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Konica Minolta Medical South Africa
enters the market
                                                                                                  CONTENTS



Product News                                             International Event
Konica Minolta introduces the bizhub                     Successful impact at IPEX 2010                          34-35
PRESS C6000 and bizhub PRESS C7000                 2-3

Konica Minolta extends its bizhub PRESS
                                                         Partnership
series range by introducing the bizhub
PRESS C8000                                        4-5   Konica Minolta South Africa and
                                                         Printech embrace the future of printing
The bizhub 20 and 20P, big on office
                                                         through partnership agreement                           36-37
tasks, small in size, perfect for the desktop      6-7
                                                         An easy match                                               38

Application News
                                                         Achievement
bizhub BPM: thinking inside the box                8-9
                                                         Another Konica Minolta South Africa
Konica Minolta South Africa increases
                                                         professional joins expert rank                              39
customer satisfaction with bizhub vCare          10-11
                                                         Konica Minolta South Africa wins at the
                                                         Africa Print Exhibition                                 40-41
Value Added Offerings
Companies urged to formalise printing            12-13
                                                         Awards
From technology to methodology and
                                                         Konica Minolta South Africa receives
beyond                                           14-15
                                                         Diamond Arrow Award                                         42
Managed Print Services (MPS) results
                                                         Konica Minolta wins BLI’s 2011 MFP
in business optimisation and cost savings        16-17
                                                         ‘Line of the Year’ Award                                    43
Trends: Making VDP more effective                   18
                                                         Konica Minolta’s bizhub C35 receives
                                                         BERTL’s Best Award                                      44-45
Environmental News                                       Konica Minolta South Africa scores a hat
Eco Vision                                          19   trick, wins Pcounter Europe Partner of the
                                                         Year Award for the third consecutive year                   46
Green my office: a new approach to office
work                                             20-21
Konica Minolta’s green toner                             Product Tables
leads market – by far                            22-23
                                                         Digital Production Presses I digital colour             47-50
Konica Minolta South Africa addresses climate
change through the planting of 4 500 trees    24-25      Digital Production Presses I digital black
                                                         & white                                                 51-52
Polymerised toner, an innovative choice          26-27
                                                         Office I digital colour multifunctional printers        53-55
Konica Minolta South Africa recycles its waste      28
Konica Minolta South Africa intensifies green            Office I colour laser printer                               56
activities                                          29   Office I digital black & white multifunctional
                                                         printers                                                57-59

                                                         Office I digital black & white laser printers               60
Industry News
                                                         Office I fax machines                                       60
Office equipment: It’s no longer just
hardware                                         30-31

Local printing industry increases green                  This Newsletter is printed on environmentally friendly paper,
commitment, focuses on skills                      32    Hi-Q Titan plus, which is manufactured in accordance
                                                         with the most stringent environmental protection and
Trends: Curb paper wastage, boost ROI,                   sustainable development standards. Only wood from
productivity                                       33    sustainable forests is used.
                 Message from the
                                                                     F   or the first time in eighteen months I can honestly say we
                                                                         can see a noticeable increase in the demand for our
                                                                     products across all the segments. We have waited a long time
                                                                     for some entry level A4 equipment to compete in the segment
                 managing director                                   one market and at last we are in a position to improve our
                                                                     competitive advantage here, as well with the introduction of
                                                                     two really great pieces of equipment namely the bizhub B20
                                                                     and bizhub C25.
                                                                     Our asset management is still very well controlled and the
                                                                     returns we are currently producing are also most acceptable.
                                                                     As I look into the future, I see ourselves being part of a ‘third
                                                                     digital revolution’ in the history of our company, that being the
                                                                     migration from analogue to digital in the x-ray industry. Our
                                                                     company has managed the first two digital revolutions very
                                                                     well, the first being analogue to digital black & white and the
                                                                     second being digital black & white to digital colour.
                                                                     So with the very good experience we have in managing all
                                                                     aspects of the migration from analogue to digital, I truly believe
                                                                     that this new division will be as big a success as the others
                                                                     have been. Lastly, we are into the final quarter of this financial
                                                                     year and we need to maintain current sales momentum so that
                                                                     we cross the finish line on a real good high.




ENVIRONMENT - GREEN BY DESIGN

At Konica Minolta, we are constantly working to reduce our environmental footprint and improve its efficiency. Here are a few of
the earth-friendly innovations we’ve developed to help stay green.

Simitri Polymerized Toner: Konica Minolta's Simitri Polymerized Toner achieves an approximately 40% reduction in CO2
emissions during production, as compared with toners produced by conventional pulverisation methods.

IH Fixing Technology: Konica Minolta's Induction Heating (IH) fixing technology reduces power consumption during the fixing
process and results in shorter warm-up time.

Optimal Power Control: The power in Konica Minolta devices is optimised for each operating mode, eliminating wasted power.
For example, when the C650/C550 are printing from a PC or receiving a fax, the power supply is adjusted so that no electricity is
sent to the scanner or other idle sections.

Duplex Printing: When it comes to forest resource conservation, paper use reduction in offices is important; double-sided printing
is an effective means of achieving such reduction. The bizhub C650/C550/C451 realise high-speed printing when outputting double-
sided colour pages, thanks to a paper feed control system that feeds three sheets alternately. This system offers productivity equal
to single-sided printing, and makes it easier to reduce paper use in offices.

Toner Recycling System: Original Toner Recycling: Our original Toner Recycling System collects, recycles, and re-uses toner
that is not transferred to the paper during the printing process in MFPs. This results in saving 20% of the toner from going to waste
without reducing image/print quality.

Outer Casing Plastics: The outer casing parts for every Konica Minolta MFP are made from the same two types of plastic, creating
a closed material-recycling loop for recycling plastics from end-of-life MFPs and incorporating them into the production of newer
models. With this process, we have enabled the recycling of high purity plastics, recycling approximately 100 tons of plastics
annually.

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                               PRODUCT NEWS


                   bizhub press C6000/C7000


                                                 Konica Minolta introduces the
                                         bizhub PRESS C6000 and
                                            bizhub PRESS C7000
>>> The innovative bizhub PRESS C6000
                                                   T
                                                         heir amazing imaging capabilities in combination with a
                                                         sturdy construction, professional feature set and
        and bizhub PRESS C7000 high speed                attractive affordability make the bizhub PRESS C6000
    colour systems take image quality and          and the bizhub PRESS C7000 ideal entry-level production
                                                   solutions for Centralised Reprographic Departments (CRDs),
           consistency to new heights. Print       print providers and professionals in advertising agencies. The
        providers cannot go wrong choosing         bizhub PRESS C6000 and bizhub PRESS C7000 offer a lot
                                                   more than high speed colour printing: with impressive 60ppm
                either one of Konica Minolta’s     and 71ppm respectively in colour as well as black & white.
                                                   They guarantee a smooth processing performance and the
           dependable digital colour presses.
                                                   flexible choice of four different controllers fulfils varied user
                                                   requirements.




                                                       No limits to colour and quality




    bizhub PRESS C6000
    -   Superb print quality
    -   Fast 60ppm colour print speed
    -   Professional media flexibility


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    bizhub PRESS C7000
    -   Superb print quality
    -   Fast 71ppm colour print speed
    -   Professional media flexibility




Thanks to Konica Minolta’s own advanced colour processing            A sturdy, metal construction provides absolute dependability
technology in combination with second-generation Simitri HD          while the compact design facilitates installation at locations
toner for enhanced heavy paper productivity and dramatically         with limited space. Not to forget the remarkable registration
improved image quality, the bizhub PRESS C6000 and                   accuracy, which ensures perfect results in duplex printing such
bizhub PRESS C7000 provide essential requirements with               as brochures and booklets. Convenient operation and ease of
regard to quality, reliability, ease of use and economy - merits     use are other important attributes of the bizhub PRESS C6000
that are just as important for CRDs, print providers, advertising    and bizhub PRESS C7000.
agencies and the graphic arts and design community.

The bizhub PRESS C6000 and bizhub PRESS C7000
excel with versatile media handling and paper processing             These innovative colour digital presses
capabilities that cover a great variety of paper sizes and
weights. Up to 7 500 sheets input and maximum 3 100 sheets                combine high-speed colour print
output capability are ideal for short and long production runs.
This extensive media flexibility, as well as the attractive range
                                                                             production with an extensive
of in-line finishing capabilities that include punching, stapling,         range of professional integrated
folding, booklet making and post insertion, make light work of
producing the most diverse materials.                                                finishing facilities.




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                            PRODUCT NEWS


                         bizhub PRESS C8000




                                                      Konica Minolta extends its
                     bizhub PRESS series range
           by introducing the bizhub PRESS C8000


       >>> Introduced in September 2010
                                                    T
                                                          his is the perfect choice for catalogue, manual, textbook,
                                                          book cover, booklet, transpromo, direct marketing and
                          with a big bang at the          postcard printing. The bizhub PRESS C8000 enables
        Africa Print Exhibition in Sandton,         printers to expand their business with easier workflows and
                                                    new applications. The high print speed of up to 80 A4 colour
     the bizhub PRESS C8000 extends the             pages per minute ensures the timely completion of any
             Konica Minolta range of digital        production run. Short-run and higher volume print jobs can be
                                                    produced on schedule and even the tightest deadline kept.
             colour presses at the very top.
           As the innovative choice for any         First class consistency, accuracy and precision create an
                                                    offset-like image quality and gives the bizhub PRESS C8000
                    short-run digital colour job,   reproduction capabilities that are one step ahead of what is
      the bizhub PRESS C8000 guarantees             available in the market. The image technology adopted for the
                                                    bizhub PRESS C8000 includes 1200 x 1200 dpi x 8-bit full
               a fast turnaround and better         colour resolution with smoothing for matchless clarity and
                                                    precision. Konica Minolta’s S.E.A.D II technology and a highly
                    profit from higher margins.
                                                    accurate laser beam position raise reliability and durability.

                                                    Most of the capabilities listed for the bizhub PRESS C8000 also
                                                    apply to the other products in Konica Minolta’s new bizhub
                                                    PRESS family, the bizhub PRESS C6000 and bizhub PRESS
                                                    C7000. These innovative colour digital presses combine high-
                                                    speed colour print production with an extensive range of
                                                    professional integrated finishing facilities. With their amazing
                                                    imaging capabilities and absolutely consistent print quality, the
                                                    bizhub PRESS C6000 and bizhub C7000 open up a new era
                                                    of superb quality colour reproduction. Their inimitable
                                                    modularity provides unmatched versatility and ensures perfect
                                                    adaptability to the entry production environment. This as well
                                                    as their robust design and impressive media flexibility
                                                    distinguish the bizhub PRESS series from any other product in
                                                    their class.




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                               Highlights of the
                               bizhub PRESS series
                               benefits:
                              Latest imaging technology promising finer colour, enhanced
                              print quality and swifter production speed.

                              Groundbreaking 8-bit colour depth prints smooth gradients
                              without a visible moiré pattern. This guarantees close to
bizhub PRESS C8000            offset results that are brighter and more constant than what
                              digital technology could previously achieve.
-   Singular image quality
                              Highly versatile media handling, a sturdy and reliable
-   Impressive 80ppm colour
                              build, professional finishing versatility and simplified
    production speed
                              workflow integration increase overall productivity and
-   Amazing modularity        create ample opportunities for new business.
-   Sophisticated finishing
    capabilities              Impressive colour print speeds of between 60 and
                              80 A4 pages per minute ensure the fast completion of
                              any print run, whether short-run jobs or higher print
                              volumes.

                              Adaptability to any environment and requirement is
                              guaranteed with the flexible choice of four different
                              controllers for the bizhub PRESS C6000 and bizhub
                              PRESS C7000 respectfully, with three controller choices
                              for the bizhub PRESS C8000 (not compatible with
                              IC-413).

                              The controller alternatives include an external EFI Fiery
                              (IC-306) as perfect all-rounder; an internal Fiery
                              (IC-413) for ease of use in combination with colour
                              management and extensive security features; an
                              external CREO controller (IC-307) for VDP applications
                              and enhanced colour quality; and the embedded Konica
                              Minolta controller (IC-601) for affordable colour
                              management and seamless integration with a wide
                              range of Konica Minolta applications.




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                                 PRODUCT NEWS


                                 bizhub 20 and 20P




The bizhub 20 and 20P, big on office tasks,
                                             small in size, perfect for the desktop



                                                        C
     >>> Konica Minolta South Africa’s A4                    onveniently situated on one’s personal desktop, they
                                                             provide extra flexibility and confidentiality, for example in
    bizhub 20 and 20P monochrome models                      financial or human resources departments. The
            complement productive corporate             bizhub 20 combines printing, copying, faxing and colour
                                                        scanning capabilities, while the bizhub 20P specialises in
    output solutions. The particular appeal             easing the print load of a small workgroup.
           of each model lies in its fast output
                                                        “Small but powerful is the most accurate description for our two
                           speed and small footprint.   new bizhub models,” says Andrew Griffith, product manager
                                                        Office Products – Konica Minolta South Africa. They feature a
                                                        very fast print speed and almost instantaneous availability. Up
                                                        to 30 monochrome pages can be processed in just one minute.
                                                        It takes a mere 8.5 seconds for the first print out.




bizhub 20 and 20P
-   Superb print quality
-   Up to 30 ppm monochrome
    print speed
-   1,200 x 1,200 dpi printing
    resolution




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With their handy dimensions and lightweight
design, the two new bizhubs can be placed next
to one’s personal workplace. This adds to both
convenient access and confidential workflows.
Both devices easily integrate into existing
printing networks.




    Duplex printing is
    ideal for significantly
    reducing paper
    usage.




The two models are equipped with a 250 sheet paper tray plus      With multifunctional products in particular, user rights may
a 50 sheet multipurpose tray that can be extended to an overall   need to be limited, explains Griffith. The user authentication
paper capacity of 800 sheets for the bizhub 20P and 550           found in both models, however, makes it easy to limit general
sheets for the bizhub 20. The multifunctional product and the     access to certain functions, such as print, copy, scan or USB
printer allow printing with a 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution and    direct print.
includes a standard duplexing unit.
                                                                  “In addition, Konica Minolta South Africa’s state-of-the-art
“While the bizhub 20P offers its users reliable and highly        printing and office communication devices make a contribution
efficient monochrome printing capabilities, the bizhub 20         to environmental sustainability and economic use of
covers all daily office jobs. Printing, copying, faxing and       resources,” adds Griffith.
scanning are effortless with the new personal all-rounder.
Users can scan directly to e-mail, to FTP, to SMB and to USB.     From an environmentally awareness point of view, duplex
Scanning is available both in monochrome and in full colour –     printing, is ideal for significantly reducing paper usage.
a fact that is very useful when working with pictures, articles   Furthermore, the bizhub 20 and 20P have been certified with
from papers or magazines or when amending other pre-printed       Blue Angel and Energy Star power consumption compliance.
material,” says Griffith.                                         These awards testify to the devices’ low energy consumption,
                                                                  quiet operation and easy indoor operation. Both models come
When it comes to copying, the bizhub 20 reaches a high speed      with an efficient power save mode and long-life toner, which
of up to 30 copies a minute. Thanks to the standard duplex        leads to better toner yields.
ADF, multi-page documents can be processed quickly and
easily.




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                                         bizhub BPM



bizhub BPM:
thinking inside the box

                                                                 >>> Electronic document management
                                                                                   has become both simple and
                                                                             straightforward with the bizhub
                                                                     business process management (BPM)
                                                                                           range of solutions from
                                                                                  Konica Minolta South Africa.




