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  1. Konica Minolta Launches MarketPlace Universal Print App

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    Ramsey, NJ, (April 20, 2022) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced its free Universal Print App is now available in the Konica Minolta MarketPlace. The Universal Print solution frees IT admins from managing on-premise printing assets and print servers. Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series multi-function printers (MFP) support Universal Print as a Universal Print native printer. By integrating its MFPs and the Microsoft 365 environment, clients can reduce print-related costs and benefit from this seamless and productive printing experience.

    Konica Minolta first announced it would offer solutions to utilize Universal Print from Microsoft in 2020. Universal Print is a modern print solution organizations can use to manage their print infrastructure through cloud services from Microsoft. It runs entirely on Microsoft Azure, and when deployed with Universal Print–compatible printers, it does not require any on-premises infrastructure. It can be deployed with non-compatible printers by using Universal Print connector software. Universal Print is a Microsoft 365 subscription-based service.

    “The transition to remote work has increased businesses’ need for cloud-based print architecture, and Universal Print technology from Microsoft allows us to enhance our cloud printing services while also reducing costs and increasing productivity for our clients,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “We are pleased to now offer even easier access through the Konica Minolta MarketPlace App, ensuring all our Microsoft 365 users can take advantage of having a simple and secure printing environment.”

    Konica Minolta bizhub i-Series MFPs give IT admins more control over printer access rights by seamlessly and securely connecting to the Microsoft 365 environment. Everyday users who are authenticated and authorized by Azure Active Directory can access and execute print jobs from a Konica Minolta MFP that is shared on the Azure environment by registering their i-Series printer as a shared printer on the Azure portal and downloading the Konica Minolta MarketPlace Universal Print app to the MFP.

    To add more value to Universal Print, Konica Minolta’s multifunction printers provide hybrid print solutions and unified technology of on-premise and cloud printing. These include print management, secure printing and print-from-anywhere including home office to make remote work efficient. Combined with Universal Print, the solutions allow for a smooth digital transformation from on-premise to cloud that keeps pace with each client’s maturity level.

    Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series MFPs support direct printing through Universal Print and the new Universal Print App found in the Konica Minolta MarketPlace. Learn more about the bizhub i-Series online.

  2. Konica Minolta Launches AccurioPress 6272P

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    Ramsey, NJ, (April 19, 2022) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, today announced the release of its AccurioPress 6272P press, designed to help customers rethink monochrome print possibilities. Commercial printers, print-for-pay services and central in-house printing operations are all major target markets for the fully configured digital production press, which replaces the bizhub PRESS 2250P.

    Based on the highly successful single-engine AccurioPress 6136P, this flagship monochrome digital press utilizes dual-engine technology that enables printing more than 16,000 images per hour (ipm). Customers benefit from the AccurioPress 6272P’s best-in-class durability, reliability, productivity, efficiency and automation while optimizing their investment through a low total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to similar speed devices.

    The AccurioPress 6272P prints 272 ipm duplex to meet tight print deadlines and supports a wide range of media, including coated and uncoated stock in weights from 40 gsm up to 350 gsm and ranging from 3.74” x 5.24” to 12.76” x 19.02”. With a maximum input capacity of 18,000 sheets and a maximum output capacity of up to 18,600 sheets with three high-capacity stackers, the press delivers long, uninterrupted runs.

    The tandem-engine combination, achieved through the tandem relay unit (TD-502), provides twice the speed and double the productivity in one integrated production process that offers superior image quality and a wide range of automated features. The press uses LED print heads at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi with technology to ensure smaller fonts are crisp and halftones are smooth, producing stunning monochrome text and images.

    As with the AccurioPress 6136P series, the 6272P uses CIE color space when converting color documents to black and white, creating richer gradations than conventional conversion. Independent front-to-back alignment and a distortion-adjustment function ensure accurate duplex registration for book blocks, technical documents and more. The newly developed pass-through mode secures production in the rare case of a machine error, and the standard paper-cooling system enables all output to be processed immediately offline after printing.

