SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

February 15, 2011 15:37 ET

Konica Minolta Introduces the bizhub 652/552 Series of Monochrome MFPs

Combines Fast Color Scanning With Everyday Black and White Printing to Boost User Productivity

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - 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 availability of the new bizhub® 652/552 Series of Monochrome Multifunctional Products (MFPs -- print, copy, scan and fax all in one system) with standard color scanning capabilities. With print and copy speeds of 65 and 55 pages ppm, respectively, the bizhub 652 and bizhub 552 are ideal for mid- to high-volume office workgroups that require a reliable monochrome MFP with network capabilities and flexible document finishing and distribution functionality.

bizhub 652/552 Series Highlights include:

  • Standard Color Scanning: Scan to multiple destinations at up to 78 originals per minute (opm)
  • Mobile printing via Bluetooth: Print and save files to a box directly from a Smartphone
  • Production-quality finishing: Choice of modular finishing options including up to 100-sheet stapling, two- and three-hole punching, saddle-stitch for creating 80-page booklets, Z-folding and even tri-fold
  • Ease of use: Large 8.5" full color touch screen; simple and straightforward operation with animated help and guidance features; optional USB keyboard
  • High quality images: 1800 x 600 dpi copy/print resolution producing clean text, sharp edges and smooth halftones for professional looking documents
  • PageScope Enterprise Suite: a cost recovery solution that enables you to better manage print output, track costs and accounts, authenticate users and customize individual preferences at multiple MFPs

Based on the bizhub OP architecture which includes the Emperon® Print System, the bizhub 652/552 Series allows users to scan documents to Email, FTP server, SMB or perform TWAIN scanning from PCs, boosting productivity at speeds of up to 78 opm (300 dpi). Both systems were designed for ISO 15408 Common Criteria classification with enhanced security features such as Secure Print with password security locks, customized user authentication, and encrypted PDF workflow.

Konica Minolta has been an industry leader for many years in developing best practices and technologies designed with the environment in mind -- saving energy, minimizing pollution and reducing environmental impact through the entire life cycle of our products. The bizhub 652/552 Series features the first bizhub MFPs to use environmentally friendly and recycled plastics, and both systems offer power consumption reduction with energy-saving operation. The environmentally sound performance of these systems has been confirmed by Energy Star, RoHS, Blue Angel Mark, and is WEEE compliant. Additionally, the bizhub 652/552 Series uses Simitri® HD polymerized toner produced from Biomass, a renewable organic resource that has less environmental impact than conventional toners.

"The bizhub 652/552 Series integrates the best features of Konica Minolta's newest color and monochrome products to provide customers with more print, copy and scanning functionality as well as one-step document distribution, greater scalability, and improved productivity -- all in one new product," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our customers can count on Konica Minolta to deliver state of the art imaging technology to fit their evolving business needs."

Click here for more information on the bizhub 652.

Click here for more information on the bizhub 552.

Pricing and Availability
The bizhub 652/552 Series of Monochrome MFPs 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 652 is $27,694 and bizhub 552 is $20,250.

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. 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 2011 "Line of the Year" award winner for the company's award-winning line of bizhub® Color and Monochrome Multifunctional Products. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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