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Konica Minolta launches two new A3 smart printers

28 Sep 2020

Konica Minolta Australia has expanded its bizhub i-Series range with the launch of two new colour A3 multifunction printers (MFPs). 

The new bizhub C450i and bizhub C650i are next-generation multifunctional devices designed to work with digital workflows.

“Like every model in the bizhub i-Series product line, the new devices reflect a new paradigm for how multifunctional devices meet the needs of businesses by serving as a secure, smart technology hub to augment office connectivity. As SMBs continue their path to recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be critical that they choose smart technology that elevates their digital status,” says Konica Minolta chief marketing and innovation officer Shane Blandford. 

“The new MFPs offer fast, reliable solutions for document handling and serve as an intelligent device that effectively becomes the heart of the customer’s digital office. They can also be tailored to meet the requirements of each business with the wide breadth of applications that are available from Konica Minolta’s Marketplace, which is pre-installed on every device. Furthermore, by placing the customer’s need for high operational efficiency at the heart of each MFP solution, Konica Minolta delivers best-in-class service and troubleshooting through its Remote Service Platform.”

The new models feature the bizhub i-Series’ new exterior design and the highly intuitive smartphone-style user interface with a tiltable, floating 10-inch panel that is used throughout the bizhub i-Series range.

It features a new card-type quick copy screen and various apps with integrated guidance. 

Newly developed widget technology allows embedding and operating functionality directly from the MFP’s home screen, shortening the time spent in front of the MFP. 

The three new A3 colour MFPs offer a choice of 45ppm, 55ppm or 65ppm print speeds with a quad-core central processing unit and standard 8 GB of memory with a 256 GB SSD, (upgradeable to optional 1 TB SSD). 

As standard, the three new MFPs feature a dual-scan document feeder that can accommodate up to 300 sheets, with a faster 280 ipm scan speed and double-feed detection sensors.

Newly designed finishers with an integrated manual staple feature are also available as an option. 

The new higher-speed bizhub i-Series models also have an automatic intelligent media sensor that can detect paper weight and media type, which helps to reduce user error and unnecessary support requests due to unmatched settings for the paper type being used leading to fewer paper jams.

bizhub i-Series MFPs have been designed to work with workflow tools such as Konica Minolta’s Dispatcher Phoenix, which offers advanced document workflow and enhances document security.