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Konica Expands its Color Imaging Line-Up with the Konica 7820 and 7830

Press release from the issuing company

WINDSOR, Conn., Jan. 22 -- Konica Business Technologies, Inc. (Konica), the innovation leader in digital imaging solutions and a subsidiary of Konica Corporation, today introduced two new color imaging systems -- the 7820 and 7830 series digital printers. Further expanding Konica's family of color products, the 7820 and 7830 Color Imaging Systems deliver impressive print speeds of 20 and 30 pages per minute (ppm) in color, and 24 and 37ppm in B&W, respectively. Built with advanced LED technology, the 7820 and 7830 are productivity printers, providing superb image quality, vibrant and accurate color output, and reliable high-speed operation to the small workgroup and departmental environments. Ideal replacements for B&W printers or slower laser-based color printers, the Konica digital printers make time and cost savings possible by providing the option of bringing short-run color print jobs in-house. Fast and reliable, the 7820 and 7830 are available with up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Large format printing capabilities enable the new printers to produce high quality prints of complex documents such as engineering drawings, and signage and banners on up to 12? x 47.24? stock. The printers' media handling capabilities enable precise output of presentations, spreadsheets, transparencies, labels and forms. High print speeds, fast first print times, and flexible network connectivity for on-demand printing make the 7820 and 7830 strong contributors to office productivity and workflow. "Konica's introduction of the faster and more flexible 7820 and 7830 systems strengthens our position in the rapidly evolving color printing market, and at the same time further defines our leadership in providing solutions to a diverse customer base, from large print shops to the small office," said William H. Brewster, vice president, marketing, Konica Business Technologies, Inc. "Competitive price points, coupled with superior image quality and substantial standard features like duplexing and industry-leading image resolution, make these machines strong contenders in a growing marketplace." Replacing Konica's popular 7812 and 7821 Color Imaging Systems, the 7820 and 7830 generate quick, precise color printing with the incorporation of advanced single-pass color digital technology, utilizing four in-line digital LED printheads and image drums to speed the page through and apply four colors in a single pass. New auto color balancing technology minimizes user maintenance by self-diagnosing the printheads and consumables usage on a periodic basis -- for instance, when the toner has been changed or after a certain number of prints -- and self-adjusting the settings for continued optimal output without the need to print color scales or test sheets. Additionally, the 7820 and 7830 offer increased engine performance with powerful 450 MHz and 600 MHz processors, new standard job accounting software, and improved monthly page volumes of up to 100,000 pages for the 7820 and 150,000 pages for the 7830. In addition, enhanced duplexing capabilities -- standard on the 7820dxn and 7830dxn models -- reduce paper and consumables use, while lowering per- page print costs. Both models also provide superior paper handling, with 630/650-sheet standard and 1,690/2,850-sheet maximum paper capacity, and the ability to support a wide variety of stock right out of the box. Both the 7820 and 7830 incorporate improved auto media detect technology, eliminating the need for users to navigate multiple print management windows at the desktop by automatically recognizing available paper stock and adjusting print speeds as needed for each individual print job. Highlighted 7820/7830 Features * Print speeds of 20ppm color and 24ppm B&W for the 7820 series * Print speeds of 30ppm color and 37ppm B&W for the 7830 series * Available with duplex printing capability (dxn models) * Single-pass color LED digital technology * Superb image quality of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (dxn models) * Standard 10GB hard drive on dxn models and 7830n series, optional on 7820n * Flexible network connectivity with standard network card, supports 10/100 BaseT interfaces and multiple network operating systems * Up to 110-lb. index standard paper stock support for both models * 630/650-sheet standard and 1,690/2,850-sheet maximum paper capacity Pricing and Availability The Konica 7820 and 7830 are available through Konica's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 7820n is $3,999 and the 7820dxn is $6,499. The MSRP for the 7830n is $6,599 and for the 7830dxn is $8,199.