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Konica Minolta Announces bizhub C554/C454 High-Speed Color MFPs

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub C554/C454 Series of Color Multifunctional Products (MFP - print, copy, fax and scan all in one system).  Offering advanced features, functions and built-in benefits that allow for a fully customizable workflow solution, as well as the recently launched INFO-Palette design, this new series brings easy access to important business information with added functionality, enhanced connectivity, and improved workflow.

With output speeds of 55 ppm (bizhub C554) and 45 ppm (bizhub C454) in both color and B&W, both models feature modular finishing options to produce high-quality and professional-looking stapled, hole-punched, saddle-stitched, even tri-folded output.  The bizhub C554/C454 series offers high maximum paper capacity of up to 6,650 sheets, with standard dual paper feed cabinets and optional large capacity paper units for long print runs without operator intervention. Accommodating media in sizes up to 12” x 18” and weights from 14 lb. bond paper (52 gsm) to 100 lb. cover stock (300 gsm), the newest bizhubs include Konica Minolta’s exclusive Emperon print system, a 1,200 dpi print resolution for high quality images, and improved scanning speeds of up to 160 originals per minute.  Special features provide superior performance for today’s specialized healthcare, legal and educational applications – including seamless integration with industry-standard software and enhanced security to protect sensitive patient, client and student information.

In addition, Konica Minolta’s INFO-Palette design offers bizhub C554/C454 series users the new control panel interface with a “touch & swipe” feel similar to the latest advanced mobile devices.  Featuring a large, bright 9" color screen and next-generation functions such as pop-up menus, scrolling function keys and customizable command icons, this new control panel further streamlines document management. 

“Konica Minolta focuses on the integration of solutions and services as a key element of our ongoing innovation in making our products user-friendly and completely customizable,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The new Konica Minolta bizhub C554/C454 series speeds workflows and exemplifies why customers across a broad range of market segments can count on Konica Minolta for customer-driven solutions that address their unique business needs and enhance their overall productivity.”

Despite high-speed, high-volume productivity, the bizhub C554/C454 are remarkably quiet in operation, even performing auto-finishing tasks. The single-pass, high-speed document feeder is smooth and quiet, and the paper path has been redesigned for low-noise running from every paper drawer. Stapling, folding and hole-punching options have improved internal mechanisms to reduce noise as well. Fewer cooling fans and quieter warning alarms contribute to a more comfortable work environment.

The bizhub C554/C454 series also features the newest generation of Konica Minolta’s exclusive Simitri HD toner formulation that uses biomass plant- based materials to reduce environmental impact and fuses to paper at lower temperatures to reduce power consumption.


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