Konica Minolta Delivers High-Quality, High-Speed Prints with bizhub PRO 950

Innovative New Production Print System Provides Cost-Effective B&W Printing

Innovative New Production Print System Provides Cost-Effective B&W Printing

Ramsey, N.J. -  March 25, 2009 - 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 announced the availability of the bizhub® PRO 950.  The advanced, monochrome production print system can produce everything from corporate reports and booklets to flyers and manuals at high speeds, with long-running capability and flexible auto-finishing.

The  bizhub PRO 950  system provides end-users access to industry-leading print management capabilities.  The newest system in Konica Minolta's  award-winning line of monochrome production print systems  incorporates seamless interfaces to Konica Minolta's  Printgroove® Production Suite  and later this year will also support EFI's advanced MicroPress 8 solution making the bizhub PRO 950 an ideal end-to-end print management system. In addition,  PageScope Web Connection  allows IT administrators to easily combine the bizhub PRO 950 system on one network to increase productivity.

"The bizhub PRO 950 system enables print professionals to deliver high quality on-demand production printing with superior reliability," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Perfect for short-run, on-demand print jobs, the newest monochrome workhorse from Konica Minolta provides quality output at a highly competitive total cost of ownership."

Operation of the bizhub PRO 950, which prints at 95 pages per minute, is simplified by a standard large LCD display providing details on all functions, intuitive menus and a thumbnail document preview allowing prints to be viewed before actual printing.  The system provides an array of cost-effective, auto-finishing options to increase output, and its 750,000-page monthly duty cycle, combined with toner bottle yields of up to 80,000 impressions on media as light as 11 lb. bond, or as heavy as 170 lb. index, make it a highly flexible workflow center in a compact footprint.

The bizhub PRO 950's output doubles to 190 ppm with standard tandem printing capability, and it can create saddle-stitched trimmed booklets, staple documents in eight different positions, 2/3-hole punch, and even add pre-printed color covers or inserts post-process. Additionally, the heavy duty metal paper drawers accept paper sizes up to 11"x17", while the bypass and optional large capacity tray accepts up to 12"x18" paper size.

Konica Minolta is committed to the protection of the environment and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and the bizhub PRO 950 continues that corporate pledge as it has already achieved  Energy Star certification .  Furthermore, the bizhub PRO 950 utilizes Konica Minolta's proprietary  Simitri® polymerized toner  which uses smaller, more uniform particles to improve detail and definition.  This advanced technology also allows Konica Minolta products to reduce toner consumption by more than 30%.  The production process that creates Simitri polymerized toner generates nearly 40% less carbon dioxide - reducing output of a gas that contributes to global warming.

Witness firsthand the award-winning technology from Konica Minolta at the  2009 ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition  (March 30 through April 2) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Penn.  To schedule a personal tour of the Konica Minolta Booth (#1425), contact Frank Tutalo at 781.782.5761 or ftutalo@lpp.com .

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 www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Frank Tutalo
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761

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Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.  bizhub, PageScope and Printgroove are registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.  Simitri is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.  All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.