Konica Minolta launches AP2100 Mono

Konica Minolta has introduced a new monochrome production printer, the AccurioPrint 2100, an entry level toner machine said to be suitable for offices, print-for-pay bureaux and imprinting facilities.

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPrint 2100 is an entry-level monochrome printer.

However, this appears to be more of a refresh of the existing Bizhub Pro 1100e, which looks identical apart from the change of name, and was first introduced back in 2016. Thus it uses the same imaging engine with Konica Minolta’s Simitri HD toner, and offers the same speicfications. The resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi and it can produce up to 100 A4 pages per minute, or 56 A3 ppm. 

The new version gains a new Konica Minolta controller complete with the AccurioPro Print Manager, which offers various functions such as  job monitoring, managing hot folders and colour management. This includes Konica Minolta’s second-generation colour processing technology, Screen-Enhancing Activity Digital Process (SEAD), which is said to offer good image quality at top speed plus an automatic front-to-back registration adjustment.

The AP2100 can handle a monthly peak volume of up to 2.25 million A4 pages. It will take media up to a maximum of 324 x 463mm though there is an optional large capacity tray that will take media up to SRA3 size or 324 x 483mm. The standard model can cope with substrates from 40 to 300gsm in duplex mode and there’s an optional air assist feed unit that can use media up to 350gsm, single-sided only. A further new option can automatically detect the type and basis weight of paper.

It can be set up with up to five paper input trays, which can hold up to 9000 sheets of paper. That said, the paper output tray only holds up to 4200 sheets.

It comes with a 600 dpi colour scanner that can scan up to 300 sheets at a rate of 240ipm.

There are a number of inline finishing options, including a stacker, ring binder and wire binder. There’s also a z-folding unit, a multi-punching module and a staple finisher, for which there are further options including a saddle stitch kit and punch kit. 

You can find further information from konicaminolta.co.uk. There’s no word on pricing in the European markets but the Japanese website lists the price as ¥4.25 million, roughly £27,000.

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