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ECOSYS Technology

ECOSYS (Economy, Ecology and Systems) Technology

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.

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