    Enhanced Efficiency by Automation

    For printing companies looking to integrate their printing, and organizations that use digital printing to produce their own in-house publications and promotional materials, AccurioPro, Konica Minolta’s suite of digital solutions for professional printing, boosts speed and efficiency, expands capabilities and services and reduces the need for operational manpower. Together, these features streamline customers’ print jobs and help to boost their profitability.

    A stacking unit and a wide variety of finishing options with an interface to third-parties such as Plockmatic and GBC, enhance the 6272P’s speed and productivity for high-demand printing environments to create print products that stand out and create added value. The press is also compatible with the IQ-501 for managing front-to-back registration and gradation. Additionally with the TD-502, customers can upgrade their existing AccurioPress 6136P and double its productivity to that of the AccurioPress 6272P.

    “This launch represents another great example of how Konica Minolta supports its clients’ digital transformation through advanced automation, fewer human touchpoints and higher productivity with tangible effects that lead to increased, high-quality output with less waste,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “Combining features such as the AccurioPro Print Manager, TD-502 tandem relay unit and IQ-501 for registration ensure this system meets customer demands in high-volume printing environments.”

  3. Konica Minolta Launches IP Pro Portal

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    Ramsey, NJ, (August 12, 2021) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new portal for its industrial print (IP) customers. The IP Pro Portal is designed to help its IP customers access pertinent information and discover new ideas for marketing, growth applications and opportunities to increase profits.

    Intended to provide an environment for business transformation and build a community of profitable businesses through education, networking and shared experience, the portal includes:

    • A forum where customers can ask questions and get answers through a network of other Konica Minolta IP users
    • A marketing repository where customers can get everything from sample files to marketing videos and tools, presentations to new growth applications and proven case studies
    • Technical resources to provide operators with help to be the most efficient and productive running and servicing their presses
    • A cloud-based ink estimating tool for Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV inkjet press and AccurioLabel 230 toner-based production label press

    Content on the IP Pro Portal will be updated on a regular basis to give Konica Minolta’s IP customers the most up-to-date information and ideas to help them increase their profitability.

    “This new IP Pro Portal is another example of our commitment to partnership with our customers, with the most up-to-date resources for success through our entire line of industrial print products, said Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President, Industrial and Production Print, Konica Minolta. “We are committed to helping our customers grow, be more profitable, and more productive.”

    Konica Minolta’s IP customers will receive enrollment information via email to access the portal.

  4. Konica Minolta MFPs Exceed Industry Standards for Cybersecurity Compliance

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    Ramsey, NJ, (July 27, 2021) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced results from penetration testing on its bizhub i-Series multifunction printers, conducted to ensure the product line is compliant with the highest data privacy and endpoint security standards. The bizhub i-Series features multiple next-generation technologies, including solid-state storage, a new code base, firmware and integrated cloud services. No vulnerabilities were found during recent tests performed on the devices by NTT DATA, an internationally respected IT services provider, and the Security division of NTT Ltd.

    Network-connected devices offer end users tremendous opportunities for collaboration and ease of use. Unfortunately, those same endpoint devices are attractive targets for hackers. By exploiting a security vulnerability in a connected device, a skilled hacker can expose an entire network to data theft, business disruption and financial turmoil.

    Konica Minolta puts their products through rigorous internal cybersecurity tests to protect their systems and ensure they meet PCI, HIPAA, FERPA and GDPR compliance requirements. But to further assure customers that the printers exceed industry standards for cybersecurity compliance, Konica Minolta invested in an extra layer of threat protection — penetration tests provided by NTT DATA and the Security division of NTT Ltd.

    Konica Minolta provided a line of its multifunction printers and their source code to NTT DATA for penetration testing. After spending approximately 80 hours trying to hack into the devices, NTT DATA engineers did not find any major security vulnerabilities. These results fortify Konica Minolta’s reputation for offering secure products and helps drive the product line’s success.

    “More and more frequently, our clients are asking us for penetration tests of our products, but I don’t know of a competitor that has contracted a Fortune 500 company with the penetration testing capabilities that NTT DATA has,” said Chris Bilello, Vice President, Solutions and Vertical Market Business Development, Konica Minolta. “In an environment where customers are increasingly and rightfully concerned with security, NTT DATA’s extra testing can provide an added sense of confidence.”

