Konica Minolta Gauteng is digitalising all its services from printing to managing your workplace processes, to advanced printer management software, wireless printing, and cloud capabilities for the smart office. If you wish to stay ahead of the business curve, then we suggest digitalising your printing processes and creating a more streamlined system in the workforce.
Better yet, Konica Minolta Gauteng has received the BLI 2021-2023 award for the most colour-consistent A3 brand. By choosing our multifunction devices you are also choosing to work with the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services.
Our collection of Bizhub models handily surpassed the competition in producing the most repeatable colour prints which is not an easy task considering the complexities of the digital printing process.
Discover what our extensive Konica Minolta Gauteng office printing systems offer you to make your entire work cycle more productive and collaborative.
Keep reading and let us take care of your document and information workflow, so you can concentrate on what you do best – your business!
Konica Minolta Gauteng Is Digital
Our multifunction Bizhub systems are flexible, work at different speeds, and suit offices of all sizes. The comprehensive range includes versatile colour multifunctional devices, award-winning colour laser printers, flexible mono systems, a choice of mono printers from desktop units to workgroup devices, as well as cost-effective and space-saving all-in-one systems.
The amazing Konica Minolta Gauteng Bizhub C257i is an MFD (Multi-Functional Device) with exceptional quality colour and mono-colour output.
It operates with a high speed at 25 pages per minute. The device possesses a seven″ inch Smart Operation Panel and provides access to a host of efficient time-saving features. Even better, the device is environmentally friendly which results in low energy costs.
Finally, it holds multiple finishing options for optimum workflow solutions.
Why You Need The Amazing Bizhub C257i
Businesses that fail to keep up with the latest ‘smart printer’ technology are likely to fall in productivity and lose their competitiveness.
The way we work is changing with the Digital era, turning any location, coffee shop, or park into a mobile office.
If business owners do not adapt and adjust, they will find it harder to attract top-performing talent.
But collaboration is the key element to a wholesome and satisfying workforce, so letting people collaborate from anywhere is also critical.
The aim of our multifunction devices is to increase productivity and efficiencies plus improve the workflows of employees. Your challenge today is to choose the right technology and processes to invest in and then maximise their utilisation.
At Konica Minolta Gauteng, we do not want you to stress because the new addition to the portfolio provides full IT performance on a small budget.
What Is The Bizhub C257i?
Konica Minolta Gauteng introduces you to the newest member of the Bizhub i-Series portfolio, the Bizhub C257i. This A3 colour multifunctional peripheral (MFP) provides the full IT capability of other i-Series products, but as an entry-level model. The device is particularly attractive to companies with smaller budgets.
MFPs have transformed in the wake of digitalisation. Konica Minolta Gauteng believes that these machines are no longer just printing devices, they are a link between printed, physical workflow steps and their virtual, digital counterparts. We design our devices to make the transitions between the two types of workflows as seamless and smooth as possible.
All Bizhub i-Series machines provide smooth and seamless production, including the new Bizhub C257i. Thanks to the IT6 platform, the colour A3 MFP connects to Konica Minolta Gauteng MarketPlace, which is preinstalled on the device.
Our MarketPlace allows users to securely access, implement and manage a wide range of cloud-based services and applications quickly and easily, even without IT skills. Konica Minolta Gauteng ensures that these solutions update regularly and are compatible with the customer’s IT system.
MarketPlace also manages licenses to provide a real-time overview and control over access and costs. SMEs need to deliver cost efficiency and flexibility. Therefore, Konica Minolta Gauteng only charges for the services, capacities, and applications that you use.
Better yet, with Open API support, the Bizhub C257i can also be easily integrated into existing document workflows with several server-based or device-based print and scan applications. This is extremely helpful if a company is changing its document workflows and making adaptations.
4 Benefits Of The Amazing C257i
1. Incredible Performance On A Small Budget
Research shows that the 21 to 30 ppm MFP segment was the top-selling segment in 2019, with 54% in Western Europe and 73% in Eastern Europe. The Konica Minolta Gauteng, Bizhub C257i offers a print speed of 25 ppm as well as an improved print quality in comparison to its predecessors.
Therefore, our devices can perfectly meet the demands of a large segment of the market. Better yet, our Bizhub C257i comes equipped with full IT functionality offered by all other models in the Bizhub i-Series. Although the C257i is an entry-level MFP that targets SMEs with small budgets, every client will continue to receive amazing performance on a small budget.
Moreover, the Konica Minolta Gauteng Bizhub C257i has 6 GB of memory. That is three times more than its predecessors. The system storage went from HDD to 256-GB SDD for faster read and writes speeds, a noticeable performance boost, low energy consumption, and no data loss due to vibration.
Lastly, the scanning speed has increased to 55 ppm in simplex. The Bizhub C257i comes with an upgraded Automatic Document Feeder and a new 50-sheet finisher with manual stapling as new functionality.
2. Prevent MFP Cyber Attacks
In our digital world, security is vital. At Konica Minolta Gauteng, we do our best not to overlook printing security since it is often a gateway for cyber-attacks. To prevent cyber-attacks our Bizhub C257i is equipped with the same security standards as the other systems from the Bizhub i-Series.
The leading-edge anti-virus solution BitDefender is in the firmware and monitors, all scanned files and transferred documents in real-time. It immediately detects viruses and malware and sends an alert about the potential threat. The software also enables manual scanning on hard drives as well as scanning on demand, preventing the spread of viruses to other PCs and servers and ensuring that the multifunction device does not become a springboard for losing corporate information.
The Bizhub i-Series has also got Bizhub SECURE. This is a special function for MFPs where different security levels can be set. The feature ensures the security of office devices and protects device memory and network settings. A notifier app also warns the project owner responsible when somebody changes the settings.
3. Reduce Downtime & Interruptions With Self-Diagnosis Feature
The Bizhub C257i has sensors that enable self-diagnosis. The device uses the Konica Minolta Gauteng Remote Service Platform which minimises downtime and ensures uninterrupted use.
We quickly deliver consumables like toner when you require them and send our maintenance technicians automatically when you need them.
With these excellent capabilities, tasks like stock maintenance and day-to-day issue management are no longer the responsibility of IT departments. This is a massive benefit, especially in small and medium-sized companies with fewer IT personnel.
Keypoint Intelligence awarded Konica Minolta the Buyers Lab (BLI) PaceSetter award 2020–2021 in Ease of Use: Enterprise Devices.
To determine who leads the market, Keypoint Intelligence conducted a study on functionality in everyday usage situations in enterprise work scenarios. In addition to MarketPlace, the Konica Minolta Gauteng touchscreen panel and the ‘Personalise’ app were the most striking features.
The Bizhub C257i has an intuitive smartphone-style user interface and provides easy access to all basic settings and touch navigation, for a convenient and effective user experience. We recognise that users need to be able to focus on their core competencies and skillsets, rather than trying to figure out how to work with an MFP.
Better yet, the ‘Personalize’ app that is also available via MarketPlace allows users to customise the functionalities available from the home screen to adjust the device to suit their individual working behaviour.
See the exact specifications of the Bizhub C257i.
- 25 ppm in colour and b/w.
- Paper formats: A6-A3.
- Custom formats and banner formats of up to 1.2 metres in length.
- 7-inch colour touch panel with multi-touch support and a newly redesigned User Interface for an intuitive and easy-to-use operation.
- Reduced environmental impact thanks to state-of-the-art technology ensuring competitively low energy consumption, which saves both energy and money.
- The highest data security featuring various security functionalities reduces the risk of data loss and keeps confidential data safe.