Kyocera TASKalfa 2551ci Review

Good: Powerful processor, excellent paper-handling capacity, and help improve workflow and productivity with its upgraded business applications.
Bad: Document feeders are only optional, no wireless connectivity
Bottom Line: Small-to-midsize color MFP with enhanced features.
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Product Overview

The TASKalfa 2551ci replaces the older 2550ci in Kyocera’s lineup. A number of enhancements that separate the two machines include more processing speed, higher memory, and higher paper-handling capacity. The 2551ci copies and prints at 25ppm in both black and color and is priced at $9,224. Copying, printing, and scanning are standard, with optional faxing. First-page-out print time in color is 9.1 seconds.

There’s an 8.5″ color touchscreen. Kyocera has also included a programming interface — dubbed Hybrid Platform Advanced Solutions or HyPAS — for developing software for the MFP. The “hybrid” in that name calls attention to the capability of this interface to accept device-level Java-based applications or Web services targeted at the server level. A number of Kyocera business applications are available, including mobile printing, Microsoft SharePoint connector, and Cloud Connect.

The TASKalfa 2551ci has strong features, including powerful processor, excellent paper-handling capacity, and with its upgraded business applications, the ability to help improve workflow and productivity.


Paper handling:

  • Two 500-sheet drawers and 100-sheet bypass standard
  • Optional two 500-sheet trays
  • Optional two 1,500-sheet trays
  • Maximum capacity is 4,100 sheets
  • Optional 100-sheet reversing automatic document feeder
  • Optional 175-sheet dual-scan document feeder
  • Optional 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder
  • Optional 1,000-sheet finisher with 50-sheet multposition stapling

MFP functions:

  • 800MHz processor
  • 3.5GB of memory
  • 160GB hard drive
  • PCL, PostScript, and XPS supported
  • USB and Ethernet supported
  • Color scanning functions: scan-to-email, scan-to-folder, scan-to-FTP, scan-to-USB
  • File formats: TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, JPEG
  • Optional faxing includes 33.6kbps modem

Security features:

  • Local and network authentication
  • Secure print
  • Optional security kit with data overwrite and encryption

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?


The document feeders are only available as an option. Also, there is no wireless connectivity supported.


Kyocera Mita America, Inc., headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.

Copystar brand: Kyocera Mita also sells its machines under the Copystar name, which is a brand originally created for its smaller dealers, but now sells a full range of color and black-and-white MFPs and printers. The Copystar models are identical to the equivalent Kyocera ones and sell at the same prices.

Distribution: Kyocera Mita sells its copiers primarily through dealers, though it has recently been expanding its direct organization and now has about 10 branches. It has more dealers than some of its rivals — approximately 420, compared to an industry average of about 350.

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Kyocera Taskalfa 2551ci

on 2017-11-22 14:49:18

This trusty work horse has helped us in our busy environment and the 4 years that we have had it, has printed over 1,000,000 prints with only scheduled maintenance required. Staff found it very easy to use.