Konica Minolta Unveils New AIO, and Two Color Laser Printers

magicolor 5600 Series and magicolor 4690MF combine High Quality Color with Economic Efficiencym

magicolor 5600 Series and magicolor 4690MF combine
High Quality Color with Economic Efficiency

Ramsey, N.J. - July 14, 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 unveiled a new series of magicolor® laser printers and an all-in-one printer (AIO) to address the growing market needs for crisp, quality color prints.  The magicolor 5600 Series (magicolor 5650EN and magicolor 5670EN) and magicolor 4690MF offer easy connectivity and countless applications, and offer the perfect solution for performing the color printing tasks of workgroups and small business teams.

When performance is a priority and image counts, the magicolor 5600 Series color laser printers make a big impact. These high-speed network printers are quick, printing at 37 ppm on the magicolor 5670EN and 31 ppm on the magicolor 5650EN - with a first page out in as fast as 14 seconds - to keep the workflow moving.  They provide outstanding color for true-to-life images and vibrant graphics that stand out.  Additionally, the new magicolor 5600 Series is built on Konica Minolta's exclusive's Emperon® print system technology, and is integrated with software solutions for advanced document processing.  Office-smart conveniences, including direct photo printing, optional auto duplexing and banner-size media support round out the package to keep productivity at top speed.

The magicolor 5600 Series come network-ready, equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet interface and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and parallel interfaces for local printing.  The printers feature compatibility with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux, while also offering convenient USB direct printing of PDF, JPEG, TIFF and XPS printing when the optional hard disk or compact flash card is installed.  The magicolor 5600 Series is also PictBridge enabled, allowing users to print photos directly from their digital camera.

The magicolor 4690MF AIO features professional-quality printing and copying at 25 ppm - in both color and black and white. It also boasts enhanced scanning and 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax functionality.  Yet, its space-saving design easily fits into any size workspace, and will not disturb your office.  Even while delivering bold two-sided prints, the magicolor 4690MF keeps noise levels at a minimum so you can carry on business as usual. 

The magicolor 4690MF was built with productivity in mind.  It features a built-in automatic duplexer and a reversing automatic document feeder for convenient two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing.  This new AIO also features an 850-sheet maximum paper capacity (350-sheets standard), with paper handling ability up to 8.5" x 14" and 110 lb. index. 

It is Konica Minolta's award-winning Simitri® HD color polymerized toner that ensures brilliant, long-lasting colors on each and every print produced on these newest additions to the Konica Minolta line of printers.  Simitri HD toner provides the user with crisp and clear printing results down to minutest details, it also withstands UV light, thereby offering dependable fade resistance.  Furthermore, Simitri HD toner allows users to reduce energy consumption by as much as 15%, requiring lower fusing temperatures than average toners.

"Our latest magicolor printers present a more complete solution than the market has seen previously, said Kevin P. Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "As the nature of end-users' document output needs have continued to increase in complexity over the last few years, Konica Minolta has remained committed to designing products that increase output speeds and quality, while simplifying the end-user experience."

Pricing and Availability
The magicolor 5650EN, magicolor 5670EN, and magicolor 4690MF are 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 magicolor 5650EN is $999, the magicolor 5670EN is $1,199, and the magicolor 4690MF is $999.

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
Doreen Maciak
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5832

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