Konica Minolta won two Buyers Lab (BLI) 2015 PRO Awards for its bizhub PRESS 1052 and PRESS C1100. Specifically, the bizhub PRESS 1052 secured the award for Outstanding Monochrome Light-to Mid-Volume Production Device, while the bizhub PRESS C1100 proved a sturdy competitor in its category and was awarded Outstanding Colour Mid-Volume Production Device.
The BLI 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 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.
“The award reaffirms our devoted endeavour to innovate and create quality products for our customers and it offers us an impetus to continue the good work and further enhance our services both in terms of reach as well as offerings.” said V.Balakrishnan EGM, Konica Minolta Business solutions Pvt Ltd.
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 catalogue programming and drag-and-drop hot folder functionality, the bizhub PRESS 1052gives 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.
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.