Konica Minolta bizhub C659 and C759 Review

Good: Strong security features, 10.1" touchscreen interface, MarketPlace where users can download apps onto the device.
Bad: Not intended for small offices.
Bottom Line: New high-volume color MFPs that includes a wide range of features for larger organizations.
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Konica Minolta
bizhub C659/C759
$33,812-$39,621
Large, Enterprise
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Memory:
65ppm-75ppm
65ppm
Unknown
4 GB

Product Overview

The new bizhub C659 and C759 are Konica Minolta’s latest entries to its high-volume color MFP lineup. They both include standard printing, copying and scanning functions as well as optional faxing.

The bizhub C659 ($33,812) copies and prints at up to 65ppm in black and color. Its first-copy-time in color is 4.9 seconds and it has a monthly duty cycle of 300,000 pages.

The bizhub C759 ($39,621) copies and prints at up to 75ppm in black and up to 65ppm in color. Its first-copy-time is also 4.9 seconds and it has a monthly duty cycle of 300,000 pages.

Both devices include 4GB of memory and standard 250GB hard drive. There is also the 10.1″ touchscreen interface with a swiping functionality, as well as the bizhub MarketPlace where users can download apps.

PostScript and PCL printing support are standard. USB and Ethernet are standard, but wireless connectivity is optional. Mobile printing (via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and NFC) is standard.

More details are in our Features section below.

The bizhub C659 and C759 are intended for the organizations with high-volume copying and printing needs. Konica Minolta continues to upgrade each generation of devices with newer features and these devices are no exception.

Features

Paper handling: Paper handling starts with dual 500-sheet paper trays, a 1,500-sheet tray, a 1,000-sheet tray and a 150-sheet bypass. Additional paper options include a 3,000-sheet large-capacity tray, and a second large-capacity tray that maxes out at 2,500 sheets. The maximum paper capacity is 6,650 sheets.

There is a standard dual-scan document feeder (scans both sides of a page in a single pass). The dual-scan feeder scans up to 240ipm and has a 300-sheet capacity. The maximum paper size is 11″ x 17″. Duplexing is standard.

There’s a standard 250-sheet output tray. There are also a few finishing options. First, there’s a finisher with 50-sheet multiposition stapling and a capacity of 3,200 sheets. Second, there’s a booklet finisher that saddle stitches up to 20 booklets, however, its maximum paper output is 2,500 sheets.

There’s another stapling finisher, however, it staples up to 100 sheets and also has a capacity of 3,200 sheets. There’s also an optional booklet finisher with a 100-sheet stapling capacity and 20-booklet saddlestitching.

There is an optional 2/3-hole punch kit that can go with any finisher.

There’s also a 30-sheet tri-fold option, as well as a job separator and a postprocess inserter.

MFP functions: There’s a user box that allows users to store scanned documents on the hard drive. Users can create up to 1,000 user boxes that hold up to 3,000 documents total. The scanning function supports scan to email, USB, user box, FTP, SMB and WebDav. LDAP is also supported. Output file formats include JPEG, TIFF, PDF, compact PDF and XPS, to name a few.

The optional faxing uses a 33.6 kbps modem with JBIG compression. Color fax, IP fax and PC fax are standard.

There’s also an optional Fiery IC-418 image controller. It has a 4 GB of memory and a 160 GB hard disk drive. Adobe PostScript, excellent workflow tools and color management tools are among its standard features. It also has other features that can add to productivity, like color profiles, hot folders and defined workflows. Users can build on these features with imposition software and professional color-control software.

Security features: The bizhub C659 and C759 MFPs include many security features, both standard and optional. Some of the features include hard disk encryption, optional hard disk mirroring, job encryption, watermark, IP filtering, secure print, secure fax, optional copy guard and IPv6 authentication. Konica Minolta also offers optional ID card authentication and biotmetric authentication.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

These devices are not intended for smaller offices – those businesses can look at our other Konica Minolta reviews, such as the bizhub C258 or the bizhub C227/C287.

About

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products, managed print services, vertical application solutions, and related services and supplies.

The U.S. headquarters is in Ramsey, NJ and includes a network of more than 125 direct sales offices in addition to over 350 authorized dealers, other resellers and distribution partners.

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