    Visit Konica Minolta online to read the full report or watch a short video about its efforts to protect its systems from vulnerabilities.

  5. Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e Achieves Deinking Certification for Uncoated Paper

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    Ramsey, NJ, (July 15, 2021) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, is pleased to announce its AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press has been accredited by INGEDE, the International Association of the Deinking Industry, for the deinking of uncoated paper printed on the system, enabling such papers to go into the recycling process.

    Deinking is the removal process of printing ink from recovered paper during recycling. Key process steps for deinking are the detachment of ink film from the paper, ink fragmentation into a suitable size range and removal from the pulp slurry.

    “This certification gives our customers confidence they can run the widest range of substrates in the industry, while still being good stewards of the environment,” said Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President, Industrial & Production Print, Konica Minolta Business Solutions. “Our customers count on us to help them provide value to their customers and to the environment. Now, in addition to our exclusive AccurioJet KM-1e UV ink formulation with zero VOC’s, we add complete deinkability to the message.”

    Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press, which has been referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of printing because it has so many uses, already has the INGEDE deinking certification for coated papers, which includes recycled qualities. After rigorous testing and evaluation of uncoated papers by INGEDE, in which the KM-1e press achieved an extremely high rating in the “Assessment of Print Product Recyclability – Deinkability Test” (INGEDE Method 11), the accreditation has been extended.

    The formal accreditation is another positive boost for customers, according to Hidetoshi Omo, Head of Competence KM-1 at Konica Business Solutions Europe. Omo stated, “We are extremely proud to have received the accreditation from INGEDE for the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e, which rewards a great deal of hard work and inspiration from our development teams, and underpins our commitment to sustainability. The AccurioJet KM-1e is a press that enables almost endless possibilities for printing on a vast range of different substrates, and with so few digital presses having achieved this deinking standard, the press stands out even more from the competition now, giving our customers greater possibilities to grow their businesses in a sustainable way.”

    To learn more about the AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press, please visit Konica Minolta online.

  6. Konica Minolta Launches AccurioPress C7100 series

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    Ramsey, NJ, (July 6, 2021) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, is pleased to introduce the AccurioPress C7100 series, digital color presses packed with innovative technologies to create more profitable business opportunities. From intelligent automation and enhanced finishing to flawless quality, advanced capabilities and exceptional durability, customers have the power to grow their businesses through a press that works smarter.

    Succeeding the highly successful AccurioPress C6100 Series, the new AccurioPress C7100 model runs at 100 pages per minute (ppm) with the AccurioPress C7090 at 90ppm. With a focus on optimizing performance, offering new and advanced print products, and growing the entire business, the AccurioPress C7100 series serves more customers and completes more jobs with innovative technologies that power success.

    “Key to the development of the AccurioPress C7100 and AccurioPress C7090 was building a press that works smarter, not harder, with new technologies geared to provide stability, reliability and productivity to make businesses more profitable,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning. “These new models bring the agility that print service providers have come to expect from Konica Minolta, and serve our mission to support our clients’ transformation with opportunities for new revenue sources.”

    Flawless Quality

    Konica Minolta’s latest Simitri V toner is eco-friendly and formulated for performance. Fast melting, energy efficient and low maintenance, it reproduces superb quality on a wider range of media up to 400 g/m2. Combined with an output resolution of 3,600 dpi equivalent x 2,400 dpi, outstanding results are achieved from even the longest print runs.

    Advanced Capabilities

    With auto-duplex banners up to 900mm and the flexibility to handle embossed and textured media, handling of the machines is so simple that the most complex projects can be run by a single operator.

    Intelligent Automation

    By instantly detecting the precise stock being used, the optional Intelligent Media Sensor IM-101 significantly reduces production time. At the same time, the optional IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Care Unit ensures perfectly consistent color quality and front-to-back registration on every print in real time. With no recalibrations or inspections mid-run, users benefit from printing image data now directly comparable with scanning data from IQ-501 with real time variable data print (VDP) inspection. It can be inspected for changes in text and images with real time color and registration adjustment.

