Konica Minolta Completes A4 Lineup with New i-SERIES Additions

bizhub 4750i 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. today launched the latest additions to its new generation of bizhub A4 printer/MFPs, the bizhub 4750i and 4050i monochrome MFPs, and the bizhub 4700i monochrome single function printer (SFP), completing its A4 line.

The bizhub 4750i and 4050i replace the bizhub 4752 and 4052, respectively, while the bizhub 4700i replaces the 4702P.

Konica Minolta rates the 4750i MFP at up 50 ppm, the 4050i MFP at up to 42 ppm, and the 4700i SFP at up to 50 ppm, all of which it says says are faster than their color printer counterparts.

The firm says all models have lower running costs versus their predecessors, and that the bizhub 4750i and 4050i MFPs also include color scanning. All of the new models also ship with a full-size toner cartridges with 20,000-page yield rather than typical “starter” toner cartridges.

According to Dino Pagliarello, senior vice president of Product Management and Planning, the new models have a nearly identical user interface and software compatibility that’s also consistent with Konica Minolta’s A3 MFPs.

Additionally, everything from engines to  toner is made by Konica Minolta. Pagliarello also says the new A4 units have a more affordable price and smaller footprint than predecessors, but with the same functionality as all Konica Minolta MFPs. “With the addition of these new monochrome models, our A4 product line is now complete, providing the ease of use we have become known for in the industry with the choice of color or black and white,” Pagliarello said.

As part of Konica Minolta’s i-SERIES of printer/MFPs, the new models feature smartphone-like touchscreen operation, mobile printing, optional voice guidance, and services that include print-fleet management, automatic consumables delivery, proactive maintenance, and remote setup.

bizhub 4750i and 4050i MFPs

Specifications include for the new A4 MFPs include: PostScript, PCL and XPS controller; wireless connectivity; Web browser; and Super G3 Fax (standard with the 4750i and optional for the 4050i). There’s also standard Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity; automatic duplexing; 80-sheet dual-scan document feeder; and USB 2.0 port for local printing.

Konica Minolta’s Web browser, incorporated in the touchscreen, is standard. It enables customers to download apps from the Konica Minolta MarketPlace. Apps are available for everything from touchscreen customization, to accessing files stored in the cloud,  print from and upload to Microsoft SharePoint, and more. The firm  also says it’s  developing new apps for scan, print, printing, social networking, security, and document management, including cloud-based apps.

The i-SERIES MFPs also support Konica Minolta’s new free Personalize app and optional Personalize with Follow-You Persona subscriptions, which offer users the ability to customize their MFP’s display according to their individual preferences upon authenticating themselves at the device. Functions and features, as well as language, can be set up for each user.

Other bizhub 4750i and 4050i specifications include:

  • 5 GB of memory pre-installed;
  • 256 GB self-encrypting, high-performance solid state drive, which is faster and more secure than conventional hard disk technology;
  • “Floating” Panel with new UI that requires fewer clicks to complete common tasks; the “Classic” UI can also be used;
  • Secure network integration, data encryption, and advanced user authentication;
  • Mobile Connectivity to print anytime from anywhere;
  • Reduced energy consumption and costs;
  • Short warm-up time.

Visit Konica Minolta here for more information on the 4750i, and here for more information on the 4051i.

50-PPM 47100i Single-Function Printer

The 4700i SFP includes 4 GB of standard memory; PostScript, PCL and XPS controller;  automatic duplexing; 500-sheet paper drawer; Fast Ethernet network connectivity; and  USB 2.0 port.

Consumables consist of a toner cartridge yielding up to 20,000 pages and an imaging unit good for 200,000 pages.

Visit Konica Minolta here for more information and complete specifications.

Security

Konica Minolta says security for the bizhub A4 series remains a high priority, with all of the standard scurity features included to secure customers’ data. Optional Bitdefender virus scanning software is also available.

Pricing and Availability

Konica Minolta did not provide pricing. Both the bizhub 4750i and 42-PPM 4050i MFPs are available via a “request a code” option. The 4700i printer however, features two options: “request a quote,” and “buy online.” However, further information is not provided when “buy online is selected.

 

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