Konica Minolta Introduces New Printer Geared Toward Design Professionals


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magicolor 7450 grafx to Debut at HOW Design Conference; May 18-21, 2008 -Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass.

Ramsey, N.J. – May 12, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta – www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the availability of the magicolor(R) 7450 grafx laser printer, tailored for graphic design professionals. The magicolor 7450 grafx handles a broad selection of media types and weights up to 140 lb. index and a 120,000 print monthly duty cycle, giving graphic design professionals enormous flexibility for brochure printing, promotional publishing, and commercial-quality documents in both Mac or PC creative environments.

“The magicolor 7450 grafx is optimized for the design professional, helping them bring to life their design elements they create,” said Kevin Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “With the introduction of the magicolor 7450 grafx, Konica Minolta delivers a color laser printer that will allow graphic designers to output documents with the image quality and consistency they demand.”

The magicolor 7450 grafx can print on custom-size media as ranging from 3.55″ x 5.5″ to as large as 12.25″ x 18,” for full-bleed tabloid designs, and banner sizes up to 12.25″ x 47.24″. The standard 350-sheet paper capacity can be increased to a maximum of 1,850 sheets with up to three optional 500-sheet cassettes. An optional automatic duplexer delivers easy, two-sided printing on pages up to 12.25″ x 18″ in size. The magicolor 7450 grafx is supplied with high-capacity toner out-of-the-box to ensure continuous workflow. Direct photo printing is available from PictBridge(R)-compatible cameras.

With Konica Minolta exclusive state-of-the-art Emperon(TM) technology, the magicolor 7450 grafx is built for productivity. The built in Emperon controller features a powerful 733 MHz G4 CPU to process graphic-intense files, standard 768 MB DDR SDRAM and 40 GB Hard Disk Drive for advanced memory, PostScript(R) 3, PCL 6, PDF 1.4, JPEG/TIFF Direct Print, Gigabit Ethernet® 10/100/1000BaseTX to supply high speed color printing, High-speed USB 2.0 and parallel robust interfaces as well as functions such as Secure job, Proof then Print, Print and Hold. The magicolor 7450 grafx is compatible with Windows(R) , Macintosh(R) and Linux(R) environments. As with all Konica Minolta printers that feature its proprietary Emperon print systems, the magicolor 7450 grafx includes comprehensive and convenient PageScope printer management tools that make it easy for individuals to set up, monitor, and control print features.

In addition, the magicolor 7450 grafx features photorealistic resolution and PANTONE(R) color tables for proofs and documents with exceptional quality and accurate color. The Konica Minolta smart calibration system – enhanced Automatic Image Density Control (eAIDC) – ensures consistent color on every print. The magicolor 7450 grafx uses Konica Minolta’s exclusive Simitri® Color Polymerized Toner, which improves print quality with toner that yields more vibrant, durable prints with crisp text and images that don’t smear. The magicolor 7540 grafx also features 9600 x 600 dpi-class resolution, and contone printing technology that creates true-to-life photographic detail and smooth color gradients for high speed, high quality output with the image quality and consistency design professionals demand. An ICC-based color matching system provides automatic color control including support for Windows(R) ICM and Apple ColorSync(R). It also delivers SWOP, Commercial Press, Eurocolor, Toyo, DIC and SNAP press emulations, as well as standard RGB source profiles such as sRGB, Apple(R) RGB, ColorMatch, Blue Adjust and Adobe(R) RGB.

Key Standard Features
The magicolor 7450 grafx offers the following standard features: high speed, high volume output of 24.5 color pages per minute; 9600×600 dpi-class resolution with PhotoART; high-yield toner; high imaging unit yields; standard 768 MB memory and 40 GB hard disk, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0; 4 bits color depth; 16 lb. bond to 140 lb. index paper; standard secure print; Mac support; warm-up time of 15 seconds or less; first-copy output in eight seconds or less, camera direct photo printing and PictBridge compatibility.

Pricing and Availability
The magicolor 7450 grafx is available from authorized Konica Minolta value-added reseller channels. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the magicolor 7450 grafx is $3,999.

See the magicolor 7450 grafx in action at the 2008 HOW Design Conference in Konica Minolta’s booth (#223) from May 18 through May 21. To schedule an interview and/or a demonstration during this event, please contact Frank Tutalo at 781.782.5761 or [email protected]

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub(TM) multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRO(TM) production printing systems; magicolor(R) desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro(TM) monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
[email protected]

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Frank Tutalo
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761
[email protected]

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Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. magicolor, Emperon, and PageScope are registered trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. Simitri is a registered trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Solutions. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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