Konica Minolta has launched its latest digital colour press the bizhub PRO C6501 Production, which the company claims is capable of heavy-duty production of up to 300,000 A4 sheets per month with an output capacity of up to 3,600 pages per hour in both full colour and black-and-white.
Output can be onto stock up to 300gsm thick for simplex print or 256gsm for perfecting print output. According to Konica Minolta the printer provides a full and flexible range of substrate choices.
Standard paper capacity is 7,500 sheets from five paper trays. Air assisted feeding rollers and new dehumidification heaters on each paper tray, as well as a double feed detection mechanism ensure paper feed reliability, according to the company. Both paper and toner can be replenished without the need to stop production on the digital press.
Konica Minolta says its bizhub PRO digital presses are designed to meet the print industry’s preferred bleed size for media of SRA3 (320 by 450mm). This allows full size A3 documents with trim marks and A4 booklets to be trimmed to size. The accuracy of the output can be judged by the 0.5mm registration tolerance for perfecting production and sheet-to-sheet.
The bizhub PRO C6501 Production offers in-line perfect binding up to 300 sheets, according to the company. Sheets can be bound between a minimum of 15 sheets and up to a maximum 30mm spine width, including z-folded sheets.
Brett Palmer, product manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia, Production Printing Group says, “The bizhub PRO C6501 Production builds on the considerable success already achieved in this market sector by Konica Minolta.”
He says, “The launch shows that we are determined to innovate and to offer our customers a product development path in digital colour. Previewed at this year’s drupa exhibition, the new bizhub PRO C6501 Production digital press has already generated considerable interest and we anticipate strong initial orders.”