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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 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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