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Colour Multifunctional for A3 Format
Colour Multifunctional for A3 Format
Colour Multifunctional for A3 Format
Colour Multifunctional for A3 Format

TASKalfa 5551ci

TASKalfa 5551ci
The TASKalfa 5551ci offers high productivity by combining high quality color printing at high speed with high capacity document processing. Our advanced technology delivers reliable, fast and economic printing, matched to a range of paper-handling options to suit your individual needs.Together with a wide range of digital functionals, this colour multifunctional device offers vast potential to optimize the productivity of your office workflow.

  • Up to 50 pages per minute A4 in color
  • Advanced color technology for excellent quality
  • Standard 3.5 GB RAM + 320 GB HDD memory storage
  • Wide range of media up to 300 g/m², 305 x 457 mm and banner printing
  • Extensive media handling and finishing options (8 media types supported, booklet and tri folding capability)
  • Optional scan to searchable PDF solution (OCR)
  • Optional EFI Fiery controller
  • Long-life components provide unprecedented efficiency and reliability


General typeColor multifunctional for A3 format
TechnologyKYOCERA, Laser Color, HyPAS™ solution platform
Engine speedUp to 50/25 pages per minute A4/A3 in color, 55/27 pages per minute A4/A3 in b/w
Resolution600x600 dpi; Multi-bit technology for print quality of 9,600 dpi equivalent x 600 dpi
Warm-up timeApprox. 30 seconds or less
Time to first copyApprox. 3.4 seconds or less in b/w; approx. 4.7 seconds or less in color
Dimensions (W x D x H)Main unit: 668 x 767 x 747 mm
WeightMain unit: Approx. 114 kg
Power consumptionPrinting: 1140 W (in color), Printing: 1050 W (in b/w), Ready-mode: 200 W, Sleep-mode: recover priority 10.7 W or less, Energy saving priority: 1.8 W or less
Power sourceAC 220 V – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Noise (ISO 7779)Noise (sound pressure level ISO 7779/ISO 9296) Printing monochrome: 51.4 dB(A) LpA, Printing in color: 50.7 dB(A) LpA, Ready mode: 36.1 dB(A) LpA
Safety standardsGS, TÜV, CE - This unit is manufactured according to ISO 9001 quality standard and ISO 14001 environmental standard. RoHS compatibility
General memory3.5 GB RAM + 320 GB HDD


Input capacity150-sheet multi-purpose tray, 60–300 g/m², (banner 136-163 g/m²), A6R -305 x 457 mm, Tab paper (136 - 256 g/m²), Banner max. 305 x 1,220 mm; 2 x 500-sheet universal paper cassette, 60-256 g/m², 140 x 182-305 x 457 mm
Max. input capacity with options7,650 sheets A4
Duplex unitDuplex as standard supports A5R-305 x 457 mm, 60–256 g/m²
Max. output capacity250 sheets face-down, max. output capacity 4,300 sheets
Paper size60–300 g/m², A6R-305 x 457 mm, Banner max. 305 x 1,220 mm;
General paper handlingAll paper capacities quoted are based on paper thickness of max. 0.11 mm. Please use paper recommended by KYOCERA under normal environmental conditions.


ProcessorFreescale QorIQ P1022 (Dual Core) 1067MHz
Controller languagePRESCRIBE IIc
EmulationsPCL 6 (PCL5c / PCL-XL), KPDL3 (Postscript 3 compatible), XPS Direct print, PDF Direct print
Fonts93 outline fonts (PCL6), 8 fonts (Windows Vista), 136 fonts (KPDL3), 45 types of one-dimensional barcodes plus two-dimensional barcode (PDF -417)
FeaturesEncrypted PDF Direct Print, IPP printing, e-mail printing, WSD print, secure printing via SSL, IPSec, SNMPv3, quick copy, proof and hold, private print, job storage and job management functionality
Applicable OSAll current Windows operating systems, Mac OS X Version 10.4 or higher, UNIX, LINUX, as well as other operating systems on request.


Max. original sizeA3
Digital copy featuresScan-once-copy-many, electronic sort, 2in1 and 4in1 function, image repeat copy, page numbering, cover mode, booklet copy, interrupt copy, form overlay, stamp function and skip blank page function.
Exposure modesAuto, manual: 7 or 13 steps
Preset magnification ratios5 Reductions/5 Enlargements
Zoom range25 - 400 % in 1 % steps
Continuous copy1 - 999
Image adjustmentsText, Photo, Text + Photo, Map


File typePDF (high compressive, encrypted, PDF/A), Searchable PDF (option), JPEG, TIFF, XPS
Original recognitionText, Photo, Text + Photo, optimized for OCR
Max. scan sizeA3
Scan functionalitiesScan-to-email, Scan-to-FTP, Network TWAIN, Scan-to-SMB, Scan-to-BOX, Scan-to-USB Host, WSD scan
Scan resolution600 dpi, 400 dpi, 300 dpi, 200 dpi, 200x100 dpi, 200x400 dpi, (256 greyscales)
Scan speedColor: 160 images per minute, b/w: 160 image per minute, (A4, 300dpi with DP-772)


CompatibilityITU-T Super G3
Modem speedMax. 33.6 kbps
Transmission speedMax. 3 seconds (JBIG)
Scanning densityNormal: 200 x 100 dpi, Fine: 200 x 200 dpi, Superfine: 200 x 400 dpi, Ultrafine: 400 x 400 dpi
Max. original sizeA3
Compression methodJBIG, MMR, MR, MH
MemoryStandard 12 MB, max. 128 MB
Fax featuresOpt. Internet-fax, network faxing, rotate transmission, rotate reception, duplex fax reception, memory reception, mailbox, remote diagnostics, dual fax with second fax system


