European debut

Kyocera to show Taskalfa Pro 55000c at Drupa

Kyocera will show the Taskalfa Pro 55000c for the first time in Europe
Kyocera will show the Taskalfa Pro 55000c for the first time in Europe

Kyocera will present its Taskalfa Pro 55000c production inkjet press at Drupa for the machine’s European trade show debut.

Showing alongside the Taskalfa Pro 15000c inkjet press, and fabric samples from the firm’s ForEarth inkjet textile press, the Pro 55000c will be demonstrating its high-speed production on the floor at Kyocera's Hall 8A-C20 stall. 

Capable of printing on offset coated paper, and designed to target applications such as photobooks, catalogues, books and image-intensive magazines, the SRA3-plus Pro 55000c uses Kyocera’s own 1,200dpi printheads and edge smoothing technology.

“We are thrilled to be debuting the Taskalfa Pro 55000c at Drupa 2024,” said Takuya Marubayashi, president of Kyocera’s European document solutions business.

“Our brand-new cutsheet inkjet solution is set to revolutionise the world of graphic arts with its versatility, sustainability, productivity, and efficiency. We encourage attendees to visit our booth at Drupa to learn how Kyocera can be your business partner in production print.”

The firm’s booth will likewise show the Lenix print engine of Kyocera Nixka, its France-based inkjet development subsidiary acquired in early 2023.

Kyocera recently launched its ‘True Blue Textile’ campaign to support sales of its ForEarth textile printer. 

Based around the idea of ‘wear to save water’ – as inkjet printing processes use a tiny fraction of the volume of water used in traditional fabric printing processes – the campaign sought to raise awareness of new printing techniques.

Taking place from 22-24 March to coincide with World Water Day (22 March), the virtual exhibition featured five outfits produced by Andrealage, the company of Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga and the Vantan Design Institute, which has educated a number of globally renowned designers.

All fabric for the printers was produced on Kyocera’s own ForEarth machines.