                                                              T
                                                          “          oday’s organisations need document management
                                                                     solutions that go beyond mere document creation and
                                                                     filing. Business users need ease of access to any type
                                                              of content or document when and where they need it and the
                                                              ability to control documents throughout the organisation so that
                                                              they are secure and accessible,” said Mohammed Vachiat,
                                                              product manager Professional Services – Konica Minolta
                                                              South Africa.

                                                              bizhub BPM offers a complete answer to any business’
                                                              electronic content and document management needs,
                                                              irrespective of the size of the business. “It delivers on the
                                                              promises of document security, control and access without the
                                                              technical complexity and costs typically associated with
                                                              document management solutions.

                                                              bizhub BPM has the ability to automate repetitive business
                                                              processes using configurable workflow, by ensuring that these
                                                              tasks are completed as efficiently and cost-effectively as
                                                              possible, which means managers can monitor and measure
                                                              performance and ensure optimum output from the business
                                                              and its most costly resource – staff.

                                                              The solution integrates directly and easily with popular
                                                              applications such as Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. This
                                                              allows for instant archival of items such as purchase orders,
                 Mohammed Vachiat,
product manager Professional Services                         delivery notes, e-mails, mail attachments, invoices and other
         – Konica Minolta South Africa                        important documents.




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bizhub BPM is compatible with an existing office copier or
multifunctional printer, therefore no special scanners are
required to convert paper and hard copy documents into
electronic format as they are received. It is also browser-based    n document security
for ease of user adoption and instant return on investment.
                                                                    n freedom from paper
Furthermore, bizhub BPM simplifies compliance by ensuring
that a business easily meets its legal and regulatory document      n no annual licence fees
storage requirements. It helps a business speed up month-end
cycles and lengthy audit processes with its quick and user-
                                                                    n unlimited number of users
friendly system functionality.

Other benefits include: freedom from paper, no annual licence
                                                                    n configurable workflow
fees, unlimited number of users, configurable workflow,
support for multiple types of content and file formats, including
video and audio, easy finance model with no upfront capital
outlay, installation and configuration are included.




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                                         bizhub vCare



               Konica Minolta South Africa increases customer
                                        satisfaction with                                                  vCare
                                >>> Konica Minolta South Africa, has announced the release of its
               bizhub vCare system, offering remote monitoring for maximised performance.




T
     he system, which was developed by Konica Minolta            The system improves first service call effectiveness, delivers
     Business Technologies Japan, was designed to enhance        proactive service and facilitates intelligent supply management,
     customer care through the efficient management of           due to bizhub vCare collecting all MFP counter and status
Konica Minolta multifunctional printers (MFPs), such as print,   information.
copy, scan and fax, all in one system.
                                                                 bizhub vCare is important in two significant ways. Firstly, the
According to Greg Griffith, national software services           aim is to optimise customer satisfaction. bizhub vCare will help
manager – Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), the system         ensure that all Konica Minolta South Africa MFPs are kept in
consists of a bizhub vCare Server and bizhub vCare enabled       peak operating condition and ready to perform mission-critical
MFPs and allows for the quick and efficient interchange of       applications when required.
data, between the bizhub vCare enabled MFPs and the bizhub
vCare Server via the Internet, e-mail or a GPRS modem.           Secondly, the highly competitive market environment combined
                                                                 with wider adoption of colour MFPs makes it critical that
                                                                 consumables are managed effectively. Accurate counter
                                                                 readings and a high level of service efficiency are of utmost
                                                                 importance. The capabilities of bizhub vCare directly address
                                                                 these issues.

                                                                 Virtually any KMSA device user can benefit from bizhub vCare.
                                                                 It provides greater returns for organisations that demand the
           Features of bizhub vCare                              maximum machine uptime for their Konica Minolta workgroup
           include:                                              and/or production print MFPs.

                                                                 The bizhub vCare counter reading will free customers from the
           - automated counter                                   counter reading process, thereby eliminating monthly calls or
             readings                                            faxes. bizhub vCare generates automated counter readings on
                                                                 a daily, weekly or monthly basis, providing prompt and exact
                                                                 counter readings that ensure billing accuracy.
           - service alerts
                                                                 In addition, because the bizhub vCare system can monitor
           - supply warnings                                     toner and other supply levels in bizhub vCare enabled devices,
                                                                 it can signal the need for a supply order. This allows KMSA
                                                                 and its partners to send supplies to customers on a ‘just in time’
           - parts life alerts                                   basis, reducing or even eliminating the need to stockpile
                                                                 goods.
           - MFP firmware
             reporting                                           When it comes to the service advantage, bizhub vCare will
                                                                 inform participating service departments of any problematic
                                                                 devices. Further, it will let the service department know if a
                                                                 device requires preventative maintenance.




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Thanks to the wealth of technical information provided by            The system’s automation reduces maintenance costs and
bizhub vCare, the system makes proactive service possible            boosts both productivity and efficiency in organisations.
and leads to better management of service calls, reduction in
service costs and increased customer satisfaction.                   The automation of services, such as ordering of consumables,
                                                                     service notifications and counter readings are all based on a
For small or midsize companies and commercial printers or            24/7 monitoring of the output device, allowing for an
print providers, round the clock reliability and availability of     uninterrupted business day. Precise details from low toner, the
output devices is a business necessity.                              fine points of a technical issue and automatic checking of
                                                                     volumes, can now all be sent remotely to KMSA’s team to
For this reason, the bizhub vCare system also provides a state-      supply, solve and/or support.
of-the-art machine-to-machine communication between output
devices and the KMSA service division, through a secure
connection from an installed output device to KMSA via GPRS,
e-mail or HTTP.

The mobile connection is a vast differentiator regarding remote                The system improves
care as it relays all relevant systems data in real time to mobile        first service call effectiveness,
devices, advising the service experts immediately of routine
maintenance or any other required rectification, or any other             delivers proactive service and
technical issue. This assists in instant service, thereby avoiding
disruptive downtime and allowing the business to concentrate
                                                                            facilitates intelligent supply
on its core function.                                                                management




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                                                     IT Web




Companies urged to formalise printing
                         >>> Organisations should formalise document production processes and
                                  leverage the technology on offer to avoid wastage in print services.




T                                                                    Environmental ignorance
      his is according to Andrew Griffith, product manager
      Office Products – Konica Minolta South Africa,
      commenting on the findings of the joint ITWeb and              The survey also asked the respondents to reveal if they were
Konica Minolta South Africa Managed Print Services survey,           aware of the environmental effects of printing services in their
which determined that many organisations discard their               organisations. However, it was disappointing to note that the
print-outs, albeit to varying degrees.                               majority (55.1 percent) said they were not aware of the
                                                                     environmental effects with the balance saying they were.
Attracting a total of 116 respondents, the following statistics
were revealed; approximately a third threw away up to                With this finding, the only way to change this is through
10 percent of prints, a further fifth confirmed that they            education. Companies should educate and inform as many
discarded roughly 21 percent and the remainder disposed of           people as possible about the direct and indirect benefits and
up to 20 percent of prints.                                          continuously promote awareness.

One of the potential pitfalls of centralised printing is that as a   Regarding company earnings, the survey also determined that
consequence of multiple users printing to the same device,           the majority of organisations expected Managed Print Services
there is a high percentage of 'lost' print-outs that either get      to affect their bottom line with 33.33 percent saying the effects
mixed up with someone else's job or are taken in error.              of the services were more than expected, while 20.24 percent
                                                                     said it was much as anticipated. Only 9.52 percent said the
To curtail such wastages and avoid unnecessary prints,               effects on the bottom line were less than expected and
companies need to utilise the multifunctional digital mailbox        5.95 percent said they were unsure.
functionality or, a print server based document accounting
software package, that allows users to release documents             After asking the respondents to reveal if they had software in
purely on-demand.                                                    place to measure print service costs, a high number of
                                                                     57.58 percent of respondents noted that they did not have
                                                                     such software against a 26.26 percent who did, while
                                                                     16.6 percent said they were unsure. In that vein, the survey
                                                                     inadvertently determined some of the reasons why print
                                                                     services take a bigger toll on a company’s bottom line.

                                                                     Deploying software to measure print costs should be a must
                                                                     for any organisation. In a medium to large business
                                                                     environment, being 50 users or more, the software is crucially
                                                                     important with regards to control, accountability and on-going
                                                                     cost and productivity optimisation.

                                                                     In smaller business environments, the standard user
                                                                     authentication that most multifunctional devices provide will be
                                                                     sufficient in controlling the usage of the device or devices.




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With important business information travelling across
the network at all times, it is vitally important that the
security and sanctity of that data is protected.




Prioritising document security

Referring to document security, the survey asked the           The survey confirmed that document security is fast gaining
respondents about the solutions that their organisations       importance, as more and more people realise that in today's
deployed. The majority (31.31 percent) responded that they     modern and sophisticated business environment, an
relied on standard device user authentication and account      organisation's proprietary and confidential data is no longer
tracking followed by 26.26 percent who revealed that they      stored in the company vault or in a filing cabinet, but is
implemented company-specific print policies, while             distributed and stored as electronic data within their network.
10.1 percent said they trusted document accounting and         With important business information travelling across the
device optimisation software.                                  network at all times, it is vitally important that the security and
                                                               sanctity of that data is protected.
On the same note, 19.19 percent said they did not think it
necessary to secure their documents with 13.13 percent
revealing that although they currently did not have security   This article was originally published by ITWeb,
measures in place, it was however something they would         http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_
require.                                                       content&view=article&id=38145:companies-urged-to-formalise-
                                                               printing&catid=69
Based on these responses, the survey discovered that most
organisations have document security measures on the
ground.




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Information and Communication Technology




From      technology to methodology and beyond

                                                  T
                                                       here is a clear move away from hardware towards
                                                       solutions that offer greater efficiency and cost reduction.
                                                       Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
                                                  focused companies that survived in 2010 and continue to
                                                  grow, are thus those that have recognised and adapted to this
                                                  change in the South African business landscape.

   >>> Andrew Griffith, product manager           Owing to the recent economic crisis, companies drastically
                                                  decreased their 2010 IT spend; however, they increased their
           Office Products – Konica Minolta       knowledge about technology methodologies at the same time.
               South Africa, believes that in
                                                  As a direct consequence of the economic environment, certain
             today’s business environment,        methodologies such as Managed Print Services (MPS) have
                customers seek to minimise        come to the fore. Whereas previously MPS was a commonly
                                                  overlooked approach, the recession forced organisations to
          complexity in their organisations       look at it more closely and recognised it as a business
                     and consequently, require    document management methodology with the ability to
                                                  achieve greater business efficiency, decrease the expense
            distinctive technology solutions      line, meet corporate governance guidelines and above all, help
                                                  achieve business sustainability.
                with heightened integration
         capabilities that meet their unique      Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA) has had a positive
                                                  outcome from the economic recession and in addition, is also
                            operational needs.
                                                  most pleased to have noticed the increased awareness
                                                  regarding ‘green IT’ within South African companies this year.

                                                  Organisations are at present much more conscious of their
                                                  carbon footprint than they were just a few years ago. There
                                                  have also been huge technology strides taken to deliver
                                                  greater energy efficient solutions throughout the ICT industry.

                                                  As a print provider, KMSA is especially satisfied that green IT
                                                  issues are better recognised, as the focus on sustainability is
                                                  not a new one. Konica Minolta celebrated the 10th anniversary
                                                  of polymerised Simitri toner with biomass, earlier this year.
                                                  KMSA is currently the industry leader with the highest rate of
                                                  polymerised toner production. Also within the scope of the
                                                  printing business, document security technologies have
                                                  matured in 2010 as digital data has become a critical issue.
                                                  Furthermore, the convergence of printing technologies with
                                                  mobile technologies has matured and now offers a more
                                                  proactive diagnostic service as well as business process
                                                  automation, resulting in a streamlined service and faster
                                                  response.

                                                  Service is at present being redefined through the remote and
                                                  automated triggers such as enterprise resource planning
                                                  (ERP) matters affecting orders, deliveries, parts and more. It
                                                  is an ambitious project and one KMSA is glad to have
                                                  embarked on.




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Not quite being able to shed the effects of the economic crisis,    Through pre-sales analysis, audits to sales, installation,
2010 did still carry the wounds of the past two years such as       ongoing onsite technical and software management as well as
loss of jobs resulting in a loss of skills.                         the supply of spare parts and consumables. This is where
                                                                    KMSA’s Managed Print Services benefits to the client will come
This meant that companies were still forced to cut costs in         to the fore during this year.
2010 and for this reason, did not leverage off new
technologies. This scenario, however, forced ICT businesses
to re-examine their service offerings in order to change
customers’ mindsets and show them how technology can in
fact assist companies to become more productive and realise                      ICT Business can assist
cost savings in the long term.                                                   companies to become
Customers have learnt much during the recession and have a
                                                                                 more productive and
heightened knowledge of the technologies that surround them                      save in the long term.
as well as the implications of choosing vendors that cannot
meet their business needs. Overall, however, the greatest
value-add for any vendor will be integrity and a service offering
that responds proactively to customers needs.




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            Managed Print Services (MPS)




                      Managed Print Services (MPS) results in
 business optimisation and cost savings

   >>> Andrew Griffith, product manager
                                                  F
                                                        rom Konica Minolta South Africa’s experience, today’s
                                                        CFOs seek to minimise costs in their organisations and
    Office Products – Konica Minolta South              consequently, require distinctive technology solutions
   Africa, says that the resulting financial      with heightened integration capabilities that will enhance and
                                                  optimise the work environment.
  crisis of 2008 has forced the majority of
      CFO’s to scrutinise every item on the       The recent economic crisis has forced CFO’s to make a
                                                  paradigm shift from hardware towards solutions that offer
           business' expense line which has       greater efficiency and cost reduction. Hardware has become
 resulted in an increased knowledge about         incidental and the real value for business lies in software that
                                                  offers a new way to gain business efficiencies, optimise a
                     technology methodologies.    company’s performance, reduce costs and become more eco-
                                                  conscious, all while improving security – and all in a bespoke
                                                  and seamless way.

                                                  Also as a direct consequence of the economic crisis, certain
                                                  methodologies such as Managed Print Services (MPS) have
                                                  come to the fore. Whereas previously MPS was commonly
                                                  overlooked by CFOs, the recession has forced them to
                                                  examine it more closely.

                                                  Cost cutting is a difficult business, CFOs have looked at non
                                                  core business activities, such as printing and copying, as an
                                                  avenue to reduce overheads and operating costs. For this
                                                  reason, MPS is now recognised as a business document
                                                  management methodology with the ability to achieve greater
                                                  business efficiency, decrease the expense line, meet corporate
                                                  governance guidelines and above all, help achieve business
                                                  sustainability.




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MPS as a business document management methodology                    Most importantly, is that the MPS methodology offered by
provides the required expertise and experience needed to             credible vendors is one that a business should be able to
manage this part of a business from an efficiency and cost           measure, monitor and manage. Choosing the right vendor to
perspective.                                                         deliver these services is thus crucial and should fall within a
                                                                     business’ governance framework and entails a due diligence
In the past, cost cutting was not as stringent as it is today, yet   by both parties, that is, client and vendor.
in the current business climate there is a focus on the cost of
all aspects of document production. From distribution to
security to paper – it can all amount to a huge business cost
and the solution offered by MPS helps reduce this expense.

Owing to the methodology’s sophisticated customisation and                  CFOs are now looking at
integration capabilities, MPS also offers CFOs a gateway to
expand business opportunities and achieve greater workflow
                                                                            how to improve their
productivity and convenience. MPS not only brings a                         carbon footprint.
guaranteed Rand value cost reduction to the table, but also a
significant time saving and staff resource focus, resulting in an
increase in productivity.

