bizhub PRESS C8000 Selected as Must See ‘ems Award Recipient at GRAPH EXPO 2010

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Witness the bizhub PRESS C8000 in action at GRAPH EXPO 2010, October 3-6, McCormick Place, Chicago

Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000

We are excited to receive this prestigious industry honor for our newly-launched bizhub PRESS C8000, which is earning industry recognition in every corner of the market

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that its bizhub® PRESS C8000 was honored with a "Must See 'ems"® Award at this year’s GRAPH EXPO 2010® conference in Chicago. The MUST SEE 'EMS recognition program, part of the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK® Conference, highlights GRAPH EXPO's most unique, innovative and compelling products and services. The Must See 'ems award announcement was made at the end of the Executive Outlook Conference on Saturday, October 2nd.

The Must See 'ems Awards, sponsored by PrintCom Consulting Group, are presented to products and technologies that exemplify compelling innovation in the graphic communications industry. The Executive Outlook Conference precedes the GRAPH EXPO show, the most comprehensive prepress, printing, package printing, converting, mailing and fulfillment and digital equipment trade show in America.

"We are excited to receive this prestigious industry honor for our newly-launched bizhub PRESS C8000, which is earning industry recognition in every corner of the market,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A, Inc. “By being chosen to receive the MUST SEE ‘EM award, customers can be even more certain about counting on Konica Minolta for all of their graphics and digital imaging needs.“

Featuring big-iron reliability, world-class color output, and market-leading innovation, the bizhub PRESS C8000 is the ideal alternative to offset presses in the digital era.

Combining output speeds of up to 80 pages per minute (ppm) and a 500,000-page monthly duty cycle with a variety of advanced finishing and media handling capabilities, the bizhub PRESS C8000 promises impressive overall productivity for commercial offset and high volume digital environments. Among the bizhub PRESS C8000’s enhanced features are true 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution; Konica Minolta’s Simitri® HD+ color polymerized toner for offset-like image quality; an Image Density Control (IDC) sensor for real-time color adjustments; a new Dual Fusing system to maintain productivity even when running heavy stocks; and a vacuum belt paper feeding system for reliable substrate handling. Additionally, powerful in-line finishing options satisfy the most demanding production print jobs including saddle stitch booklet making, perfect binding, and multi-folding. Driving the bizhub PRESS C8000 is the powerful IC-306 image controller from EFI, featuring the Fiery System 9.

This is the third time in 2010 that Konica Minolta has received a major industry award on behalf of the bizhub PRESS C8000.

Last month, the bizhub PRESS C8000 was awarded the distinction of “Color Product of the Year” by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), the industry group that publishes leading office equipment trade journals, The Cannata Report and LiveWire.

Earlier this year, the bizhub PRESS C8000 was deemed an award-winner for its innovative technologies including a “Best of Show” Award at the 2010 ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition in the Color Digital Printing Equipment category.

Konica Minolta Press Conference @ GRAPH EXPO 2010
Konica Minolta will hold a press conference on October 4 – starting at 11a CT – in Room S505A to review our award-winning technologies geared toward the Production Print marketplace.

GRAPH EXPO 2010 takes place at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois from October 3 through October 6. To schedule a personal tour of the Konica Minolta Booth (#2244), reserve a spot at the Konica Minolta Press Conference, and/or an executive interview, please contact Doreen Maciak at dmaciak(at)kmbs(at)konicaminolta(dot)us.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. In 2009, Konica Minolta was named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS).

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
Doreen Maciak
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 978.969.1504
dmaciak(at)kmbs(at)konicaminolta(dot)us

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. Simitri is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Solutions. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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