Konica Minolta Offers High-Quality Prints and Finishing Variety with bizhub PRO 1200 Series of Digital Presses

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Newest monochrome production print systems continue legacy of innovation. Witness the bizhub PRO 1200 Series in action at PRINT 2009 -- September 11-16, McCormick Place, Chicago

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With the new bizhub PRO 1200 Series of digital presses, we are raising the bar in production print to meet the evolving needs and expectations of customers and allow them create a wide variety of premium print products

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 launched the bizhub PRO® 1200 Series of monochrome production print systems. Comprised of the bizhub PRO 1200, the bizhub PRO 1200P, and the bizhub PRO 1051, this high-end series is purpose-built to be a professional replacement for offset systems in the digital era.

The newest series in Konica Minolta's award-winning line of monochrome digital presses, the bizhub PRO 1200 Series combines long-run reliability and image quality with fast output speeds – 120 pages per minute (ppm) on the bizhub PRO 1200 and bizhub PRO 1200P, and 105 ppm on the bizhub PRO 1051. Featuring a modularity of more than 40 system configurations to allow end-users to match capability to workflow needs, the new series proves to be a one-stop-shop for all production print needs. Once installed, commercial printers, print-for-pay environments and large CRDs will benefit from new screening technologies and monthly duty cycles of up to 3 million pages.

“With the new bizhub PRO 1200 Series of digital presses, we are raising the bar in production print to meet the evolving needs and expectations of customers and allow them create a wide variety of premium print products,” said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “Delivering unmatched flexibility, speed, efficiency and customized capabilities for each user, the bizhub PRO 1200 Series is further proof of how customers can count on Konica Minolta for their entire spectrum of production print needs.”

"We took a comprehensive ‘road trip’ approach to our digital press selection by opting to see production print technology in action at various businesses to ensure we chose the right system and the right vendor," said Rhonda Carter, Office Production Assistant, Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark, which enjoyed one of the first installations of the bizhub PRO 1200.

Customized options on the bizhub PRO 1200 Series include: saddle-stitching up to 200 pages, perfect binding for booklets up to 600 pages, multi-position and variable-length stapling of up to 100 sheets, six types of folding including gatefold and z-fold, as well as hole-punching and post-insertion functions. Offering 40-plus configurations, including one configuration of up to eight paper drawers for a maximum paper capacity of 14,000 sheets, this new series can produce everything from corporate reports and booklets to flyers and manuals at high speeds, with long-running capability and flexible auto-finishing. The bizhub PRO 1200 Series also features a new LED Exposure System to produce spectacular 1,200 dpi resolution.

All three models feature Konica Minolta’s exclusive Simitri® polymerized toner for high-resolution detail and sharper image quality. When compared to the pulverization method of conventional toner production, Simitri toner production is much kinder to the environment, consuming less energy and producing up to 40 percent less CO2, NOx and SOx in the production process.

Like all Konica Minolta products, the bizhub PRO 1200 Series was designed with the environment in mind. Konica Minolta is committed to achieving full compliance with WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations for the bizhub PRO 1200 Series. As such, Konica Minolta will guarantee proper recycling and disposal of all components and parts. In accordance with Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Konica Minolta does not use harmful materials for the production of all electrical and electronic components. The bizhub PRO 1200 Series conforms to the guidelines of the International Energy Star Program for reduced energy consumption and improved efficiency.

"Konica Minolta was literally the last vendor we saw and was well worth the wait. With the decision to purchase the bizhub PRO 1200 system, we are leveraging the superior features of the award-winning bizhub PRO 1050 with the speed of a competitive machine we reviewed,” added Sue Bidwell, Office Staff Coordinator, Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark. “Lo and behold, our wish was granted and we get both the features and the speed with the bizhub PRO 1200."

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Pricing and Availability
The bizhub PRO 1200 Series is available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales and authorized dealer sales channels. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub PRO 1200 is $74,900; the bizhub PRO 1200P is $65,900; and the bizhub PRO 1051 is $62,590.

Witness firsthand the award-winning technology at Konica Minolta’s booth (#6118) at PRINT 2009 (September 11 through September 16) at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Ill. To reserve a place at the press conference, to schedule a personal booth tour and/or executive interviews, contact James Norberto at 201.825.4000 or PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.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. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

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

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