Konica Minolta Introduces Two New Color MFPs

bizhub C652/C552 Series Speeds Workflow and Boasts High Quality, Low-Cost Prints

bizhub C652/C552 Series Speeds Workflow and Boasts High Quality, Low-Cost Prints

Ramsey, N.J. - February 24, 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 launched the bizhub® C652/C552 Series of color multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system).  The bizhub C652 and bizhub C552 systems produce affordable and attention-grabbing color when customers require it most while adding exceptional black-and-white documents. Both systems 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, the bizhub C652/C552 Series offers seamless connectivity to deliver exceptional performance, high image quality and reliability with a low total cost of ownership.  The standard security features make them ideal for those environments and government organizations that require protection of their highly sensitive data. 

Both systems feature Konica Minolta's proprietary Simitri® HD Color Polymerized Toner, which gives every document you print sharper text, enhanced fine detail, richer colors and greater long-term resistance to fading.  The bizhub C652 provides fast 50 ppm color output speed, 65 ppm B&W output for everyday documents, and ultra-high-speed scanning at up to 78 originals per minute (opm) for storage, sharing and Email distribution.  Fast, compact and affordable, the bizhub C552 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 high system productivity, reduced energy consumption, and our bEST solution platform, we can provide our customers with an efficient workflow solution," said Kevin Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.  "The bizhub C652/C552 Series from Konica Minolta helps organizations meet a variety of their business needs with an effective tool to help their business stay ahead in today's competitive marketplace."

Featuring a full suite of PageScope® application solutions, the bizhub C652/C552 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.

Based on the bizhub OP architecture which includes the Emperon® Print System, the bizhub C652/C552 Series supports printing, copying, scanning and optional faxing.  Among the new features and functions available are increased memory, one finisher option that can meet all finishing needs, separate black drum and developer, color Internet faxing, expanded User Box functionality, optional banner printing, and monthly duty cycles of up to 250,000 impressions on the bizhub C652 and 200,000 impressions on the bizhub C552.

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 C652 is $32,500, and the bizhub C552 is $26,250.

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.  In 2008, 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, Emperon, and PageScope are registered trademarks 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.