The only challenge for CFOs, is choosing the right technology
or service partner. The MPS methodology – when applied by            In addition, CFOs are now looking at how to improve their
credible suppliers – helps companies understand where they           carbon footprint. MPS forms part of the solution to lessen an
can improve on their document production and distribution            organisation’s environmental impact and create sustainability
capabilities, it also helps provide a greater awareness of the       as it has a direct impact on distribution, the mailroom,
value and potential financial benefits of accurately assessing       packaging, paper usage and tracking the use of paper with the
and managing imaging and printing assets.                            intention of cutting out unauthorised usage.




        CFOs have looked at non core business activities, such as printing and
          copying, as an avenue to reduce overheads and operating costs.




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               Variable-data Printing (VDP)




                Trends: Making                                   VDP more effective
        >>> With businesses still trying to
                                                                 T
                                                                      his is the opinion of Leon Minnie, product manager,
                                                                      Production Systems – Konica Minolta South Africa, who
               get through the tail end of the                        believes that the combination of a VDP application with
        recession and remaining extremely                        a web-to-print solution allows users to make a more strategic
                                                                 investment in print media.
         cautious in terms of spending, the
              use of a Variable Data Printing                    VDP enables organisations to set themselves apart from their
                                                                 competitors through personalised promotional communications
                  (VDP) solution can assist in                   such as advertisements, direct mailers, brochures and flyers,
         reaching audiences in a more cost                       business cards, newsletters, discount coupons, tickets and
                                                                 letters. Elements such as text, graphics and images can be
                 effective, direct, specific and                 amended from one printed piece to the next using information
                                                                 from a database or external file, without stopping or slowing
               relevant manner – all without
                                                                 down the printing process. The same applies to transactional
                                 sacrificing quality.            and business documents such as invoices and statements,
                                                                 reports, labels, certificates, policies and multi-part business
                                                                 forms.




                                                                      VDP should be sold to users based
                                                                      not only on its cost effectiveness
                                                                      but also the fact that printing less
                                                                      can equate to a higher success
                                                                      rate on their marketing
                                                                      strategies.


                                                                 Despite these very obvious benefits, quite often, VDP is not
                                                                 used to its full potential. Print providers must rethink their
                                                                 selling techniques and strategies as these applications would
                                                                 have far more impact if clients had a better understanding of
                                                                 their abilities. Unfortunately though, this is a new way of
                                                                 working and is perceived as being a difficult and time
                                                                 consuming process and the number of qualified people who
                                                                 have the knowledge about these types of applications is
                                                                 limited.

                                                                 A mindset change is definitely needed and VDP should be sold
                                                                 to users based not only on its cost effectiveness, but also the
            Leon Minnie, product manager, Production Systems     fact that printing less can equate to a higher success rate on
                                 – Konica Minolta South Africa   their marketing strategies.

                                                                 Most people can print a static image multiple times but few can
                                                                 actually say that they use a better and more effective way of
                                                                 printing. It’s time to open up a world of capabilities and
                                                                 possibilities never before achievable in the traditional printing
                                                                 process through the more effective utilisation of VDP.




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Eco Vision
In January 2009 Konica Minolta formulated Eco Vision 2050 as its
long-term environmental vision. This vision guides Konica Minolta in
the right direction to achieve its future objectives and fulfill its
responsibility as a global corporation by contributing to a sustainable
earth and society. Konica Minolta created the Medium-Term
Environmental Plan 2015 as a milestone marker toward the goals
outlined in its Eco Vision 2050.




Why should we make an effort to change our behaviour
and green our lives and our offices?
Global warming is no longer somebody else's problem. It has not just touched us, but has
left deep scars in the form of natural calamities such as tsunamis, hurricanes and
disturbing climatic changes such as polar ice and glacier melts.
Our demands continue to escalate, driven by the relentless growth in human population
and in individual consumption. Our global footprint now exceeds the world's capacity to
regenerate by about 30 percent. If our demands on the planet continue at the same rate, by
mid 2030s we will need the equivalent of two planets to maintain our lifestyles.




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       Green my office: a new approach to office work
                  >>> As a technology innovator, Konica Minolta South Africa, takes a leading
                       viewpoint on protecting the environment and aims to combine sustainable
                    development and profitable growth by integrating environmental, economic
                                                             and social perspectives into its business practices.



O
“      ur goal is to conduct business activities in harmony with
       human lives. Our commitment is a steady progress
       towards resolving environmental challenges – based on
reliable data and quantitative measurement of environmental                 Preservation of the environment
performance and impact,” said Andrew Griffith, product
manager Office Products – Konica Minolta South Africa.
                                                                            has long been an essential part of
                                                                            Konica Minolta’s corporate
In the official Environmental Policy statement of Konica Minolta            strategy.
Business Technologies Japan, the principles of its commitment
to protecting the environment are contained in the following
items:

Fact based management - conducting its business activities             Preventing chemical pollution - taking every counter-
in a manner that preserves the environment, grows the                  measure for preventing chemical pollution, minimising the use
economy and fulfills social and ethical responsibilities;              of chemicals as well as reducing chemical discharge volume;
Respect for laws – complying with legal requirements in each           Promoting information disclosure - actively disclosing
country and region where it does business;                             environmental information and communicating potential risks;
                                                                       and establishing environmental objectives - establishing and
Consideration for the environment - reducing environmental             administering objectives, targets and management
impact at every life cycle of its products and services; Initiatives   programmes to translate its Environmental Policies into reality.
to counter global warming - continuously reducing greenhouse           Sustainability thinking and action gives us the chance to
gas emissions that are derived from its business activities and        energise our business and employees, optimise new market
the manufacturing and operation of its products; Commitment            dynamics and innovate our products and service offerings. As
to recycling, creating a recycling orientated society by               an organisation we have adopted the mindset necessary in
minimising consumption of natural resources, promoting ‘Zero           today's business environment when considering the
Waste Emission’ activities and accelerating initiatives for the        environment and as a technology provider we have the
recovery and recycling of end-of-life products and packaging           equipment that facilitates these measures.
materials;


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Preservation of the environment has long been an essential
part of Konica Minolta’s corporate strategy. In January 2009, it
formulated its long-term environmental goal, Eco Vision 2050,          10 easy printing tips for employees
which aims to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions from its
product’s lifecycle by 80 percent by 2050 (based on 2005               1.    Set print drivers to Auto Duplex default.
levels). Furthermore, the company strives to effectively use           2.    Set each device to Auto Duplex default via its
and recycle the Earth’s limited resources and work on the                    control panel or administrative software.
restoration and conservation of biodiversity.                          3.    Shift each device to “Power Save Setting” after a
                                                                             selected interval.
The first step in minimising CO2 emissions is to reduce power
                                                                       4.    Print two-sided (duplex) and print presentation
consumption. bizhub multifunctional printers (MFPs) use
                                                                             handouts and other documents at least “2 up” to
Simitri High Definition (HD) polymerised toner, which reduces
                                                                             combine several slides on one page.
toner consumption by more than 30 percent. Simitri HD Toner
fusing takes place at lower temperatures, thus power                   5.    Use ‘Proof Copy’ to verify that printing and finishing
consumption is also reduced. Additionally, the production                    parameters are correct before making full print
process that creates Simitri HD Toner generates nearly                       runs.
40 percent less carbon dioxide, reducing output of a gas that          6.    Use energy-saving mode settings on MFPs
contributes to global warming.                                               outside of normal business hours.
                                                                       7.    Print to devices that are energy efficient,
                                                                             productive and cost-effective, even if this means
                                                                             expanding internal energy while walking away from
                                                                             desks to use centrally located devices.
    By providing long-life consumables,                                8.    Consolidate imaging devices with one centrally
    from production, assembly,                                               located MFP that uses less energy.
    transport, disposal and recycling,                                 9.    Use chlorine-free recycled paper when possible.

    we have managed to reduce the                                      10. Promote the use of recycled paper throughout the
                                                                           organisation.
    total amount of CO2 emitted over
    the product’s lifecycle.
                                                                   The new bizhub series MFPs also utilise separate developer
                                                                   and drum units for longer product life and better durability. By
                                                                   providing long-life consumables, from production, assembly,
All bizhub models are also equipped with advanced sleep            transport, disposal and recycling, this has managed to reduce
mode and energy-saving technologies, which significantly           the total amount of CO2 emitted over the product’s lifecycle. In
minimise energy consumption in the office. As a result, the        addition, the adoption of smaller packaging boxes and use of
bizhub C452, for example, offers extremely low TEC values -        easy-to-recycle separable blow bottles for the toner bottles are
a measurement of the amount of electricity that an electrical      just some of the many ways Konica Minolta promote resource
product typically consumes in a week - with approximately          conservation.
59 percent reduced power consumption over its predecessor
(C450). Furthermore, the bizhub C360’s TEC values are              Some of the most important energy-saving and resource-
approximately 64 percent less than its predecessor (C352) and      protecting activities are, however, undertaken by employees.
easily surpasses the International Energy Star’s new               Often, it is the little things that count: the quick decision or the
standards.                                                         momentary act that can reduce waste or save energy. Konica
                                                                   Minolta South Africa strongly encourages all corporates to
The well-known Energy Star label signifies that a product          participate in environmental practices at home as well as in the
saves energy to protect the environment and helps consumers        office. Since a significant part of our lives is spent in the office,
make wise purchasing decisions when wanting to save on             it is extremely important that everyone adheres to environ-
operating costs. All bizhub models are Energy Star certified       mentally sensitive practices and takes measures to reduce
and because office machines are often running for long periods     energy consumption and eliminate unnecessary waste where
of time, even 24 hours per day, Energy Star certification can      they work.
result in significant corporate savings. It is estimated that
imaging products qualified under the new Energy Star               At Konica Minolta South Africa, it has also become a way of
specification will save about R21 billion worldwide over the       life to enable sleep/low power mode on office equipment, turn
next five years and avoid greenhouse gas emissions                 off lights in rooms not being used, recycle cans, plastic bottles
equivalent to four million cars. Even in a small home office, an   and glass and importantly, recycle toner cartridges and waste
imaging product with Energy Star certification may well save       toner bottles. It is a new way of approaching office work, but
about R800 over its working life.                                  one that can soon become habit.


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                         Polymerised Toners



                                                                       Konica Minolta’s
           green toner leads market – by far
                       >>> Konica Minolta South Africa, is committed to greening business
                               and is currently the industry leader, according to Data Supply
                                  Inc., with the highest rate of polymerised toner production.




                                                   P
                                                   “     olymerised toners reduce the impact on the environment.
                                                         At present more than 99 percent of all our colour toners
                                                         and more than 96 percent of the monochrome toners we
                                                   produce are polymerised toners,” said Alan Griffith, managing
                                                   director – Konica Minolta South Africa.

                                                   This is a huge leap ahead of the industry average, which is
                                                   57.2 percent for colour toners and 13.3 percent for
                                                   monochrome toners.

                                                   Konica Minolta South Africa’s (KMSA’s) digital printing
                                                   systems, both colour and black & white, in office as well as in
                                                   production printing, operate with polymerised toner and KMSA
                                                   are very proud of their achievements in reducing
                                                   environmental impact throughout their business activities.

         Konica Minolta will                       The focus on sustainability is not a new one for Konica Minolta
         continue its strong                       and the company is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary
                                                   of its Simitri toner with biomass, which is the company’s
         focus on reducing                         polymerised toner. The toner combines high image quality with
         environmental impact                      reduced impact on the environment through the use of plant-
                                                   based resources as part of its ingredients.
         through the research
         and development of                        Coined from the word symmetry, ‘Simitri is the trademark for
         emulsion polymerised                      Konica Minolta polymerised toner. Production of the Simitri
                                                   black toner began in 2000 with sales commencing in 2001,
         technology.                               along with production of all four colours in 2002. This was
                                                   followed with the more advanced Simitri HD toner in 2006,
                                                   which offers low temperature fusing with higher image quality.
                                                   In 2010 the new Simitri HD+ toner was launched for use with
                                                   the bizhub PRESS C8000 production printing machine.




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Simitri toner reduces the impact on the environment with less
                                                                     Konica Minolta
energy consumption during production compared to pulverised
toner production methods. There is less energy consumption
during use and through the use of plant-based resources and
reduction of petroleum-based resources. Simitri HD and Simitri
HD+ toner go even further, reducing power consumption while
enhancing productivity at the same time.

Konica Minolta will continue its strong focus on reducing
environmental impact through the research and development
of emulsion polymerised technology. This forms a large part of
the organisation’s long-term environmental goal, titled
Eco-Vision 2050. The vision aims to reduce the amount of CO2
emissions from its product’s lifecycle by 80 percent by the year
2050 (based on 2005 levels).

In order to actualise Eco-Vision 2050, Konica Minolta has
formulated its medium-term Environmental Plan 2015 as its
first milestone. Already under way is the intent to reduce CO2
emissions from the product’s lifecycle by 20 percent by 2015       Industry as a whole
(based on 2005 levels). The plan is founded on the following
four objectives: prevention of global warming, contribution to
the recycling-orientated society, reduction of the risk of
chemical substances and restoration and preservation of
biodiversity.

So far, the company is ahead if its strategy and has
calculated that its use of polymerised toners has helped
reduce 8 400 tonnes of CO2.




                                                                      Polymerised Toners
                                                                      Pulverised Toners




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                      FTFA’s trees for homes



                                   Konica Minolta South Africa addresses
                                          climate change through the
                                           planting of 4500 trees
      >>> Konica Minolta South Africa, is
                                                   T
                                                         he partnership with South Africa’s national greening and
                                                         food gardening social enterprise, Food & Trees for Africa
             taking proactive steps against              (FTFA), began in 2008 and saw the planting of 4 100
            global warming by contributing         trees in Orange Farm. As a result of the success of the project,
                                                   and the need to offset more carbon dioxide emissions, Konica
                 4 500 trees to residents of       Minolta South Africa has committed to the planting of a further
                 settlements in Kimberley,         4 500 trees.

                Polokwane, Port Elizabeth,         These 4 500 trees have been distributed through FTFA’s award
               East London and Newcastle.          winning Trees for Homes initiative, which aims to develop
                                                   sustainable settlements through the planting of indigenous or
                                                   fruit trees in under-served communities to help with food,
                                                   security and shelter. Trees for Homes is also a registered
                                                   carbon offset programme under the Carbon Protocol of South
                                                   Africa. By taking travel, electricity and paper usage into
                                                   account, the FTFA online carbon calculator provides a high
                                                   level estimation of a company’s annual carbon footprint as well
                                                   as the number of trees it will take to absorb that amount of
                                                   carbon.

                                                   “Through the distribution of these trees to homeowners around
                                                   the country we are contributing to improve properties for the
                                                   residents in dusty settlements and also spreading awareness
                                                   about climate change and environmental issues. As part of our
                                                   Corporate Social Investment initiative, we have committed to
                                                   the FTFA Carbon Offset programme in an effort to offset our
                                                   carbon emissions and one of the best ways to do this is by
                                                   planting trees. In addition to absorbing carbon dioxide, one of
                                                   the most important green house gases, these trees provide
                                                   many other environmental and social benefits such as
                                                   preventing water runoff and erosion, settling the dust, providing
                                                   shade and shelter, lessening noise and beautifying
                                                   neighbourhoods,” said Alan Griffith, managing director –
                                                   Konica Minolta South Africa.




