Konica Minolta South Africa launches bizhub PRO and PRESS C1060/C1070 series

| 30 May 2014

Technology expert, Konica Minolta, preserves its lead in hardware development by launching two new devices in one series, the bizhub PRO & PRESS C1060/C1070. These products represent a milestone in production printing, as they are suitable for every customer – from beginners to professionals - offering expanded paper-handling, inline finishing and image control capabilities to boost output power.

The bizhub PRO & PRESS C1060/C1070 are perfect for print providers in a light to medium level production environment. Both devices provide an easy transition into the digital field with features such as entry-level finishing and an optional modular concept for highest colour consistency. Superb image quality and the highest media flexibility provide ultimate performance for the user.  For commercial printers and central reproduction departments (CRDs) with high volume demands, these machines provide professional modular finishing, outstanding colour, sheet-to-sheet and back-to-front registration stability, combined with excellent print quality.

Deliver stable, quality results that exceed expectations

This new series of digital presses features high-quality and high-accuracy finishes exceeding even the most competitive light-production printers. New technologies guarantee exceptional print results, including the Konica Minolta developed Simitri HD E polymerised toner which produces images with razor-sharp edges and lines, outstandingly solid colours and brilliant half-tone and skin-tone quality. The bizhub PRO & PRESS C1060/C1070 also feature Konica Minolta’s Screen-Enhancing Active Digital Processing (SEAD), now in its fourth generation, to maintain colour stability and precise and reliable image forming during long press runs; and an output feedback system for measuring the quality on paper and automated real-time image density control and adjustment.  

Increase profitability by maximising up-times

The bizhub PRO and PRESS C1060/C1070 series maintains high-level productivity with 60 and 71 A4 pages per minute (ppm) respectively, which equated to 3,316 and 3,907 pages per hour (pph), allowing Konica Minolta South Africa to create added value by increasing customers’ productivity. The same high-level optional functions usually reserved for high-end devices are now available in a compact yet comprehensive system, including an extensive range of inline options for the automated production of perfect bound and ring bound books and booklets. The series also has increased up-time with high-volume printing and flexible parts replacement.

The bizhub PRO and PRESS C1060/C1070 series enables print providers to create more business opportunities by handling a wide range of essential digital printing jobs. The popular air suction feeding feature is available in this series for the first time, improving paper feeding of thick and coated papers. The series even comes with an automatic two-sided printing feature for thick paper up to 300 gsm and improved thin-paper feeding. In addition, the newly developed EF-103 fuser unit also supports high-quality envelope printing.

Contributing to a sustainable society

The new bizhub PRO and PRESS C1060/C1070 series boasts a number of green features. The Simitri HD E polymerised toner it uses has been specially developed for energy-saving performance. Additionally, the devices are made of a large volume of recycled polycarbonate (PC) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET),and have been designed to be as compact as possible, thus reducing their physical footprint and environmental impact.

“With the new bizhub PRO and PRESS C1060/C1070 series, we provide an easy path to digital devices for all levels of production printing. We have listened to our customers and developed suitable devices for production printing with the ability to increase profitability and enhance business,” concludes Leon Minnie, product manager: production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa.


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.


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