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Press release Konica Minolta bizhubs C220, C280 and C360 – Innovative black and white with extra colour Langenhagen, Germany, August 2009 The new Konica Minolta bizhubs C220, C280 and C360 are best equipped for any conceivable challenge in monochrome for everyday document production in the corporate environment or offices and workgroups such as finance and accounting departments, in logistics and many other areas. This innovative triumvirate even offers colour functionality whenever needed. Be it in printing, copying, faxing or scanning, the three new multifunctional devices (MFPs) process all jobs in high quality at low costs comparable with those of all black and white units. The bizhubs C220, C280 and C360 also fulfil highest ecological standards. They will be available from September 2009. ”Our new bizhub series offers advanced and innovative technologies such as the Auto-Refining Developing System,” says Karsten Wiebking, Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “This smart feature delivers highest print quality, while separate developer and toner bottles ensure long-life consumables.” Konica Minolta’s proprietary Auto-Refining Developing System (ARDS) delivers constant and reliable monochrome image quality by continuously refreshing the developer, adding a certain amount with each new toner bottle. It also accounts for an improved efficiency that not only boosts consumables yields but also cuts costs.


The new bizhub series meets the demands of offices and workgroups in many different areas. Due to their multifunctionality, the bizhubs C220, C280 and C360 easily handle all tasks in monochrome or in colour. This makes them a perfect substitute for all the different standalone printers, copiers, scanners and fax units that are still around in many of today’s offices. With their impressive media competence the new Konica Minolta MFPs process standard paper formats up to A3+ as well as any customised size and grammages of up to 271gsm. Paper capacity ranges from a standard 1,150 sheets to an extended 3,650 sheets. Via the bypass, users can easily produce all kinds of special media and banners up to 1.2 metres long. They additionally benefit from the new Konica Minolta bizhub series’ attractive finishing flexibility. With a modular floor-type finisher, a highly compact integrated staple finisher and a job separator, the bizhub C220, C280 and C360 can be suitably equipped for the individual needs of any office. As ecological product characteristics are essential, users can rely on the three new Konica Minolta MFPs to deliver real and comprehensive environmental friendliness. For example, they all feature one of the lowest TEC values in their class. TEC measures an electrical product’s typical electricity consumption per week based on average office use. The bizhubs C220, C280 and C360 also stand out with another top ranking in their class. Ultra-quiet in operation, they are highly comfortable to work alongside and fit perfectly into any office location. These characteristics are part of Konica Minolta’s ecological commitment across the entire supply chain with high recycling standards. Wherever possible, only reusable materials are processed, while minimal packaging reduces waste and costs. “Reliable, low cost monochrome printing, copying, scanning and faxing with exceptional colour image quality, this is what users of our new bizhub series get,” Karsten Wiebking sums up. “They also particularly benefit from Konica Minolta’s ‘skills to win’ by offering latest technological innovations and total eco-friendliness.”


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The new Konica Minolta bizhubs C220 (left), C280 and C360 (right) offer high quality black and white with extra colour whenever needed. Their low cost per page is similar to that of all black and white devices.

Perfectly suitable for a wide range of corporate and office environments, the new Konica Minolta bizhubs C220, C280 and C360 are quiet, energy-efficient office solutions.


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and allin-ones to modern 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 invests continuously 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 22,500 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.3 billion in fiscal year 2008/09. 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: Karsten Wiebking Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5889 Heiko Willrett Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 21099-425