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ECOSYS Technology


ECOSYS (Economy, Ecology and Systems) Technology


KYOCERA's objective is to manufacture superior products with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and to minimise their impact on the environment.

Developing products that are kind to the environment – while still being highly economical to run – was the fundamental thinking behind the development of ECOSYS. Kyocera introduced the cartridge-free ECOSYS printer concept in 1992 as a means of reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while improving the printer’s environmental impact.

ECOSYS printers incorporate a patented long life drum which is separate from the toner container and so eliminate drum replacement when toner is depleted –  consequently reducing landfill waste.

ECOSYS printers provide a printing solution that incorporates long life consumables and one of the lowest costs per print. The operating costs of traditional cartridge-based printers can be significantly higher than the original purchase price during the life of the product.

By eliminating the need to continually replace cartridges, the use of ECOSYS printers helps reduce environmental waste – only KYOCERA printers provide this important environmental benefit.

Our long life technology and design dramatically reduces the use of consumable items, reduces CO2 emissions and reduces TEC values. ECOSYS also saves a considerable amount of energy, both during manufacture and operation.

Conventional printers use an imaging cartridge that integrates a photoreceptor drum, developer and toner into a single, disposable unit. When the toner is depleted, the entire cartridge is disposed of and replaced with a new unit. In contrast, ECOSYS printers feature a durable imaging system based on Kyocera’s patented amorphous silicon print drum, a combination of ceramic and metal. With a surface that is second only to diamond in hardness, Kyocera’s durable print drum is guaranteed up to 500,000 pages on some series models. That’s because tiny ceramic particles embedded in Kyocera’s toner continually polish and recondition the drum during normal printing, virtually eliminating the need for replacement of the drum and other cartridge components (a task which is typically performed many times over the life of a conventional printer).

The result is printers and copiers which create less waste and have a lower comparable cost per print and less downtime, making them up to 45% less expensive to operate than comparative models and much more reliable.

Conventional Toner KitKyocera ECOSYS Toner Kit