Kyocera TASKalfa 307ci Review

Good: Flexible paper input and output including a compact internal finisher, 7" tablet-like interface, mobile printing.
Bad: Ledger-sized (11" x 17") paper is not supported, wireless connectivity is only optional.
Bottom Line: New color MFP that includes scalable features for small-to-medium-sized businesses.
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Kyocera
TASKalfa 307ci
$4,552
Small, Medium
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32 ppm
32 ppm
1 GHz
1 GB

Product Overview

The Kyocera TASKalfa 307ci is the newest entry in Kyocera’s color MFP line-up. At $4,552, it prints and copies at up to 32 ppm in black and color. It has standard printing, copying and scanning functions, as well as optional faxing. First-page-out time for copying in color is 7.8 seconds.

The TASKalfa 307ci comes with a 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of memory that’s expandable to 2 GB. Users can optionally purchase the 32 GB or 128 GB hard disk drive. There is also the 7″ color touch screen interface for programming commonly-accessed workflows, such as Kyocera’s optional Business Applications suite.

PCL, PostScript and XPS printing languages are supported, as is Kyocera’s proprietary PRESCRIBE language. USB and Ethernet is standard; Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi are optional. Mobile printing is supported via Apple AirPrint, Google CloudPrint and Kyocera Mobile Print.

More information on this device is in our Features section below.

The Kyocera TASKalfa 307ci is a good buy for small to medium-sized offices looking to add a color MFP to their businesses. It includes some of the stronger features of Kyocera’s higher-end devices.

Features

Paper handling: Paper handling starts with two 500-sheet trays and a 100-sheet bypass. Kyocera offers optional paper trays that max out at 3,100 sheets, including a single 500-sheet tray, two 500-sheet trays and a 2,000-sheet large-capacity tray. All trays accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper size.

There is a standard 75-sheet reversing automatic document feeder. The monthly duty cycle is 100,000 pages.

There’s a 500-sheet output tray. Kyocera offers an optional 300-sheet internal finisher with 50-sheet multiposition stapling. There’s also an optional job separator, as well as an optional five-bin mailbox.

Scanning: Users can send their scans in various ways, including scanning to folder, email, FTP, USB, TWAIN and WSD. These devices accept several file formats, such as TIFF, PDF, XPS and JPEG. Searchable PDF is optional. Scanning can be done in both black and color with a resolution of up to 600 dpi.

Faxing: The optional fax features include a 33.6 Kbps modem and 8 MB of memory. Network and duplex faxing are supported.

Security: The device supports many security features, such as local and network authentication, secure print and LDAP authentication. Optional features include a data security kit, hard-drive overwrite mode and hard-drive encryption.

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

Shortcomings

The TASKalfa 307ci doesn’t support ledger-sized (11″ x 17″) printing. Companies that are looking for this feature can check out our other Kyocera reviews.

Also, Wi-Fi connectivity is only available as an option.

About

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. KYOCERA Document Solutions America is a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., 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 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 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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