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Konica Minolta’s launches mono production system




Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has launched the bizhub PRO 1051 mono production print system offering up to of 6,300 impressions an hour (105 prints per minute), with a maximum duty cycle of two million prints a month.

As the new bizhub PRO 1051 uses an LED (Light Emitting Diode) printer head, it requires fewer moving parts than a laser print head and is more reliable. Because the LED printing process is less complex, it is also more precise offering superb screening and exposure quality. In addition the Linux based high performance RIP embedded with the bizhub PRO 1051 uses advanced screening technology with a tone curve utility for customised adjustment of tone curves and screening.

Substrate usage is highly flexible in weights between 40 and 350gsm. Konica Minolta's bizhub PRO systems are designed to meet the print industry's preferred bleed size for media of SRA3 (320 by 450mm). This allows full size A3 documents with trim marks and A4 booklets to be trimmed to size. Maximum paper capacity is 14,000 sheets from eight sources.

For online finishing the bizhub PRO 1051 offers a comprehensive range of modular options with combinations of folding, punching, booklet making, perfect binding and staple finishing all supported. Also available is a smart punch unit for GBC style binding that includes the availability of numerous customer replaceable die sets for plastic comb, velo bind, wire bind and so on. Large capacity trolley stacking units are available for off-line finishing.

As the bizhub PRO 1051 staples and punches at the full rated speed of 6,300 impressions an hour there is no loss of speed for producing finished documents as against sheet production.

Importantly, the bizhub PRO 1051 conforms to the guidelines of the International Energy Star Program for reduced energy consumption and improved efficiency. In addition the bizhub PRO 1051 benefits from using Konica Minolta's patented Simitri HD Polymerised Toner with smaller, smoother, more uniform toner particles for fusing at lower temperatures and producing high quality images.

Commenting on the bizhub PRO 1051 launch Pauline Brooks, Group Product Manager Production Print said, "The bizhub PRO 1051 builds on the tremendous success of Konica Minolta's mono production print range. It offers a number of significant technical enhancements such as LED print technology and an embedded high performance RIP. Combined with its versatile substrate handling and wide range of finishing options, we believe the bizhub PRO 1051 will be much in demand for in-plant print rooms and commercial printers.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd

Tel: 01908 200400

Web: www.konicaminolta.co.uk