Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO 1200 series sets new standards in quality and modularity
19 Nov 2009 – KM News
Konica Minolta launches its bizhub PRO 1200 series, a high- end digital press delivering quality and modularity. Due to latest innovative technologies the monochrome printing device of the future offers maximum performance and finishing variety such as GBC’s smart punching and a unique combination of stapling and perfect binding. The new series – consisting of the bizhub PRO 1200 and bizhub PRO 1051 – features outstanding media flexibility and capacity paired with different accessory highlights that deliver highest value to the market. With Konica Minolta’s new digital presses, on demand commercial printers and central reprographic departments (“CRDs”) also benefit from new screening technologies and highest monthly duty cycles of up to 3 million pages.
“In every sense, our bizhub PRO 1200 series stands for a new value in production printing,” says Brett Palmer, National Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Production Printing Group. “With this single system we have succeeded in combining all of the success factors that lay the groundwork for sustainable economic activities, such as reliability, speed, efficiency, flexibility and productivity. Standing out of the crowd, the bizhub PRO 1200 series offers highest quality and an enormous range of finishers for more than 40 system configurations.”
One of the state-of-the-art production printing system’s main characteristics is its brilliant output quality at a speed of 120 ipm from the bizhub PRO 1200, and 105 ipm from the bizhub PRO 1051 respectively. This second-to-none combination of quality and speed delivers several pioneering technological solutions such as LED exposuring that guarantees a print resolution of up to 1,200 dpi. The innovative transfer belt technology applies the toner image to the paper with minimum diffusion and a previously unachieved precision. To boost the quality of text, photos, images and any other graphic elements in prints, the enhanced screening technologies of the bizhub PRO 1200 series feature a full 256 grey scale reproduction. Konica Minolta’s proprietary Simitri toner provides unparalleled image quality, sharpness and attention to detail. The unrivalled print quality achieved by the bizhub PRO 1200 series even convinces professionals from the offset printing sector.
Besides setting standards in quality, Konica Minolta’s new digital press comes with a superior modularity of more than 40 system configurations that best meet customers’ demands. With this multitude of configurations the bizhub PRO 1200 series proves to be one system for all tasks. Whatever the job is – to produce books, flyers, letters, brochures or any other media – all large CRDs and on demand commercial printers will find the optimum configuration to best fit their needs.
The innovative digital press also features top level media flexibility that boosts efficiency. The premium digital press easily processes all media from 40 to an unusually high 350 gsm. Combined with a configuration of up to 8 paper trays with a capacity of 14,000 sheets, users will extend substantially the range of sophisticated print products they can offer their customers. The large-capacity PF-703 paper feed unit equipped with vacuum feed technology ensures reliable processing of numerous different paper types. It can also be used as a post inserter (PI-PFU) dependably handling various preprinted materials such as offset prints and inserting both colour covers and colour sheets.
A further accessory highlight of the bizhub PRO 1200 series is the innovative GBC smart punching unit GP-501. Supporting all common punching schemes for offline spiral bind finishing, the unit provides users with high performance multi-hole punching of sheets without affecting system speed. The die sets for the different punching schemes can easily be replaced by the users. As for finishing options, the new Konica Minolta monochrome digital press flagship unites a singular combination of a booklet making unit, a perfect binding unit and a staple finisher all in one system. Accelerating the inline production of leaflets, brochures, mailings and other marketing collaterals, the SD-506 booklet making unit saddle-stitches and trims print products of up to 200 pages. Also featuring different folding functionalities, its large capacity output assures interruption-free production. The PB-502 and PB-503 perfect binding units provide inline cover trimming as well as hot melted glue binding for books with up to 30 mm spine width while the FS-521 staple finisher applies for multi-position stapling of up to 100 sheets with a variable staple length. With this new combination of finishing options the bizhub PRO 1200 series facilitates not only the output of perfect binding books and all kinds of extensive documentations. It also allows for inline finishing options not available on the market so far and for the production of different print products at the touch of a button.
“By implementing the new monochrome digital press, users will particularly benefit from the large variety of possibilities to offer premium print products to their customers while the efficient workflow and performance facilitate high production volumes. Both factors lead to increases in profit,” Brett Palmer adds. “We call our bizhub PRO 1200 series what it is: our genius in quality and modularity. Based on latest technologies it is perfectly prepared to cope with highest future requirements in reliability and quality.”
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia – Production Printing Group
Konica Minolta’s Production Printing Group specialises in high-quality colour and monochrome printing solutions, specifically designed to increase productivity. It has a strong training and education philosophy, and is committed to the success of customers’ profitability.
With innovative inline finishing options, including saddle stitching and perfect binding combined with high capacity stackers, Konica Minolta bizhub PRO digital presses can be configured with ease to produce a wide variety of time saving and cost effective outputs.
An industry leader in providing hardware and software solutions, Konica Minolta Holdings Inc is a publicly listed company with domestic and international sales of over US$8 billion. Konica Minolta’s global network spans 70 countries and employs over 30,000 people.
Konica Minolta was formed in 2003 following the global merger of Konica Corporation and Minolta Company Ltd, offering a new era in digital imaging and innovation.