Konica Minolta Introduces Wide-Format Printing and Superior Color Quality with the KIP C7800 Production Print System

Color LED Wide-Format Technology and High-Speed Output Enhance Overall Productivity and Cost-Efficiency

Color LED Wide-Format Technology and High-Speed Output Enhance Overall Productivity and Cost-Efficiency

Ramsey, NJ – February 2, 2012 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and KIP, a world leader in wide-format production technology, today announce the launch of the KIP C7800 wide-format color production print system.  Ideal for a comprehensive range of technical, graphic and office document applications, the KIP C7800 offers the only color toner-based system in the wide format market, combined with powerful print control capabilities and versatile production advantages, making high-quality, wide-format printing both fast and cost-effective.

Based on a unique LED printing design that lowers the operational costs of high-quality color and black and white printing, the KIP C7800 delivers outstanding 600 x 2400 dpi resolution at print speeds of up to 4,200 sq. ft. per hour in black and white, and 3,500 sq. ft. per hour in color.  To increase productivity, this new production print system offers a 4,500 sq. ft. media capacity, in addition to three media decks and an auto sheet feeder that allows users to mix print sizes at full production speed.  Handling everything from posters, signs and photo enlargements to architectural, engineering and construction documents, the KIP C7800 also offers versatile production advantages, including cloud- based printing, scan and copy, variable data printing and fully integrated stacking and folding.

“The introduction of the C7800 will completely change the landscape of the wide format printing industry,” said Sonny Odom, Vice President of Sales, KIP.  “Wide-format production printing environments have always depended on LED toner-based technology for speed and lower costs, while color printing requirements have traditionally been directed to an inkjet device with a high costs and low volume printing, thereby hindering the growth of wide-format color printing productivity.  The KIP C7800 offers low cost of operation and with LED Technology, will for the first time allow end-users real productivity and cost advantages.”

The KIP C7800 also features a comprehensive software suite – including KIP Color RIP for advanced color management, and the KIP Cost Review Application for cost management and accounting - giving users an open, integrated and powerful wide-format solution. The new system also offers PC and web-based viewing and printing of documents.  In addition, KIP Cloud Printing provides direct Email-based accessibility that does not require intermediate servers, allowing total document privacy and security for printing from any connected device.

“Incorporating innovative new technology for market-leading quality and productivity, the KIP C7800 is poised to set a new benchmark in wide-format printing, and we are pleased to partner with KIP to introduce this new technology,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “As customers across various industries look for more and more ways to meet the growing demands of their businesses, particularly graphics professionals, Konica Minolta is dedicated to delivering the award-winning document management solutions they need to continue growing their business and remaining competitive in today’s economy.”

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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop. For the fourth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  BLI has named Konica Minolta 2012 “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner for the company’s solution portfolio and award-winning line of bizhub Multifunctional Products.  For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About KIP
KIP is the leading manufacturer of wide-format printing and imaging technology. Based in Novi, MI, KIP is a major provider of wide format digital solutions for the architectural, engineering and manufacturing industries -- solutions that deliver efficient, dependable, consistently high quality performance.

For more information, visit http://www.kipamerica.com.

Konica Minolta Contact
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 856.381.0651
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