Konica Minolta Launches Revolutionary bizhub PRO 2500P Series

Konica Minolta Delivers Power, Speed and Cost-Efficiency in New High-Volume Systems - Up to 250 Duplex Prints per Minute, 13,800-sheet Paper Capacity, and Production-class Finishing Options


Konica Minolta Delivers Power, Speed and Cost-Efficiency in New High-Volume Systems - Up to 250 Duplex Prints per Minute, 13,800-sheet Paper Capacity, and Production-class Finishing Options

Innovative New Print System on Exhibit at Booth #4816 at Graph Expo 2008 - McCormick Place South in Chicago on Oct. 26-29

Graph Expo 2008 - Chicago, Ill. - October 26, 2008 - 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 introduction of the bizhub PRO® 2500P Series of production print systems.  Boasting superior duplex print speeds of up to 250 pages per minute (PPM) and duty cycles up to eight million impressions per month, the bizhub PRO 2500P Series represent the new flagship production-level, black-and-white systems to round out Konica Minolta's high-volume product line:  bizhub PRO 2500P (250 ppm duplex), bizhub PRO 2000P (200 ppm duplex) and the bizhub PRO 1600P (160 ppm duplex).

Ideal for mid- to high-production environments that require high volume black and white printing where the majority of work is duplex, the bizhub PRO 2500P family was designed with the professional printer in mind.  These systems not only improve efficiencies with documents for production printers, but also increase profitability and keep maintenance costs low.  The bizhub PRO 2500P Series features unique Gemini Instant Duplex technology to enable reliable printing on both sides of each duplex page in a single pass with offset-class image quality and virtually perfect registration accuracy.  This series also offers the industry's highest cut sheet paper capacity of up to 13,800 sheets.

"The introduction of the bizhub PRO 2500P Series elevates Konica Minolta to the next level in the production print market by offering unbeatable output speeds, flexible finishing capabilities, and high-volume input-/output capacities," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc.  "Delivering up to 15,000 letter-sized prints per hour, this family of production print systems further enhance the delivery capabilities for our production print customers without sacrificing either quality or affordability."

The bizhub PRO 2500P Series can reliably handle heavy, coated - even textured - paper stocks thanks in great part to its use of press technology.  Ideal for very high volume applications such as corporate information sheets and news magazines, human-resource handouts, educational course materials and training documents, catalogs, books-on-demand, business forms and variable data printing, the series features: advanced active registration technology with automatic paper stock adjustment; air separation and vacuum technology to eliminate static and misfeeds; full-bleed ledger printing; and a variety of production-level finishing options. 

Additionally, a Smart Imager controller provides network connectivity and enables full system control via an intuitive on-board touch-screen offering comprehensive job and device management to further speed workflow and boost productivity.  The touch screen even includes a Job Scheduler tab which enables the operator to queue, view and control job input and output for up to an entire 8 hour shift.

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
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Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Doreen Maciak
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5832
Doreen_Maciak@lpp.com 

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Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.  bizhub PRO is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.  All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.