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Measuring Ink Jet Print Resolution

Introduction

As one of the key measures for ink jet print quality, it is important to understand how print resolution helps define the quality of the output in terms of dpi, effective dpi and greyscale. Over the past few years, digital ink jet has continued to push the boundaries of innovation with a steady stream of technological advances that has given ink jet in many cases better levels of performance, cost effectiveness and efficiency than other digital technologies. As a result, high speed piezo drop on demand ink jet has become the most significant front-runner in the digital print sector in recent years, with several companies launching digital ink jet presses offering highly efficient, high quality output.

Fundamentally, the basis of the print quality and productivity achieved from these new ink jet printers is largely determined by the type of print head that is integrated within the press and with that has emerged a new language to help define the quality of output. Typically, the most common methods of defining output quality relies on dots per inch (dpi), effective dpi and greyscale.

Dots Per Inch (DPI)

Print resolution, although not the only measure, remains one of the key methods of measuring print quality. For those more familiar with flexographic technology, this is commonly quoted in the form of lines per inch. In contrast, with ink jet technology, whether you are measuring print resolution for desktop devices or full scale commercial UV-curable presses, it tends to be quoted in Dots Per Inch or dpi. 

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services

Osaka, Japan – September 24, 2014 –KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. , one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced it has been positioned as a "Major Player", according to IDC's MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Managed Document Services 2014 Vendor Assessment – Focus on Managed Workflow Services (September 2014, Source: #250631).

As the document management environment within the business world is currently undergoing vast change, KYOCERA has been expanding its provision of “total document solutions” by continuously supporting its customers through the combination of reliable document imaging technology, customizable business applications and by assessing and implementing the optimum document management environment.

Security White Paper for KYOCERA MFPs and Printers

Introduction

KYOCERA MFPs/Printers are embedded with an OS as standard, Like a PC, installing a HDD or SSD are also available in the MFP/Printer. The MFPs/Printers for the office use handle various types of sensitive information. Whereas, the MFPs/Printers are exposed to recent advanced and diversified threats, such as unauthorized access to the devices via a network, tapping or alteration of information in transit over a network, and leakage of information from HDD. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., (referred to as KYOCERA, hereafter) provides customers with a variety of security functions installed on its MFPs/Printers. We are always proactively taking security countermeasures against these threats so that our customers may rest assured to securely use KYOCERA MFPs/Printers. In addition, KYOCERA has obtained Common Criteria certification (known as IS015408) that objectively verifies if security functions are correctly performed at customers' hand by the third party. This verification also applies to rigorous process that includes appropriate product design, manufacturing and delivery. KYOCERA products have been designed to have the necessary security functions and capabilities and so will be certified within the next few months as they conform to an IEEE 2600.1, which is an international security standard for hard copy devices enacted in 2009. Additionally, Federal Information Processing Standard, FIPS 140-2 certified product, which complies with the security standard created by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, is installed on KYOCERA devices. KYOCERA will continuously drive further security enhancement as standards develop or new technologies evolve to protect the KYOCERA devices.

This document explains how security functions installed on our MFPs/Printers perform against the threats and enable us to maintain security management. We sincerely hope that this document will be fully utilized by our customers.

New Application Links Kyocera MFPs to Google Accounts

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 16, 2014 KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of its Google Connector. This new application, developed by Kyocera, enables Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) users to directly access their Google email and calendar functions.

Kyocera Google Connector works seamlessly with any HyPAS-enabled KYOCERA MFP. Users simply access their Google accounts via the MFP’s touch screen control panel. They can then browse their emails and folders—including inbox, sent mail, and personalized folders—or print their email messages, attachments, or calendars.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Scoop Four 'Highly Recommended' and Two TWO 'Summer Pick' BLI Awards for their A4 MFP Color and Monochrome Devices

FAIRFIELD, NJ – August 15th, 2014 - KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that the BLI 'Summer Pick award' has been given to the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn 26ppm A4 color MFP for workgroups for the third time in this segment alongside the prestigious 'highly recommended award' for the ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn, and the A4 Monochrome MFP models M2535dn/M2035dn. The criteria for the awards are extensive and the Kyocera devices outperformed the rest when it came to reliability, image quality and environmental features.