    Enhanced Finishing

    As with the entire AccurioPress portfolio, a wide range of finishing and other functions are offered, in addition to booklet-making, stapling, perfect binding and wire binding. Konica Minolta’s TU-510, the world’s first inline cutting finisher, successfully introduced with the AccurioPress C14000 high-volume production printer, is available for the AccurioPress C7100 Series. The TU-510 is a four-edge trimmer and creaser that allows full-bleed finishing support for long sheets, booklets, direct mail and dedicated business card cutting options.

    Exceptional Durability

    Reliability drives profitability. Among the new technologies built into the engine are a more durable lubricated drum, double corona wires with automatic cleaning, an optimized paper transport solution and a double swing registration system for improved paper compatibility and feeding accuracy.

    The AccurioPress C7100 Series is designed to support a highly responsive print room environment where customers rethink agility and offers a choice of different controller front ends from EFI, CREO and Konica Minolta’s own offering to perfectly match customer requirements.

    Helping customers to expand and streamline businesses

    These new models support Konica Minolta’s mission to assist with the transformation of its clients’ companies by sector and industry, predicting potential challenges and creating solutions together. The devices make a powerful impression, with many simply efficient capabilities, ultimately helping customers to expand and streamline their business.

    To learn more about the AccurioPress C7100, please visit Konica Minolta online.

  7. Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e Press Wins BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter Award from Keypoint Intelligence

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    Ramsey, NJ (June 9, 2021) – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce it has received a Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter in Production Print Applications: Output Variety from Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading and independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software and services. Based on research conducted in the North American market, these accolades celebrate those OEMs that best support their customers on reducing costs and/or increasing business based on different printing applications. Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press was specifically recognized for its ability to print on a wide variety of substrates.

    Konica Minolta Provides Output Variety Galore

    Being able to print in a larger variety of substrates increases the number of applications that a print service provider (PSP) can produce and sell. And according to feedback from Keypoint Intelligence, the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e with UV inks enables users to print on an array of media that other cut-sheet technologies cannot, while greeting cards, gift cards, hotel room keys, and even ID badges can be printed on texture film or PVC. Other applications could be printed on synthetics, PET adhesive, polypropylene, and polyethylene.

    “Art applications printed on canvas sizes up to 23″x29.5″ can be output on the KM-1e,” said German Sacristan, Director of On Demand Printing at Keypoint Intelligence. “Additionally, the KM-1e has an offline laser-cutting system specifically built for the B2+ sheet size that is capable of producing different types of sleek finishes. Also important is that Konica Minolta supports its customers’ success with business development and a customized professional service program.”

    “The AccurioJet KM-1e is a key part of our strategy to enable our strategic customers to grow their businesses and maximize their workflow efficiency leading to higher and sustainable long-term profitability,” said Bill Troxil, Senior Vice President, Industrial and Inkjet Printing, Konica Minolta. “This recognition from Keypoint Intelligence affirms our leadership position in the North American marketplace with our LED UV inkjet technology and finishing solutions, and we are proud to receive this honor.”

    Launched in June, 2020, and inheriting excellence from the AccurioJet KM-1, the AccurioJet KM-1e embodies infinite business expansion possibilities, from current business fields to more profitable businesses. The device amplified benefits of the LED UV inkjet technology to maximize quality and printing capability on various types of media such as plastics, backlit signage, transparent film, foiled paper, metallic media, canvas and synthetic substrates. The AccurioJet KM-1e continues to help customers pursue high value-added products where high-quality production, extensive media compatibility and personalization are required.

    Keypoint Intelligence’s Pacesetter Awards in Production Print Applications are aimed at finding the digital print manufacturing vendors that best support their customers in terms of driving applications to success. The companies recognized help buyers communicate more effectively via print, which ultimately contributes to the growth of digital printing.

    Learn more online about Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet press.

  8. Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 Wins BLI 2021 PRO Award from Keypoint Intelligence

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    Ramsey, NJ (May 10, 2021) – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce it has received a Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021 PRO Award from Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading and independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software and services. Granted annually, these awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in production field testing over the previous year. Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 with EFI Fiery IC-319 Controller took top honors in the Outstanding High-Volume CMYK Production Device High-Volume Category and was identified as a trailblazer in the digital production marketplace.