                                                   East London: Planting the first tree at Nkululeko Primary School are:
                                                   Left to right:
                                                   Robin Hills, representing Food & Trees for Africa
                                                   Mrs Ngamtwini, representing Nkululeko Primary School
                                                   Sharon Roux, East London branch manager - Konica Minolta
                                                   South Africa




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                                                            Polokwane: Staff from the Polokwane branch of Konica Minolta South Africa assist
                                                            with tree planting.
                                                            Left to right:
Port Elizabeth: Trees were planted at Sakhisizwe            William Madidimalo, driver
High School in Port Elizabeth on 24 February 2011           Engelina Pudikabekwa, logistics clerk
                                                            Sam Thabakgale, general assistant



WHY PLANT TREES?
Trees absorb carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen – this natural carbon dioxide cycle keeps a balance in the
amount of CO2 in our atmosphere. But our actions and behaviours cause changes which upset this natural balance.

It is said that it takes 16 trees to supply the oxygen for one person’s life, and planting trees is one of the most cost-
effective ways of offsetting our carbon emissions, because they: enrich and anchor soil, maximise water supplies,
beautify and humanise rural and urban areas and also providing shelter. So, plant a tree! Plant 20 trees! Donate
some trees to your neighbours, or people who live in urban and rural areas.




                                                                          Newcastle: Seen planting a tree at Springbok Laagte School are:
Kimberley: Planting the first tree at Boitumelo Special School are:       Left to right:
Left to right:                                                            Mr Langelihle Chagwe, school principal of Springbok Laagte
Gerhard Krüger, Kimberley branch manager –                                Conrad van der Westhuizen, Newcastle branch manager –
Konica Minolta South Africa                                               Konica Minolta South Africa
Shahied Aysen, Kimberley branch service manager –                         Mrs Thembelihle Khumalo, community representative
Konica Minolta South Africa                                               Mr Vumani Mdakane, counselor of Dannhauser District
Sopho Mathe, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA)                               Mr Mdumiseni Kunene, Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA)




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                                  Polymerised Toner




        Polymerised toner, an                                         innovative choice


        >>> For more than a decade, Konica                          The company’s Simitri HD and Simitri toners offer the
                                                                    environmental benefits of low energy consumption during
             Minolta Business Technologies,
                                                                    production, less energy consumption during use, and reduced
        principal supplier to Konica Minolta                        CO2 emissions during disposal through the use of plant-based
      South Africa, has been focusing on the                        resources from a carbon neutral viewpoint. This reduces the
                                                                    impact on the environment from the production and usage to
            research and development of its                         disposal phases in various ways.
                 environmentally conscious
                                                                    Since first manufacturing polymerised toner in 2000, roughly
               polymerised toner. So far, the
                                                                    nine percent of the raw material used to make Konica Minolta
           company has made a noteworthy                            toners has been plant-based biomass, that is, renewable bio-
          contribution to CO2 reduction and                         organic resources other than fossil-derived resources.
                                                                    Furthermore, all four colours – cyan, magenta, yellow and
                     continues to pursue its                        black – have used plant-based resources since 2000, a great
        environmentally friendly approach.                          achievement in terms of innovation.

                                                                    Griffith said that going forward carbon footprint reduction is a



P
      olymerised toner is a high-performance toner produced         critical focus area for Konica Minolta’s Eco-Vision 2050
      by chemically combining a resin with colour pigment           strategy going forward.
      particles. Unlike the conventional pulverised toner, which
is made by crushing lumps of petroleum based industrially           For this reason, Konica Minolta is concentrating its efforts on
produced composites into small particles, the polymerised           using plant-based resources to reduce CO2 from a carbon
method enables precise control of the structure of each toner       neutral viewpoint.
particle. This, in turn, makes it possible to tailor the size and
shape of each particle and impart various properties.               When copy paper is recycled, the toner is separated and then
                                                                    burned. When it is not recycled, the paper and toner are
According to Andrew Griffith, product manager Office                burned together. Either way, the toner emits CO2 during
Products – Konica Minolta South Africa, the polymerised toner       burning. However, as plant-based resources absorb the gas
developed by Konica Minolta achieves a print product that           through photosynthesis before they become raw materials, the
exhibits a high-quality image while reducing environmental          amount of CO2 absorbed will equal the amount emitted, so the
impact. The company is continually working to upgrade its           Earth’s CO2 level will not increase and remains neutral. This
polymerised toner to realise an ever higher quality product.        is called ‘Carbon Neutrality’.



                         The polymerised toner developed by Konica Minolta
                    achieves a print product that exhibits a high-quality image
                                    while reducing environmental impact.




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CO2 emitted when burning petroleum resources cannot be            In addition, Simitri HD toner’s outstanding low temperature
absorbed. Therefore, replacing some of the petroleum with         fusing reduces power consumption during machine use as
plant-based resources will help reduce these emissions. As of     well.
January 2010, a total of approximately 30,000 tonnes of Simitri
HD and Simitri toners have been supplied worldwide, which         When printing images, using MFPs and printers, the process
means that the amount of CO2 emitted when burning used            of fusing the toner with heat and fixing it to paper consumes
documents will convert to a reduction of approximately            the most electricity. The small and uniform polymerised toner
8,400 tonnes of CO2. If you put that into perspective,            particles conduct heat more efficiently than pulverised toner
8,400 tonnes is the total amount absorbed by a 40.9 hectare       particles and their low fusing point also means that less
forest of broad-leaved trees, aged between 45 and 50 years,       electricity is consumed during the fusing process.
since sprouting. That’s almost three times the size of South
Africa’s Soccer City!                                             The Simitri HD toner features a core-shell configuration,
                                                                  comprised of a thin outer layer of hard resin wrapped around
                                                                  a soft core of inner resin, to enable fusing at a lower
                                                                  temperature, while also offering the thermo-stability required
                                                                  for high-speed printing. With such characteristics, polymerised
                                                                  toner has been adopted and used in many of Konica Minolta
    Polymerised toner products not
                                                                  MFPs and single function printers. The small size of
    only save energy, but also                                    polymerised toner particles also helps reduce the amount of
    conserve resources.                                           toner consumed when printing the image.

                                                                  Thus Konica Minolta’s polymerised toner products not only
                                                                  save energy, but also conserve resources.

                                                                  In product development, it is Konica Minolta South Africa’s
Furthermore, the production methods of the toners have            (KMSA’s) obligation to meet client’s expectations with respect
helped reduce other harmful emissions, such as sulphur oxide      to product quality, environmental performance and economy.
and nitrogen oxide – pollutants that deplete the environment’s    Only then can the products earn the loyalty of KMSA’s clients.
ozone layer, contribute to global warming, affect climate         Currently, Konica Minolta are continuing to work on ways to
change and have a serious impact on health – by over a third.     extend the service life of consumables such as the
Capitalising on its development capabilities, Konica Minolta      photoconductors used in MFPs and single function printers.
has adopted polymerised toner in nearly all of its printing       Such efforts not only curtail the impact on the environment but
products, from entry-level models to high-speed production        also improve the convenience of the products for the clients.
printing machines, whether monochrome or colour. Today,           KMSA is moving forward with new developments, continuing
99.6 percent of Konica Minolta's colour toners and                to pursue high-quality printing and product convenience - all
96.5 percent of its monochrome toners are polymerised -           the while aiming to realise greater environmental benefits.
the highest rates in the industry, the industry average being
only 57.2 percent for colour toners and 13.3 percent for
monochrome toners.




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                                                Recycling




      Konica Minolta South Africa                              recycles its waste

                  >>> Waste, garbage, trash, rubbish – call it what you like – this has become a
                   serious environmental problem. With the aim of addressing this issue and at
                the same time educating and encouraging its staff members on the importance
                       of recycling, Konica Minolta South Africa has strategically placed a dozen
                        custom-made recycling bins at its head office in Ormonde, Johannesburg.




T
     he aesthetically pleasing bins offer four separate
     compartments for employees to deposit their
     general, paper, cans/aluminium and plastic waste.
To make it all as simple as possible, each section is colour
coded.

When the bins are ready to be emptied, they are taken to
an outside area on the Konica Minolta South Africa
premises, where each bin is checked by a designated
person to ensure that all items are deposited in the
correct section. Thereafter, the waste is placed into
matching colour coded wheelie bins, which are
later collected by a contracted recycling agent.

According to Alan Griffith, managing director –
Konica Minolta South Africa once the effect of
its office recycling process is fully understood,
the bins will also be placed in all its regional
offices.

In the long term, KMSA aim to reduce their
consumption of petro-chemical based
products, as well as provide an overall
education for their entire workforce that shows
the benefits of recycling and in doing so,
establish good recycling habits. The bins also
form part of the company’s overall commitment to
greening the office environment and ties in with the
environmentally friendly printers and the green Simitri HD
toner with biomass.




In the long term, KMSA aims to reduce their consumption of petro-chemical based
   products, as well as provide an overall education for their entire workforce that
   shows the benefits of recycling and in doing so, establish good recycling habits.




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                                       Green activities



                                                                     Konica Minolta South Africa
                                         intensifies green activities

      >>> As part of its policy to promote sustainable development and profitable growth,
                         Konica Minolta South Africa is integrating environmental, economic and
                       social perspectives into its business strategies. The organisation’s ongoing
                                                     relationship with Desco, in order to establish a reliable
                                                      recycling programme, has proved to be very effective.




F
     rom an environmental production process point of view,
     Konica Minolta South Africa not only delivers
     environmentally conscious products, but is also
assessing the environmental impact at each stage of a
product’s lifecycle, right through to recycling and disposal.

Konica Minolta operates an internationally recognised ISO
14001-based environmental management system and is
committed to helping prevent global warming from an overall
product lifecycle perspective by reducing CO2 emissions from
business sites during product manufacture as well as during
product distribution, the sales stage and product use.

Konica Minolta also has a zero waste goal, where the company
is trying to reduce waste in both resources and costs, as well
as using all acquired resources efficiently and trying to reduce
the volume of externally discarded waste by implementing
internal recycling. From a local standpoint, the relationship with
Desco has provided the company with a one-stop service for
the recycling of ‘e-scrap’, with the assurance of technology
protection and environment conscious recycling methods.              All materials used for the bizhub multifunctional printers
                                                                     (MFPs) are either recyclable or recycled. The bizhub MFPs
Konica Minolta is also continuously working to reduce the            offer two power saving modes to reduce the energy
environmental footprint of its products while improving              consumption during idle phases. Both modes start
efficiencies. This strong commitment is carried through, via its     automatically according to the time setting.
Simitri polymerised toner, which achieves around 40 percent
reduction in CO2 emission during production over toners              All Konica Minolta environmental activities are part of the
produced by conventional pulverisation methods; Induction            general management philosophy called the Creation of New
Heat (IH) fusing system, reducing power consumption during           Value. This New Value not only includes pioneering products
the fixing process; optimal power control by optimising electric     with intelligent features, but also describes the permanent
power for each operating model and eliminating wasted power          search for new ways of protecting the environment. Of course,
and; duplex printing, minimising paper use in offices while          this means that eco-friendly technology and behaviour is a very
maintaining high speed printing.                                     dynamic process which depends on latest scientific results.




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                          Multifunctional Printers




                               Office equipment: It’s no longer just
                                                    hardware

                >>> In addition to business functions such as copying, scanning and printing,
                    multifunctional printers (MFPs) can offer a business a means to manage its
                                information and content whilst lessening its environmental impact.




T
      he sheer volume of information and content that the          This more flexible information management means that users
      average worker is exposed to needs to be accurately and      can utilise the machine to merge documents, combine prints,
      effectively managed, creating a greater focus for a          copies, scans and faxes into one file if necessary and send on
business on how this data is stored, produced and distributed.     wherever the information is needed.
Not only has the highlighting of workflow and workgroup
management become one of the most important changes                Importantly, innovative Managed Print Services (MPS) tech-
within the industry, but this is where the real advantage of the   nology will stand at the forefront in 2011 and be seen as the
MFP comes into play.                                               business document management methodology that provides
                                                                   organisations with the required expertise and experience
This is due to the fact that these machines have become            needed to manage this part of their business from an efficiency
information storing kiosks for organisations, where users can      and cost perspective.
utilise them to surf the web or in an intranet capacity, view
printing or saving of all necessary types of business              The MPS methodology – when applied by credible suppliers –
documentation such as policies, manuals, procedures and            helps companies understand where they can improve on their
brochures on the device itself.                                    document production and distribution capabilities, it also helps
                                                                   provide a greater awareness of the value and potential
                                                                   financial benefits by accurately assessing and managing
                                                                   imaging and printing assets.
    The innovative technological
    solution, Managed Print Services                               Although MPS is generally associated with the high-end
    (MPS), will stand at the forefront in                          corporate market, it is in fact an optimised methodology that
                                                                   encapsulates a universal solution, which vendors can scale to
    2011 as the business document                                  all businesses. The methodology thus applies to both the SME
    management methodology.                                        and corporate market and the saving percentage on a
                                                                   business’ bottom line is significant in both types of
                                                                   environment.




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Most importantly, is that the MPS methodology offered by
vendors is one that a business should be able to measure,
monitor and manage.
                                                                         A business should be able to
                                                                         measure, monitor and manage.
The heightened awareness of MPS is mainly due to the recent
                                                                         Managed Print Services (MPS),
global financial crisis that forced organisations to look at every
aspect of their expense line. In the past cost cutting was not           provides significant financial
as stringent as it has been in the last few years, yet in the            benefits.
current business climate there is a focus on the cost of all
aspects of document production: from distribution to security
to paper – it is a huge business cost and the solution offered
by MPS helps reduce this expense.

Furthermore, the majority of companies are now looking at how        Office equipment has taken great strides forward in terms of
to improve their carbon footprint and MPS forms part of the          sophisticated technology to enhance and optimise the work
solution to lessen an organisation’s environmental impact and        environment. Above all, this technology can provide
create sustainability as it has a direct impact on distribution,     customised solutions to meet customers’ specific business
the mail room, packaging, paper usage and tracking the use           needs.
of paper with the intention of cutting out delinquent usage.
                                                                     In short, today’s office equipment has forced a paradigm shift
The additional environmental savings are due to the modern           where the focus now lies beyond hardware.
MFP’s literal size, which leads to a smaller footprint in the
office, as well as innovations in toners that contribute to a
recycling-orientated society, the reduction of the risk of
chemical substances and restoration and preservation of
biodiversity.




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                                            increases green
                           Local printing industry
                               commitment, focuses on skills
                       >>> According to research carried out by South African-based independent
                         market research house, BMI, the local printing industry is at the forefront
                              of technological change, with one of the greatest areas of advancement
                                                                                 being the use of digital technology.




    I
“       t faces pressure from electronic media, such as electronic
        books and the Internet, particularly in the higher LSM         South African printing companies are
        groups. The study was revealed recently at an event hosted
    by Konica Minolta South Africa. Our analysis also showed that      becoming more environmentally conscious
    despite decreasing pages in print media, ad spend increased        and are showing this through investing in
    43 percent to R815 million in the first half of 2010, compared
    to R570 million during the same period in 2009, pointing to
                                                                       environmentally friendly equipment.
    price increases. Additionally, the expected FIFA 2010 World
    Cup benefits were not entirely materialised, with contracts
    being awarded to FIFA preferred suppliers,” said Shawn           Case in point is Konica Minolta South Africa. The company is
    Henning, account manager at BMI.                                 committed to greening its business and is currently the industry
                                                                     leader, according to Data Supply Inc., with the highest rate of
    He added that a definite challenge, revealed by the research,    polymerised toner production. “At present more than
    was that the economic slowdown had resulted in a skills loss     99 percent of all our colour toners and more than 96 percent
    in the industry, either through retrenchment or through          of the monochrome toners we produce are polymerised toners
    curtailing training. However, it is pleasing to note that the    - a huge leap ahead of the industry average, which is
    printing industry is currently focusing on training and skills   57.2 percent for colour toners and 13.3 percent for
    development in order to address these shortfalls.                monochrome toners,” said Alan Griffith, managing director –
                                                                     Konica Minolta South Africa.
    On a positive note, statistics confirmed that South African
    printing companies are becoming more environmentally             In conclusion, the BMI research stated that the South African
    conscious and are showing this through investing in              printing industry challenges and pressures are expected to
    equipment, which is increasingly environmentally friendly.       remain in place over the medium term.


