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Coming soon: new bizhub PRO

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM

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Konica Minolta (Ramsey, NY) will unveil the generation of its bizhub PRO engine at PRINT 09 targeting commercial printers and specialty markets. The company will share more details at the show, but according to Kevin Kern, vice president of marketing, we can expect a high quality, speedy machine with a variety of finishing options to be introduced in the first half of 2010. Additional Konica Minolta highlights include the following.

  • bizhub PRO C65hc | The High Chroma (“hc”) device incorporates new toner technology enabling it to produce a wider color gamut. Built on the bizhub PRO C6501, the bizhub PRO C65hc is rated at 65 color ppm and has three input trays for a standard 1,500-sheet capacity, a 250-sheet bypass tray, and an optional high capacity paper feed unit for a total of a 7,500-sheet capacity. Maximum monthly volume is 300,000.

  • bizhub PRO 950 | Prints, copies, and scans professional quality documents at speeds up to 95 ppm and features a monthly duty cycle of 750,000 pages.

  • bizhub PRO 1600P | Prints up to 160 duplex prints per minute and had 13,800-sheet paper capacity as well as production class finishing options.

  • bizhub PRO 2000P | Can deliver up to 200 letter-sized, 128 legal-sized or 106 ledger-sized duplex pages per minute.

  • bizhub PRO 2500P | Targets high volume duplex applications, with a maximum output of up to 15,000 prints per hour and 13,800-sheet paper capacity. All three “P” monochrome machines use Gemini Instant Duplex technology to print both sides of the page in a single pass.

PRINT 09 debut | Look for the new bizhub PRO 1200/1051 with output speeds up to 120 ppm and a maximum monthly volume of 3 million impressions.

New software tools | Printgroove 1.4 offers enhanced workflow management features and additional device support. Windows-based Printgroove Ready helps users prepare, preview and edit jobs. Printgroove Reflection helps users stay on schedule with instant shop workflow status reports.