    “Konica Minolta’s innovative IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer has impressed us since its launch, allowing for quick, best practice color setup and media-registration profiling, with inline checking and adjustment tolerances controllable by the operator,” said David Sweetnam, Director of EMEA/Asia Research & Lab Services at Keypoint Intelligence. “This technology helped the device deliver an outstanding performance over our production-length tests where, over 67,000 clicks, the device never drifted above DeltaE00 3.4, nor did it exhibit an image-registration shift of more than 0.3 mm.”

    Another key technology innovation noted by Keypoint Intelligence that separates the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C14000 from its peers is the new TU-510 Versatile Trimmer Unit. This inline, four-edge trimmer and creaser allows full-bleed finishing support for banners, booklets, direct mail and a dedicated business card cutting option.

    “We are extremely pleased to have made such a successful entry into the high-volume toner printing segment with the C14000 Series, affirmed by this honor from Keypoint Intelligence,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “The IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer is our differentiator in the market and allows us to take color consistency and registration accuracy to the next level for our customers. We are tremendously proud to be recognized for this technology.”

    The C14000 Series has won numerous awards since its launch in late 2019, including the “ Good Design Award 2020” from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021,” and most recently the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021, from the Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design forum. In addition, earlier this year both the AccurioPress C14000 and C12000 achieved two Idealliance® certifications – the Digital Electrophotographic Press Certification and ISO/PAS 15339 System Certification.

  9. Konica Minolta Receives BLI PaceSetter Award from Keypoint Intelligence for the Legal Vertical

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    Ramsey, NJ (March 18, 2021) – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce it has received a prestigious Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter Award in Legal Market: Visionary Leadership. Based on research conducted in the North American market, this accolade recognizes the document imaging solution provider that stood out in Keypoint Intelligence’s proprietary study that drilled into key categories including company vision, hardware and software portfolios suitable for the legal market, and professional and IT services. This is the second time Konica Minolta has been honored for its legal solutions, having received the first-ever PaceSetter Award granted in this vertical in 2018.

    The study drilled into approximately 40 points of differentiation spread across key categories including company vision, hardware and software portfolios, and professional and IT services.

    In particular, Konica Minolta rose to the top thanks to its wide range of IT offerings. The company’s All Covered IT services division maintains a legal-specific support practice, The Lawyer’s Help Desk™, with staff specifically trained in leading legal software. Konica Minolta also offers on-premises and cloud-accessible software tailored to legal professionals in areas like document management, billing, financial management, practice management, and e-discovery. Just as importantly, thoughtfully curated and communicated content in its legal portal site enables direct and partner sales personnel to recognize and confidently address the needs of legal customers. These invaluable resources include the sharing of market trends and strategies in legal podcasts and playbooks, a legal certification program for sales reps, and much more.

    “Following an unprecedented year of challenges, particularly for the legal industry, whose business model is not traditionally open to remote working, we are particular honored to be recognized for our efforts to help our clients pivot to an alternative way of practicing law,” said Zina Motley-Weaver, National Practice Manager, Legal and Finance, Konica Minolta. “At Konica Minolta, we believe strongly in being a consultative partner, especially during difficult times, and are at the ready to provide new value in the face of adversity. From those firms who were already strategically partnered with us to support remote work, to those we helped to quickly transition at the start of the pandemic, we are proud to be an ally to this industry.”

    “Konica Minolta has demonstrated impressive foresight with not only an innovative portfolio of products and services for legal market customers but a solid foundation of sales enablement for internal and partner sales teams, too,” said Jamie Bsales, Keypoint Intelligence’s Director of Smart Workplace & Security Analysis. “This invaluable content includes thoughtfully curated and communicated content in its legal portal site, the sharing of market trends and strategies in legal podcasts and playbooks, and a certification program for sales reps that ensures they can confidently address the needs of customers.”

    Read Keypoint Intelligence’s announcement about its BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter Award in Legal online.

  10. Konica Minolta Expands bizhub® i-Series Line with New A4 Monochrome Devices

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    Ramsey, NJ, (February 10, 2021) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, is excited to announce the latest addition to its new generation of the bizhub A4 series, the bizhub 4750i and the 4050i monochrome MFPs and the bizhub 4700i monochrome single function printer (SFP), completing its A4 line.

