bizhub C652DS/C552DS Series Speeds Workflow and Boasts High Quality, Low-Cost Prints

Two Finisher Options and SA-502 Scan Accelerator Kit Offer Optimum Performance and Output

Two Finisher Options and SA-502 Scan Accelerator Kit Offer Optimum Performance and Output

Ramsey, N.J. - March 3, 2010 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today launched the bizhub® C652DS/C552DS Series of Color Multifunctional Products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system).  With the availability of two finisher options, the bizhub C652DS and bizhub C552DS systems produce superior, cost-effective color when customers require it most while allowing for a multitude of output options.  With a dual scanner that can simultaneously scan both sides of a duplex original and the compatibility with a 100-sheet or 50-sheet finisher, these additions to the award-winning bizhub C652/C552/C452 Series can fit into any mid-to-large workgroup or business environment in addition to light production environments.

Built upon the strong success of the award-winning line of bizhub MFPs including BLI's recent 'Outstanding Achievement for Energy Efficiency' award given to the bizhub C552, the bizhub C652DS/C552DS Series offers seamless connectivity to deliver exceptional performance with scanning speeds of up to 156 originals per minute (opm), high image quality and reliability with a low total cost of ownership.  The standard security features make them ideal for government organizations and other environments that require protection of sensitive data.
Both systems feature Konica Minolta's proprietary Simitri® HD Color Polymerized Toner, which provides sharper text, enhanced fine detail, richer colors and greater long-term resistance to fading for all printed documents.  The bizhub C652DS provides fast 50 ppm color output speed, 65 ppm B&W output for everyday documents, and ultra high-speed scanning for storage, sharing and Email distribution.  Fast, compact and affordable, the bizhub C552DS provides spectacular color output at up to 45 ppm - plus cost-effective B&W prints and copies at up to 55 ppm for everyday document needs.

"With the latest dual scan technology and the availability of two finishing options, we are providing our customers another great reason to count on Konica Minolta for all of their printing needs," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.  "The bizhub C652DS/C552DS Series from Konica Minolta helps organizations meet a variety of their business needs with a device that offers the latest in both black and white and color technology."

Based on bizhub OP architecture which includes the Emperon® Print System, the bizhub C652DS/C552DS Series offers the same robust functionality as the other systems in the current bizhub C652/C552/C452 Series.  Featuring a full suite of PageScope® application solutions, the bizhub C652DS/C552DS Series offers end-users powerful, simple solutions to help scan, store, distribute and archive information quickly and more cost effectively - to speed workflow and realize the full potential of the newest line of bizhub color  MFPs as a central document resource that moves information faster.  Also new is the SA-502 Scan Accelerator Kit, which offers optimum performance with integration of third-party document management solutions.

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Pricing and Availability
The bizhub C652/C552 Series is available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels.  The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub C652DS is $32,950, and the bizhub C552DS is $26,695.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit
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Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000  

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