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                                          Wastage issues




                                        Trends:   Curb paper wastage,
                                                boost ROI, productivity
         >>> Businesses are still struggling to get to grips with the financial implications of
unnecessary and badly managed distributed printing. By taking control of these wastage
 issues through an effective print management strategy, they stand to boost productivity
                                           and save up to 30 percent in the first year of implementation.




A
     ndrew Griffith, product manager Office Products –                The best place for a company to start changing its print
     Konica Minolta South Africa, explains that paper                 management strategy is with an audit that will ascertain the
     wastage through needless printing, duplications, errors          processes already in place, how much it is currently spending
and delinquent printing can seriously add to a business’              on printing, how many devices are already in use and whether
expenses.                                                             there are too many or too few to meet staff’s needs, how much
                                                                      is being spent on print consumables, the cost per page
Research company, Gartner, predicted that between one and             comparison between colour and black & white printers and the
five percent of a small company’s costs might be linked to            effective lifespan of the existing devices. Once this assessment
paper processing costs, including the cost of printing devices,       has been completed, the organisation can then look at what
copiers, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, electricity required for   should be introduced in order to make the necessary
multiple devices. IT support, paper usage and waste, as well          improvements, setting guidelines, policies and procedures and
as the maintenance costs of repairing older, less efficient           rationalising the devices and their use, or even replacing them
printing devices. It also estimated that between one and three        with newer models.
percent of corporate costs are spent on print related costs.
                                                                      An organisation that carries out these process improvements
These unnecessary costs can be curbed with the introduction           is also able to reap the ‘green’ benefits that can be gained,
of improved management controls that would include enforced           such as the reduction of its carbon footprint through the use of
print policies and would assist in striking a balance between         more energy efficient machines that decrease electricity
expenses and performance.                                             usage.

                                                                      Reducing the use of paper specifically has two major
                                                                      environmental benefits – it cuts down on the energy associated
                                                                      with the manufacturing and distribution of the paper itself, as
                                                                      well as decreases the energy associated with distribution
                                                                      through the physical mail system, which is significant.




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                                    IPEX 2010




                                                             Successful
                                                             impact at
                                                             IPEX 2010
         >>> In May 2010, more than 50 000 professionals from the printing industry
                   visited IPEX in Birmingham, UK. During the eight days of Britain’s
          ‘Global event for Print, Publishing and Media’, Konica Minolta demonstrated
        competence in Production Printing on 1250 square metres of exhibition space.




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      lternating with Drupa in Germany, IPEX is the other             Innovative portfolio of hardware and
      major highlight for the printing industry and is held every     software solutions
      four years at the NEC in Birmingham. With over
                                                                      Konica Minolta’s new flagship, the bizhub PRESS C8000 was
1 000 exhibiting companies from 40 countries, IPEX 2010
                                                                      officially introduced at IPEX and was on show four times daily
provided a spectacular showcase of the best in printing
                                                                      in a special fair presentation. Customers and insiders were
equipment, workflow and consumables. Attendance was
                                                                      impressed with the bizhub PRESS C8000’s performance and
higher than ever before, with well over 50 000 visitors from 135
                                                                      the first 57 units were sold right there at IPEX.
countries in addition to more than 20 000 exhibitors, agents,
dealers, distributors, Original Equipment Manufacturers
                                                                      Further product introductions and highlights included the colour
(OEMs) and 500 international media personnel.
                                                                      bizhub PRESS C6000 and the bizhub PRESS C7000, bizhub
                                                                      PRO C65hc, the wide format colour printer KIP Colour 80 and
Most significantly, the international audience increased by
                                                                      the inkjet label printer ColourPrint 282. In the black & white
8 percent compared to 2006, representing almost 50 percent
                                                                      range, the Kodak Digimaster EX300 was presented. The
of the overall visitor attendance. Notable increases came from
                                                                      integrated workflows focused on numerous software and third
Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), China and
                                                                      party solutions such as EFI Digital Store Front, PlanetPress
India.
                                                                      Objectif Lune and Konica Minolta Photobooks. Other
                                                                      presentations included various finishing technologies all
Exhibitors were very satisfied with the high level of attendee
                                                                      compatible with our PP systems.
seniority. They also unanimously stated that their expectations
of IPEX were exceeded by far. Quotes included that
‘customers and prospects came to the stand in droves’
(Canon) and that ‘significant new deals were signed at the            Country activities and sales success
show’ (Océ). A common viewpoint was that IPEX 2010 marked             Numerous Konica Minolta European subsidiaries welcomed
a turning point in the industry’s general economic attitude and       their own customers at the IPEX booth. In total, the exhibition
the event ‘will be remembered as signifying the long-awaited          generated hardware sales of more than 100 units and over
regeneration of the printing business, with digital printing in its   2 500 international high quality leads. Naturally, Konica Minolta
many expressions at the forefront.’ (RICOH).                          UK had the home field advantage, which they made highly
                                                                      successful use of, counting over 1 000 leads at the end of
                                                                      IPEX. The MEA region also welcomed high visitor numbers,
Expect Impact                                                         indicated by more than 300 leads in eight days. Other countries
The target for IPEX 2010 was to present Konica Minolta as the         that were kept particularly busy included Denmak, Finland,
competent partner for Production Printing systems, solutions          France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland and
and services. This was conveyed in the communication theme            Turkey.
EXPECT IMPACT. Customers could expect considerable
positive impact from the hardware, applications and                   Altogether, IPEX the most important event of the year for
comprehensive solutions.                                              production printing business proved even more of a success
                                                                      than anticipated. Both Konica Minolta UK and Konica Minolta
The clearly structured booth layout, consisting of colour, black      Europe, expressed their complete satisfaction.
& white and highlight zones, offered plenty of space around
the devices allowing for perfect product demonstrations in ‘real
life’ installations plus the interactive storypoints: ‘Expect the
perfect match’, ‘Expect the unexpected’, ‘Expect any colour to
be green’, ‘Expect made to measure solutions’ and ‘Expect
most colourful black & white’.




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                                                 partnership



                                            Konica Minolta South Africa and Printech
                                       embrace the future of printing
                                        through partnership agreement




>>> As one of the leaders and innovators in the digital print market, Konica Minolta South
      Africa recognises that the printing industry is rapidly changing and that collaboration
      between traditional and digital printers – commonly seen as two separate industries –
             is needed to promote both the future and sustainability of the printing industry.




  T
        o facilitate this view, Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA)        It really is a matter of necessity rather than a ‘nice to have’
        has partnered with a local market leader in commercial            option. If one printer has the digital facility and the other does
        litho printing, Printech, to jointly provide a digital solution   not, the work will automatically go to the printing company that
  to the South African commercial printing industry.                      is able to meet the demand. Print runs are getting smaller and
                                                                          smaller, which better suits the cost effectiveness of the digital
  Under the partnership agreement, Printech will promote and              printing platform.
  sell the KMSA range of bizhub digital presses, including the
  C8000, C7000, C6000 and bizhub PRO B1200, B1051 and
  B950. KMSA will provide all after sales technical support
  through its fourteen branches and forty five dealerships.
                                                                             Providing the digital solution for
  According to Leon Minnie, product manager Production                       the South African commercial
  Systems – Konica Minolta South Africa, the partnership will
  ultimately benefit, promote and add value to the commercial
                                                                             printing industry.
  printing market. Within the printing market, the need for on-
  demand printing can no longer be ignored and to be as
  competitive as possible, traditional printers will need to
  embrace the need for digital presses. We are honoured that a
  company of Printech’s reputation recognises the potential of            The Printech brand is associated with products that enhance
  our machines.                                                           value and Townsend said that it was easy to recognise KMSA
                                                                          as a leader in the digital print arena and therefore it made
  A similar agreement has been made between Heidelberg and                sense to partner with KMSA. Printech has followed KMSA’s
  Konica Minolta in Australia, further illustrating the quality of and    progress for some time and when Heidelberg Australia
  the trust in the Konica Minolta brand.                                  announced at IPEX this year that they are partnering with
                                                                          Konica Minolta Australia, it reaffirmed their decision.
  According to co-owner of Printech, Graham Townsend, the
  company acknowledges that traditional litho printers will have          Printech firmly believes that the vast array of products available
  to have a digital printing platform to ensure they are in a             from KMSA offer unbelievable value for money and
  position to meet the ever growing ‘print on demand’                     affordability. In fact, KMSA offers the lowest cost for ‘litho
  requirements of their customers.                                        quality print’ when compared to its competitors.




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Digital printing technology has evolved and has proven to add       Printech is therefore assured of the full back up and support
value to traditional ‘short run’ jobs, completing these faster,     from KMSA , giving its clients the peace of mind that they will
easier and more cost effectively. Moreover, producing an            be looked after in the short-term while Printech gears itself to
output quality that complements conventional printing.              service and support the Konica Minolta kit. Together, both
                                                                    companies are looking ahead to create a business platform
                                                                    that will assure our respective clients of sustainable products
                                                                    and support.
   Faster turnaround time.
                                                                    Printech understands the need to embrace digital printing to
                                                                    ensure their continued growth within the printing industry in
Digital printing equipment creates new business opportunities       Southern Africa. This is not to say that they will lose focus on
for commercial printers as they are now able to do jobs             their core business, which has allowed them to achieve
previously not achievable on litho, such as personalisation,        fantastic growth over the years. It will simply complement their
flexibility, shorter print runs on demand and a faster turnaround   existing business and allow for further growth within the
time. It really opens up the possibility for printers to set up a   industry.
one stop printing business that caters for all jobs – small or
large. The KMSA and Printech partnership also allows                Their strength in the digital production market will stem from
commercial clients to turn to one of their ‘own people’ for         the relationships they enjoy with their existing clients who will
credible advice, just as they did when they purchased their litho   come to recognise their need to move into the digital print
machines.                                                           market. Printech is renowned as a superior service provider
                                                                    and this will be extended into the digital market. This is a
KMSA and Printech have the same outlook and business                further reason why all potential digital clients will offer Printech
principles when it comes to delivering excellent service and        the opportunity to quote on and maintain their digital
support to their clients.                                           equipment.




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                                         CGS South Africa




              An easy match

                                                                     W
        >>> The partnership between Konica                       “          ith this new partnership, clients are guaranteed a
                                                                            complete solution to their digital printing needs,” says
          Minolta South Africa and graphic art                              Leon Minnie, product manager Production Systems –
   suppliers to the advertising, printing and                        Konica Minolta South Africa and one of only sixteen people in
                                                                     the world to have been awarded the Konica Minolta Outward
        publishing industry, CGS South Africa,                       Diploma in Colour.
     is set to enhance the throughput quality,
                                                                     Moreover, the solution is quick to set up and easy to manage,
      time and costing of digital printing jobs,                     and clients deal with experts from the hardware and software
                   ultimately benefiting the client.                 solution side, without the inconvenience of having to search
                                                                     for these services independently.

                                                                                    By matching Konica Minolta South Africa’s
                                                                                    (KMSA’S) digital presses with the ORIS colour
                                                                                    management software solution, available
                                                                                    through CGS South Africa, clients can achieve
                                                                                    customised colour spectrums as well as unified
                                                                                    colour quality across all their printing jobs,
                                                                                    resulting in a perfect match.

                                                                                    As the on-demand printing market continually
                                                                                    expands, digital printing technology is gaining
                                                                                    greater momentum and commercial printers are
                                                                                    seeing the benefits of this additional revenue
                                                                                    stream.

                                                                                    “What this partnership mainly ensures is the
                                                                                    consistent and predictable colour of digital
                                                                                    printing jobs. It looks beyond new applications,
                                                                                    such as the variable data printing of digital
                                                                                    printing technology, as it focuses on enhancing
                                                                                    the true excellence of a job in a deadline-driven
                                                                                   industry,” says Mark Minter, managing director –
                                                                                  CGS South Africa.

                                      Left to right:                         CGS South Africa’s software interfaces easily with
Leon Minnie, product manager Production Systems
                     – Konica Minolta South Africa                       KMSA’s hardware, making it a valuable long-term
Mark Minter, managing director – CGS South Africa                    partnership.

                                                                     CGS South Africa has the software expertise to complement
                                                                     KMSA’s digital presses, which will hopefully lead to clients fully
                                                                     utilising the technology. Additionally, as a Fogra PSO Partner,
                                                                     CGS South Africa has the ability to assist print companies in
                                                                     achieving PSO Certification.

                                                                     Going forward, KMSA and CGS South Africa will co-operatively
                                                                     support and install all hardware and software for their clients.
                                                                     In effect, this means that KMSA will become a one-stop
                                                                     solution provider for any client wishing to utilise this combined
                                                                     offering.



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                                     ACHIEVEMENT

                          Konica Minolta diploma



   Another Konica Minolta South Africa professional
                                                                   joins expert rank

                     >>> South African printing
         companies and clients who embrace
                digital colour printing are in
         excellent hands as the country now
           boasts two recipients of the much
             valued and rare Konica Minolta
                           Diploma in Colour.



                Mr. Yasufumi Koseki, general manager of EDD CSO
              presents the ‘Diploma In Colour’ to Mario de Carvalho,
               national service trainer – Konica Minolta South Africa




M
        ario de Carvalho, national service trainer at Konica
        Minolta South Africa has recently become one of only
        16 international achievers of this qualification.

This sought after diploma provides its receivers with the
competencies to meet the digital world’s demand for reliable
services and expert consultancy in standardised results and             His aim was to reach certification levels such as Outward
colour output. The result is that clients benefit from highly           Associate, Professional, Expert Colour, Master of Colour and
consistent print quality and clearly defined quality standards          an additional Expert level. Once these exams were completed,
through sophisticated colour manipulation.                              he was invited to Japan for the final practical three day exam.

One of the first diploma holders and now assessor, Bernd                The study towards the qualification has significantly broadened
Scheibner – Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, says:             his knowledge and experience of digital printing. A great
“The diploma is the highest certification of Konica Minolta’s           advantage is that, through the process of achieving the
professional education, which is second to none in its design           qualification, he has been exposed to the latest and most
and scope in the entire printing market.”                               sophisticated technology in Japan, thereby equipping him with
                                                                        the best professional answers and troubleshooting expertise
According to De Carvalho, potential candidates need the                 within the present and future digital colour environment.
motivation as well as the passion for colour and technology to
advance through the immense online academic and eventual                His role as a trainer to clients from a user aspect and fellow
practical examinations.                                                 personnel from a technical aspect, the Diploma in Colour
                                                                        further allows him to add greater value to the skills and
As a specialist in desktop publishing, colour issues, normal            knowledge shared.
calibration and Fiery reloading – a technology that allows for
the simulation and manipulation of colour to achieve true
colour, De Carvalho had to pass seventy three online exams,
one written assessment and twenty one practical assignments
that needed to be completed before going overseas for the
final exam.



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                                          ACHIEVEMENT


                                       Africa Print Award




                                            wins at
                             Konica Minolta South Africa
                         the Africa Print Exhibition
                                                                         >>> Konica Minolta South
                                                                               Africa walked away
                                                                               with one of the top
                                                                              prizes at the Africa
                                                                            Print Exhibition, the first
                                                                          commercial digital print
                                                                        show on the African continent.



