Konica Minolta releases next generation of entry device bizhub PRO 1100 for monochrome printing
CRD work welcoming the next generation. After the successful launch of the black and white printer bizhub PRO 951 in 2012, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe (Konica Minolta) is today presenting its successor, the bizhub PRO 1100 which has a lot to offer: new applications and functions, a faster turnaround time, a colour scanner and a flexible OpenAPI interface – all helping to handle the wide variety of frequently changing on-demand jobs of internal and external print shops.
Today, high volume output of production printers is still printed in black and white. With a high monthly print volume, the bizhub PRO 1100 can handle the demands of any production environment. Furthermore, it is 5ppm faster than its predecessor, the bizhub PRO 951. The multifunctional printer is flexible enough to handle any job a production printer is likely to face, e.g. a grammage range from just 40 g/m2 to 350 g/m2, and paper formats from 92 x 132 mm to SRA3 (max. 324 x 483 mm). With a maximum paper capacity of 9,000 sheets in five cassettes and the new bypass tray MB-507, the monochrome printer is well equipped for any high-volume job, and even extensive mixed-media jobs can be handled easily.
With the guiding principle “Giving Shape to Ideas”, Konica Minolta shows its commitment to developing new technologies and innovations that help production printers to produce high quality with the flexibility they need. “With bizhub PRO 1100, we are proud to introduce the next generation of entry-level monochrome printers,” explains André Statkus, Product Manager Production Printing at Konica Minolta. “It gives our customers a print engine with high durability and media flexibility while remaining affordable.”
The monochrome printer has an outstanding output quality. Such quality is based on a number of outstanding technological features: a genuine resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi, a unique screening technology and customized tone curve adjustments thanks to a tone curve utility.
New bizhub OP opens up communication with third party applications
The bizhub PRO 1100 multifunctional printer is equipped with the new user-friendly developer platform, bizhub OP. This open platform contains an OpenAPI communication system that allows application developers to create applications that communicate with the bizhub PRO 1100. The monochrome printer is the first production printing device from Konica Minolta to support the bizhub OP open platform technology. It allows the use of third-party applications for accounting, authentication or scan-routing applications like YSoft Safe Q or Nuance eCopy Sharescan.
Finesse in finishing
A wide range of finishing options meets the various needs of internal and external print shops. One of the highlight functions is the new OT-507 output tray, which is used if no finisher is needed or the customer wishes to use offline finishing. The production of booklets of up to 100 pages with automatic ring binding is a standard task. Further functions include stapling options with 2-point and choice-of-corner stapling for up to 100 sheets, and a 2- or 4-hole punching function that can also be used for post-inserted documents. The optional GBC punch unit is available with a wide range of die sets which ensure compatibility with most popular punching schemes, such as metal-based (wire) binding or plastic (comb) binding. The folding options include a Z-folding unit for including A3 documents in A4 printouts and a letter-folding function for letters of up to three pages. The next generation entry device bizhub PRO 1100 will be available in Europe from February 2016.
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