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Milton Keynes UK, 1 October 2007
The new bizhubs C30P and C10P from Konica Minolta combine the high functionality and quality standards of the bizhub range with the more personal touch of desktop printers. The bizhubs C30P and C10P serve their purpose just as effectively whether they are used as additional network printers within a printing infrastructure or as individual workstation printers. Wherever they are used, the bizhubs C30P and C10P make colour and monochrome printing easy, instantaneous, efficient and reliable.

With its print speed and its versatility, the larger of the two devices, the bizhub C30P is much more advanced than other printers of its class. Options such as duplex printing, an extended paper supply and finishing capabilities, as well as a fast print speed of 30 colour and 35 black-and-white pages per minute turn the bizhub C30P into a real workgroup printer. The device is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux and therefore suitable for every printing environment, helping to prevent bottlenecks during busy periods. For internally used documents, the bizhub C30P offers the draft print mode which is a real cost saver as it reduces toner consumption by up to 50 percent, with all text remaining perfectly legible. Simitri HD polymerised toner is used in the bizhub C30P to guarantee an excellent image quality with enhanced picture detail and smooth colour gradations.

The more compact bizhub C10P was named ‘Pick of the Year’ in 2006 and described as an “outstanding small workgroup multi-pass colour printer” by Buyers’ Lab (BLI), an independent authority for office equipment. The bizhub C10P produces five colour pages and 20 black-and-white pages per minute and is an ideal output device for individual users or small teams. The bizhub C10P is equipped with full network capabilities, including Windows, Mac or Linux environments, but it is also ideal as desktop printer for single work stations. Thanks to Simitri toner the bizhub C10P delivers top-quality print consistently due to eAIDC (enhanced Automatic Image Density Control), an automatic calibration technology ensuring consistent quality.

The bizhubs C30P and C10P integrate seamlessly into any network. Thanks to ethernet and high-speed USB (2.0), connectivity is straightforward and efficient. Emperon Controller Technology and PageScope Suite, are also used in the bizhub multifunctional devices, providing easy printer management and monitoring. Additionally, both new printers produce black-and-white b/w and colour prints of superior quality utilising 600 x 600 x 4-bit PhotoART-9600 contone technology, equalling 9600 dpi resolution. A range of options are available, such as additional paper trays and duplex units as well as a finisher for the bizhub C30P.

John Howard, Head of Marketing for Konica Minolta (UK) said of the bizhubs C30P and C10P launch, “Experience has shown that even our large customers do not always need a full-blown multifunctional product for their office purposes. For many print jobs a small network or desktop printer is sufficient as long as it offers the same quality and ease of use as multifunctional devices. This is why the bizhubs C30P and the C10P, in large parts equipped with our larger bizhub system technologies, are ideal additions to our bizhub portfolio.”

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd markets business machines manufactured by Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc, in the United Kingdom through a direct sales force and a network of independent dealerships. Konica Minolta digital imaging systems are manufactured in Japan and China. All are ISO9002 accredited for quality procedures.

UK turnover for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is in excess of £120 million, placing the company fifth in the digital copier market with a 8.6 per cent share of the black and white market and a market leading 34.9 per cent share of the colour market (not including colour capable systems) according to Infosource.

With a total workforce of 19,800 employees world wide, Konica Minolta Business Technologies generated net sales of over £3.15 billion in fiscal 2005/2006. Globally Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. has a turnover £6.1 billion. Building on its strong core of optical technologies developed over many years, Konica Minolta Business Technologies aims to be a corporation offering products and services that are essential to all areas of digital imaging.

Suggested picture caption: The new bizhub C30P from Konica Minolta combines the high functionality and quality standards of the bizhub range with the more personal touch of a desktop printer.


For further information contact:
John Howard
Head of Marketing
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd
Tel: 01908 200400
Fax: 08701 321751
E-mail: John.Howard@bs.konicaminolta.co.uk
Web: www.konicaminolta.co.uk

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