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Press release The flexible four – New monochrome bizhub production printers hit European market Langenhagen, Germany, July 2012 When it comes to flexible, highly productive monochrome production systems, the industry always pricks up its ears when Konica Minolta announces a new release. Now the time has come for a new series of systems to hit the European market. Although the bizhub systems PRESS 1052, 1250 and 1250P and the bizhub PRO 1052 each have slightly different names, they are all based on the same excellent hardware customised by Konica Minolta engineers for the specific productivity and flexibility needs of different customers. All of these devices provide high print quality and additional features like a screening and tone curve utility along with a vast array of finishing options. This new printer series is exactly what commercial printers, print for pay environments and large central reprographic departments have been waiting for. It consists of the bizhub monochrome production printers PRESS 1052, 1250 and 1250P and the entry-level bizhub PRO 1052 system. The bizhub PRESS 1052 and bizhub PRO 1052 are excellent choices for average monthly print volumes of between 300,000 and 500,000 printouts and peak volumes up to 2 million prints per month. The PRESS models come with more options for individual configuration, while the PRO model is directed at the entry-level with limited configurations. The bizhub PRESS 1250/P manages average monthly volumes of between 400,000 and 750,000 printouts with ease and will top the 3 million mark during peak times. All systems provide a print resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dots per inch (dpi) and offer high media flexibility. This includes the option to print on paper weights from 40 to 350 grams per square metre (gsm) in single-sided (simplex) printing and on paper of 1

up to 300 gsm for duplex prints. Paper sizes up to 324 x 483 mm are supported and selectable through an intelligent media catalogue. Print speeds range from 105 A4 / 60 A3 pages per minute (ppm) for the bizhub PRO 1052 and bizhub PRESS 1052 and 125 A4 / 70 A3 ppm for the bizhub PRESS 1250/P. All of the new printers also feature advanced software such as a professional screening utility and an extra utility for tone curve adjustments. 18,000 sheets of paper is the maximum load that each printer will carry and seamlessly process through a vacuum feeder. Over 50 configurations are available by combining a wide variety of finishers such as an automatic ring binder, a perfect binding unit and a finisher for professional saddle stitching as well as a stacker and many more. Other features include an exclusive envelope kit for envelope printing and an optional decurling unit with a humidifier unit. “Outstanding print quality and reliable performance are what will satisfy clients of the new bizhub production printers and guarantee them unbeaten profitability,” says Ines Wennemann, Product Manager, Product Marketing Group Output Devices, at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “With our modular configuration concept the bizhub PRESS 1250 series is the most flexible system on the market and we are able to satisfy every company’s printing needs.”


Press photos Pic. 1: bizhub PRO 1052

The bizhub PRO 1052 is one of four new Konica Minolta production printers for entry-level production printing environments.

Pic. 2: bizhub PRESS 1250

The bizhub PRESS 1052/1250 and 1250P offer extraordinary flexibility for commercial printers, print for pay environments or large central reproduction departments.


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 28,500 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 5.0 billion in financial year 2011/12. 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 Ines Wennemann Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-626 Oliver Weslowsky Ketchum Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 21099-411