Standard interfaceUSB 2.0 (Hi-Speed), USB Host 2.0, Fast Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT, slot for optional print server, slot for optional SD-card, slot for optional Fax System


Platen CoverType E
Data Security Kit (E) ACIn line with ISO 15408 (Common Criteria) with security level EAL3
Fax System (W)Type (W) B
MM-16-128Fax Memory : Image memory (128 MB)
Internet Fax KitType A
Printing System (13)Fiery Controller
Printing System Interface Kit (B)Interface board for Fiery
Printed Document Guard KitType B
Scan extension Kit (A) ACScan to searchable PDF solution (embedded OCR)
USB IC Card Reader + Card Authentication Kit (B)Support for various authentication keys available
UG-33ThinPrint support
UG-34Emulation (IBM Proprinter/EPSON LQ-850/Diablo 630)
IB-50Gigabit-Ethernet board 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT
IB-51Wireless LAN Interface (802.11b/g/n)

Paper Handling Options

NameTypeDimensionPaperMax. capacity
DP-770(B)Document processor (reversing document processor)(W x D x H) 577 x 534 x 180 mm45–160 g/m² (simplex), 50–120 g/m² (duplex), A5R-A3 (A6 simplex mode only)100 sheets
DP-772Document processor (one-path duplex scanning)(W x D x H) 600 x 513 x 170 mm35–220 g/m² (simplex), 50–220 g/m² (duplex); A6R–A3, folio175 sheets
PF-730(B)Paper feeder(W x D x H) 598 x 699.6 x 315 mm60–256 g/m², A5R-305 x 457 mm, folio2 x 500 sheets
PF-740(B)Paper feeder(W x D x H) 598 x 706.6 x 315 mm60–256 g/m², A4, B5, letter2 x 1,500 sheets
PF-770A4 side deck(W x D x H) 321 x 620 x 504 mm60–300 g/m², A4, B53,000 sheets
PF-780(B)Multimedia tray and paper path unit(W x D x H) 598 x 720 x 220.8 mm60-256 g/m², A5R–305 x 457 mm500 sheets
DF-770(D)Document Finisher + AK-731(W x D x H) 548 x 618.5 x 1050 mmMain tray: 1,000 sheets A4, 60–300 g/m², B5E–305 x 457 mm, 3 positions stapling up to 50 sheets A4 or 30 sheets A3 Sub tray: 100 sheets A4, 60–300 g/m², A4–A6R. (Bridge unit AK-731 is required for the use of DF-770 (D))1,000 sheets
DF-790(C)Document Finisher + AK-731(W x D x H) 607.2 x 668.5 x 1061.3 mmMain tray: max. 4,000 sheets A4 (3,000 sheets with attachment BF-730); max. 60–300 g/m²; max. B5R–305 x 457 mm. Sub tray: 200 sheets A4; 60–300 g/m²; A6R–305x457 mm. Sub tray (top): 100 sheets; 60–300 g/m²; A6R–A4 Stapling up to 65 sheets A4 or 30 sheets A3 at 3 positions, B5–305 x 457 mm. (Bridge unit AK-731 is required for the attachedment to TASKalfa 5551ci series and TASKalfa 5501i series)4,000 sheets
AK-731Attachment Kit for Finisher Bridge unit is required for the use of DF-790(C) and DF-770(D) 
BF-730Booklet and tri-folding unit for DF-790(C)(W x D x H) 650 × 410 × 320 mmHalf folding: 60–256 g/m², A3, B4, A4R Booklet: max. 16 sheets (64 pages, 60–90 g/m³) Non-staple folding: max. 5 sheets (60–90 g/m²) Tri-folding: 60–105 g/m², A4R Multi tri-folding: 5 sheets (60–90g/m²), 3 sheets (91–105g/m²) 
MT-730(B)Mailbox sorter for DF-790(C)(W x D x H) 510 × 400 × 470 mm60–163 g/m²7 bins x max. 100 sheets A4, 50 sheets A3/B4
PH-7CPunch unit for DF-770, DF-790, DF-791 45-300 g/m², A5R–A32-hole / 4-hole
JS-730Job separator(W x D x H) 443 x 392 x 102 mm60-256 g/m², internal job separator, A5R-A330 sheets
JS-731Job separator(W x D x H) 377 x 442 x 150 mm60-256 g/m², external job separator, A5R-A370 sheets
Banner Guide (A)Banner paper feeding guide(W x D x H): 250 x 374 x 152 mm 10 sheets
SH-10Staple cartridge for DF-770, BF-730, DF-470 
SH-12Staple cartridge for DF-790, DF-791 


TK-8509KToner black for 30,000 pages. Average continuous toner yield in accordance with 5 % coverage (A4)
TK-8509YToner yellow for 20,000 pages. Average continuous toner yield in accordance with 5 % coverage (A4)
TK-8509MToner magenta for 20,000 pages. Average continuous toner yield in accordance with 5 % coverage (A4)
TK-8509CToner cyan for 20,000 pages. Average continuous toner yield in accordance with 5 % coverage (A4)
WT-860Waste Toner Bottle: 25,000 sheets (in accordance with 5% coverage b/w:colour=7:3)


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