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Press release Konica Minolta excels at drupa 2012 Innovative application workflows as well as Inkjet-press KM-1 and new colour device bizhub PRESS C 1100 attract visitors

Düsseldorf/Langenhagen, May 11th, 2012 Despite a challenging market environment, Konica Minolta has already recorded 30 per cent more visitors in the first half of drupa 2012 than at drupa 2008 altogether. With the intention of providing its customers an easy path to digital, the company defines new standards by demonstrating innovative application workflows and product innovations such as the all-new digital B2 size Inkjet-press KM-1 and the all-new colour device bizhub PRESS C1100. Beyond that the Franchise Area, specially designed for customers from China and India, is of high interest.

Konica Minolta provides its customers an easy path to digital printing by enhancing printing and document solution service business and co-existence with the web – and thereby focusing on a mutual benefit. This is the objective behind Konica Minolta’s motto for the drupa 2012: “Brainpower your printing business!” The fact the company is on a right path with this intention is also demonstrated by the positive interim results: “The interest of the customers to new devices made by Konica Minolta as well as to our innovative application workflows is exceeding our expectations. After only seven days, we have already registered 30 per cent more visitors than we had registered throughout either drupa 2008 or IPEX 2010. This approves that there is a lot of demand for Konica Minolta’s new solutions”, comments Olaf Lorenz, General Manager International Marketing of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Europe). 1

At the booth, Konica Minolta demonstrates innovations in the fields of hardware, applications and integrated solutions, all performing in “real-life” Production Printing applications. Packaging, Business Cards as well as Inline Pressure Seal Mailing and Transpromotional workflows are highly attracted by up to 550 prospective customers a day.

Moreover, the new Inkjet press KM-1, developed for the commercial printer sector, is of high interest. The high-speed colour inkjet press processes formats up to size B2 and a speed of 3300 sph (sheets per hour). A resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi allows for excellent print quality. Beyond that, the highly frequented new bizhub PRESS C 1100 underline the customer´s demand of a new superb-quality colour printing system on the production level for commercial printers, print-for-pay facilities and corporate CRDs.

Next to new solutions Konica Minolta also registers a high interest at its Fanchise Area. Showing typical print applications from Asia, the Franchise Area targets especially visitors from China and India with native speakers available at the booth. The complete workflow is represented, from job entry via Pcast and Photo Book software, print production on a bizhub PRESS C8000 or a bizhub PRESS C70hc, followed by a post press area.

The large number of visitors and their interest in Konica Minolta’s product range affirm the company’s strategy of evolving the production printing segment to professional printing and underlines it as a growth driver.


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing over the entire document life cycle. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 27,200 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.8 billion in financial year 2010/11. For further information about the company, visit Product images are available at Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. Contact Olaf Lorenz Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-378 Tanja Johannsen CrossPR Phone: +49 (0)172 52 31 699