Konica Minolta Unveils Two New Color AIOs to Cater to the Increased Printing Workflow Needs of Small and Mid-Sized Offices

bizhub C10/C10X Series Offers Attractive Upgrade Opportunity from Single-Function Devices and Black & White Laser Printers; Series Supports Windows Vista


bizhub C10/C10X Series Offers Attractive Upgrade Opportunity from Single-Function
Devices and Black & White Laser Printers; Series Supports Windows Vista

RAMSEY, N.J. – November 6, 2007 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop, today announced the introduction of the bizhub C10 and bizhub C10X color laser All-in-Ones (AIOs) that cater to the increased printing and workflow needs of today’s small and mid-sized offices.  The two bizhub™ AIOs, which outshines the competition in several categories, are ideal solutions for those looking to upgrade from single-function devices, monochrome laser printers and color inkjet AIOs.

In today’s complex business environment, companies of all sizes are now demanding efficient workflow and networked printing solutions to maintain a competitive edge.  The bizhub C10/C10X series helps small- and medium-sized businesses compete by combining several essential office functions into a single machine that saves time, space, and money.  The bizhub C10/C10X Series also features many of the same extensive printing, copying, and scanning features found on higher-end Konica Minolta bizhub multifunctional products (MFPs – print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) that are geared toward larger organizations.

“The bizhub C10/C10X Series outclasses the competition on several fronts, boasting faster color print speeds, faster first-page-out and more maximum paper capacity when compared to similar product offerings,” said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, product planning and marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “These new color AIOs prove just how easy and cost-effective it is for companies to upgrade to higher-quality color machines – and still have a low cost of ownership.”

The new AIOs target Segment 1a, with the bizhub C10 and bizhub C10X both offering 20 pages per minute monochrome and five pages per minute in color,  as well as improved productivity across the board due to better duplex copy, scan speed and warm-up time features.  Both newly unveiled networked AIOs provide a centralized “hub” that allows organizations to improve workflow efficiency and document management with a comprehensive and cost-effective color solution.  The bizhub C10/C10X Series also offers increased memory, Windows Vista™ support, and a low-noise engine so as to not disrupt smaller and quieter office settings. 

bizhub C10/C10X Series Innovations and Advancements

Dependable, High-Speed Laser Performance
The bizhub C10/C10X Series features speedy first-page-out times of 13 seconds or less for black & white and 22 seconds or less for color prints. Multiple copies are delivered at 20 black & white or 5 full color pages per minute, regardless of the print quality chosen. Documents and photographs can be scanned in less than 4 seconds per black & white page and 10 seconds per 24-bit color page.

Outstanding Prints, Copies, Scans, Photos, and Faxes
Based on the award-winning Konica Minolta magicolor® 2400 Series, the bizhub C10/C10X Series makes it easy to produce professional laser-quality color prints, copies, scans, fax documents, and photos.

Print Quality
The bizhub C10/C10X Series delivers outstanding print quality for any type of document.  The following print resolutions are available: 2400 x 600 dpi, 1200 x 600 dpi, and 600 x 600 dpi.  Printing at 2400 dpi resolution produces crisp text, rich blacks, vibrant colors, realistic photographs, detailed textures, and smooth shading.

Copy Quality
The following copy quality settings are available: Photo, Text, Mix/Normal, Fine.  Copy quality can be enhanced by specifying the type of document (text, photo, mixed) being copied as well as by adjusting brightness and density.  Copies can be resized easily by using the 50–200% zoom function. All features are available through one-touch keys on the control panel.

Scan Quality
Using the optional PageScope Workware software, documents and photos can be scanned directly to PDF, JPEG, or TIFF; annotated, edited, or converted to editable text with the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature.

PC Fax Quality
The FaxTalk Communicator software bundled with the bizhub C10/C10X Series provides digital PC Fax send and receive functionality and allows you to annotate faxes before sending or printing.  Two fax resolutions are available: Fine (200 x 200 dpi) and Standard (200 x 100 dpi)

Simitri Color Polymerized Toner
Konica Minolta Simitri™ Color Polymerized Toner, composed of uniformly sized toner particles, produces beautiful colors, clear text even in small sizes, and smooth halftones-regardless of the print quality or media type selected.  Color remains consistent from print to print because each batch of Simitri Color Polymerized Toner is tested for optimal color quality.  Simitri Color Polymerized Toner also features improved fusing, so output is more durable and never smears or fades like inkjet prints. 

Plus, Simitri Color Polymerized Toner has a life expectancy of over 100 years for output that lasts for generations.

Multipass Color Laser Technology
The bizhub C10/C10X Series features Konica Minolta multipass color laser technology with improved printing precision.  New optical technology on the print head allows for a wider angle, which greatly reduces the distance between the print head and the media.  Decreasing this distance reduces the overall size of the unit, making it more compact.

Camera Direct Photo Printing
The Camera Direct Photo Print function allows digital images to be printed directly from a PictBridge enabled digital camera-no PC or special software required.  Photos can be printed on any supported media up to 8.5” x 11”.  Borderless 4” x 6” prints are also available.

Exceptional Media Handling
The bizhub C10/C10X Series supports a wide variety of standard and custom media sizes (from 3.6" x 5.8" to 8.5" x 14"), as well as all common types of office media, including plain paper, thick stock, glossy stock, transparencies, labels (mailing, CD‑ROM, etc.), and envelopes.

Pricing and Availability
The bizhub C10/C10X 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 C10 is $1,174; and the bizhub C10X is $1,871.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us
), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhubTM multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PROTM production printing systems; magicolor® desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pageproTM monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones.  Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact:
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta Media Contact:
Rachel Reed
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5785

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