Konica Minolta Launches bizhub C25 All-in-One; Names Rick Taylor President of Business Unit

Konica Minolta Business Solutions introduced the bizhub C25—a smart-looking new A4 color MFP designed for workgroups, home offices and small businesses, and which is positioned at the lower end of the firm’s color MFP lineup. MSRP for the bizhub C25 is $2,100, and it’ll be distributed through Konica Minolta’s direct sales, authorized dealer, and value-added reseller channels.

The new MFP is built on Konica Minolta’s Emperon print architecture, and is rated at 25 ppm in black and color. It uses the firm’s patented Simitri HD color polymerized toner made from Biomass, which Konica Minolta is a renewable organic resource and thus environmentally friendly. It’s also equipped with the firm’s PageScope software for network administration and for device monitoring by users.   

Above is the bizhub C25’s control panel; below is the bizhug C25 shown with all paper sources extended. 

Maximum Monthly Volume   120,000 pages
Controller and Memory

800 MHz CPU; 256 MB of memory upgradeable to 512 MB; optional 40-GB hard drive 


10 Base-T/100 Base-TX/1000 Base-T Ethernet network interface; USB 1.1; USB 2.0; USB host for print from and scan to USB memory drives 

Print Speed,  First Page Out Time, Resolution

25 (black)/25 (color) ppm; 16 seconds per page FPOT; 600×600 dpi


Print Drivers PCL 5ce/c , PCL 6 XL ver.3.0, PostScript 3 Emulation, XPS v. (XML Paper Specification), PDF 1.7 Direct Printing. Also supports Konica Minolta Universal Print Driver 
Operating Systems Supported  Microsoft Windows XP (x32/x64), Windows Vista (x32/x64), Windows 7 (x32/x64), Windows Server 2003 (x32/x64), Windows Server 2008 (x32/x64), Windows DPWS Support; Apple Macintosh OS X’; Linux SUSE; Red Hat; Citrix; Novell NetWare 4/5/6

20 (black)/10 (color) opm scanning; network TWAIN scan (via Ethernet TCP/IP); scan to e-mail, FTP, SMB, USB memory drives; includes TWAIN and WIA scan drivers;

35-sheet simplex automatic document feeder; flatbed platen 


Super Group 3 fax (includes walkup and PC fax) 

Administrative Tools PageScope Enterprise Suite Plug-in, PageScope Net Care Device Manager, PageScope EMS Plug-in (Tivoli Netview, CA Unicenter, HP Open View, MMC) 
User Tools PageScope Web Connection, PageScope Direct Print, PageScope Download Manager, LinkMagic Scanning Software (Windows only), Local Setup Utility, Color Profiles 
Media Handling

Standard 250-sheet paper and 100-sheet bypass tray accept: 3.6″ x 5.8″ to 8.5″ x 11.7″ and from 16 lb. bond to 55.75 lb. (60-210 g/m²); print on plain paper, recycled paper, Thick Paper 1 and 2, Coated Paper 1 and 2, Labels, Postcards, letterhead

Optional 500-sheet sheet paper drawer for 850-sheet maximum paper capacity;

150-sheet paper-output tray  

Security IPv6 protocol, DPWS, 802.1X, IP filtering, SSL/TLS, secure printing (when configured with optional hard drive), optional hard-drive encryption
Dimensions (WxDxH)/Weight 15.9″x22.0″x 9.8″/70 lb. 

Ships with pre-installed starter cartridges: each CYMK toner cartridge yields 2,000 pages;

High-yield toner cartridges (CYMK) each yield up to 6,000 pages; Four imaging units (CYMK) each yielding up to 30,000 pages are also required

Rick Taylor is New President and COO Of Business Unit

The firm also promoted Rick Taylor to president and chief operating officer of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Taylor will continue to report directly to Ned Umehara. In his newly expanded role, Taylor will oversee and assist Konica Minolta’s sales organizations in Canada and Mexico. Prior to joining Konica Minolta in 2008, Taylor served as president and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions.

“Since his 2008 arrival at Konica Minolta, Taylor has been instrumental in building a strong leadership team and leading the development and execution of a corporate strategy that has improved the financial performance, increased the productivity and raised the efficiency of Konica Minolta in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Umehara.  “I am confident we will be able to steer Konica Minolta towards the aggressive goals and objections we have set for the coming years.”

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