Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Europe has introduced its magicolor 5500 series range of colour laser printers. From medium sized workgroups to the enterprise, it is ideally designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding office environments.

Due to its pioneering three-object segmentation and new ASIC technology, the magicolor 5500 series can differentiate between text, graphics and images, giving it the ability to automatically maximise toner efficiency. As a result, customers can save up to 50% toner without compromising print quality.
“Konica Minolta ’s focus is to increase the presence of its colour laser printers in the enterprise market by providing solutions that meet the complex needs of our customers,” says Ian Revell, country manager: South Africa, Konica Minolta Printing Solutions. “With its groundbreaking innovations, the magicolor 5500 series goes beyond the limits by delivering customers superior quality and performance whilst contributing to a lower total cost of ownership."
Simitri HD, Konica Minolta’s next generation of polymerised toner, offers superior print quality and durability that rivals offset printing. Commercial material will last longer due to its increased resistance to withstand UV light and peeling that can occur when documents are folded.
Combined with PhotoArt-9600 (600×600 4-bit contone resolution) technology, it delivers accurately gradated print outs in stunning colour. Simitri HD polymerised toner operates at a much lower temperature saving up to 15% more energy, which also significantly reduces paper jams resulting in increased business productivity. Due to its specific manufacturing process, it emits 40% less CO2,  NOx, and SOx than conventional pulverised toners.
Konica Minolta’s next generation Emperon 4 technology provides compatibility with major printing languages (PostScript 3, PCL 6), operating systems, business applications (SAP, Citrix Metaframe) as well as PDF and JPEG/TIFF direct print emulation (also from USB memory stick). The result being quick document processing from virtually any office, design, publishing and other applications.
As with all Konica Minolta Emperon products, a comprehensive array of printer management tools, PageScope Suite, are included providing a convenient way for users and system administrators to manage and configure both printers and MFPs in the local business network and remotely.
Important information such as real time supply status and troubleshoot details can be monitored from virtually anywhere, using a web browser.
Additional plug-ins are available for HP Openview, IBM Tivoli NetView, CA Unicenter and Microsoft Management Console.
The magicolor 5500 series is available in two models: magicolor 5570 and magicolor 5550.