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Konica Minolta Wows its Channel in Barcelona

By David Sweetnam, Head of Research and Lab Services, EMEA, November 7, 2013

Barcelona, the beautiful Catalan city famous for its Gaudi architecture, irrepressible football team and tantalising tapas bars, was host to the 2013 Konica Minolta European Leadership Conference (ELC2013). Held every two years, the ELC is an opportunity for Konica Minolta’s European channel partners to get together and see where Konica Minolta is today, as well as get a glimpse into what the future is likely to deliver in terms of technology and commercial direction—plus, of course, share a glass or two as they discuss success stories with old friends and colleagues. Having been to the last two ELC conferences in Munich and Hamburg, I was yet again impressed by the event from beginning to end, with Konica Minolta presenting a solid strategy for embracing the key challenges that the imaging industry faces. The keynote speeches in the morning session from Konica Minolta Inc. President and CEO Masatoshi Matsuzaki and Ken Osuga, president of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) Europe GmbH, set a very positive tone for the conference.

Konica Minolta Launches bizhub 754e/654e Series

Ramsey, NJ – October 29, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the availability of the bizhub® 754e/654e series of monochrome MFPs. Leveraging the intuitive INFO-Palette design, the bizhub 754e/654e series features touchscreen control panel capabilities and integrated software solutions to handle the demands of general, as well as specialized, print environments. 

The bizhub 754e and bizhub 654e are built for speed with outputs at up to 75 ppm (754e) and 65 ppm (654e), and standard single pass, dual side scanning at up to 180 originals per minute. Featuring Konica Minolta’s exclusive bizhub OP (Open Platform) technology, the new series integrates easily with line-of-business software with direct on-screen control. In addition, the bizhub 754e/654e series supports a wide range of paper sizes and weights, includes four standard paper drawers for 3,650-sheet capacity, and modular, scalable finishing options. 

Konica Minolta Wins Incentive Award in 2013 Award for 3R-Oriented Sustainable Technology

Tokyo (October 25, 2013) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has been recognized by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) with an “Incentive Award” in “2013 Award for 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)-Oriented Sustainable Technology” in recognition of its initiative in recycling cerium oxide, a rare earth element used as polishing material for glass.

Along with sponsorship by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, JEMAI annually gives “Award for 3R-Oriented Sustainable Technology” to technologically advanced businesses and initiatives that contribute to reducing, reusing and recycling in society. The honor system of JEMAI encourages sustainable innovations and intends to promote resource-recirculation businesses across industries. “Incentive Awards” are given to businesses or initiatives, with less than three years of implementation, which have exhibited outstanding originality and great growth potential in terms of new business creation.

Konica Minolta Launches KIP 70 Series

Ramsey, NJ – October 23, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and KIP, a world leader in wide-format production technology, today announce the launch of the KIP 70 Series of wide-format monochrome production print systems. Comprised of the KIP 7170, KIP 7770 and KIP 7970, the new series offers increased print production capabilities by delivering mid- to high-volume output, with optional connectivity to wide format inkjet printers and/or Konica Minolta bizhub® MFPs, directly from the KIP control panel.

Konica Minolta bizhub 554e Speeds Output

Ramsey, NJ – October 16, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub® 554e monochrome MFP. Featuring the award-winning INFO-Palette design, the bizhub 554e boasts advanced scanning capabilities for streamlined workflow and faster overall output.

In addition to print/copy speeds of 55 ppm, the bizhub 554e includes a standard DF-701 Dual Scan Document Feeder that captures both sides of a document in a single pass at up to 160 originals per minute. Color and B&W originals can be scanned to multiple destinations or users, and standard PageScope software further streamlines workflow across all networked devices. In addition, TWAIN scanning from PCs is compatible with industry-standard scanning solutions for smoother integration in legal, educational and healthcare settings.

Konica Minolta bizhub 25e Offers Enhanced Desktop Performance

Ramsey, NJ – September 17, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub® 25e A4 monochrome MFP. Featuring color scanning and enhanced security capabilities, Konica Minolta’s newest bizhub is the ideal solution for office environments that require true MFP functionality and productivity with A4 flexibility and compact size.

Further improving upon the technology of the bizhub 25, the bizhub 25e continues to deliver print/copy speeds of 25 pages per minute while offering key upgrades including:

Konica Minolta Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Two Consecutive Years Tops Economic Dimension in the Sector

Tokyo (September 17, 2013) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second year in a row in recognition of its economic, environmental and social performance.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are the first global sustainability indices provided by RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, and S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S to assess corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. In the annual DJSI review of the world’s 2,500 companies, 333 companies have been listed in the DJSI World and, within the list, 21 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.

Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the fifth consecutive year.

Kodak and Konica Minolta Debut Fully Integrated Workflow and Front-end Solutions at Print 13

Ramsey, N.J., Aug. 29 — For the first time in the industry, Kodak and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta) will demonstrate fully managed monochrome and color digital press solutions for commercial print and graphics communication professionals. From September 8-12, at Print ’13 Booth #518, the companies will showcase three new Kodak CREO Color Servers to drive the new and existing Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS digital presses that are connected to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6.

The IC-309 CREO Color Server will drive Konica Minolta’s soon-to-be-released new bizhub PRESS full color presses—the bizhub PRESS C1060 and C1070 models, while the IC-312 CREO Color Server will drive Konica Minolta’s upcoming flagship models, the bizhub PRESS C1100 and C1085. Additionally, the companies will showcase the first CREO server for monochrome production devices. The IC-309M will drive the bizhub PRO 951, bizhub PRESS 1052 and bizhub PRESS 1250 monochrome presses. This collaboration will enable a common workflow process regardless of the device’s color capabilities.

Konica Minolta bizhub C754e/C654e Series Delivers Fast, Intuitive Workflow

Ramsey, N.J. – July 23, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub® C754e/C654e Series of color multifunctional products (MFP). Delivering high-speed, high-quality color output, the newest bizhub models also feature enhanced functionality via Konica Minolta’s INFO-Palette design control panel for a more intuitive, efficient workflow.

Ideal for a wide range of environments including healthcare, education and legal applications with specific workflow demands, the bizhub C754e/C654e series offers output speeds of up to 75 ppm, built-in print control, standard dual scanning and professional security protection via Konica Minolta bizhub SECURE®. Pro-quality inline finishing options allow for on-demand printing of specialized documents including: presentations, case files, course content, health information and direct-mail marketing materials. The bizhub C754e/C654e series of color MFPs also incorporates the latest evolution of Konica Minolta’s INFO-Palette design with enhancements including: improved swiping; drag and drop; tap and toggle; pinch in and pinch out; as well as image rotation operations.

Konica Minolta Launches New High-Speed Inkjet Printhead KM1024i for Ceramic Printing

Tokyo (June 18, 2013) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the introduction of the KM1024i inkjet printhead for industrial use with the drive speed at approximately three times as fast as the existing models.

The new KM1024i is cutting-edge piezo on-demand printhead for industrial use with independent drive system of each nozzle channel, while the existing KM1024 series use 3-cycle drive system. The independent drive system enables the KM1024i to realize approximately triple the speed of the existing models.

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