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Press release A4 for professionals: the new bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 MFPs Langenhagen, Germany, November 2011 Smaller workgroups in large organisations will welcome Konica Minolta’s new A4 MFPs, compact enough to serve as satellites in a larger fleet. Still, the new bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 are also capable of serving smaller organisations as a central communication hub. The robust devices are Konica Minolta’s first monochrome A4 MFPs that offer A3 capability via a bypass tray, enhancing the flexibility for offices that rarely need A3 prints. “We are pleased to present the bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 as new members of our Konica Minolta MFP family,” says Christina Degener, Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “With nearly the same application compatibility as our A3 MFPs, these unrivalled A4 models offer good integration into the Konica Minolta A3 line-up.” The new bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 feature print, copy and colour scanning as well as optional fax functionality. They are also Konica Minolta’s first monochrome A4 MFPs with A3 capability via a bypass tray, thus enhancing the flexibility for offices that rarely need A3 printing. Flexibility is also enhanced by the integrated finisher for corner and 2-point stapling. The additional convenience stapler caters for quick and easy stapling of already printed documents. Using Konica Minolta’s own bEST Personal Copy software and an additional colour printer even permits colour copying. Offering seamless integration into the existing A3 line-up, the new bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 send colour scans to a variety of destinations such as e-mail, USB, FTP, and SMB. Furthermore, they allow central allocation and administration of individual user rights as well as password protection and IC card authentication for increased security and reduced output of unnecessary printouts. Compatibility with 1


Konica Minolta’s Universal Print Driver (UPD) that recently won the BLI Outstanding Achievement Award in Innovation eliminates the need for individual drivers on each compatible output device. With PageScope Mobile, Konica Minolta’s free app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, users can print documents on the bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 from anywhere using their mobile device or send scans from the A4 MFPs to their mobile device. The security functionalities of the bizhub 36 and the bizhub 42 include secure network communication and HDD overwrite, meaning that prior to disposal or relocation of a machine an administrator can overwrite the entire hard disk. Thanks to their top class total energy consumption (TEC) value and the integrated Simitri HD toner with biomass, both Konica Minolta systems meet the highest eco standards and are certified with the Blue Angel and the Energy Star eco labels. Press photos

Fully featured: Konica Minolta’s new bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 feature print, copy and colour scan as well as optional fax functionality. 2


The new bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 are Konica Minolta’s first monochrome A4 MFPs, offering A3 capability via a bypass tray for offices that rarely need A3 printing.

Offering integration with Konica Minolta’s A3s, the new bizhub 36 and bizhub 42 feature colour scanning to destinations such as email, USB, FTP and SMB.

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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 Christina Degener Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5918 Christina.Degener@konicaminolta.eu Sandro Cocca Ketchum Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 21099-419 KonicaMinoltaTeam@ketchumpleon.com

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