                                                                    S
                                                                    “    howcasing the entire digital process to both
                                                                         suppliers and manufacturers of digital printers,
                                                                         finishing equipment, software, media and
                                                                   consumables, the exhibition was a valuable platform for
                                                                both the company and its clients,” said Leon Minnie,
                                                              product manager, Production Systems – Konica Minolta
                                                             South Africa. Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA) was
                                                            awarded the ‘Best Large Stand’ for the stand design, ease of
                                                            access, communication aspects, as well as the attitude of all
                                                            staff.

                                                            The winning KMSA stand was designed in a welcoming and
                                                            approachable way and its open style allowed visitors to view
                                                            products from the aisle and for those interested, they were able
                                                            to move onto the stand without there being any space issues.




                                    Left to right:
          Gerry Wessels, production specialist
          Ritchi Smith, marketing co-ordinator
Edmund Jacobs, training officer National Service
          all from Konica Minolta South Africa,
       Dyelan Copeland, publisher and sales –
                            Practical Publishing




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The approach by KMSA towards its clients has always been        Two particular trends were observed at the 2010 exhibition by
thorough, yet open and relaxed. Therefore, the success at the   Minnie, namely, that commercial printing clients were mainly
Africa Print Exhibtion is owed not only to the well designed    interested in print quality and the robust structure of the
stand, but also to the professionalism, expert knowledge and    machine, while on-demand printing clients were looking for
effort that was displayed by the KMSA personnel.                solutions that could save them money and enhance their
                                                                success in the market. KMSA is definitely on par with these
                                                                trends and could assist all clients.

                                                                A benefit to visitors at the exhibition was the large variety of
  Konica Minolta South Africa                                   printer suppliers and manufacturers showcasing their services
  walked away with one of the top                               and products under one roof, giving clients the opportunity to
  prizes at the Africa Print Exhibition.                        benchmark and compare services and products.

                                                                An advantage for KMSA is that they were able to pick up on
                                                                the interest shown in their machines, with some clients even
A highlight on the KMSA stand was the bizhub PRESS C8000,       pre-ordering new models, thus providing the company with a
KMSA’s new flagship model that is manufactured to meet the      good indication of how their new products would perform in the
stringent and customer-driven demands of the commercial         market.
offset and high volume digital environments. It was a real
showstopper and people were amazed by its superb quality        To demonstrate its enhanced and complete digital printing
and modularity. In fact, it created such a stir that even the   solution, KMSA also displayed the service offerings from its
opposition came around to see what the buzz was about.          partners, CGS South Africa and IPEX Machinery.



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                               AWARDS


                     Diamond Arrow Award



                                 Konica Minolta South Africa
                         receives Diamond
                             Arrow Award
                           >>> Konica Minolta South Africa received the Diamond Arrow
                                Award for its contribution to the City of Johannesburg, in
                                     an independent survey, implemented and funded by
                                        PMR.Africa (Professional Management Review).




                                              T
                                                   he company received the Diamond Arrow Award,
                                                   PMR Africa’s highest accolade, for top marks scored in
                                                   the competencies, contribution to the economic growth
                                              and development of the City of Johannesburg, management
                                              expertise, corporate governance and brand awareness
                                              categories.

                                              The survey, based on monthly ratings sourced from top
                                              decision makers, also highlighted Konica Minolta South
                                              Africa’s competitiveness, marketing efforts, effectiveness,
                                              excellence and leadership resilience and also indicated its high
                                              client service and client satisfaction levels.




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                                               AWARDS

                      BLI Line of the Year Award




                       Konica Minolta wins BLI’s 2011 MFP
                                    ‘Line of the Year’ Award
                      >>> Based on the outstanding performance of its colour and monochrome
                                        MFPs in BLI’s comprehensive laboratory tests, Konica Minolta
                                  Business Technologies, Inc. has been chosen as the winner of BLI’s
                                                                               2011 ‘MFP Line of the Year’ award.




                                                                    Colour: They came and they conquered

B
       LI’s ‘Line of the Year’ is awarded once a year to the OEM
      (Original Equipment Manufacturer) whose product line          Over the last 12 months, Konica Minolta has won six individual
      is determined to be the best overall in its category, based   ‘Picks’ for its business colour products. Indeed its models
on the cumulative test results of all models tested in BLI’s        earned top honours in virtually every speed range, from the
rigorous two month laboratory                                                               22 ppm bizhub C220 to the 50 ppm
evaluation. Among the many                                                                  colour / bizhub C652DS. Combined,
factors considered are reliability,                                                         these models ran for an astounding
image quality, productivity, ease                                                           835,000 impressions without a single
of use, scanning and a host of                                                              malfunction. In fact, the flawless
connectivity attributes. Also                                                               reliability performance of the bizhub
considered is the breadth of the                                                            C452 was the best among business
OEM’s line and its ability to                                                               colour models in its speed range, not
provide quality products suitable                                                           just in the last year but in the past five
to a broad spectrum of client                                                               years. Their outstanding reliability,
needs, from low volume to high                                                              combined with user replaceable
volume.                                                                                     components, means users can expect
                                                                                            rare downtime for service on these
In the last year, Konica Minolta                                                            devices.
has won more Pick of the Year
Awards for A3 MFP devices than                                                             All six models also offer strong
any other vendor. “Time and                                                                productivity in key test areas with
again, Konica Minolta’s line has                                                           above average performances when
proven itself in the majority of                                                           running BLI’s colour job stream test,
areas that matter most to end                                                              which simulates usage in a real-world
users - reliability, ease of use,                                                          environment. In addition to strong
productivity and image quality,”                                                           copy and print productivity, scan
said George Mikolay, senior                                                                speeds are faster than average in
product editor, A3/Copier MFPs.                                                            both colour and black & white for each
These areas are the foundation on which we measure every            device and colour scan file size is smaller than average.
single A3 device we test and with outstanding performances
in these areas, along with robust feature sets, it became readily
apparent that Konica Minolta is the vendor to beat for 2011.




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                       BERTL’s Best Award



                                            Konica Minolta’s bizhub C35 receives

                             BERTL’s Best Award
    >>> Konica Minolta’s bizhub C35 colour multi-functional peripheral (MFP) has been
                               awarded a prestigious BERTL’s Best Award, focusing on the
            benefits received by users and business dynamics, rather than the simple feed
               and speed productivity, reliability testing and pricing list checks of the past




                                                 T
                                                      he independent testing lab, BERTL, has given the full
                                                      colour bizhub C35 MFP its accolade in the Best Feature
                                                      Rich A4 Colour MFP category, which is one of BERTL’s
                                                 Best Workgroup awards.

                                                 Among other features, BERTL based its decision on the
                                                 device’s colour touch screen display, its advanced scanning
                                                 capabilities and its Emperon controller technology.




                                                   The majority of the qualities BERTL
                                                   particularly distinguished in the
                                                   bizhub C35 can also be found in our
                                                   entire bizhub line-up.


                                                 “The bizhub C35 gives sterling service in small workgroups in
                                                 larger companies where it often complements larger output
                                                 devices. It may also be used as a single central hub in smaller
                                                 businesses. Receiving a notable award such as a BERTL’s
                                                 Best is always an honour. At the same time, it is a mandate to
                                                 further pursue our goal of combining ease of use and
                                                 technology leadership in our devices. That is why the majority
                                                 of the qualities BERTL particularly distinguished in the bizhub
                                                 C35 can also be found in our entire bizhub line-up,” comments
                                                 Andrew Griffith, product manager Office Products – Konica
                                                 Minolta South Africa.

                                                 The colour touch screen display, which was particularly
                                                 appreciated by BERTL in the bizhub C35, is a signature feature
                                                 of all bizhubs. It provides users with an intuitive and clearly
                                                 arranged user interface to manage document distribution.




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                                                                  Versatility in
                                                                  scanning and
                                                                  faxing was a
                                                                  further criteria
                                                                  for receiving the
                                                                  award.




Versatility in scanning and faxing was a further criteria for
BERTL bestowing its distinction on the bizhub C35. As a
device targeted at small workgroups either as a single hub or
complementing network devices, scanning, along with printing,
copying and faxing is a central requirement. Users benefit from
scan to e-mail, scan to FTP, scan to SMB, scan to USB, scan
to HDD and network TWAIN, at speeds of up to 30 originals
per minute. For faxing, the bizhub C35 is equipped with a
Super G3 fax that includes fax forwarding and PC faxing.

Proof of Konica Minolta’s technology leadership is the bizhub
C35’s outstanding image quality and enhanced print resolution,
which are made possible by the company’s Simitri HD
polymerised toner. BERTL also listed these properties in its
statement for awarding a BERTL’s Best Award to the bizhub
C35. The same is also true of Konica Minolta’s proprietary
Emperon controller technology integrated in the bizhub C35.
This technology makes sure everything works smoothly. It
stands for multi-tasking and allows for simultaneous
completion of individual jobs.

Particularly noted by BERTL was the bizhub Extended Solution
Technology Developer Support Programme, shortened to the
acronym bEST. The bizhub C35 is equipped with this
technology providing an interface between one or more bizhub
multifunctional printers and software applications residing on
PCs or servers. With bEST being an integral part of Konica
Minolta’s bizhub open platform, it also makes bizhub MFPs
and related software applications more accessible for both
customers and developers.

Taken together, the above-mentioned qualities make the
bizhub C35 a highly valuable workgroup device, a fact that
BERTL has underlined and appreciated within its Best Award
in its Best Feature Rich A4 Colour MFP category.




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Pcounter Europe Partner of the Year Award



                     scores a hat trick, wins
Konica Minolta South Africa
  Pcounter Europe Partner of the Year Award
                                                                    for the third consecutive year



                                                                    We believe that both the partner accolade and our client wins
            >>> Employing an in-house team
                                                                    are due to us focusing on the principle that only by thoroughly
                     of specialists has resulted in                 listening to our clients can we fully understand their needs,
                                                                    thereby allowing us to use our expert knowledge to configure
                     Konica Minolta South Africa
                                                                    and customise the most accurate solution that will both
      scooping the Pcounter Europe Partner                          enhance their business productivity and show a definite return
                                                                    on investment. Pcounter’s products help businesses overcome
                  of the Year Award for the third                   the challenges of paper and other resource wastage from
                                      consecutive year.             unproductive printing and copying and the ineffective use of
                                                                    colour for jobs where it is not needed.

                                                                    This enables clients to understand their current cost of printing
                                                                    and document management, optimise the use of existing


P
     counter adds value to Konica Minolta South Africa’s            devices, recover costs where possible, increase productivity
     (KMSA’s) bizhub devices by offering print and document         by releasing a print job to the most appropriate device and
     accounting solutions for a wide variety of industries,         minimise expenses through rules based printing.
achieving enhanced productivity and cost savings for
customers. The annual award is bestowed on a vendor for             As Pcounter partner of the year, our clients can be assured of
outstanding work and focus in representing, selling and             the highest calibre of third party expertise, efforts and tailored
supporting products from Pcounter Europe and driving the            solutions from KMSA,” said Mohammed Vachiat, product
business to new goals.                                              manager Professional Services – Konica Minolta South Africa.




   As Pcounter partner of the year,
   our clients can be assured of the
   highest calibre of third party
   expertise, efforts and tailored
   solutions from Konica Minolta
   South Africa.



“Winning the 2008, 2009 and 2010 partner awards illustrates
that our first-rate team of experts, consisting of Pcounter sales
executives, implementers and developers, differentiates us
from other Pcounter partners in Africa.




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                           P R O D U C T TA B L E S


DIGITAL PRODUCTION PRESSES                      digital colour



                           bizhub PRESS C70hc (high chroma)
                            speed A4 – 71 ppm / A3 – 38 ppm
              resolution (print & RIP) Standard: 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi x 8 Bit
                          Enhanced: 1200 dpi x 3600 dpi x 8 Bit




       Key Features          Max Monthly Volume            330 000 A4 images
                             Media Handling                64 – 300gsm
                             Media - Supported Sizes       A4, A3, SR-A4, SR-A3, Min – 140x182mm, Max – 330x487mm
                             Auto Duplex                   300gsm (Weight Capability)
                             Quality Assurance             S.E.A.D II, IT Bit, CRS Technology

       Print Controllers     IC-601 Konica Minolta (Job Centro, Color Centro)
                             IC-306 EFi Pro Fiery (CWS 5, ColorWise Pro, Advance options available)
                             IC-307 Pro CREO (Professional, Processing, Impositioning & Transactional Power Pack)

       Key Applications      Photo Books, High Volume Digital printing, VDP (Variable Data Printing), Direct Mails, Invitations,
                             Brochures, Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, News Letters, Presentation Material,
                             Marketing Collateral

       Product Information The unique hc toner on the innovative bizhub PRESS C70hc has been specifically developed to
                           provide valuable support for RGB workflows. Its range of capabilities makes this the one-and-only
                           solution for value-added printing applications. The bizhub PRESS C70hc’s revolutionary hc toner
                           produces unbelievably vivid and natural colours. Thanks to seamless integration with RGB colour
                           workflows colour setup and colour conversion is fast and easy – colours will be printed virtually as
                           shown on the monitor, following the WYSIWYG principle.
                             The innovative digital technology of the bizhub PRESS C70hc is ideal for short-run and variable
                             data printing; with its economic performance, every run length, down to the individual photo book,
                             becomes profitable. The range of conceivable applications is extensive and includes the production
                             of direct mail pieces as well as marketing collateral. Computer graphics, brochures, business cards
                             as well as labels will all benefit from production on the bizhub PRESS C70hc. The same applies
                             to POS materials for stores, department stores, supermarket chains or similar. Photos and photo
                             books in particular are perfect examples of how to use the wide colour space that can be achieved
                             with the bizhub PRESS C70hc.

