 17 page per minute, A4
Processor: ARM Cortex-A9 Dual core 1.2GHz + ARM Cortex-M3 100MHz
Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution
Memory: Standard 1GB, Max. 3GB + 128GB SSD
First Copy Time: Approx. 8.5 sec (BW) / 10 sec (Colour)
Time To Print First Page: Approx. 6 sec (BW) / 7.5 sec (Colour)
Warm Up Time: Approx. 25 seconds or less
Paper Handling Input: 250 sheet paper cassette + 100 sheet multipurpose tray
Maximum Paper Handling Input: 1,850 sheets (with optional 3 x PF-5100 Paper Feeders)
Paper Handling Output: 250 sheets face down
Output Size: A4
Duplex: Standard (built-in)
HDD: Optional: HD-6 SSD (32GB) or HD-7 SSD (128GB)
Printing: Standard: Network Printing
Scanning: Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-SMB, Scan to USB Host, Local/Network TWAIN, WIA, WSD scan
Scan Speed: 62 ipm (300 dpi, A4, b/w), 46 ipm (300 dpi, A4 colour), 46 ipm (300 dpi, A4, b/w) (Duplex), 32 ipm (300 dpi, A4 colour) (Duplex)
Scan Features: Colour scan, integrated address book, Active Directory support, encrypted data transfer, multi send (e-mail, fax, SMB/FTP folder, print) at once, Blank page skip
Faxing: ITU-T Super G3
Zoom: 25–400%, in 1% steps
Emulation: PCL6 (5c/XL), KPDL3 (PostScript 3 compatible), PDF Direct Print, XPS Direct Print
Standard Interface: USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed), 2 x USB Host Interface, Gigabit Ethernet (10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT, IPv6, IPv4, IPSec, 802.3az support), optional Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), 1 eKUIO slot for optional internal print server, Slot for optional SD Card
Control Panel: 177.8 mm (7 inch) full-colour touch panel display, speaker for job notification, 10° – 20° swivel mounted
Drum Life: 200,000 pages
Security: Optional: Data Security Kit (E): In line with ISO 15408 (Common Criteria) with security level EAL2
Finishing Options: Optional: MS-5100 B Stapler (20 sheets, one position)
Dimensions & Weight: (W x D x H): 480 x 577 x 619.5 mm
Approx. 36.5 kg
Warranty: 3 year on-site warranty – extended warranty options are available
Additional Information: This unit is manufactured according to ISO 9001 quality standard and ISO 14001 environmental standard.

Please note: Use of this device by USB cable may limit the capabilities of the device. For more information please contact Kyocera on 13 59 62 (Australia) or 0800 459 623 (New Zealand).

Scanning Feature

Users can scan their documents and pictures in many ways including scanning them to a folder, FTP, USB, email, WSD and TWAIN. The printer can accept files in various formats from XPS, PDF, TIFF to JPEG. You can also create an optional searchable PDF. The printer supports both monochrome and color scanning with a resolution of up to 600 dpi.

Fax Feature

The fax feature is optional but includes a 33.6 Kbps modem with an added 170 MB of memory. Though it supports both duplex and network faxing.

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TASKalfa 2553ci is the small business printer of choice for many startups. Futura’s partnership with Kyocera means you can lease or buy the TASkalfa 2553ci for your business right away. Furthermore, if you are on the fence about this printer, our team of experts can help you decide if this is the best choice or help you choose a printer that fits your needs the best.

Call us today to find out more about the Kyocera TASKalfa 2553ci and how it can help your business.

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