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IPMEX 2011
IPMEX 2011

KUALA LUMPUR 4 - 7 AUGUST 2011 Green At Heart. The environmental-friendly theme that encapsulate the participation of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd (KMBS) at the biannual International Printing Machine Exhibition (IPMEX 2011) being held at Putra World Trade Centre this year. It highlighted Konica Minolta's worldwide commitment to overcome global warming issues with key efforts that would benefit users of the new bizhub professional printer. 'Eco-improved' printers that ultimately translate to cost-saving solutions in a safer and healthier work environment were introduced together with an educational eco-kiosk.

With the green drive in focus, KMBS showcased a complete range of it's latest bizhub PRESS printers that provides cost effective solutions well suited to a wide variety of printing operations that demand the best. The obvious superstar of the series was the new bizhub PRESS C8000, the quintessential in high-quality digital colour printing. Parked against a giant wall with an imposing 'The Transition To Digital Printing', this top-of-the-line C8000 professional printer churned out colour prints that almost equal that of offset printing result. The outstanding image definition can be witnessed during the on-site demonstration for all to see.

As a matter of fact, when The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop auspiciously graced KMBS's unique wood and green environmental theme booth, his brief but significant visit enabled KMBS specialists to surprise the celebrated guest with a personal photo-book straight out from C8000 within minutes. At a rapid speed of 80 ppm and media handling of up to 350 gsm thick card, The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs couldn't be more impressed by the speedy and amazing high image quality of the book presented to him. No doubt bizhub PRESS C8000 is the ultimate game changer for the printing industry when it comes to smooth transition into digital printing.

Just adjacent to C8000 and under the 5 meter tall roof of the booth housed the next best production printer of its class, the bizhub PRESS C7000. This robust work-horse with speed efficiency and stunning results was a four day crowdpuller. C7000 that offers versatile paper handling, professional finishing and simplified workflow integration fitted perfectly to a signage above that said Comprehensive System for Total Printing Solutions. That summed up the ultimate printing power of bizhub PRESS C7000.

For the prospective customers who were seeking for an on-demand monochrome production printer, they need not look any further in the massive PWTC hall 1. The bizhub PRO 1200 is the answer to black and white image output which goes beyond anything ever achieved before. Outstanding black coverage with amazingly smooth gradations and halftones characterised the prints as it was being demonstrated out with a production speeds of 120 per minute. It's highest throughput meets shortest of deadlines was promised by an earnest KMBS specialist.

Another state-of-the-art innovation placed on the other end of the booth across bizhub PRO 1200 was bizhub PRO C65hc. A pioneering technology wonder that offers intense co ours with outstanding vibrancy. The specialist who was manning the bizhub PRO C65hc claimed the machine's revolutionary High Chroma technology can produce magnificent color so vibrant it rivals costly offset printers. He also impress upon the interested on-lookers that its RGB workflow gets the job done faster and better, with less setup time and minimum supervision.

Displayed just below a signage that said Reliable Performance for Prints Professionals was the powerful black and white sensation, the bizhub PRO 950. A specialist revealed that the bizhub PRO 950 can print black and white output at a top speed of 95ppm to enable users to process more small lot on-demand jobs in a short time. The perfect solution for businesses ranging from highvolume offices to POD professionals. Last but not least was the superior multifunctional printer, the bizhub C452 which was strategically positioned as an ideal entry-level for entrepreneurs who plan to start small printing businesses. Its high quality image output and versatile media handling of up to 1200mm banner size printing provides an excellent launching pad as a digital start to any new printing enterprises.

As the exhibition entered its second day, prospective customers were enlightened by the dedicated KMBS sales team of the leadingedge digital imaging solutions of bizhub within the comfort of the booth's discussion lounge. While KMBS role in the exhibition was to educate visitors the benefits of Konica Minolta's eco-friendlier printers, 2011 is also the year KMBS celebrates its 30 years of imaging solutions and support in Malaysia. To commemorate the special occasion, the gigantic booth was also decorated with 30th Anniversary banners. Nearby, a tall stage was also the focus of a golf game challenge where visitors were given a chance to win some of KMBS 30th Anniversary prizes.

On the third day of the exhibition, an Appreciation Award Presentation was staged. Hosted by Konica Minolta's Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr. D. Mori and KMBS General Manager Mr. Tony Tang, thirteen awards complete with free Bangkok trips, iPads, digital photo frames and cash cheques were given away to deserving and supportive customers of 2010. Out of the 13 awards, four recipients were honoured with an exclusive all-expenses paid trip to the prestigious printing German expo DRUPA. These awards signified the successful sales of KMBS first four units of bizhub PRESS C8000 since it was launch in Malaysia this year.

One of the top recipients of this award Mr. Jason Tan of One2print Sdn Bhd said in his acceptance speech, "In these days of high demand for quality printing with small job orders, the cross-over to digital printing is only inevitable. He continued to add "Konica Minolta understand this trend of printing industry so well".

Mr. Raymond Chong of PPS Digital Printshop who is also one of the first Malaysian to purchase the top-end bizhub C8000 said to the envious audience "Innovation is the key factor to Konica Minolta's winning formula in products, solutions and support services, that's the reason why I have chosen bizhub PRESS". The presentation finale saw the official signing ceremony between KMBS National Sales Manager Mr. CK Lim and four proud purchasers of the latest bizhub PRESS C8000 for the first time ever in Malaysia.

As the exhibition draw to a close, KMBS has already met its objective in what the company has set out to do. To set a new industry standard with transition to digital print while implementing environmentallyfriendly technologies for a better world to work in. Further enhanced with 30 years of dedicated imaging support in Malaysia today, KMBS has indeed achieved a firm foundation for the Green At Heart total printing solution and convincingly took transition in print to new heights.

Konica Minolta Exhibition booth (15 x 15meter)
Event: International Printing Machine Exhibition 2011
Venue: Hall 1, PWTC Kuala Lumpur
Date: 4 - 7 August 2011

For further inquiries, please contact our Sales & Marketing Department at:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd
No.1, Jalan 13/6, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7801 2611, Fax: 03-7954 8316

bizhub PRESS Series:
bizhub PRESS C8000
bizhub PRESS C7000

bizhub PRO Series:
bizhub PRO C65hc
bizhub PRO 1200
bizhub PRO 950

bizhub Series:
bizhub C452

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Fastbind Photomount F32
UCHIDA Multi Card Cutter
DI950 Fastpac Inserting System

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