Hesston Prestige Looks to Produce Yearbooks with bizhub PRESS C7000

RAMSEY, NJ—June 27, 2011—Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, announced that Hesston Prestige Printing has enhanced and expanded its print operations with a bizhub PRESS C7000 color digital press. Leveraging fast output speeds and vivid color output, Hesston has not only broadened its services portfolio with Konica Minolta’s newest color digital press, but also realized time and cost savings across the entire organization.

As part of an initiative to offer yearbook printing to schools in Kansas and surrounding areas, Hesston chose to expand its current print fleet to include a digital press that would deliver fast, high-quality output with a variety of finishing options. Already a Konica Minolta customer, the company determined that the bizhub PRESS C7000 would be the best and most reliable solution.

The recently launched digital press allows Hesston to offer yearbook printing with higher quality at a more reasonable price, while also improving their overall productivity with enhanced stock and speed capabilities. Additionally, the printer selected Konica Minolta’s custom-designed IC-601 internal print controller to bring powerful workflow benefits, including 1,200 dpi printing at full rated engine speed, high-speed RIP processing and color management functions, such as job control, editing and remote operation capabilities.

“Konica Minolta has been a reliable provider for us for many years as a result of their ability to meet our customer’s ever-changing needs, making them a natural fit for delivering a production print system that would accommodate our growing portfolio,” said Norman Critchfield, managing partner, Hesston Prestige Printing. “With the addition of the bizhub PRESS C7000 to our product portfolio, we are now able to offer more printing capabilities, to new and existing customers, and also improve the overall productivity of our business operations with a faster and lower cost digital press.”

“As one of the early adopters of the new bizhub PRESS C7000, Hesston Prestige Printing is a great example of how this new product line can enhance overall production capabilities for print houses of all sizes,” said Kevin Kern, senior vice president marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.“Our customers can count on Konica Minolta for the most innovative and industry-leading technologies that allow them to take their printing operations to the next level.”

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.Konica Minolta has been named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and theNational Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc.For more information on our award-winning technologies, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook,YouTube and Twitter.

Source: Konica Minolta.

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