Konica Minolta has been able to set a distinctive position in the MFP market. Konica Minolta’s bizhub C221 is one such product which is developed to handle a wide range of jobs for the new Entry Colour Market. They are equipped with Konica Minolta’s renowned Emperon Controller and an array of printing functions that enhances affinity with higher-end MFPs, as well as smart mechanisms that reduce noise, weight and size. In addition, it is compatible for access to mobile devices and cloud services. The model provides added benefits through simple and user-friendly scanning functions for a variety of usage environments. Direct printing from and scanning to USB improves efficiency as it eliminates the need for a PC to use the device.
Bizhub C221 delivers outputs of 22 pages per minutes in colour (A4). Two paper cassettes and a manual bypass feeder are standard equipped for a maximum paper feeding, capacity of 1,150 sheets. The upper cassette holds A4 size paper and the lower cassette holds A3 size paper.
In bizhub C221 scanned data can be saved in various file formats according to requirement including PDF, JPEG and XPS. In addition to this various PDLs (Page Description Language) – including PCL for general business applications such as Microsoft office, PostScript used for graphic design and DTP, and XPS which supports Windows Vista or later office systems – are supported for smooth print outs. Mac OS is also supported by the commonly used PostScript PDL.
The implementation of Simitri toner reduces environmental impact during its production and consumes less power during use, thanks to low-temperature fusing. A vivid colour and monochrome outputs, a two-colour mode is also available for black + red outputs. It can be selected and used to match the document or purpose.
An independent button for the frequently used ID (card) copy function is included on the control panel for easy one-touch operation. Various cloud services can also be accessed from iPhones/ iPads and Android mobile devices installed with PageScope Mobile. Cloud services widely used in various business situations can be accessed to and from the bizhub via mobile devices.
“N-in-one printing/copying function” aggregates multiple pages onto one sheet to save paper. “Watermark security function” adds text on the entire page of copies to prevent unauthorised duplications, when using PCL driver only. “Cover mode” allows different types of paper than the body pages to be fed for the cover. “Blank Page Removal function” skips blank pages contained in the original when scanning.
Power button for easy energy saving is another remarkable feature. The bizhub C221 can easily be switched to sleep mode by pushing the Power button. In addition, “ErP Auto Power Off” mode, which supports the ErP Directive, easily saves power when the bizhub is not in use. ErP Directive, also known as Eco-design Directive, is the EU Framework Directive which defines the environmentally conscious design requirements for energy-related products.
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