    The bizhub 4750i and 4050i replace the bizhub 4752 and 4052 and the bizhub 4700i replaces the 4702P. The 4750i has a speed of up to 50 ppm, 4050i is up to 42 ppm, and the 4700i SFP is up to 50 ppm, all faster than their color printer counterparts. All models offer reduced running costs over their predecessors, and the bizhub 4750i and 4050i have color scanning capabilities.

    “Our updated A4 lineup features nearly identical user interface and software compatibility, consistent with our award-winning A3 products, with everything from the engines to the toner made by Konica Minolta. We are also pleased to be able to offer our clients a more affordable price and smaller footprint with the same functionality they expect from all our MFPs,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “With the addition of these new monochrome models, our A4 product line is now complete, providing the ease of use we have become known for in the industry with the choice of color or black and white.”

    The ease and simplicity of the upgraded bizhub A4 MFPs feature a modernized user interface that is intuitive and efficient, offering the user clear and short steps for completing tasks. The models are equipped with standard 5 GB memory, a 256 GB solid state drive (SSD), PS, PCL & XPS Controller, Wireless Connectivity and Web Browser, Super G3 Fax (standard on the 4750i and optional on the 4050i), Standard Gigabit Ethernet, Duplex Unit, 80-sheet Dual Scan Document Feeder, Standard USB 2.0 (supports local printing), Toner (Yield: 20K), Imaging Unit and many other features.

    The 4700i SFP offers 4 GB standard memory, includes PS, PCL & XPS controller, an Automatic Duplex Unit, 500-sheet Paper Cassette, Fast Ethernet, High-speed USB 2.0 Host, 20K Toner Cartridge, and a 200K Imaging Unit. All machines ship with generous, full-size 20K toner cartridges rather than “starter” cartridges. Security for the bizhub A4 series remains a high priority, with all of the standard features included to secure customers’ data, plus the optional Bitdefender virus scan on the MFP devices to ensure customers’ data is always protected.

    Customers looking for a mixed fleet of A4 and A3 printers will experience the same award-winning user interface, functionality and platform offered by the entire bizhub i-Series line. Konica Minolta’s line of A3 printers recently received Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award.

    The web browser is standard and the Konica Minolta MarketPlace is enabled and ready to use on the bizhub 4750i and 4050i. The Konica Minolta MarketPlace is a great source for cutting-edge technology, with new apps being developed to make the i-Series MFPs even more powerful in all the right categories. Scanning, printing, social networking, security, document management and cloud-based apps are all easy to access and designed to help increase productivity.

    In addition, the i-Series MFPs support Konica Minolta’s new free Personalize app and Personalize with Follow-You Persona subscriptions, which offer users the ability to customize the display of their MFPs according to their individual preferences upon authenticating to the device. Functions and features as well as their language of choice can be matched to their own individual working behavior and routines, decreasing the time employees spend in front of their devices and increasing efficiency and operational cost savings.

    Features include:

    • 5 GB Memory pre-installed (4750i/4050i); 4 GB Memory pre-installed (4700i)
    • 256 GB self-encrypting, high performance solid state drive, which is faster and more secure than conventional hard disk technology (4750i/4050i)
    • “Floating” Panel with new UI that requires fewer clicks to complete common tasks; “Classic” UI can also be used
    • Secure network integration, data encryption and advanced user authentication
    • Mobile Connectivity to print anytime from anywhere
    • Reduced energy consumption and costs
    • Short warm-up time
    • MarketPlace pre-installed, with three popular free apps included (4750i/4050i)
    • Personalize with Follow-You Persona (optional on 4750i/4050i)
    • Bitdefender Anti-Virus Scan (MFP option)

    Konica Minolta has received many more industry accolades for its bizhub i-Series, including Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI) PaceSetter award 2020-2021 in Ease of Use: Enterprise Devices, the international Red Dot and Good Design awards for product design, ASTOR Homeland Security Awards and Better Buys Editor’s Choice awards.

    The bizhub i-Series monochrome devices offer versatile configurations to meet customer requirements in terms of workflow, applications and budget. Learn more online about the bizhub 4750i, 4050i and 4700i.