~ Straightforward high-quality colour printing, copying and faxing ~

3 March 2006 – Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Europe has released a new colour laser printer, the magicolor 2480 MF combined colour laser printer and copier. This new multi-function printer has complete scanner functionality and is supplied with software so users can send and receive faxes from their PC.

With its compact design and affordable list price of just £549, excluding VAT, the magicolor 2480 MF is perfectly suited for both home and small office use. It also comes with a one year on-site warranty.

Mark Lloyd, managing director for Konica Minolta UK and Ireland said: “The magicolor 2480 MF brings a level of print quality and functionality that has so far been unavailable to the SoHo market in this price range. Small businesses and home users have changed how they are using printers and are demanding products that can allow them to print, copy, scan and fax for a price lower than they would have paid a year ago for a good quality printer. The magicolor 2480 MF combines superior features, capability and value for money.”

With the optional network interface, magicolor 2480 MF can easily be put to work in corporate networks or used as a versatile printer and copier for workgroups.

The magicolor 2480 MF boasts a top print resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi, and can achieve speeds of 20 A4-pages per minute (ppm) in monochrome or five ppm in full colour, with the first page printing in just 12 seconds for monochrome and 21 seconds in colour.

The magicolor 2480 MF is also capable of handling a wide range of media including all paper types such as recycled, premium and glossy; transparencies; post cards; labels and envelopes. The maximum paper weight supported is 163 g/m2.

A multi-purpose input tray of 200 sheets can be expanded with an optional 500 sheet input tray. Unique for this price class, an optional duplex feature is available for automatic duplex printing and copying. Prints are collected in the 200 sheet output tray, offering a range of different sorting options.

The printer supports Windows XP, 2000, ME and 98SE, and can be connected via a USB 2.0 port or optional network interface. The supplied utility software enables users to manage the print process and view the status of print jobs from their PC.

Copying
The copier offers the magicolor 2480 MF vast amount of functionality. Originals can either be inserted into the 50 sheet automatic document feeder, or be placed directly on the flatbed scanner. The number of copies can be adjusted from 1 to 99 and be reduced/enlarged from 50 – 200%. If copies are made of an original document, the copy speed is 20 pages per minute in monochrome and 5 ppm in colour. In the case of several documents, the print speeds amount to 10 ppm and 3.6 ppm when using the automatic document feeder. The print resolution of the copies is 600 dpi.

Scanning
With the flatbed scanner of the magicolor 2480 MF, originals can be scanned in the maximum format of legal (A4+) at a resolution of 600 dpi. Scanning a monochrome original requires 9.4 seconds, and a colour scan 23 seconds. The scanner supports the WIA as well as the TWAIN-protocol.

Quality
The magicolor 2480 MF is equipped with eAIDC: enhanced Automatic Image Density Control. eAIDC controls each print according to a specific pattern; if after extensive use the quality deviates from the original quality standard, automatic corrections will take place during the printing process.

PictBridge
Because the magicolor 2480 MF is equipped with PictBridge, PictBridge-compliant digital cameras can be connected directly to the printer. Photos can then be printed and rotated directly from the camera and adapted to the print format. Another option is to print an overview of all photos in thumbnail format from the camera’s memory.

PaperPort paper handling
The magicolor 2480 MF is delivered with the Windows compatible program PaperPort from ScanSoft, which enables various types of files to be managed, filed, previewed, distributed and archived with out having to start up the original application. PaperPort provides a logical document archive system for your scanned documents such as (invoices, petrol receipts and forms), text documents, and photo archives and product documentation in PDF-format.

The magicolor 2480 MF will be available in February 2006 and has a one year on-site warranty.

KONICA MINOLTA PRINTING SOLUTIONS EUROPE B.V.
Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Europe B.V. is an innovative developer, manufacturer and supplier of document printing solutions. The product line includes colour and monochrome laser printers, and associated supplies and accessories for general office, electronic publishing, graphics, design, advanced imaging and home office applications. Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Europe B.V. - with headquarters in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands - distributes its products through a broad network of e-commerce, retail, reseller and distribution partners.

For more information:

Hazel Butters/Lance Concannon at Prompt Communications
Tel: 0208 996 1653/0208 996 1656
Out of hours: 07780 68 78 13
hbutters@prompt-communications.com/lconcannon@prompt-communications.com

Oscar Rook
UK Marketing Director
oscar.rook@bpe.konicaminolta.co.uk
Tel: 01784 411 860

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Published on: 12:00AM on 3rd March 2006