The European Digital Press Association (EDP) jury has selected Konica Minoltas bizhub PRESS 1250 series, including the bizhub PRESS 1052, as a winner in the category Best production cut-sheet printer – high production 2013. The EDP is an alliance of Europe’s leading digital print magazines, which boasts more than one million professionals as readers. 

We are proud that our continuous efforts to add substantial value to our customers’ businesses are gaining international recognition. After having won EDP Awards in 2009 and 2011, we are pleased to have impressed the jury with our bizhub PRESS 1250 series this time as well, said Leon Minnie, product manager of production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa.

A technical committee of digital print specialists, journalists, as well as technical consultants and industry representatives, nominates all EDP Awards. It means a lot to us, particularly because market participants of the print sector are involved in the decision, added Minnie.

The bizhub PRESS 1250 series represents outstanding professional solutions for industrial purposes: it combines a wide range of finishing functions with output speeds between 105 A4/60 A3 pages per minute (ppm) and 125 A4/70 A3 ppm.

The bizhub PRESS 1250 is built for peak volumes of up to 3,000,000 impressions per month. These models can be integrated into workflow solutions for efficient queue management in order to meet tight deadlines. Optimised hardware materials, high-capacity paper in and output and unlimited toner supplies increase the reliability and help to reduce customers’ costs significantly.

The PRESS models provide a print resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi and offer high media flexibility. This includes the ability to print on paper weights from 40 to 350gsm in single-sided (simplex) printing and on paper of up to 300gsm for duplex prints. Paper sizes up to 324 x 483 mm are supported and selectable through an intelligent media catalogue.

These models also feature advanced software such as a professional screening utility and an extra utility for tone curve adjustments. Each printer can carry a maximum load of 18000 sheets of paper. Over 50 configurations are available by combining a wide variety of finishers such as an automatic ring binder, a perfect binding unit and a finisher for professional saddle stitching as well as a stacker and many more. Other features include an exclusive envelope kit for envelope printing and an optional de-curling unit with a humidifier unit.