SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia
18th November 2014

Konica Minolta Bizhub PRESS 1052 And PRESS C1100 Win BLI’s 2015 PRO Awards

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 November 2014 - Konica Minolta has earned two Buyers Lab (BLI) 2015 PRO Awards for its bizhub PRESS 1052 and PRESS C1100. Specifically, the bizhub PRESS 1052 clinched the award for Outstanding Monochrome Light-to Mid-Volume Production Device, while the bizhub PRESS C1100 proved a strong competitor in its category and was awarded Outstanding Colour Mid-Volume Production Device.

 

BLI, the world's leading provider of intelligence on the document imaging and solutions industry, has generated tens of millions of impressions by putting devices from leading vendors to the test for more than 50 years. The PRO awards go to the best performers in BLI's production field testing, which assesses a wide range of the most important features and performance factors for buyers, including productivity, image quality, media handling, ease of use and job management.

 

Based on BLI's reports, both bizhub models performed exceptionally well over the course of testing, with the bizhub 1052 outperforming its competitors in nearly all of close to 20 speed tests, and the bizhub C1100 scoring at least four and a half stars in all of the tested categories. In addition, while the bizhub PRESS 1052 earned BLI's highest five star rating for productivity, the bizhub PRESS C1100 also performed flawlessly in several areas, earning five star ratings for colour consistency, text and fine lines.

 

"We are very honoured to receive both awards and their high ratings in all categories. Both the bizhub PRESS 1052 and PRESS C1100 are the perfect fit for those who demand unrivalled productivity. The awards are a testament of Konica Minolta's commitment to meet the demands of the light to mid-volume production environment," said Jonathan Yeo, General Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Regional Headquarters.

 

Both models were further commended by BLI for their exceptional media handling capabilities, withstanding a media weight support of up to 350 gsm, which is higher than that of most rivals. Additionally, both bizhub models were easy to use. Featuring a well-designed control panel, user-friendly media catalog programming and drag-and-drop hot folder functionality, the bizhub PRESS 1052 gives users the ability to preview jobs and easily edit job tickets from the device touchscreen, should settings need to be changed. On the other hand, contributing to ease of use for bizhub PRESS C1100 is the controller, which offers user-friendly job ticketing and extensive colour management, and enables operators to reorder and add or delete pages without needing to reRIP files before printing. Moreover, BLI noted excellent integration between the device media catalog and the controller--something often not the case with third-party print controllers.

 

Overall, both bizhub models were lauded for displaying impressive all-around performances in all areas of testing.

 

Intuitively designed, thoughtfully engineered and highly reliable, Konica Minolta's bizhub PRESS 1052 and PRESS C1100 possess unrivaled productivity and are the ideal devices for organizations looking to optimise their productivity, while being kind to the environment.

 

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a leading company in advanced document management technologies and solutions for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRESS® and bizhub PRO® production print systems; magicolor® color printers; and pagepro® monochrome printers. Konica Minolta also offers software solutions and optimised print services to reduce document output cost, improve productivity and optimise office environment, backed by impeccable service and support team.

Konica Minolta adopts a proactive effort in reducing global environmental impact through its green product lifecycle. In line with its core message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta endeavours to respond to its customers’ needs across the world with relentless creativity, innovation and advance technology.

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About Buyers Laboratory

For 50 years, Buyers Lab (BLI) has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source of competitive intelligence for industry professionals on copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, duplicators, wide-format devices and multifunctional products. The company's databases cover close to 15,000 products globally and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry's most trustworthy and complete source for specifications and side-by-side comparisons, all of which are available as part of bliQ, BLI's web-based encyclopedic resource. Subscribers also have access to BLI's renowned Lab Test Reports, First Look Reports, Solutions Reports, Environmental Reports, news articles and a complete library of manufacturers' product literature, as well as valuable tools including a Product Configurator and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator.

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