Konica Minolta Launches New magicolor Printer for Graphic Arts Market

Newest magicolor Printer boast effortless document processing and superior image quality

Newest magicolor Printer boast effortless document processing and superior image quality

magicolor 7450 II grafx to debut at MacWorld 2009;
January 5-9, 2009 - Booth #4115 -The Moscone Center, San Francisco

Ramsey, N.J. - January 5, 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 unveiled the magicolor® 7450 II grafx printer for outstanding color quality in creative work environments.  Designers, advertising agencies and graphic artists can now shape ideas in confidence using a wide range of media.

This system is based on the award-winning magicolor 7450, which has won several accolades on its print engine.  The new magicolor 7450 II grafx boasts superior print speeds of 24.5 pages per minute (PPM), standard memory (768 MB), and duty cycles up to 120,000 impressions per month, while allowing unlimited creativity to take place in demanding network environments.  The magicolor 7540 II grafx offers a standard 40 GB hard disk drive.

Handling a complete range of printing scenarios, the magicolor 7450 II grafx provides total document flexibility with 9600 x 600 dpi-class resolution, and contone printing technology that creates true-to-life photographic detail and smooth color gradients for high speed, high quality output with the image quality and consistency design professionals demand.  High-performance and incredible speed allow small workgroups to lower costs but not compromise quality of print.  The system handles up to 256 gsm paper (140 lb index), as well as paper sizes from 3.55" x 5.5" to banner-sized paper (12.25" x 47.24").  Varied media types, including thick paper, labels and more, can be processed via the 250-sheet multipurpose feeder and the 100-sheet multi manual feed tray.  The paper capacity can be increased to a maximum of 1,850 sheets.

"This new magicolor printer delivers superior color quality and reliability at a low cost of total ownership tailored for creative customers," said Kevin Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S. A., Inc.  "The solid performance of the magicolor 7450 II grafx allows the creative sector the flexibility needed to be successful."

As with all Konica Minolta printers featuring their proprietary Emperon® print systems, the magicolor 7450 II grafx printer includes comprehensive and convenient PageScope printer management tools that make it easy for individuals to set up, monitor, and control print features. 

In addition, the magicolor 7450 II grafx printer features photorealistic resolution and PANTONE® color tables for proofs and documents with exceptional quality and accurate color.  The Konica Minolta smart calibration system - enhanced Automatic Image Density Control (eAIDC) - ensures consistent color on every print.  The magicolor 7450 II grafx printer uses Konica Minolta's exclusive Simitri® Color Polymerized Toner, which improves print quality with toner that yields more vibrant, durable prints with crisp text and images that don't smear.  An ICC-based color matching system provides automatic color control including support for Windows® ICM and Apple ColorSync®.  It also delivers SWOP, Commercial Press, Eurocolor, TOYO, DIC and SNAP press emulations, as well as standard RGB source profiles such as sRGB, Apple® RGB, ColorMatch, Blue Adjust and Adobe® RGB.  Direct photo printing is available from PictBridge-compatible cameras.

Pricing and Availability
The magicolor 7450 II grafx printer 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) is $3,199.

See the magicolor 7450 II grafx in action at MacWorld 2009 in Konica Minolta's booth (#4115) from January 5-9.  To schedule an interview and/or a demonstration during this event, please 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.  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.  magicolor, 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.