The Kyocera ECOSYS M6526cidn/M6026cidn earned the BLI’s Summer 2014 Pick for Outstanding Solutions-Enabled A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups. These models offer seamless solutions integration which is typically only available on larger A3 devices, due to Kyocera’s HyPAS embedded platform. HyPAS business applications, developed by Kyocera or 3rd party software partners, allows organizations from the small workgroup to the enterprise the ability to share information, optimize resources, and streamline document flow, all from the intuitive control panel of the device, giving Kyocera true differentiation.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Introduces a Scalable, Enterprise-Wide Fax Solution

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – July 17, 2013KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of Kyocera RightFax Connector. This Kyocera-developed business application connects a Kyocera multifunctional product (MFP) to a new or existing OpenText® RightFax server—thereby allowing users to fax documents directly from the MFP.

Using Kyocera RightFax Connector is intuitive. Users scan a hard copy (or select one from stored archives) and enter a fax destination via the Kyocera MFP’s control panel. The application will automatically put the job in the fax server’s outbound queue.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America Earns Business Technology Association Award for Superior Performance

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – May 16, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that it has been honored by the Business Technology Association (BTA) with the 2014 Channel Choice Award for Superior Performance (Primary Product Line). The Company earned two additional awards, in the performance categories of Product Line and Inventory. The BTA awards are based on the results of a survey of 356 independent office technology dealers from across the United States.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the dealer community,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “We dedicate ourselves to partnering with our dealers — and to bringing them the most robust document-imaging devices, business applications and programs in the industry. Our goal is to help them offer superior value as they resolve customer’s document imaging challenges and needs. These awards validate that effort.”

Kyocera Fy15 Pan-American Dealer Meeting: Apps, Verticals, And A Total Document Solutions Approach

By Jessica Schiffenhaus, Associate Editor

A few years ago, inviting several hundred copier dealers to a meeting in Las Vegas that focused little on the bread and butter of their businesses—copiers—might have seemed, well, pointless. Now, manufacturers are making it a point to do just that: shift the focus of the dealer community. Although still a significant part of the business, hardware is no longer in the spotlight. Instead, it runs quietly in the background while dozens of solutions work to leverage, limit, monitor or enhance its functionality. This was evident at KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s (KDA) fiscal year 15 Pan-American dealer meeting, which focused heavily on Kyocera business applications and encouraging dealers to become Total Document Solutions Providers. With the exception of a few new A4 devices, the technology fair was filled to the brim with business applications and third-party solutions, all of which, of course, embedded on Kyocera copiers.

Held at the Venetian Las Vegas from April 15 to 17, the KDA dealer meeting drew a crowd of more than 1,200 attendees, including Kyocera and Copystar dealers, from the United States, Canada, Latin America and Mexico, as well from Europe and Japan. According to Norihiko Ina, president and CEO of KDA, the U.S., Canada and Latin American markets experienced 5% year-over-year growth, while Mexico grew 6%.

Konica Minolta Establishes Sales Subsidiary in Thailand, Aiming to Further Expand Its Core Office Equipment Business in High-Growth Market

Tokyo (May 1, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company has established a wholly-owned office equipment sales subsidiary in Thailand.

Konica Minolta has been distributing its office equipment in Thailand through local distributorship. In light of high expectation for further economic growth and increasing demand, it became essential to formulate a sales strategy to better meet the specific needs in the Thai market and thoroughly focus on the local customers. Konica Minolta decided to establish the new subsidiary, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (BTH), to make committed efforts to increase sales in this promising market.

Cutting Printer Costs

Cutting printer costs

How much is your printing fleet really costing you?

Printing is a cost centre that is frequently overlooked by organisations. They look at printers and copiers purely as capital expenditures, ignoring the significant running costs associated with owning a fleet. The fact is, however, that printers and copiers probably represent a significant part of your ongoing operational expenses - typically 1-3% of revenue on average, according to industry experts - and there are significant advantages to properly evaluating how that money is being spent.

Using a very simple cost per page analysis, it may be possible to save 50% or more of your ongoing printing expenses.

If your organisation is like most, then you’re probably spending far more on printing than you need to. If you’ve ever gone for the “cheap” option when buying printers; if you’ve ignored long term costs when making purchasing decisions; if you allow printing costs to be buried in departmental stationery budgets, then there’s a very good chance that you’re wasting a good deal of money.

The truth is that the cost of feeding a printer, copier or Multi Function Device (MFD) over the course of its lifespan is likely to far exceed the cost of buying it in the first place. In fact, it’s likely that the initial purchase cost of a business printer will represent only a fraction, in some cases as little as 10%, of the money you spend on that printer over the course of its life. 

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