The theme of the Konica Minolta stand at Total Print! Expo is Black is Back. While Konica Minolta has forged ahead recently with groundbreaking colour production print systems, it now claims to offer equally innovative technology with a new series of three high-speed mono systems, launched at the show.
The bizhub PRO 1600P, 2000P and 2500P can print 160, 200 and 250 images per minute respectively in a single-pass process, enabling them to cope with high print volumes of up to 8 million images per month. This also makes Konica Minoltas bizhub PRO 2500P the worlds fastest single-pass printing system. These bizhub PRO series machines can process a wide range of different media with weights ranging from 40 to 300gsm and are sure to be a highlight of the exhibition.
Also previewed at the show is the bizhub PRO 1200. Producing 120 mono prints per minute, the bizhub PRO 1200 builds on the huge success of the bizhub PRO 1050 and is equipped with a new high performance RIP. The bizhub PRO 1200 has much to offer in terms of in-line finishing, including a multi-punch tool based on GBC technology.
For colour output Konica Minolta is showing the new bizhub PRO C6501e with enhanced image quality and product life. The bizhub PRO C6501e supersedes the enormously successful bizhub PRO C6500, the best selling product in Europe in its category (60ppm plus) according to Infosource. The bizhub PRO C6501e has an output capacity of up to 3,900 pages per hour (65 pages per minute) in both full colour and black and white and is capable of handling up to 300,000 A4 sheets per month. A comprehensive range of finishing options is available for the bizhub PRO C6501e including perfect binding.
Also for the first time visitors can see a demonstration of Konica Minoltas new High Chroma toner technology.
Visitors to the Konica Minolta stand can see the new systems demonstrated with applications from Konica Minoltas Solutions Portfolio. This includes a number of best of breed solutions produced by third party developers and applications developed by Konica Minolta such as the Printgroove POD Suite. Developed to manage the entire digital production print process from job submission and shipping to invoice generation, Printgroove provides a seamless link between the various print systems.
For Konica Minolta, Clare Revell, Head of Production Print said, After our recent inroads into the colour production print market, the Black is Back theme for the Konica Minolta stand at Total Print! Expo reemphasises our continuing commitment to innovation in the mono production print sector. The new mono systems we are launching set new standards in high-speed digital production and will undoubtedly be the centre of attention at the show.
Venue: Total Print! Expo, Earls Court 2, London
Dates: 14 - 16 October 2008
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd markets business machines manufactured by Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc, in the United Kingdom through a direct sales force and a network of independent dealerships. Konica Minolta digital imaging systems are manufactured in Japan and China. All are ISO9002 accredited for quality procedures.
UK turnover for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is in excess of 150 million, placing the company fifth in the digital copier market with a 6.8 per cent share of the black and white market and a dominant 30.5 per cent share of the colour market (not including colour capable systems) according to InfoSource.
In Europe overall, Konica Minolta occupies the number 1 market position in true colour.
With a total workforce of 19,800 employees world wide, Konica Minolta Business Technologies generated net sales of over 3.15 billion in fiscal 2005/2006. Globally Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. has a turnover 5.07 billion. Building on its strong core of optical technologies developed over many years, Konica Minolta Business Technologies aims to be a corporation offering products and services that are essential to all areas of digital imaging.