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Konica Minolta Receives BLI’s Production Printer 2015 PRO Awards
Three Models of bizhub PRESS Series Awarded This Year

Tokyo (November 18, 2014) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI*1), a U.S.-based independent test lab with the focus on Imaging Hardware and Software products evaluation, has awarded Konica Minolta three Production Printer 2015 Awards*2 for its bizhub PRESS series, the digital printing system for production print market, that gave the best performance in BLI’s comprehensive suite of laboratory tests.

The award-winning products and the reasons for their selection are:

Products Awards
bizhub PRESS C1100 Outstanding Color Mid-Volume Production Device
bizhub PRESS 2250P Outstanding Monochrome Mid- to High-Volume Production Device
bizhub PRESS 1052 Outstanding Monochrome Light- to Mid-Volume Production Device

bizhub PRESS C1100 <Output Type: Color, Print speed(A4/Letter): Color/B&W 100/100ppm>

According to BLI, with an impressive all-around performance, the bizhub PRESS C1100 will be a good fit in mid-volume production environment regardless of whether productivity, image quality, media handling or ease of use is the main concern.
And the bizhub PRESS C1100’s color consistency and excellent media-handling capabilities are particularly noteworthy.

bizhub PRESS C1100

bizhub PRESS 2250P <Output Type: Monochrome, Print speed(A4/Letter): B&W 250ipm>

According to BLI, impressive paper handling, its performance on A3 and larger media, strong productivity and a wide range of adjustments to help achieve optimum image quality have earned the tandem-engine Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS 2250P BLI’s 2015 PRO award.

bizhub PRESS 2250P

bizhub PRESS 1052 <Output Type: Monochrome, Print speed(A4/Letter): B&W 105ppm>

According to BLI, the bizhub PRESS 1052 offers an excellent blend of everything that’s most important in monochrome production environment, not only is it highly productive, but it offers excellent media-handling capabilities.

bizhub PRESS 1052

In the production print segment, Konica Minolta has been continuously assessing market needs and delivering products that can bring greater customer satisfaction through development and adoption of advanced, innovative technologies.

The three award-winning models were highly appraised in the tests in terms of color consistency, media handling and productivity three most valuable aspects that Konica Minolta considers to be prime requirements for production print products and strived for performance improvement.

The commendation by the independent institute are proof of the bizhub Press series’ excellence as digital printing system that can meet the standards and requirements of professional printers with high quality.

Under the brand proposition “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta will continue strengthening its efforts for higher customer satisfaction and its Group-wide corporate values by delivering highly value-added products and solutions that meet customer needs.

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For more than 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support.
PRODUCTION PRINTER 2015 PRO Award : In the highly complex world of production print, choosing the most suitable device is a tough task for buyers. Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the document imaging industry, makes the task easier with its unmatched expertise in evaluating devices, gained over the past 50-plus years. The PRO awards go to the best performers in BLI’s production field tests, which shed light on how these devices perform in the real world, which is often a far cry from what a brochure might lead people to believe.

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