Following the success of the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO colour digital presses, the next generation series provide customers with enhanced colour capabilities and improved image quality.
The extensive range of new hardware, along with the high-performance, highly integrated end-to-end software solutions presented for the first time at this year’s drupa.
With print speeds 55 A4 colour impressions per minute the bizhub PRO C5501 offers a large through-put and heavy duty cycle too. To better meet customers’ needs, the bizhub PRO C5501 digital press now also supports three print controllers: the external controllers IC-304 Plus powered by Creo, the IC-305 EFI Fiery and the internal IC-408 EFI Fiery controller.
Furthermore, impressive media flexibility ensures , commercial printers, implants and graphic design environments can meet the most diverse requests in terms of print jobs: All systems can process paper formats from A5 to A3+ (330 x 487 mm) and weights ranging from 64 to 300 gsm via the regular paper feeders and the bypass tray.
Advanced image and colour quality ensure that colour is precise and consistent in larger print runs: Simitri HD high definition polymerised toner is used with all four newly launched colour digital presses. The environmentally friendly toner ensures fine lines and superb image quality. Another integral part of the bizhub PRO colour digital presses is the S.E.A.D. technology, Konica Minolta’s own screen-enhancing active digital processing technology. This proprietary technology does its share to improve image quality, colour consistency and sharpness of text. It was originally developed for the bizhub PRO C6500 series, the highly successful predecessor of the new series.
The sturdy compact build of the C5501 PROfessional together with improvements to the advanced finishing qualities make room for continued growth in meeting customers’ demands and, in turn, boosting their business opportunities. The new series C5501 PROfessional can be equipped with finishing features for stapling, punching, folding and booklet making.
“We are confident that the C5501 PROfessional Series will top its predecessors in terms of success,” says Brett Palmer, National Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia. “The new bizhub PRO Series provide our customers with the three essential elements of high quality colour production printing, which are outstanding colour, superior image quality and high production speed which amounts to continued growth for our customers’ business”.
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