Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C5501, C6501

Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C5501, C6501

CRDs and print providers but also professionals in advertising agencies need to react quickly and flexibly to varied customer requirements. To satisfy each and every demand, colour is just as essential as are a superior image quality and a fast production speed. Of equal importance is a competitive cost/performance ratio to ensure commercially viable margins. With the bizhub PRO C5501, C6501. Konica Minolta offers two digital colour production systems that meet all these challenges.

In colour as well as in black & white, the bizhub PRO C5501, C6501 deliver fast 55 resp. 65 prints per minute. Featuring Konica Minolta’s advanced colour processing technology, these colour production machines were designed specifically to answer the essential requirements of CRDs and print providers with regard to quality, reliability, ease of use and economy. These merits as well as the creative possibilities of both systems are just as appreciated by the advertising industry.

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Copy/print speed A4 :Up to 55 ppm (bizhub PRO C5501) Up to 65 ppm (bizhub PRO C6501)
Copy/print speed A3 :Up to 33 ppm (bizhub PRO C5501) Up to 36 ppm (bizhub PRO C6501)
Copy resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Scan speed: Up to 39 opm
Scan resolution: Max.: 600 x 600 dpi
IC-305 external EFI Fiery controller:
CPU Intel® Core 2 Duo @ 3.0 GHz
RAM 1 GB high-speed memory
HDD 160 GB SATA hard drive
Interface Ethernet (10/100/1,000-Base-T)
Print resolution: Max.: 600 x 1,800 dp
Original format: A5–A3
Operating systems: Windows 7/2000/XP/Vista Windows Server 2003 / 2008 Macintosh OSX (10.3.9 or later) Intel Macintosh OSX (10.4 or later)
Scan modes TWAIN scan, Scan-to-HDD; Scan-to-FTP; Scan-to-SMB; Scan-to-E-mail; Scan formats TIFF (single and multi page), PDF
Interface Ethernet (10/100/1000-Base-T)
Automatic document feeder: Up to 100 originals
Paper input capacity: Maximum: 4,250 sheets
Warm up time: Less than 420 sec
Paper Output capacity: Main tray: 3,000 sheets
System weight: 360 kg (only main unit)
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Compact competence and reliability

Dependability is a fundamental issue for print providers, CRDs and advertising professionals alike. When deadlines are tight and production times are squeezed, the faultless performance of all equipment is essential, no matter whether smaller or larger print runs need to be produced urgently, or an impatient customer instantly requires sample quantities of a newly designed layout.

As an attractive asset, the bizhub PRO C5501, C6501 are amazingly compact for devices in their class. To many their remarkably small footprint will be a decisive advantage, especially if either colour press is to be installed in a crowded print room or an advertising agency where space is at a premium. Nevertheless their sturdy and robust construction always ensures a continuous and absolutely dependable performance

Powerful choice of controllers

The internal Fiery controller (IC-408) delivers professional print results quickly and efficiently. Featuring EFI’s highly efficient Fiery colour management system it supports users with an extensive standard range of utilities for varied applications.

Additionally, two external controller alternatives are perfect choices for any professional environment. With latest Fiery technology, the external Fiery controller (IC-305) enhances the comprehensive bizhub PRO C5501, C6501 functionality, providing an intuitive and user-friendly interface between operator and printe


The bizhub PRO C5501, C6501 feature Konica Minolta’s very own, advanced colour processing technology. S.E.A.D. stands for „ScreenEnhancing Active Digital Process“, and combines an array of technical innovations to guarantee truly exceptional colour reproduction at top speed. To obtain highest precision, Konica Minolta‘s fast colour engine has been equipped with a dual-beam laser unit and HI-PER ASICs (high-performance image processing application-specific integrated circuits)

Unique screening capabilities

Konica Minolta’s unique approach to screening is part of the S.E.A.D concept and applies a common process to printed and copied images. Highest flexibility and best results are ensured with two screen types each, for line screening as well as dot screening. The advantages are visibly smoother backgrounds.

Professionally productive

With Konica Minolta’s smart colour production system short-run printing is fast and keeping short turnaround times easy! Its output capacity of up to 55 (bizhub PRO C5501) and 65 (bizhub PRO C6501) pages per minute in both full colour and b/w, and their paper and toner refill on-the-fly functionality make the bizhub PRO C5501 and bizhub PRO C6501 ideal for heavy-duty production and average monthly output volumes of 50,000 pages or more.

Impressive media flexibility

Paper processing in the bizhub PRO C5501, C6501 is fast and ultra-smooth. Thanks to Konica Minolta’s “air-assist” paper feeding technology their media flexibility is extensive and covers a wide range of substrates, incl. up to 300 gsm paper, coated paper, card and digital offset stock. With up to 4,250 pages input capacity these systems easily handle long print runs and continuous production. Advanced features like mixplex and mixmedia guarantee professional results also for complex print jobs.

Versatile finishing choices

bizhub PRO C5501/C6501 (main unit) Professional finishing starts right inside the bizhub PRO C5501/C6501 – a variety of advanced features ensures the production of sophisticated document formats. For example mixplex allows to combine single- and doublesided pages within one document. Mixmedia lets the user specify individual paper types from various trays on page-level. The combined mixmedia and mixplex function fully automates the production of complex oneand two-sided documents on different media
Paper feed unit (LU-202) Equipped with the large capacity cassette LU-202 the bizhub PRO C5501/C6501 can be loaded with up to 4,250 sheets of paper; and with air assist paper feeding and optional dehumidifier it is capable to print on various types of media.
Staple finisher (FS-520) This entry level finisher is the ideal choice for the production of marketing collateral and corporate documents on the bizhub PRO C5501, C6501.
Booklet finisher (FS-607) Upgrading the bizhub PRO C5501, C6501 with the booklet finisher will automate the production of booklets and brochures, providing a convenient and productive in-line half-fold and saddle-stitching functionality.