~ high-performance printer that delivers exceptional image quality for creative applications and enterprise users ~

Staines, UK, 18th September 2006 – Konica Minolta Printing Solutions has launched its new, high-performance A3+ magicolor 7450 colour laser printer, available immediately.

With an end user price of $4,319 excluding VAT, the magicolor 7450 is a powerful and versatile office printer, capable of printing in either colour or mono at 13 pages per minute A3+ and 25ppm A4. The printer is designed to fit into any business, corporate or design environment.

Its high-throughput processing capabilities, outstanding print quality and versatile media handling make the magicolor 7450 ideal for the enterprise and creative workplace. Built for high-volume applications and output, the magicolor 7450 is well-suited for printing a broad range of business and marketing materials on demand.

Exceptional print quality
Designers and graphics application users will appreciate the exceptional print quality and sophisticated colour reproduction technology of the magicolor 7450. It offers a unique 600 x 600 4-bit dpi contone resolution which produces high detail and accurately graduated photographic images.

A process called “pulse width modulation” is used to produce smooth colour and greyscale graduations with fine detail and halftones. Object segmentation technology guarantees that text and images are printed at optimal quality and the advanced colour matching system includes PANTONE® tables for complete colour control.

The Konica Minolta advanced calibration system – enhanced Automatic Image Density Control (eAIDC) – means that users have consistency in colour in every print throughout the life of the toner cartridge. Simitri™, Konica Minolta’s next generation polymerised toner, allows high-quality images to be printed economically at great precision on a wide range of media. This specifically formulated toner yields more vibrant, durable prints with crisp text and lifelike images making it ideal for pre-press proofing where colour accuracy is particularly important.

Diverse media handling
Its ability to handle a broad selection of media types makes the magicolor 7450 the perfect printing solution for creating marketing and business materials in-house. It’s ideal for the production of reports, leaflets, brochures, banners (up to 1200 mm) and posters. An automatic duplexer and banner tray are available as options, providing enormous flexibility in printing on professional materials from A4 to A3+ in heavy stock up to 256 g/m2. The standard 350-sheet paper capacity can be increased by adding up to three additional 500 sheet paper trays, providing a massive total capacity of 1,850 sheets.

Robust performance
Delivering print speeds of 25 A4 pages per minute and a duty cycle of 120,000 pages per month, the magicolor 7450 is the ultimate departmental workhorse. With a 733 MHz processor and a standard 256 MB of memory (expandable up to 1GB), the magicolor 7450 delivers its first page out in 9.5 seconds in monochrome and 11.5 seconds in colour. The fast gigabit (1000/BaseT) Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 and parallel interfaces supply fast printing to the entire network.

Seamless integration
Konica Minolta’s renowned Emperon™ technology provides ultimate compatibility with major printing languages (PostScript®3, PCL 5e/c and PCL-XL 2.1), operating systems (Windows®, Mac® and Linux™), applications (SAP, Quark®, Citrix Metaframe®) as well as PDF and JPEG/TIFF Direct print emulation for quick document processing from design, publishing and business applications.

“Strengthening our product line-up in the B2B market segment, the magicolor 7450 offers exceptional performance, best-in-its-class colour output and diverse media handling, which makes it the ideal solution for enterprise customers who require commercial quality documents at top speed” said Oscar Rook, marketing director at Konica Minolta Printing Solutions (UK) Ltd.

Easy printer management
As with all Konica Minolta Emperon products, a comprehensive array of printer management tools is included, providing a convenient way for users and system administrators to manage and configure both printers and MFPs remotely. Important information - such as real time supply status and troubleshooting details - can be monitored from virtually anywhere using a web browser. Additional plug-ins are available for HP Openview, IBM® Tivoli NetView, CA Unicenter®, and Microsoft® Management Console.

PictBridge
The magicolor 7450 is equipped with PictBridge functionality, which enables users to print photos directly from their PictBridge-compliant digital cameras. Photos can 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.

PowerPack

The PowerPack™ is included with the purchase of the magicolor 7450. The first programme of its kind, it provides unprecedented added value by offering a full range of complementary services to enhance user’s printing experience. Customers can benefit from up to three years warranty, guaranteed return value on a replacement printer, discount on bundled options and free training and software.

Warranty and availability
The magicolor 7450 is supplied ready to use, including a pre-installed set of consumables.
The toner cartridges for black, cyan, magenta and yellow can be replaced individually with cartridges with a print capacity of 15,000 (black) or 12,000 pages (cyan, magenta and yellow).
The printer has an on-site warranty of one year that can be expanded to a maximum of 5 years.

KONICA MINOLTA PRINTING SOLUTIONS (UK) Limited
Konica Minolta Printing Solutions (UK) Limited 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 (UK) Limited - with headquarters in Staines, Middlesex - distributes its products through a broad network of e-commerce, retail, reseller and distribution partners

For more information please contact:

Oscar Rook
Marketing Director
oscar.rook@bpe.konicaminolta.co.uk
www.konicaminoltaprinters.co.uk
Tel: +44 1784 411860

Hazel Butters or Annie Kasmai
Prompt Communications on behalf of Konica Minolta UK
Tel: 020 8996 1647 / Out of hours: 07780 687813
hbutters@prompt-communications.com / akasmai@prompt-communications.com

KONICA MINOLTA and the KONICA MINOLTA logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC. magicolor is a trademark or registered trademark of KONICA MINOLTA PRINTING SOLUTIONS U.S.A. INC. PageScope is a trademark or registered trademark of KONICA.

Published on: 12:00AM on 19th September 2006