Press release Enter professionalism – bizhub PRO 951 Langenhagen, Germany, April 2012 Central reprographic departments, digital print service providers and all highvolume printing environments can now enter a new realm of professionalism with the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 951. The entry-level black and white production device will handle monthly peak volumes of up to 1.5 million A4 prints. Highlights are its affordability, extraordinarily high print resolution and outstanding media flexibility as well as a tone curve utility that comes with the printer, maxed out paper capacity and professional finishing options. The feature list of the newly released Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 951 is packed with gems. Among them, two attributes really stand out – its affordability and durability. With a print speed of 95 pages per minute (ppm) A4 and average monthly print volumes between 80,000 and 300,000 with peaks of up to 1,5 million A4 printouts, this new entry-level system offers an excellent price-performance ratio for central reprographic departments, digital print service providers and all high-volume printing environments without compromising on quality. The new bizhub PRO 951 carries conviction with its superior print resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dots per inch (dpi) and offers a wide range of lines per inch (lpi) options –from 40 to 300 lpi. The production system also delivers high media flexibility: it can print on paper from 40 to 300 grams per square metre (gsm) with an option for compatibility with 350-gsm paper. The system’s standard paper format is SRA3. The fully integrated media catalogue enables operators to define their media profiles, which are stored in a library and can be easily picked up from the printer driver. In addition the scheduler function gives a detailed overview of jobs in the queue and indicates the paper needed and the amount still in the tray.
One of the essential features that delivers the bizhub PRO 951’s professional printing results is the tone curve utility: This tool can change Raster Image Processing (RIP) adjustments such as screening and tone curves. The bizhub PRO 951 holds up to 9,000 sheets of paper and enriches printouts with finishing options like stapling for up to 100 sheets, booklet making and z-folding as well as post insertion, GBC punching and automatic ring binding. The bizhub PRO 951 is easy to operate thanks to a graphical user interface (GUI) with touch screen access and a richness of printer drivers for enhanced compatibility. Its high productivity – for example an A3 speed of 55 pages per minute (ppm) – and impressive media flexibility – duplex printing is possible with up to 300 gsm paper – provide extremely short turnround times. “With a scalable and modular configuration concept and the ability to produce high end print products in line, our new entry-level production printer allows its users to enter a new realm of professionalism,” says Ines Wennemann, Product Manager Production Printing Group at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “Never before has such a durable monochrome production printer offered such an outstanding price-performance ratio.”
The new bizhub PRO 951: Never before has such a durable monochrome production printer offered such an outstanding price-performance ratio.
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 www.konicaminolta.eu. Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.eu. Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. Contact Ines Wennemann Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-626 Ines.Wennemann@konicaminolta.eu Oliver Weslowsky Ketchum Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 21099-411 KonicaMinoltaTeam@ketchumpleon.com