       Feeding & Finishing Options
                           Standard and Professional Configurations Available
                           *(See bizhub PRESS C6000 & C7000 Product Info)




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DIGITAL PRODUCTION PRESSES                          digital colour



                bizhub PRESS C6000/C7000 (standard configuration)
      speed C6000: A4 – 60 ppm / A3 – 34 ppm C7000: A4 – 71 ppm / A3 – 38 ppm
             resolution (print & RIP) Standard: 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi x 8 Bit
                         Enhanced: 1200 dpi x 3600 dpi x 8 Bit




                                                                                                                               AWARD




             Key Features        Max Monthly Volume        C6000 – 280 000 A4 images, C7000 – 330 000 A4 images
                                 Media Handling            64 – 300gsm
                                 Media - Supported Sizes   A4, A3, SR-A4, SR-A3, Min – 140x182mm, Max – 330 x 487mm
                                 Auto Duplex               300gsm (Weight Capability)
                                 Quality Assurance         S.E.A.D II, IT Bit, CRS Technology

             Print Controllers   IC-601 Konica Minolta (Job Centro, Color Centro)
                                 IC-413 EFi Fiery (CWS 5, ColorWise Pro, Advance options available)
                                 IC-306 EFi Pro Fiery (CWS 5, ColorWise Pro, Advance options available)
                                 IC-307 Pro CREO (Professional, Processing, Impositioning & Transactional Power Pack)

             Key Applications    High Volume Digital printing, VDP (Variable Data Printing), Direct Mails, Invitations, Brochures,
                                 Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, Newsletters, Presentation Material, Proofing, Marketing
                                 Collateral

             Feeding & Finishing Options - Standard Configuration
                               • Requires Print controller
                               • DF-622 Document Feeder (100 Originals)
                               • LU-202 Additional paper cassette (2500 sheets up to 330mm x 487mm and 300gsm)
                               • PF-602 Additional paper cassette (2 x 3000 sheets up to 330mm x 487mm and 300gsm)
                               • RU-509 Relay Unit – In-line Density Control Sensor & Curl Correctional Control Mechanism
                               • HM-102 Rehumidifier and Inter-Cooler Curl Eliminator (optional)
                               • FS-531 Staple Finisher (50 Sheet Stapler)
                               • FS-612 Staple and Booklet Finisher (50 Single Stapler, 80 page booklet maker – half fold &
                                  staple 20 sheets)
                               • PK-512 Punch Kit (2 and 4 hole selectable)
                               • PI-502 Pre-printed Sheet Inserter
                               • MB-504 Multiple Bypass Tray
                               • HD-514 & PH-102




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DIGITAL PRODUCTION PRESSES                      digital colour



             bizhub PRESS C6000/C7000 (professional configuration)
    speed C6000: A4 – 60 ppm / A3 – 34 ppm C7000: A4 – 71 ppm / A3 – 38 ppm
           resolution (print & RIP) Standard: 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi x 8 Bit
                       Enhanced: 1200 dpi x 3600 dpi x 8 Bit




                                                                                                                           AWARD




         Key Features        Max Monthly Volume        C6000 – 280 000 A4 images, C7000 – 330 000 A4 images
                             Media Handling            64 – 300gsm
                             Media - Supported Sizes   A4, A3, SR-A4, SR-A3, Min – 140x182mm, Max – 330 x 487mm
                             Auto Duplex               300gsm (Weight Capability)
                             Quality Assurance         S.E.A.D II, IT Bit, CRS Technology

         Print Controllers   IC-601 Konica Minolta (Job Centro, Color Centro)
                             IC-413 EFi Fiery (CWS 5, ColorWise Pro, Advance options available)
                             IC-306 EFi Pro Fiery (CWS 5, ColorWise Pro, Advance options available)
                             IC-307 Pro CREO (Professional, Processing, Impositioning & Transactional Power Pack)

         Key Applications    High Volume Digital printing, VDP (Variable Data Printing), Direct Mails, Invitations, Brochures,
                             Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, Newsletters, Presentation Material, Proofing, Marketing
                             Collateral

         Feeding & Finishing Options - Professional Configuration
                           • LU-202 Additional paper cassette (2500 sheets up to 330mm x 487mm and 300gsm)
                           • PF-602 Additional paper cassette (2 x 3000 Sheets up to 330mm x 487mm and 300gsm)
                           • RU-509 Relay Unit – In-line Density Control Sensor & Curl Correctional Control Mechanism
                           • HM-102 Rehumidifier and Intercooler Curl Eliminator (optional)
                           • FS-521 Staple Finisher - 100 sheets stapling with cut mechanism
                           • SD-506 Booklet Finisher – 50 Sheet Booklet + Trimmer
                           • FD-503 Folding Unit – Centre Fold, Internal 3 Fold, External 3 Fold, Double Parallel, Z-Fold,
                              Gate Fold, 2 Hole and 4 Hole Punch, Post Insert – 2 x 500 Sheets
                           • LS-505 Large Capacity Stacker – 5000 Sheets (LC-501 Extra Trolley for LS-505)
                           • PB-503 Inline Perfect Binder – Spine up to 30mm (300 Sheets)
                           • GP-501 Stream punching Unit – Punch at engine speed
                                 RU-506 Relay Unit - Required for GP-501
                                 DS-508 Die Sets for 4 holes punching for ring binding
                                 DS-509 Die Sets for 21 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding
                                 DS-510 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for wire binding
                                 DS-511 Die Sets for 23 holes punching for wire binding
                                 DS-512 Die Sets for 47 holes punching for colour coil binding
                                 DS-513 Die Sets for 12 holes punching for velo binding
                                 DS-514 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for pro click binding
                                 DS-515 Die Sets for 2 holes punching for ring binding
                                 DS-516 Die Sets for 20 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding

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DIGITAL PRODUCTION PRESSES                                digital colour



                                        bizhub PRESS C8000
                                 speed A4 – 80 ppm / A3 – 46 ppm
                   resolution (print & RIP) Standard: 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi x 8 Bit
                               Enhanced: 1200 dpi x 3600 dpi x 8 Bit
                                                                                                                                 AWARD




        Key Features        Productivity            A4 - 80ppm / A3 – 46 ppm
                                                    EF-101 (2nd Fuser for productivity and natural glossiness of prints)
                                                    RU-508 In-line Density Control Sensor & Curl Correctional Control Mechanism
                            Max Monthly Volume      500 000 A4 images
                            Media Handling          64 – 350gsm
                            Media - Supported Sizes A4, A3, SR-A4, SR-A3, Min – 140x182mm, Max – 330x487mm
                            Auto Duplex             300gsm (Weight Capability)
                            Quality Assurance       S.E.A.D II, IT Bit, CRS Technology, Paper Skew Detection, Air Suction Feeding

        Print Controllers   IC-601 Konica Minolta (Job Centro, Color Centro) *
                            IC-306 EFi Pro Fiery (CWS 5, ColorWise Pro, Advance options available) (UK-102 Upgrade Kit)
                            IC-307 Pro CREO (Professional, Processing, Impositioning & Transactional Power Pack) (UK-103 Upgrade Kit)

        Key Applications    High Volume Digital printing, VDP (Variable Data Printing), Direct Mails, Invitations, Brochures, Flyers,
                            Postcards, Business Cards, News Letters, Presentation Material, Proofing, Marketing Collateral

        Feeding & Finishing Options
                          • PF-704 Air Suction Paper Feed Unit (4630 Sheet Capacity) *
                          • PF-705 Air Suction Paper Feed Unit with Document Feeder (4630 Sheet Capacity) *
                          • RU-508 Relay Unit – In-line Density Control Sensor & Curl Correctional Control Mechanism
                          • HM-101 Inter-Cooler Curl Eliminator and Rehumidifier *
                          • FS-521 Staple Finisher – 100 sheets stapling with cut mechanism
                          • SD-506 Booklet Finisher – 50 Sheet Booklet + Trimmer
                          • FD-503 Folding Unit – Centre Fold, Internal 3 Fold, External 3 Fold, Double Parallel, Z-Fold, Gate Fold,
                          2 Hole and 4 Hole Punch, Post Insert – 2 x 500 Sheets
                          • LS-505 Large Capacity Stacker – 5000 Sheets (LC-501 Extra Trolley for LS-505)
                          • PB-503 Inline Perfect Binder – Spine up to 30mm (300 Sheets)
                          • GP-501 Stream Punching Unit – Punch at Engine Speed
                                  RU-506 Relay Unit - Required for GP-501
                                  DS-508 Die Sets for 4 holes punching for ring binding
                                  DS-509 Die Sets for 21 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding
                                  DS-510 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for wire binding
                                  DS-511 Die Sets for 23 holes punching for wire binding
                                  DS-512 Die Sets for 47 holes punching for colour coil binding
                                  DS-513 Die Sets for 12 holes punching for velo binding
                                  DS-514 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for pro click binding
                                  DS-515 Die Sets for 2 holes punching for ring binding
                                  DS-516 Die Sets for 20 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding
                          • HD-514 and PH-101 *

        * Additional options required for functionality

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DIGITAL PRODUCTION PRESSES                       digital black & white



                                          bizhub PRO B950
                                            speed 95 ppm
                        resolution (print & RIP) Standard: 600 dpi x 600 dpi
                                Enhanced: 600 dpi x 1800 dpi x 8 Bit




    Standard RIP       2GHz Controller, 2GB RAM, 30GB HDD
    PS Option          CIE Technology, Enhanced Screening Technology, Tone Curve Utility
    Tandem Mode        Copying and Printing (190ppm)
    Paper Size         Min – 100mm x 140mm, Max – 314mm x 460mm
    Paper Support      Tray 1 & 2 – 500 Sheets each, Tray 3 – 1000 Sheets, Multi Bypass – 150 Sheets

    Paper Weights      Tray 1, 2, 3 – 40gsm – 216gsm, Bypass – 40gsm – 244gsm,
                       Large Capacity Units – 40gsm – 300gsm

    Capabilities       Copy, Network Printer, Network Scanner, Box (HDD) Utility

    Connectivity Option Micropress Digital PrePress & Workflow Management
                        Print Groove Suite

    Finishing          Offset Sorting, Stapling, Hole Punching, Saddle Stitching, trimming and Z-Fold
    B950 Options       • FS-528 100 Sheet Staple finisher with Staple Cut Mechanism
                       • FS-611 Booklet Finisher
                       • PI-506 Post Inserter
                       • ZU-607 Z-fold Unit Punch (2/4hls) & Z folding
                       • PK-505 Punch Kit
                       • LU-407 A4 Large Tray A4+ Max 4,500 sheets
                       • LU-408 A3 Large Tray A3+ Max 4,000 sheets
                       • MK-721 Mount Kit for TU-502
                       • RC-501 Toner Recycle Cut Kit roller and related accessories for PRO 950
                       • Postscript-504 PS Option
                       • TU-502 Trimming Unit (ex-indent)
                       • GP-501 Stream Punching Unit – Punch at Engine Speed
                             MK-724 Mount Kit for GP-501
                             DS-508 Die Sets for 4 holes punching for ring binding
                             DS-509 Die Sets for 21 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding
                             DS-510 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for wire binding
                             DS-511 Die Sets for 23 holes punching for wire binding
                             DS-512 Die Sets for 47 holes punching for colour coil binding
                             DS-513 Die Sets for 12 holes punching for velo binding
                             DS-514 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for pro click binding
                             DS-515 Die Sets for 2 holes punching for ring binding
                             DS-516 Die Sets for 20 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding




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DIGITAL PRODUCTION PRESSES                        digital black & white



                                 bizhub Pro B1051 / bizhub Pro B1200
                               speed B1051 - 105 ppm / B1200 - 120 ppm




           Standard RIP        2GHz Controller, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Option Standard CIE Technology,
                               Enhanced Screening Technology, Tone Curve Utility

           Paper Size          Min – 100mm x 140mm, Max – 324mm x 463mm

           Paper Support       Tray 1, 2 – 1500 Sheets each

           Paper Weights       Tray 1, 2 – 40gsm – 244gsm, Large Capacity Units – 40gsm – 350gsm

           Capabilities        Copy, Network Printer, Network Scanner, Box (HDD) Utility

           Additional
           Connectivity Option Micropress Digital PrePress & Workflow Management
                               Print Groove Suite
           Finishing           Offset Sorting, Stapling, Hole Punching, Saddle Stitching and\or trimming,
                               6 Fold Options, Perfect Glue Binding

           Feeding & Finishing Options
                               PF-702 Paper Feed Unit - 3 x 2000 sheets.*
                               PF-703 Paper Feed Unit - 1300 + 2 x 1850 sheets, new vacuum feed technology *
                               FS-521 Staple Finisher - 100 sheets stapling with cut mechanism *
                               SD-506 Booklet Finisher – 50 Sheet Booklet + Trimmer *
                               FD-503 Folding Unit – Centre Fold, Internal 3 Fold, External 3 Fold, Double Parallel, *
                               Z-Fold, Gate Fold, 2 Hole and 4 Hole Punch, Post Insert – 2 x 500 Sheets *
                               LS-505 Large Capacity Stacker – 5000 Sheets *
                               LC-501 Extra Trolley for LS-505 *
                               PB-503 Inline Perfect Binder – Spine up to 30mm (300 Sheets) *
                               GP-501 Stream punching Unit – Punch at engine speed *
                                        DS-508 Die Sets for 4 holes punching for ring binding
                                        DS-509 Die Sets for 21 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding
                                        DS-510 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for wire binding
                                        DS-511 Die Sets for 23 holes punching for wire binding
                                        DS-512 Die Sets for 47 holes punching for colour coil binding
                                        DS-513 Die Sets for 12 holes punching for velo binding
                                        DS-514 Die Sets for 34 holes punching for pro click binding
                                        DS-515 Die Sets for 2 holes punching for ring binding
                                        DS-516 Die Sets for 20 holes punching for cerlox plastic binding
                               RU-506 Relay Unit - Required for 1200, 1051 only with GP-501, PF703+FA-501 *
                               FA-501 PI-PFU Mount Kit - Required when using PF-703 as PI (Post Insertion) - PFU. *
                               RH-101 Removable HDD
                               HD-511 Inner Case Kit with HDD
                               PP-701 Additional Fan for PF-702
                               HT-505 Heater Fan Unit for PF-703

                               *Subject to correct configuration




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       OFFICE        digital colour multifunctional printers



                bizhub C25                                                                bizhub C35
   speed 24 ppm colour / 24ppm mono                                            speed 35 ppm colour and mono
 resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi (printing) x 3                                   resolution 1200 dpi x 600 dpi x 4
 600 dpi x 600 dpi (copying and scanning)




Connectivity        10/100/1000 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0           Connectivity         10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet and USB 2.0


Paper Support       Standard 350 sheets multipurpose tray up to A4     Paper Support        100 sheet bypass tray and
                                                                                            1 x 250 sheet paper tray up to A4
Standard Features   Copy, print, scan to e-mail and fax standard
                    Document Feeder and Duplex Unit standard           Standard Features    Copy, print, scan and fax (super G3 & PC fax)
                    PCL & PS printing with 256MB RAM standard                               PCL 6 and PostScript 3 printing with
                    768MB Max                                                               1,5GB RAM, 120GB hard disk
                                                                                            Mailbox printing
C25 Options         500 sheet 2nd paper cassette                                            bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology)
                    40GB HDD                                                                PageScope Enterprise Suite
                                                                                            Duplex Document Feeder and Duplex Unit

                                                                       C20 Options          500 sheet paper cassette



                                           bizhub C200
                    speed 20 ppm colour and mono resolution 2400 dpi x 600 dpi




                                    Connectivity        10 BaseT / 100 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0

                                    Paper Support       250 sheet multipurpose tray up to A3+

                                    Standard Features   Copy, print and scan (to e-mail, FTP, SMB, Twain)
                                                        PCL 5e and PostScript 3 printing with 576MB RAM

                                    C200 Options        Super G3 Fax Unit, Document Feeder, Duplex Unit
                                                        512MB extended memory
                                                        Bypass tray, Job separator
                                                        Various additional paper cassettes




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      OFFICE          digital colour multifunctional printers



               bizhub C220                                                                  bizhub C280
     speed 22 ppm colour and mono                                                 speed 28 ppm colour and mono
  resolution 1800 dpi x 600 dpi (printing)                                     resolution 1800 dpi x 600 dpi (printing)
 600 dpi x 600 dpi (copying and scanning)                                     600 dpi x 600 dpi (copying and scanning)




Connectivity         10/100/1000 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0             Connectivity          10/100/1000 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0

Paper Support        100 sheet bypass (up to 1200 x 297mm banner)         Paper Support         100 sheet bypass (up to 1 200 x 297mm banner)
                     and 2 x 500 sheet multipurpose trays (up to A3+)                           and 2 x 500 sheet multipurpose trays (up to A3+)

Standard Features    Copy, print and scan (scan up to 70 opm colour       Standard Features     Copy, print and scan (scan up to 70 opm colour
                     & mono) (scan to e-mail, FTP, SMB,                                         & mono) (scan to e-mail, FTP, SMB,
                     Twain and up to 1000 user mailboxes), Duplex                               Twain and up to 1000 user mailboxes), Duplex
                     Unit, PCL 6 and PostScript 3 with                                          Unit, PCL 6 and PostScript 3 with
                     2,048MB RAM and 250GB hard disk                                            2,048MB RAM and 250GB hard disk

C220 Options         Super G3 Fax Unit, Document Feeder,                  C280 Options          Super G3 Fax Unit, Document Feeder, Stapling,
                     Stapling, Punching and Booklet finishing options                           Punching and Booklet Finishing Options
                     Various additional Paper Cassettes, Security Kit                           Various additional Paper Cassettes, Security Kit,
                     Biometric (finger vein) Authentication, i-Option                           Biometric (finger vein) Authentication, i-Option
                     bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology)                                 Fiery Print Controller (for high-end graphics users)
                     Page Scope Enterprise Suite                                                bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology)
                                                                                                Page Scope Enterprise Suite


