Newest Digital Presses Deliver Quality and Speed of bizhub PRESS Product Line with Versatile Paper-handling Capabilities and Advanced Auto-finishing
Ramsey, NJ – September 4, 2012 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the immediate availability of the bizhub® PRESS 1250/1052 Series, Monochrome Digital Presses that combine superior strength, high-resolution image quality and simple operation with the versatile paper handling and finishing capabilities needed for maximum flexibility. Taking the technology of the successful bizhub PRO 1200 to the next level, the new bizhub PRESS 1250/1052 series is a black and white digital solution that will deliver proven reliability and cost-efficiency to meet high-volume B&W output demands.
Comprised of the bizhub PRESS 1250, bizhub PRESS 1250P and bizhub PRESS 1052, Konica Minolta’s newest digital presses offer output speeds of up to 125 ppm and are custom-built for a heavy-duty production cycle of up to 3,000,000 impressions per month. All models feature tandem printing functionality to double output speeds as well as the flexibility to print on a wide range of substrates from thin 40 gsm paper, to heavyweight media up to 350 gsm in sizes up to 12” x 19”. In addition to speed and flexibility, the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS 1250/1052 Series delivers superior monochrome image quality. The combination of true 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, improved photoconductor design, transfer belt image transfer technology, and Konica Minolta’s Simitri HD® polymerized toner produces sharper text, more accurate graphics and smooth, realistic halftones. In addition, powerful inline finishing options perform multi-position stapling, hole-punching, saddle-stitching, perfect binding, multi-folding, and even ring binding.
“Built on the solid performance of the bizhub PRO 1200 Series, the bizhub PRESS 1250 Series continues the legacy of quality, reliability and productivity expected from the Konica Minolta name,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Our newest bizhub PRESS technology responds to demands of both corporate and commercial printers by adding a host of inline finishing options that will dramatically increase functionality, as well as innovative new workflow and quality enhancements to ensure customers can count on Konica Minolta for market-leading productivity.”
The bizhub PRESS 1250/1052 series offers a large 15 inch on-board, touch-screen control panel that provides simple, intuitive menus and thumbnail previews of print jobs. Graphic icons highlight paper tray and output tray, for easy setup, and separate command sequences for print, copy and scan functions help speed workflow. Job List, Job Ticket Editing, and Job Scheduling functions are all available on-screen to keep jobs moving and easily manage any last-minute changes. Job Memory, Recall and Reserve capabilities also enable fast printing from memory without reloading data or re-scanning originals. With Pagescope® software, users also have powerful functions for checking status and managing accounts, and Printgroove offers a sophisticated production automation system that speeds workflow.
Along with energy-saving modes and low-temperature fusing, the bizhub PRESS 1250/1052 supports Konica Minolta’s environmental sustainability initiatives by automatically shutting down power to circuits not directly required for current operations, and all consumables are recyclable cost-free as part of Konica Minolta’s Clean Planet Recycling program.