                                          bizhub C360
                               speed 36 ppm colour and mono
       resolution 1800 dpi x 600 dpi (printing) 600 dpi x 600 dpi (copying and scanning)




     Connectivity         10/100/1000 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0

     Paper Support        100 sheet bypass (up to 1200 x 297mm banner) and 2 x 500 sheet multipurpose trays (up to A3+)

     Standard Features    Copy, print and scan (scan up to 70 opm colour & mono) (scan to e-mail, FTP, SMB,
                          Twain and up to 1000 user mailboxes), Duplex Unit, PCL 6 and PostScript 3 with 2,048MB RAM and 250GB hard disk

     C360 Options         Super G3 Fax Unit, Document Feeder, Stapling, Punching and Booklet finishing options
                          Various additional paper cassettes, Security Kit Biometric (finger vein) Authentication, i-Option
                          Fiery Print Controller (for high-end graphics users), bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology)
                          Page Scope Enterprise Suite


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       OFFICE         digital colour multifunctional printers



               bizhub C452                                                                 bizhub C552
     speed 45 ppm colour and mono                                            speed 45 ppm colour and 55 ppm mono
  resolution 1800 dpi x 600 dpi (printing)                                    resolution 1800 dpi x 600 dpi (printing)
 600 dpi x 600 dpi (copying and scanning)                                    600 dpi x 600 dpi (copying and scanning)




Connectivity        10/100/1000 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0                Connectivity          10/100/1000 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0

Paper Support       100 sheet bypass (up to 1200 x 297mm banner),           Paper Support         100 sheet bypass (up to 1200 x 297mm banner),
                    2 x 500 sheet multipurpose trays (up to A3+),                                 2 x 500 sheet multipurpose trays (up to A3+),
                    1 x 1000 sheet A4 and 1 x 1500 sheet A4 tray                                  1 x 1000 sheet A4 and 1 x 1500 sheet A4 tray
                    (standard 3650 sheets)                                                        (standard 3650 sheets)

Standard Features   Copy, print and scan (up to 78 opm - scan to e-         Standard Features     Copy, print and scan (up to 78 opm - scan to e-
                    mail, FTP, SMB, Twain and up to 1000 user                                     mail, FTP, SMB, Twain and up to
                    mailboxes), Document Feeder, Duplex Unit and                                  1000 user mailboxes), Document Feeder,
                    Scan Accelerator kit,                                                         Duplex Unit and Scan Accelerator kit,
                    PCL 6 and PostScript 3 with 2,048MB RAM and                                   PCL 6 and PostScript 3 with 2,048MB RAM and
                    250GB hard disk                                                               250GB hard disk

C452 Options        Super G3 Fax Unit, Stapling, Punching and               C552 Options          Super G3 Fax Unit, Stapling, Punching and
                    Booklet Finishing options,                                                    Booklet Finishing options,
                    Extra 3000 sheet cassette (A4), or 2500 sheet                                 Extra 3000 sheet cassette (A4), or 2500 sheet
                    cassette (up to A3+), Security Kit, Biometric                                 cassette (up to A3+), Security Kit, Biometric
                    (finger vein) Authentication, i-Option                                        (finger vein) Authentication, i-Option
                    Fiery Print Controller (for high-end graphics                                 Fiery Print Controller (for high-end graphics
                    users), bEST (bizhub Extended Solution                                        users), bEST (bizhub Extended Solution
                     Technology), Page Scope Enterprise Suite                                     Technology), Page Scope Enterprise Suite

                                bizhub C652 / bizhub C652DS
                           speed 50 ppm colour and 65 ppm mono
      \resolution 1800 dpi x 600 dpi (printing) 600 dpi x 600 dpi (copying and scanning)




Connectivity        10/100/1000 Base TX Ethernet and USB 2.0

Paper Support       100 sheet bypass (up to 1200 x 297mm banner), 2 x 500 sheet multipurpose trays (up to A3+), 1 x 1000 sheet A4
                    and 1 x 1500 sheet A4 tray (standard 3650 sheets)

Standard Features   Copy, print and scan (up to 78 opm - scan to e-mail, FTP, SMB, Twain and up to 1000 user mailboxes), Document
                    Feeder, Duplex Unit and Scan Accelerator kit, PCL 6 and PostScript 3 with 2,048MB RAM and 250GB hard disk

C652 Options        Super G3 Fax Unit, Stapling, Punching and Booklet Finishing options, Extra 3000 sheet cassette (A4) or 2500 sheet cassette
                    (up to A3+), Security Kit, Biometric (finger vein) Authentication, i-Option, Fiery Print Controller (for high-end graphics users),
                    bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology), Page Scope Enterprise Suite

C652DS Options      Dual Scan Functionality (Up to 156 originals per minute), High Speed Duplex Scanning


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              OFFICE      colour laser printer



                                        bizhub C35P
                              speed 30 ppm colour and mono
                                resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi




                     Emulation           PostScript 3, PCL 6, (XL3.0), PCL 5e/c, XPS*

                     Memory              256MB RAM up to 768MB RAM

                     Operating Systems Windows 2000 / XP / XP64
                                       Windows VISTA 32 / 64
                                       Macintosh OSX 10.2, 10.3, 10.4
                                       Server 2003 / 2003 x64
                                       Linux : RedHat v9.0, SUSE v8.2

                     Connectivity        10-Base-T / 100-Base-T / 1 000-Base-T Ethernet
                                         USB 2.0 and Bidirectional IEEE 1 284 parallel

                     Standard Features   Automatic duplex printing (60 - 90gsm)
                                         100 sheet bypass tray and 250 sheet A4 tray
                                         A6 to A4 standard paper sizes
                                         Custom paper sizes (92 - 216mm x 148 -
                                         356mm)
                                         60 - 210gsm paper weight

                     C20P Options        1 x 500 sheet lower paper feeder
                                         Additional 512MB RAM
                                         * 40GB Hard disk drive (XPS, secure print, direct
                                         print)




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OFFICE           digital black & white multifunctional printers



                        bizhub 20                                                           bizhub 163
                      speed 30 ppm                                                        speed 16 ppm
               resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi                                        resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi




Paper Size          Maximum A4                                      Paper Size          Maximum A3

Capabilities        Copy, Print (PCL/PS), Scan to e-mail (colour)   Capabilities        Copy, Print (PCL/PS), Scan to E-mail, Scan to
                    Scan to FTP, TWAIN scan (colour)                                    FTP, Fax (Super G3)
                    Super G3 Fax 10/100 base – T Ethernet network                       10/100 Base-T Ethernet Connectivity
                    connectivity                                    Paper               Maximum 157g/m2, Transparencies
Paper               Maximum 163 gsm, Transparencies                 Finishing           Offset Sorting
Options             Network PCL/PS                                  Options             Document Feeder, Bypass Tray, Super G3 Fax
                    PC Faxing                                                           Unit, Various additional Paper Cassettes,
                    User Authentication                                                 Print Controller, Ethernet Network Card
                    Secure Print


                        bizhub 211                                                          bizhub 223
                      speed 21 ppm                                                        speed 22 ppm
               resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi                                        resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi




Paper Size          Maximum A3                                      Connectivity        10/100/1000 base T Ethernet and USB 2.0

Capabilities        Copy, Print (PCL/PS), Scan to E-mail, Scan to   Paper Support       100 sheet bypass and 2 x 500 sheet universal
                    FTP, Fax (Super G3)                                                 trays (A3 max)/1 x 2500 sheet large
                    10/100 Base-T Ethernet Connectivity                                 capacity tray A4 max/1 x 500 sheet universal tray
                                                                                        with storage bin below
Paper               Maximum 157g/m2, Transparencies
                                                                    Standard Features   Copy, Print and Scan (e-mail, FTP, SMB, Twain
Finishing           Offset Sorting, Job Separator                                       in colour), PCL/PS/XPS Emperon Print
Options             Duplex Document Feeder, Simplex Document                            Controller with 2084GB RAM Duplex Unit
                    Feeder                                                              Super G3 Fax Unit, Document Feeder, Stapling,
                                                                    B223 Options
                    Bypass Tray, Duplex Tray, Super G3 Fax Unit                         Punching and Booklet finishing
                    Print Controller, Ethernet Network Card,                            options, various additional paper cassettes,
                    Various additional Paper Cassettes                                  enhanced security kit, i-Option, Biometric
                                                                                        (finger vein authentication), 250GB HDD
                                                                                        enabling secure Mailbox printing,
                                                                                        bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology),
                                                                                        PageScope Enterprise Suite


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OFFICE           digital black & white multifunctional printers



                        bizhub 283                                                          bizhub 363
                      speed 28 ppm                                                        speed 36 ppm
               resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi                                        resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi




Connectivity        10/100/1000 base T Ethernet and USB 2.0             Connectivity         10/100/1000 base T Ethernet and USB 2.0
Paper Support       100 sheet bypass and 2 x 500 sheet universal t      Paper Support        100 sheet bypass and 2 x 500 sheet universal
                    rays (A3 max)/1 x 2500 sheet large                                       trays (A3 max)/1 x 2500 sheet large
                    capacity tray A4 max/1 x 500 sheet universal tray                        capacity tray A4 max/1 x 500 sheet universal tray
                    with storage bin below                                                   with storage bin below
Standard Features   Copy, Print and Scan (e-mail, FTP, SMB, Twain       Standard Features    Copy, Print and Scan (e-mail, FTP, SMB, Twain
                    in colour)                                                               in colour)
                    PCL/PS/XPS Emperon Print Controller with                                 PCL/PS/XPS Emperon Print Controller with
                    2084GB RAM, Duplex Unit                                                  2084GB RAM, Duplex Unit
                                                                                             Document Feeder
B283 Options        Super G3 Fax Unit, Document Feeder, Stapling,
                    Punching and Booklet finishing options,             B363 Options         Super G3 Fax unit, Stapling, Punching and
                    various additional Paper Cassettes, enhanced                             Booklet finishing options, various additional
                    Security Kit, i-Option, Biometric                                        Paper Cassettes, enhanced Security Kit, i-
                    (finger vein authentication), 250GB HDD                                  Option, Biometric (finger vein authentication),
                    enabling secure Mailbox printing,                                        250GB HDD enabling secure Mailbox printing,
                    bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology),                              bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology),
                    PageScope Enterprise Suite                                               PageScope Enterprise Suite



                                                       bizhub 423
                                                     speed 42 ppm
                                              resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi




           Connectivity        10/100/1000 base T Ethernet and USB 2.0

           Paper Support       100 sheet bypass and 2 x 500 sheet universal trays (A3 max) / 1 x 2500 sheet large capacity tray A4 max/1 x
                               500 sheet universal tray with storage bin below

           Standard Features   Copy, Print and Scan (e-mail, FTP, SMB, Twain in colour)
                               PCL/PS/XPS Emperon Print Controller with 2084GB RAM
                               Duplex Unit, Document Feeder

           B423 Options        Super G3 Fax Unit, Stapling, Punching and Booklet finishing options, various additional Paper Cassettes,
                               enhanced Security Kit, i-Option, Biometric (finger vein authentication), 250GB HDD enabling secure Mailbox
                               printing, bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology), PageScope Enterprise Suite


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OFFICE           digital black & white multifunctional printers



                        bizhub 501                                                         bizhub 601
                      speed 50 ppm                                                        speed 60 ppm
               resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi                                   resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi (Printing)




Paper Size          Maximum A3                                           Paper Size            Maximum A3

Capabilities        Copy, Print (PCL/PS), Scan to E-mail, Scan to        Capabilities          Copy, Print (PCL/PS), Scan to E-mail, Scan to
                    FTP, Scan to Mailbox (HDD)                                                 FTP, Scan to Mailbox (HDD)
                    Fax (Super G3 including PC Faxing),                                        Fax (Super G3 including PC Faxing),
                    10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Connectivity                                   10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Connectivity
                    Document Feeder as Duplexing Standard                                      Document Feeder as Duplexing Standard

Paper               Maximum 210g/m2, Transparencies                      Paper                 Maximum 210g/m2, Transparencies

Finishing           Offset Sorting, Stapling, Hole Punching, Saddle      Finishing             Offset Sorting, Stapling, Hole Punching, Saddle
                    Stitching.                                                                 Stitching, Tri-Fold, Z-Fold.

Options             Open API Support, PageScope Enterprise Suite,        Options               Open API Support, PageScope Enterprise Suite,
                    Direct USB Support                                                         Direct USB Support
                    for Printing, 60 GB HDD for Mailbox                                        for Printing, 60 GB HDD for Mailbox
                    Functionality, Latest Security Standards,                                  Functionality, Latest Security Standards,
                    Super G3 Fax Unit (PC Faxing included), Various                            Super G3 Fax Unit (PC Faxing included), Various
                    additional Paper Cassettes                                                 additional Paper Cassettes
                    bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology)                                 bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology)
                    Page Scope Enterprise Suite                                                Page Scope Enterprise Suite



                                                         bizhub 751
                                                       speed 75 ppm
                                                resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi




                        Paper Size           Maximum A3
                        Capabilities         Copy, Print (PCL/PS), Scan to E-mail, Scan to FTP, Scan to Mailbox (HDD)
                                             Fax (Super G3 including PC Faxing), 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Connectivity
                                             Document Feeder as Duplexing Standard
                        Paper                Maximum 210g/m2, Transparencies
                        Finishing            Offset Sorting, Stapling, Hole Punching, Saddle Stitching, Tri-Fold, Z-Fold.
                        Options              Open API Support, PageScope Enterprise Suite, Direct USB Support
                                             for Printing, 60 GB HDD for Mailbox Functionality, Latest Security Standards,
                                             Super G3 Fax Unit (PC Faxing included), Various additional Paper Cassettes
                                             bEST (bizhub Extended Solution Technology), Page Scope Enterprise Suite


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OFFICE           digital black & white laser printers



                    bizhub 20P                                                         Page Pro 5650EN
                  speed 30 ppm                                                            speed 43 ppm
            resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi                                         resolution 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi




Memory                64 MB, Standard Maximum 576 MB                   Memory                128 MB Standard, Max 384 MB
Compatibility         Windows, Mac, Linux, Standard Network Printing   Compatibility         Windows, Mac, Linux, Standard Network Printing
Paper Handling        A4, A5, Envelope, Transparencies, Labels         Paper Handling        A4, A5, Envelope, Transparencies, Labels
Paper Capacity        Input 200 sheets                                 Paper Capacity        Input 700 sheet Standard, Optional 2 x 550 sheets
Paper Weight          Up to 210g/m   2
                                                                       Paper Weight          Up to 216g/m2
Paper Output          100 sheets                                       Paper Output          500 + 70 sheets




OFFICE           fax machines



                        KMF2900                                                                KMF3900
                   print method laser                                                     print method laser
                modem speed 33,600 bps                                                 modem speed 33,600 bps




Memory                          16 MB Standard, 48 MB Maximum          Memory                          16MB Standard, 48 MB Maximum
Paper Capacity                  260 Standard, 750 Maximum              Paper Capacity                  260 Standard, 750 Maximum
One Touch Numbers               32                                     One Touch Numbers               64
Speed Dial Numbers              100                                    Speed Dial Numbers              200
Additional Features             142 Locations Broadcasting             Additional Features             274 Locations Broadcasting, Network
Copy/Print Speed                16/pages/min.                                                          Scan, Internet Fax
                                                                       Copy/Print Speed                16/pages/min.



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